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    Football betting tips: Liverpool run riot at Newcastle as Mane scores – Premier League predictions

    THE festive fixture list is well underway and we’ve some late Christmas crackers on the cards.
    With every Premier League team in action over the coming days, we’ve got betting tips for you from the final match of 2020 – Newcastle vs Liverpool.
    Newcastle vs Liverpool, Wednesday, 8pm

    It felt like the Liverpool title defence was finally clicking through the gears – then West Brom and Big Sam rolled into town.
    After a bumpy start – and the loss of arguably their best player – Jurgen Klopp’s men are back at the summit though and were ruthless in the 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last time they were out on the road.
    Newcastle meanwhile continue to plod about in mid-table, with Steve Bruce keeping the Toon safely away from any relegation danger.
    But does mediocrity keep him in the job?

    They went down 2-0 to Man City at the Etihad last time out, and also crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Championship side Brentford at the last-eight stage.
    Historically this is a fixture which promises goals and five of the last seven meetings have featured three or more.
    Expect Klopp’s men to arrive fresh and fired-up to St James Park after that disappointing draw with the Baggies, where they had enough chances to be out of sight.

    Klopp will be hoping his side can bounce from drawing with the BaggiesCredit: EPA
    The home side are 10/1 to win but we won’t be going anywhere near that, despite the big price.

    Liverpool have scored three on their last two visits to Tyneside and we’re instead backing them to do the same again.
    After a run of three straight away draws at Brighton, Fulham and Man City, the shackles came off against Palace and the confidence returned.
    The Reds to net three or more is evens, while we’d also recommend a play on Liverpool winning both halves at 17/10.
    Mo Salah is an odds-on favourite to net in this game but we often shy away from those sort of prices when it comes to a goalscorer.
    Leave the Egyptian well alone and instead back Sadio Mane at evens.
    He’s got two in his last two after ending a lengthy drought – he’s the man to be on.
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    Football betting tips TODAY: Arsenal to win tonight vs Brighton, plus Man Utd and Liverpool – Premier League predictions

    THE festive fixture list is well underway and we’ve some late Christmas crackers on the cards.
    With every Premier League team in action over the coming days, we’ve got betting tips for you from THREE top-flight matches – starting with Arsenal travelling to Brighton.

    Arsenal beat Chelsea last week and could make it back-to-back wins against BrightonCredit: Reuters

    Brighton vs Arsenal, Tuesday 6pm

    The last few weeks have been the nightmare before Christmas for Mikel Arteta.
    But that Boxing Day victory with cross-London rivals Chelsea was definitely the tonic he needed.
    The Spaniard ditched a number of his overpaid, disinterested star names and trusted youth to deliver – and how they repaid his faith.
    No such Christmas bounce for the Seagulls, who have won just one of their last 14 games across all competitions.

    Graham Potter’s side have kept their heads above the danger zone by picking up vital draws, but just two wins so far suggests a real battle to avoid the drop this term.

    Luckily for the home side, they’ve an excellent record against Arsenal at this ground since promotion in 2017.
    The Gunners have yet to win at the Amex, losing twice and drawing the other in three visits to this ground.
    Their away form this season has been hopeless too, with just two wins from seven on their travels.

    Still, against a Brighton side who won’t set up in a defensive block, we really like the 5/4 on Arsenal picking up three points.
    Boxing Day felt like a turning point, with the younger players brought in bringing a freshness and drive rarely seen by the Gunners this season.
    Emile Smith Rowe was a livewire on loan at Huddersfield last season and deserved his chance, taking it with both hands.
    Finally Arsenal had a midfielder who was happy to pick up the ball, turn and drive his team forward.
    If you’re not impressed with trusting Arsenal on the results market, backing them to score twice at 13/10 is another excellent price.
    Brighton’s defence hasn’t been on song here against the big six this term, conceding three against Man Utd (twice) and Chelsea.
    Gabriel Martinelli is back in the fold and was a real breath of fresh air upfront.
    Even if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns from injury, the young Brazilian is a terrific price at 2/1 to net anytime.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Man Utd vs Wolves, Tuesday 8pm
    It’s never an easy game when Wolves are in town.
    Man Utd are enjoying a winter up-turn, currently five unbeaten and crashing in 14 goals during that period.
    Sadly for the visitors, the story is slightly bleaker after four defeats in their last five.
    In between those losses was a superb win over Chelsea though, proving that the bite hasn’t gone despite the loss of talisman Raul Jimenez to a horrific head injury.
    Scoring goals is proving to be Wolves’ main problem this term, with just 14 in fifteen games.
    United have scored more than double that – but Old Trafford has proved a tough place to play without any fans on the terraces.

