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by Leon Hughes on 31st December, 2019


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New Year’s Day in the Premier League

As we leave Christmas behind us and get ready for a new year, we are set to be treated to yet another mouth-watering day of Premier League football on New Year’s Day. For all twenty top-flight sides in England the New Year’s fixtures will mark the end of a gruelling festive period. Here at Compare Betting Sites we will preview all nine fixtures taking place on New Year’s Day as well as Sheffield United’s trip to Liverpool on January 2nd, providing odds courtesy of betting partner, William Hill. 

Wednesday 1st January (kick-off 3:00pm unless stated) 

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea (12:30pm) 

Chelsea can strengthen their grip on the fourth Champions League qualification spot when they travel to Brighton in one of the day’s early kick-offs. Frank Lampard’s side have a solid record of seven wins from nine away league games so far and history would suggest we’re set for another away win at the Amex. The Blues have won all nine previous league meetings with Brighton and will be hotly fancied to make it ten from ten. 

Chelsea forward, Tammy Abraham, already has eight league goals on the road this season and should be considered at 14/5 to open the scoring at the Amex. Alternatively, the England man can be backed at 5/6 to score at any time. 

Match Odds

Brighton & Hove Albion – 27/10 

Draw – 13/5 

Chelsea - Evens 

Burnley vs Aston Villa (12:30pm) 

The other Premier League game kicking off 2020 will see two of the division’s out-of-form sides meet at Turf Moor. Burnley have won just two of their past seven league games, losing the other five whilst Aston Villa have won just three of their last eleven league games. 

Hosts, Burnley, have struggled for goals recently and have failed to score more than one goals in a league games since beating Watford 3-0 in November. In fact, the Clarets have mustered just three goals in the seven league games since that win. 

Given the poor form shown by both sides recently, we could be in for a low-scoring game in Lancashire. Get on the 10/11 available for under 2.5 match goals. Alternatively, a 1-0 Burnley win against the team with the division’s worst away record could be tempting at 13/2. 

Match Odds 

Burnley  5/6 

Draw - 27/10 

Aston Villa – 10/3 

Newcastle United vs Leicester City 

Leicester City went into the festive period as Liverpool’s nearest challengers in the title race but a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to strugglers, Norwich City, was swiftly followed by back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool. The Foxes defeated West Ham United last time out to end a run of three games without a win but Brendan Rodgers’ side are now 13 points adrift of Liverpool having played a game more. 

Leicester’s title aspirations are now all-but-over and the 2016 champions will now be looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack. Having won the reverse fixture 5-0 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester City are chasing a first league double over Newcastle United since their famous 2015/16 title-winning campaign. 

Crystal Palace are the only side outside of the current bottom four to have scored less league goals than Newcastle United this season and against the division’s second-best defence, chances could be few and far between at St James Park. Get on under 2.5 match goals at 17/20. 

Match Odds 

Newcastle United  24/5

Draw - 16/5 

Leicester City – 4/7 

Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur 

Southampton have enjoyed an upturn in form over Christmas and have earned seven points from a possible nine in their past three games. Forward, Danny Ings, has been a major contributing factor having scored eight goals in his past nine Premier League games. If Ings can add to the 12 league goals he’s scored already this season he is certain to be knocking on Gareth Southgate’s door for and England recall. Danny Ings is 19/20 to score at any time against Spurs. 

England’s current centre forward will be in action for Wednesday’s opposition as Harry Kane gets set to lead the line for visitors, Spurs. Like Ings, Kane is in a decent run of form, scoring four in his last five league games and will be popular in the goal scoring markets. You can back Kane at 7/2 to score first or 21/20 to score at any time at St Mary’s. William Hill’s enhanced odds of 4/1 on both Ings and Kane to score should also be considered. 

Match Odds 

Southampton  9/4 

Draw - 27/10 

Tottenham Hotspur – 11/10 

Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Watford have looked like a completely different side since Nigel Pearson took charge and we’re backing the Hornets to make it three wins in six since the former Leicester boss took over at Vicarage Road. Only Liverpool have beaten Watford since Pearson’s appointment and given that Wolves played eight games during a gruelling December, their trip to Hertfordshire could prove one game too many. 

Match Odds 

Watford  11/5 

Draw – 23/10 

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 13/10 

Manchester City vs Everton (5:30pm) 

Holders, Manchester City, are slowly but surely losing their grip on the Premier League crown they’ve held onto for the past two seasons and now every league game is turning into a must-win fixture. Pep Guardiola’s side will be buoyed by the recent return to fitness of all-time top scorer, Sergio Aguero, and the Argentine international should start at the Etihad on Wednesday.  

