We provide potentially marketable betting tips for Gameweek 15 of the Premier League featuring Arsenal vs Chelsea as the Match of the Day.
The Boxing Day fixtures have been laid out in the Premier League. However, the broadcasting preferences have seen the league do away with the Boxing Day single-day gameweek and we have a normal Matchday like any other. The matchups are much more than normal though, with Leicester and Manchester United to start the Gameweek with an afternoon kick-off.
There are several key fixtures like Sheffield United hosting Everton, Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace and Fulham vs Southampton, wherein there is a clear favourite but the tides may turn in this highly competitive league. The big game on Boxing Day, though, is the London derby at the Emirates as Arsenal take on Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta’s job might just be on the line, with Arsenal facing the prospect of dropping down to 17th on the Premier League table if they lose to Chelsea on Saturday and other results don’t go their way.
Manchester City have gone five games without a loss in the 2020/21 Premier League for the first time and will hope their run of form trickles into their display against Newcastle United. Liverpool face a lowly West Bromwich Albion while Wolves host a Tottenham side looking to arrest their freefall.
Leicester vs Manchester United
It’s 2nd vs 3rd to kick the Boxing Day Gameweek off as Leicester host Manchester United. Brendan Rodgers will be wary of the imperious away form that the visitors have displayed thus far, with resilience being one of the cornerstones of most of their away wins in the 2020/21 Premier League.
Both the teams have enough quality about them to inflict some damage on the scoreboard. But, with the form United are in, it is difficult to choose any other result than a win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & co.
1. Manchester United to win @ 2.25
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.53
1. Bruno Fernandes to score anytime @ 2.75
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Mikel Arteta is fighting against the odds to save his Arsenal job despite reports stating that the Board is not considering a sack as of yet. Chelsea have lost two on the trot away from home in the Premier League but will come into the game on the back of some confidence, thanks to the hosts’ woeful run of results. Expect a clean sheet in this game for one club at least.
1. Both Teams to Score – NO @ 2.00
1. Full-Time Result – Draw @ 3.50
Manchester City vs Newcastle United
City will be looking to gain some invaluable points and close in on the top four, for starters. Newcastle have started to struggle after a good run of results early on in the season. City will do enough to win the match but Newcastle should push them to the limit.
1. Newcastle United Asian Handicap + 2.5 @ 1.750
1. Newcastle United Asian Handicap +1.0 @ 5.250
Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion
The Reds have done extremely well to be at the top of the Premier League table, despite the bout of injuries to key players. West Brom have failed to garner enough points to be above the drop zone and have bid Slaven Bilic adieu, with Sam Allardyce coming in to engineer a rescue mission.
Expect some sort of a bounce from the new manager and while Big Sam is known to have structure at the back, he is likely to let his boys have a run-out against Liverpool in order to assess what needs to be rectified.
1. Roberto Firmino to score anytime @ 2.00
1. Over 4.5 Match Goals @ 3.20
Wolves vs Tottenham
Tottenham are without a win in their last three away matches in the Premier League and are up against a Wolves side that have been very inconsistent. However, it seems like Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are starting to peter down the table quickly and Wolves will fancy their chances.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
1. Wolves to win @ 3.40
Best of the Rest
Aston Villa may have seen a dip in terms of league position but have been consistently pulling out results and will be favourites to get the win over Crystal Palace. But, their woeful home form might give Palace some hope. Fulham are expected to put up a brave fight against Southampton while Everton should cruise to a win against Sheffield United.
Burnley come into the game against Leeds as the team with the better form and could give some real problems. West Ham should get the better of Brighton.
1. Everton to beat Sheffield United @ 1.90
2. West Ham to beat Brighton @ 2.30
3. Fulham vs Southampton – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.75
1. Burnley to beat Leeds @ 4.33