    Rashford was on target in the 2-2 draw with Leicester – and we’re backing him to score again vs WolvesCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Ole’s men are unbeaten in three at the Theatre of Dreams though and their form is definitely on the turn.
    But 4/7 on them winning? We’re looking for more value than that.
    Games between these sides rarely feature many goals, with four of the last H2H’s featuring less than three.
    But with United carving teams open at will – plus Wolves’ matches seeing four of the last six feature over 2.5 goals – that’s the way to play.
    Three goals or more is 10/11, while we also like the Red Devils to score in both halves at 31/20.
    That’s been a winner in each of their last three Premier League matches.
    Marcus Rashford continues to impress with 14 goals from 25 games for club and country this season.
    He looks to have a fire in his belly at the moment and netted in the 2-2 draw with Leicester at the weekend.
    At 9/5, he’s the value pick in the goalscorer market.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Newcastle vs Liverpool, Wednesday, 8pm
    It felt like the Liverpool title defence was finally clicking through the gears – then West Brom and Big Sam rolled into town.
    After a bumpy start – and the loss of arguably their best player – Jurgen Klopp’s men are back at the summit though and were ruthless in the 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last time they were out on the road.
    Newcastle meanwhile continue to plod about in mid-table, with Steve Bruce keeping the Toon safely away from any relegation danger.
    But does mediocrity keep him in the job?
    They went down 2-0 to Man City at the Etihad last time out, and also crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Championship side Brentford at the last-eight stage.
    Historically this is a fixture which promises goals and five of the last seven meetings have featured three or more.
    Expect Klopp’s men to arrive fresh and fired-up to St James Park after that disappointing draw with the Baggies, where they had enough chances to be out of sight.

    Klopp will be hoping his side can bounce from drawing with the BaggiesCredit: EPA
    The home side are 10/1 to win but we won’t be going anywhere near that, despite the big price.
    Liverpool have scored three on their last two visits to Tyneside and we’re instead backing them to do the same again.
    After a run of three straight away draws at Brighton, Fulham and Man City, the shackles came off against Palace and the confidence returned.
    The Reds to net three or more is evens, while we’d also recommend a play on Liverpool winning both halves at 17/10.
    Mo Salah is an odds-on favourite to net in this game but we often shy away from those sort of prices when it comes to a goalscorer.
    Leave the Egyptian well alone and instead back Sadio Mane at evens.
    He’s got two in his last two after ending a lengthy drought – he’s the man to be on.
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    Football betting tips: Mount goal in Chelsea vs Villa, plus Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool – Premier League predictions

    THE festive fixture list is well underway and we’ve some late Christmas crackers on the cards after a dramatic Boxing Day weekend.
    With every Premier League team in action over the coming days, we’ve got betting tips for you from FOUR top-flight matches – starting at Stamford Bridge…

    Lampard’s men are back in action just two days after losing to ArsenalCredit: AFP or licensors

    Chelsea vs Aston Villa, Monday 5.30pm

    It’s just a two-day turnaround for Frank Lampard after the disappointment against Arsenal.
    Chelsea were given a huge knock to their title hopes after being out-fought and out-muscled by a young, much-changed Gunners side.
    It was a sobering night for the Blues boss, who openly admitted his players deserved nothing from the game.
    Villa meanwhile arrive in terrific festive spirit following a 3-0 demolition job over Crystal Palace – despite only having ten-men for half the contest.

    Tyrone Mings will be a big miss for Dean Smith’s side, but they look fearless this campaign and will rock up to the Bridge believing they can win.
    Chelsea have lost three of their last four top-flight matches and the wheels are close to coming off after such a good run through October and November.
    The blessing for Frank is this is a home game – and the Bridge remains a fortress.

    It was a miserable outing for Chelsea in the London derby on Boxing DayCredit: EPA
    Chelsea have lost just once in 18 games here, a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool earlier in the campaign.