City have scored an unmatched 54 goals in the league this season but the highly-publicised defensive frailties have seen them lose five league games already this season. Carlo Ancelotti will breathe new life into struggling Everton but with so much at stake in City’s faltering title defence, we’re tipping them to claim a comprehensive win on New Year’s Day.

Manchester City to win and over 3.5 match goals at 1/2 or Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 6/5 should both be considered. Former Liverpool player, Raheem Sterling, would love to score against the Reds’ cross-city rivals and is available at Evens to score at any time. 

Match Odds 

Manchester City  27/100 

Draw - 5/1 

Everton – 10/1 

Norwich City vs Crystal Palace (5:30pm) 

The league’s worst defence host the league’s worst attack at Carrow Road and we at Compare Betting Sites think that this game could have a draw written all over it! In what turned out to be a frustrating month, Norwich City failed to claim a single league win in December, that was despite taking the lead in five of their seven fixtures.

The Canaries’ New Year’s Day opponents, Crystal Palace, sit in the top half of the Premier League table but have gone off the boil recently, winning just one of their past five league games. 

Match Odds 

Norwich City  27/20 

Draw - 23/10 

Crystal Palace – 21/10 

West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth (5:30pm) 

David Moyes returned to West Ham United this week and will hope to oversee an improvement in his side’s fortunes. The Hammers spent big in the summer and were expect for challenge the so-called Big Six for a European qualification spot. However, under Manuel Pellegrini, won just five times in 19 games and sit just a single point above the drop zone. With Aston Villa in action earlier in the day, Moyes could find his side in the relegation zone by the time he takes his seat in the West Ham dugout. 

The Hammers have only failed to score in three league games since September but their failure to keep a clean sheet has been their undoing in several matches. They will be boosted by the return to fitness of Lukasz Fabianski after both Roberto Jimenez and David Martin failed to impress in the Pole’s absence. West Ham have the worst home record in the Premier League having claimed just seven points at the London Stadium. 

Visitors, Bournemouth, boast a six-game unbeaten record against West Ham but they have had serious injury problems of their own recently. The Cherries shock win at Chelsea was their only win their past nine games. Only Watford and Crystal Palace have scored less goals than Bournemouth this season and with Josh King set to miss out through injury once again, Bournemouth will hope to be able to recall Callum Wilson. 

Match Odds 

West Ham United  19/20 

Draw - 27/10 

AFC Bournemouth – 11/4 

Arsenal vs Manchester United (8:00pm) 

The fixtures do not get any easier for new Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta. The Gunners conceded two late goals to go down 2-1 at home to Chelsea in Arteta’s first game in charge and next they welcome Manchester United to the Emirates. 

The Gunners are win-less in four league games and incredibly at the season’s mid-way point they sit closer to the relegation zone than the top four. Another defeat for the Gunners, a fourth home league loss in a row, would equal a club record whilst they have not endured a worse first half of a season since 1975. 

For all Manchester United’s problems this season, they have somehow remained on the coattails of the top four. The return to form of Anthony Martial has contributed to United’s rise up the table and a third successive win could move them to within one point of the Champions League spots. Martial initially struggled after a long injury lay-off but has scored three goals in United’s last two league games. The French international is available at 9/2 to score first at the Emirates or 11/8 to score at any time. 

Martial’s teammate, Marcus Rashford, has been in equally clinical form of late and has also netted in back-to-back league games. You can back the England forward at 7/2 to open the scoring or Evens to find the net at any time. 

Match Odds 

Arsenal  17/10 

Draw - 13/5 

Manchester United – 6/4 

Thursday 2nd January 

Liverpool vs Sheffield United (8:00pm) 

The only two Premier League sides not in New Year’s Day action meet at Anfield on Thursday as run-away leaders, Liverpool, host the season’s surprise packages, Sheffield United. Liverpool have dropped just two points so far this season and despite playing one game less, Jurgen Klopp’s side have opened up a commanding 13-point lead over the chasing pack. 

 The Reds are now unbeaten in 36 league games and closing in on the record 49-game unbeaten run of Arsenal’s Invincibles. Their unbeaten run at Anfield stretches even further back and it is now 50 without defeat at home in the league for Liverpool. 

From Jurgen Klopp’s point of view, now could be the perfect time to take on Sheffield United. The Blades made a sensational start to life back in the top flight but just one point from their last two games suggest their bubble could be about the burst. 

With 19 league goals between them, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, have been a constant threat in front of goal for the league leaders. However, with four goals in his last four games in all competitions, Roberto Firmino could offer greater value in the scorer markets. You can back the Brazilian to score first at 9/2 or 11/8 to score at any time. 

Match Odds 

Liverpool  27/100 

Draw - 9/2 

Sheffield United – 10/1 

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