New Years Day Football Preview


Evening all

Got a little delayed in posting. Here are our 10 picks / 20 tips for tomorrow, with Accumulators coming tomorrow morning from these:

1. Man Utd Win @ Evens / Win + BTTS @ 10/3

Man Utd have demonstrated they can attack, but at the same time they still struggle to keep their sheet clean. We like BTTS + Win. Unbeaten in 4 away games, conceded in 3 of those. Stoke have lost 4 from 9 at home so far. Scored in 4 out of 5 of their last 5 home games. We rate this one at 7/10

2. Villa-Palace Draw @ 21/10 / Under 0.5 1st Half Goals @ 6/4

These two are pretty poor at the moment, neither look too threatening. In their last 10 combined games, there have been 6 draws, several 0-0’s. In the last 3 meetings, there has been just a goal in each. So, Under 1.5 Match Goals @ 7/4 and Under 0.5 1st Half Goals both look good bets. Gone with the latter. We rate this one @ 8/10

3. Spurs-Chelsea BTTS @ 4/5 / Spurs or Draw @ Evens

Both sides in very good form, but with Mourinho starting to become paranoid over the campaign against his diving players, he may well take his eye off the ball. Loss to Newcastle, Draw with Sunderland. I can see a very good Spurs team taking a point. In the last 5 meetings at White Hart Lane, all have been BTTS, with 3 1-1 draws and two Chelsea wins. We rate this @ 8/10

4. Newcastle Win @ 8/11 / Win to Nil @ 2/1

Excellent at home, poor away. Pardew will not be in charge vs Burnley, so we may see a different lineup from Carver and Stone – will be interesting to see what they change. Newcastle have won 2 of the last 5 home games to nil, beating Everton 3-2, Chelsea 2-1 and losing 1-0 to Sunderland. No Cisse this time due to suspension (I believe) so Ayoze Perez will be leading the line, maybe with the awful Riviere, or even Adam Armstrong. Can see a narrow 1-0 victory. We rate this @ 8/10

5. West Ham Win @ 5/6 / Win + Over 2.5 Goals @ 7/4

The last three meetings at Upton Park have included 14 goals. WBA are in poor form, with Tony Pulis set to take over soon. West Ham have lost the last 2 games but remain in the top 6 or 7 and in general are in good form. With Dangerous wingers and forwards, they are getting goals. With the history of this game, we like Win + Over 2.5 match goals @ 7/4. We give it a 8/10

6. Alfreton-Lincoln Over 3.5 Goals @ 2/1 / BTTS 2nd Half @ 2/1 (Postponed.)

7. Celtic Win + BTTS @ 15/8 / Guidetti + Win @ Evens

In Celtic’s last 5 visits to Partick, 4 of those 5 have been Wins with both scoring. Not in amazing form, but Partick are worse. Guidetti is too good for that league, if anything first GS + Win @ 4/1 is better value, but to be safe, this is our pick. We rate this one at 9/10

8. Chorley Win @ 5/4 / Win + BTTS @ 11/4 (Postponed)

9. North Ferriby Win @ Evens / Win + Over 2.5 Goals @ 17/10

Playing an out of form Gainsborough, whole simply cannnot play well away from home recently, they stand an excellent chance. Ferriby are unbeaten in 5 at home, but always seem to concede. Gainsborough have lost 8/11 this season away from home, with North Ferriby only losing 1 at home. We rate this @ 9/10

10. QPR Win @ 2/1 / BTTS @ 7/10

QPR very good at home, losing 2 all season and unbeaten in 5 at home. Swansea have lost 3 of their last 5 and conceding goals. All pressure is on Bony and Sigurdsson as nobody else seems to be scoring. We rate this one @ 7/10


Tips will be up in the morning, hopefully along with Horse Racing Tips for Cheltenham.