    They’re the second highest-scorers on home soil – 17 in just seven games – and boast the joint-best home defence (seven conceded).
    Expect a reaction from that dismal showing at the Emirates, but don’t expect the goals to flow on Monday night.
    The Blues may have scored three or more in four of their last five home matches, but rock-solid Villa have conceded just TWO on the road all season.
    That’s a remarkable achievement considering they’ve played some tough sides – and we’re tempted by the huge 7/5 on under 2.5 goals.
    We can see Villa playing on the counter and digging in, looking to replicate the steel which has seen them take six clean-sheets in their last seven away matches.
    With that in mind, don’t expect this Blues side to simply breeze through this excellent back-line – backing one half to finish 0-0 at 7/5 is another big, big price.
    Timo Werner was hauled off at half-time against Arsenal and his failure to adapt to the Premier League is fast becoming a problem for Lampard.
    If you want a goalscorer bet, the value pick is Mason Mount.
    The England star might only have one goal this season, but averages two shots per game – more than anyone on the Chelsea team bar the luckless German.
    Chances win matches – you can get 7/2 on him scoring anytime, which is £45 back for a tenner. Far too big.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Brighton vs Arsenal, Tuesday 6pm
    The last few weeks have been the nightmare before Christmas for Mikel Arteta.
    But that Boxing Day victory with cross-London rivals Chelsea was definitely the tonic he needed.
    The Spaniard ditched a number of his overpaid, disinterested star names and trusted youth to deliver – and how they repaid his faith.
    No such Christmas bounce for the Seagulls, who have won just one of their last 14 games across all competitions.
    Graham Potter’s side have kept their heads above the danger zone by picking up vital draws, but just two wins so far suggests a real battle to avoid the drop this term.

    Luckily for the home side, they’ve an excellent record against Arsenal at this ground since promotion in 2017.
    The Gunners have yet to win at the Amex, losing twice and drawing the other in three visits to this ground.
    Their away form this season has been hopeless too, with just two wins from seven on their travels.
    Still, against a Brighton side who won’t set up in a defensive block, we really like the 5/4 on Arsenal picking up three points.
    Boxing Day felt like a turning point, with the younger players brought in bringing a freshness and drive rarely seen by the Gunners this season.
    Emile Smith Rowe was a livewire on loan at Huddersfield last season and deserved his chance, taking it with both hands.
    Finally Arsenal had a midfielder who was happy to pick up the ball, turn and drive his team forward.
    If you’re not impressed with trusting Arsenal on the results market, backing them to score twice at 13/10 is another excellent price.
    Brighton’s defence hasn’t been on song here against the big six this term, conceding three against Man Utd (twice) and Chelsea.
    Gabriel Martinelli is back in the fold and was a real breath of fresh air upfront.
    Even if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns from injury, the young Brazilian is a terrific price at 2/1 to net anytime.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Man Utd vs Wolves, Tuesday 8pm
    It’s never an easy game when Wolves are in town.
    Man Utd are enjoying a winter up-turn, currently five unbeaten and crashing in 14 goals during that period.
    Sadly for the visitors, the story is slightly bleaker after four defeats in their last five.
    In between those losses was a superb win over Chelsea though, proving that the bite hasn’t gone despite the loss of talisman Raul Jimenez to a horrific head injury.
    Scoring goals is proving to be Wolves’ main problem this term, with just 14 in fifteen games.
    United have scored more than double that – but Old Trafford has proved a tough place to play without any fans on the terraces.

    Rashford was on target in the 2-2 draw with Leicester – and we’re backing him to score again vs WolvesCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Ole’s men are unbeaten in three at the Theatre of Dreams though and their form is definitely on the turn.
    But 4/7 on them winning? We’re looking for more value than that.
    Games between these sides rarely feature many goals, with four of the last H2H’s featuring less than three.
    But with United carving teams open at will – plus Wolves’ matches seeing four of the last six feature over 2.5 goals – that’s the way to play.
    Three goals or more is 10/11, while we also like the Red Devils to score in both halves at 31/20.
    That’s been a winner in each of their last three Premier League matches.
    Marcus Rashford continues to impress with 14 goals from 25 games for club and country this season.
    He looks to have a fire in his belly at the moment and netted in the 2-2 draw with Leicester at the weekend.
    At 9/5, he’s the value pick in the goalscorer market.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Newcastle vs Liverpool, Wednesday, 8pm
    It felt like the Liverpool title defence was finally clicking through the gears – then West Brom and Big Sam rolled into town.
    After a bumpy start – and the loss of arguably their best player – Jurgen Klopp’s men are back at the summit though and were ruthless in the 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last time they were out on the road.
    Newcastle meanwhile continue to plod about in mid-table, with Steve Bruce keeping the Toon safely away from any relegation danger.
    But does mediocrity keep him in the job?
    They went down 2-0 to Man City at the Etihad last time out, and also crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Championship side Brentford at the last-eight stage.
    Historically this is a fixture which promises goals and five of the last seven meetings have featured three or more.
    Expect Klopp’s men to arrive fresh and fired-up to St James Park after that disappointing draw with the Baggies, where they had enough chances to be out of sight.

