With just one day’s rest since their last outing, and the New Year’s Day fixtures already hoving into view, the going is getting tough in the Premier League.
The hectic Yuletide fixture list can make or break a campaign, and the pressure, coupled with the physical demands, will tell on some sides in the next round of games.
Picking winners at this time of year is trickier than normal, but we’ve selected three bets that look well-placed to help you refill your coffers after Christmas.
Back Arsenal to beat West Ham @ 21/20
The Hammers are enjoying an incredible season, and their recent loss at Chelsea will not perturb their fans too much, especially as Sam Allardyce already had half an eye on this home clash with the Gunners.
However, their record against Arsenal is truly miserable, losing 10 and winning none of their past 12 matches against Arsene Wenger’s side in the Premier League.
In all competitions, the Gunners have won eight in a row against the Irons, and we fancy a tight victory for the visitors at the Boleyn Ground.
Back Charlie Austin to score @ 5/4
Seeing the QPR striker available at odds-against to bag versus Crystal Palace is a Christmas miracle given his ridiculous recent form, and punters should snap up that price.
Austin has scored in each of his past five Premier League games at Loftus Road, netting eight times in total during that run.
The 25-year-old also notched last time out against Arsenal and could feast upon a Palace backline that has conceded six in their last two matches.
Back David Silva to score and Manchester City to win @ 1/1
Manchester City’s lack of a fit striker has done nothing to dent their fantastic recent form, with Silva coming to the fore in a more attacking role.
The Spaniard has scored three in his last two outings, helping the Citizens extend their winning run to nine matches in all competitions.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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