    Klopp will be hoping his side can bounce from drawing with the BaggiesCredit: EPA
    The home side are 10/1 to win but we won’t be going anywhere near that, despite the big price.
    Liverpool have scored three on their last two visits to Tyneside and we’re instead backing them to do the same again.
    After a run of three straight away draws at Brighton, Fulham and Man City, the shackles came off against Palace and the confidence returned.
    The Reds to net three or more is evens, while we’d also recommend a play on Liverpool winning both halves at 17/10.
    Mo Salah is an odds-on favourite to net in this game but we often shy away from those sort of prices when it comes to a goalscorer.
    Leave the Egyptian well alone and instead back Sadio Mane at evens.
    He’s got two in his last two after ending a lengthy drought – he’s the man to be on.
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    Football betting tips TODAY: Pulisic to net in Chelsea vs West Ham derby TONIGHT – Premier League predictions

    THESE two teams wouldn’t be visiting each other at Christmas unless they had to.
    With the festive fixtures in full swing, we have betting tips for you from a juicy looking London derby between Chelsea and West Ham.

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard needs a win to get his side’s title tilt back on trackCredit: PA:Press Association
    Chelsea vs West Ham, Monday 8pm

    There’s nothing better than a full-bloodied London derby under the lights on a cold, December evening.
    With no love lost between these two sides, expect a blood and thunder encounter at the Bridge.
    Chelsea are hurting from two straight losses on the road, denting their title hopes and allowing Liverpool to gain the advantage for the time being.
    West Ham meanwhile have lost just one of their last five, but will be disappointed the couldn’t break down ten-man Palace last week.

    It’s now nine home games unbeaten for Chelsea and although fans are banned again from the Bridge, it feels like Frank Lampard’s men are starting to make it a fortress.
    The Hammers will have fond memories from their visit here last season, when Aaron Cresswell’s strike was enough to give them all three points.
    That was their first win on Chelsea soil in FIFTEEN attempts and ended a barren run stretching right back to 2002.
    David Moyes’ side have scored in all their away games this season, as well as four of their last five visits here.

    Chelsea meanwhile have conceded in three of their last four home games, putting the brakes on any ideas of a comfortable home victory.

    Chelsea were beaten at Wolves – but Christian Pulisic showed enough that we’re happy to back him at 13/10Credit: PA:Press Association
    That Wolves defeat at Molineux certainly confirmed that Lampard’s side have a soft underbelly – and he will be concerned that his expensively assembled frontline is being overshadowed week-after-week by Olivier Giroud.
    It’s 4/6 for both teams to net and we’re a fan of that, but also the 7/4 on Chelsea to win with both teams netting.
    As much as West Ham have impressed this season after a slow start, they’ve lost at Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool on the road.
    All of those defeats have come with them scoring – 7/4 is just too big considering Chelsea’s home form.
    We gave Timo Werner a chance to shine last week against Wolves but the German continued to frustrate.
    It’s not his fault he’s not in his natural position, but he ran down plenty of blind alleys and seemed to be trying to do too much rather than acting purely on instinct.
    He’s evens to net anytime – steer clear of that and instead back Christian Pulisic at 13/10.
    The American was the brightest spark – barring Giroud – against Wolves, with his tireless running and ability to cut inside while beating a man.
    He’s endured a stop-start campaign due to injuries but scored against Leeds on December 5 and this looks like another game in which he can shine. Get on that big price.
    SunSport’s best bets

    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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    Football betting tips: Chelsea ace Pulisic to score against West Ham – Premier League predictions

    THESE two teams wouldn’t be visiting each other at Christmas unless they had to.
    With the festive fixtures in full swing, we have betting tips for you from a juicy looking London derby between Chelsea and West Ham.

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard needs a win to get his side’s title tilt back on trackCredit: PA:Press Association
    Chelsea vs West Ham, Monday 8pm

    There’s nothing better than a full-bloodied London derby under the lights on a cold, December evening.
    With no love lost between these two sides, expect a blood and thunder encounter at the Bridge.
    Chelsea are hurting from two straight losses on the road, denting their title hopes and allowing Liverpool to gain the advantage for the time being.
    West Ham meanwhile have lost just one of their last five, but will be disappointed the couldn’t break down ten-man Palace last week.

    It’s now nine home games unbeaten for Chelsea and although fans are banned again from the Bridge, it feels like Frank Lampard’s men are starting to make it a fortress.
    The Hammers will have fond memories from their visit here last season, when Aaron Cresswell’s strike was enough to give them all three points.
    That was their first win on Chelsea soil in FIFTEEN attempts and ended a barren run stretching right back to 2002.
    David Moyes’ side have scored in all their away games this season, as well as four of their last five visits here.

    Chelsea meanwhile have conceded in three of their last four home games, putting the brakes on any ideas of a comfortable home victory.

    Chelsea were beaten at Wolves – but Christian Pulisic showed enough that we’re happy to back him at 13/10Credit: PA:Press Association
    That Wolves defeat at Molineux certainly confirmed that Lampard’s side have a soft underbelly – and he will be concerned that his expensively assembled frontline is being overshadowed week-after-week by Olivier Giroud.
    It’s 4/6 for both teams to net and we’re a fan of that, but also the 7/4 on Chelsea to win with both teams netting.
    As much as West Ham have impressed this season after a slow start, they’ve lost at Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool on the road.
    All of those defeats have come with them scoring – 7/4 is just too big considering Chelsea’s home form.
    We gave Timo Werner a chance to shine last week against Wolves but the German continued to frustrate.
    It’s not his fault he’s not in his natural position, but he ran down plenty of blind alleys and seemed to be trying to do too much rather than acting purely on instinct.
    He’s evens to net anytime – steer clear of that and instead back Christian Pulisic at 13/10.
    The American was the brightest spark – barring Giroud – against Wolves, with his tireless running and ability to cut inside while beating a man.
    He’s endured a stop-start campaign due to injuries but scored against Leeds on December 5 and this looks like another game in which he can shine. Get on that big price.
    SunSport’s best bets

    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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    Football betting tips TODAY: Richarlison to score vs Arsenal, Man Utd vs Leeds goal fest – Premier League predictions

    SETTLE down for a Christmas feast of football this weekend.
    With the festive fixtures in full swing, we have betting tips for you from three top-flight games which will hopefully net you some pocket money ahead of the big day.

    Arteta’s side are on a dismal run of form – and we expect it to continue this weekendCredit: PA:Press Association

    Everton vs Arsenal, Saturday 5.30pm

    The crisis continues to deepen at Arsenal.
    Mikel Arteta’s men laboured to a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Wednesday, although on recent form that wasn’t actually a bad result.
    Hey, at least it wasn’t a fifth-straight Premier League defeat on the spin for a team with more red cards than goals in the last two months.
    Everton meanwhile have started to turn around their own form, coming into this one on the back of two excellent victories.

    Six points over Chelsea and Leicester is a terrific return and they saw out their 2-0 win at the King Power with relative ease in midweek.
    One positive for Arsenal was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally breaking his goal duck.
    But on the flip, they’ll have to wheel out a backup defender for this one after Gabriel saw red for a needless pair of bookings.
    The Gunners don’t have a great record at Goodison, with just one victory on their last four visits.

    Last season saw a dismal 0-0 draw, with Everton failing to get a shot on target.

    Richarlison can bag again for the Toffees at a massive 12/5Credit: EPA
    Arsenal this season on the road have scored just five times, conceding six – that’s the third-best defensive record on the road, despite their troubles at the Emirates.
    As such, we’re not expecting a goal-fest here by any means.
    Three of the last five head-to-head’s on this ground have featured less than three goals and you can back that at a generous 19/20.
    Just like on Wednesday, Arsenal are getting too much leeway on the results market and we won’t stop you going with an Everton victory at a juicy 13/10.
    The Toffees are full of confidence and two wins without conceding against sides with far more firepower than the Gunners.
    Richarlison was superb against Leicester and took away the man of the match award after nabbing the opening goal.
    He’s a confidence player and tends to score his goals in fits and bursts, as showcased by the three-in-three blitz he produced against Fleetwood, Crystal Palace and West Ham earlier this season.
    The 12/5 on him scoring at anytime is too big. Get on.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Man Utd vs Leeds
    Trust us, this one matters.
    When Leeds secured their return to the top-flight for the first time in 16 years back in the summer, this was the fixture all fans in the West Yorkshire city were looking forward to.
    Leeds versus Man Utd is a proper Yorkshire vs Lancashire grudge-fest and this one couldn’t be better poised.
    Marcelo Bielsa’s men come into the match on the back of a thumping 5-2 win over Newcastle, where they showcased just what the Argentine’s philosophy can do when everything clicks.
    Man Utd meanwhile had to battle from behind at Sheffield United to keep their winning run on the road going.
    Ole’s men always seem to start slowly away from Old Trafford, but found their groove midway through the first half and never looked back – no matter how much Dean Henderson tried to throw things away.
    Leeds continue to impress and bouncing back from back-to-back defeats in the way they did against Newcastle was impressive.
    We expect them to arrive at Old Trafford and really put the frighteners up United with their aggressive, high-press approach.
    If it spooked Liverpool, it terrifies this timid United side.

    Rodrigo is a great price to score again for Leeds after finding the net against NewcastleCredit: EPA
    Leeds are a team which create chances and pile men into the area – expect them to score, as they’ve done in every away match this season.
    8/13 for both teams to score is short, but we’re happy to make that our bet of the weekend.
    But we’re happy to hunt for value and reckon that Leeds to score in BOTH halves is way overpriced at 7/2,
    They did that at Liverpool when riding on a crest of emotion and adrenaline – at £45 back for a tenner, it’s a gamble well worth taking on.
    Record-signing Rodrigo is settling into life in the Premier League and the new role Bielsa has given to him at Elland Road.
    He bagged a goal in the Toon rout and is a player for the big occasion.
    On a day in which we believe Leeds will at the very least show pride and passion, he’s the value pick of the market to net at a whopping 16/5.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Chelsea vs West Ham, Monday 8pm
    There’s nothing better than a full-bloodied London derby under the lights on a cold, December evening.
    With no love lost between these two sides, expect a blood and thunder encounter at the Bridge.
    Chelsea are hurting from two straight losses on the road, denting their title hopes and allowing Liverpool to gain the advantage for the time being.
    West Ham meanwhile have lost just one of their last five, but will be disappointed the couldn’t break down ten-man Palace last week.

    It’s now nine home games unbeaten for Chelsea and although fans are banned again from the Bridge, it feels like Frank Lampard’s men are starting to make it a fortress.
    The Hammers will have fond memories from their visit here last season, when Aaron Cresswell’s strike was enough to give them all three points.
    That was their first win on Chelsea soil in FIFTEEN attempts and ended a barren run stretching right back to 2002.
    David Moyes’ side have scored in all their away games this season, as well as four of their last five visits here.
    Chelsea meanwhile have conceded in three of their last four home games, putting the brakes on any ideas of a comfortable home victory.

    Chelsea were beaten at Wolves – but Christian Pulisic showed enough that we’re happy to back him at 13/10Credit: PA:Press Association
    That Wolves defeat at Molineux certainly confirmed that Lampard’s side have a soft underbelly – and he will be concerned that his expensively assembled frontline is being overshadowed week-after-week by Olivier Giroud.
    It’s 4/6 for both teams to net and we’re a fan of that, but also the 7/4 on Chelsea to win with both teams netting.
    As much as West Ham have impressed this season after a slow start, they’ve lost at Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool on the road.
    All of those defeats have come with them scoring – 7/4 is just too big considering Chelsea’s home form.
    We gave Timo Werner a chance to shine last week against Wolves but the German continued to frustrate.
    It’s not his fault he’s not in his natural position, but he ran down plenty of blind alleys and seemed to be trying to do too much rather than acting purely on instinct.
    He’s evens to net anytime – steer clear of that and instead back Christian Pulisic at 13/10.
    The American was the brightest spark – barring Giroud – against Wolves, with his tireless running and ability to cut inside while beating a man.
    He’s endured a stop-start campaign due to injuries but scored against Leeds on December 5 and this looks like another game in which he can shine. Get on that big price.
    SunSport’s best bets

    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

    Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to The Sun. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
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    Football betting tips: Everton to beat Arsenal plus goal-fest in Man Utd vs Leeds – Premier League predictions

    SETTLE in for a Christmas feast of football this weekend.
    With the festive fixtures in full swing, we’ve betting tips for you from three top-flight games which will hopefully net you some pocket money ahead of the big day.

    Arteta’s side are on a dismal run of form – and we expect it to continue this weekendCredit: PA:Press Association

    Everton vs Arsenal, Saturday 5.30pm

    The crisis continues to deepen at Arsenal.
    Mikel Arteta’s men laboured to a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Wednesday, although on recent form that wasn’t actually a bad result.
    Hey, at least it wasn’t a fifth-straight Premier League defeat on the spin for a team with more red cards than goals in the last two months.
    Everton meanwhile have started to turn around their own form, coming into this one on the back of two excellent victories.

    Six points over Chelsea and Leicester is a terrific return and they saw out their 2-0 win at the King Power with relative ease in midweek.
    One positive for Arsenal was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally breaking his goal duck.
    But on the flip, they’ll have to wheel out a backup defender for this one after Gabriel saw red for a needless pair of bookings.
    The Gunners don’t have a great record at Goodison, with just one victory on their last four visits.

    Last season saw a dismal 0-0 draw, with Everton failing to get a shot on target.

    Richarlison can bag again for the Toffees at a massive 12/5Credit: EPA
    Arsenal this season on the road have scored just five times, conceding six – that’s the third-best defensive record on the road, despite their troubles at the Emirates.
    As such, we’re not expecting a goal-fest here by any means.
    Three of the last five head-to-head’s on this ground have featured less than three goals and you can back that at a generous 19/20.
    Just like on Wednesday, Arsenal are getting too much leeway on the results market and we won’t stop you going with an Everton victory at a juicy 13/10.
    The Toffees are full of confidence and two wins without conceding against sides with far more firepower than the Gunners.
    Richarlison was superb against Leicester and took away the man of the match award after nabbing the opening goal.
    He’s a confidence player and tends to score his goals in fits and bursts, as showcased by the three-in-three blitz he produced against Fleetwood, Crystal Palace and West Ham earlier this season.
    The 12/5 on him scoring at anytime is too big. Get on.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Man Utd vs Leeds
    Trust us, this one matters.
    When Leeds secured their return to the top-flight for the first time in 16 years back in the summer, this was the fixture all fans in the West Yorkshire city were looking forward to.
    Leeds versus Man Utd is a proper Yorkshire vs Lancashire grudge-fest and this one couldn’t be better poised.
    Marcelo Bielsa’s men come into the match on the back of a thumping 5-2 win over Newcastle, where they showcased just what the Argentine’s philosophy can do when everything clicks.
    Man Utd meanwhile had to battle from behind at Sheffield United to keep their winning run on the road going.
    Ole’s men always seem to start slowly away from Old Trafford, but found their groove midway through the first half and never looked back – no matter how much Dean Henderson tried to throw things away.
    Leeds continue to impress and bouncing back from back-to-back defeats in the way they did against Newcastle was impressive.
    We expect them to arrive at Old Trafford and really put the frighteners up United with their aggressive, high-press approach.
    If it spooked Liverpool, it terrifies this timid United side.

    Rodrigo is a great price to score again for Leeds after finding the net against NewcastleCredit: EPA
    Leeds are a team which create chances and pile men into the area – expect them to score, as they’ve done in every away match this season.
    8/13 for both teams to score is short, but we’re happy to make that our bet of the weekend.
    But we’re happy to hunt for value and reckon that Leeds to score in BOTH halves is way overpriced at 7/2,
    They did that at Liverpool when riding on a crest of emotion and adrenaline – at £45 back for a tenner, it’s a gamble well worth taking on.
    Record-signing Rodrigo is settling into life in the Premier League and the new role Bielsa has given to him at Elland Road.
    He bagged a goal in the Toon rout and is a player for the big occasion.
    On a day in which we believe Leeds will at the very least show pride and passion, he’s the value pick of the market to net at a whopping 16/5.
    SunSport’s best bets

    Chelsea vs West Ham, Monday 8pm
    There’s nothing better than a full-bloodied London derby under the lights on a cold, December evening.
    With no love lost between these two sides, expect a blood and thunder encounter at the Bridge.
    Chelsea are hurting from two straight losses on the road, denting their title hopes and allowing Liverpool to gain the advantage for the time being.
    West Ham meanwhile have lost just one of their last five, but will be disappointed the couldn’t break down ten-man Palace last week.

    It’s now nine home games unbeaten for Chelsea and although fans are banned again from the Bridge, it feels like Frank Lampard’s men are starting to make it a fortress.
    The Hammers will have fond memories from their visit here last season, when Aaron Cresswell’s strike was enough to give them all three points.
    That was their first win on Chelsea soil in FIFTEEN attempts and ended a barren run stretching right back to 2002.
    David Moyes’ side have scored in all their away games this season, as well as four of their last five visits here.
    Chelsea meanwhile have conceded in three of their last four home games, putting the brakes on any ideas of a comfortable home victory.

    Chelsea were beaten at Wolves – but Christian Pulisic showed enough that we’re happy to back him at 13/10Credit: PA:Press Association
    That Wolves defeat at Molineux certainly confirmed that Lampard’s side have a soft underbelly – and he will be concerned that his expensively assembled frontline is being overshadowed week-after-week by Olivier Giroud.
    It’s 4/6 for both teams to net and we’re a fan of that, but also the 7/4 on Chelsea to win with both teams netting.
    As much as West Ham have impressed this season after a slow start, they’ve lost at Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool on the road.
    All of those defeats have come with them scoring – 7/4 is just too big considering Chelsea’s home form.
    We gave Timo Werner a chance to shine last week against Wolves but the German continued to frustrate.
    It’s not his fault he’s not in his natural position, but he ran down plenty of blind alleys and seemed to be trying to do too much rather than acting purely on instinct.
    He’s evens to net anytime – steer clear of that and instead back Christian Pulisic at 13/10.
    The American was the brightest spark – barring Giroud – against Wolves, with his tireless running and ability to cut inside while beating a man.
    He’s endured a stop-start campaign due to injuries but scored against Leeds on December 5 and this looks like another game in which he can shine. Get on that big price.
    SunSport’s best bets

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    Arsenal boss Arteta well in sack race contention after horror start but Wilder favourite and Solskjaer still in frame

    SLAVEN BILIC became the first Premier League manager to get the chop this season after failing to make it into the New Year with West Brom.
    And ahead of a busy festive period we look at the top contenders who are currently leading the sack race.

    Chris Wilder was left with his head in his hands during their loss to Man UtdCredit: AP:Associated Press

    SunSport sees how the land lies for Arsenal’s under-fire boss Mikel Arteta and Man Utd’s heavily scrutinised boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the use of the latest odds from Ladbrokes.

    UNSURPRISINGLY Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder currently leads the sack race.
    The Blades have picked up just one point from 13 Premier League games after losing 3-2 to Man Utd after taking an early lead.
    Sheffield United now have endured officially the worst start to a season in Premier League history – after losing 12 of their opening 13 matches.

    And as the rock-bottom Blades remain winless, Wilder is still under immense pressure.
    Wilder has said: “If players want to stay in this division then they have to make better decisions.
    “We’re all worried because we care about results and performances. We’re in this position for a reason.”
    He added: “We are a losing team at the moment and I am the manager of a losing team.

    “Whether it is cruel or deserved, we have to make the right decisions. If we make the right decisions we get something from the game against a really decent team.”

    MIKEL ARTETA has come under intense scrutiny this season as Arsenal currently sit in 15th place.
    They are just five points away from the relegation zone after suffering their worst start to a season in 39 years.
    And with the Gunners being considerably closer to the drop zone than the European places, it’s clearly going to raise concerns.

    Mikel Arteta is under immense pressure at the EmiratesCredit: PA:Press Association
    As frustrations continue to grow game by game among the Arsenal fan base, the Spanish tactician is begging for time in the hotseat.
    He said: “We have to accept the Premier League form in recent weeks has not been good enough for this football club.
    “It’s like anything in this industry – you need results.
    “But after a big shake-up we need to find stability. We need time, we all knew that when they made the decision with me to start this new project.
    ” It wasn’t a quick fix and it was going to take time.”

    ON paper Manchester United are having a strong season – but Ole Gunnar Solksjaer can’t keep the critics quiet.
    Their result at Bramall Lane saw them win their tenth consecutive away match, a record stretching back to last season.
    And the Red Devils sit above Chelsea and Man City in the league while being just a couple points adrift of second-placed Tottenham.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is third favourite to be sacked next with LadbrokesCredit: Reuters
    But it’s the manner of their performances, a poor home record and their Champions League exit which has kept Solskjaer in the spotlight.
    United have just one home league win from six games, which came against West Brom.
    And they have seen themselves go behind in their last six away games before going on to win.
    Solskjaer said: “We need to sort the home form. It is not like it is home and away with these conditions without fans. We should be more used to the Old Trafford pitches than these pitches.
    “Sunday [against Leeds] is a massive game, we have been waiting for years and we will be ready for it.”

    AFTER being one of the frontrunners Scott Parker’s odds have drifted after his results have rapidly improved.
    In their last four outings, Fulham have beaten Leicester and drawn against Liverpool and Brighton.
    This has lifted them a point from safety as the Cottagers are looking much harder to beat, after they lost seven of their first nine league games.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is beaming after Man Utd’s defeat of Sheffield More