Hit-em for Six this Christmas with the TV Footie

December 21, 2018
Charlie Highbury

Wolves vs Liverpool

After disposing of Man United and Jose Mourinho on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s men turn their attention to Wolves, who in fairness have had some very good form against the big sides this year with draws against Man City and Arsenal. Jurgens men have won every game in their last five and haven’t lost a game this season in the Premier League which bodes well for them going into this game. Wolves have turned their disastrous form from a few weeks ago to 3 wins in their last 3 including a big 2 – 1 win over Chelsea. It does seem that Liverpool have got Wolves at a very perilous time here and this is emphasised by their ability against big sides and also the fact that Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota are scoring regularly and are a real threat. With the ability of both sides to score I think this could be a thriller and one where there is a lot of goals.

Game Changers: Jota, Jimenez, Salah and Shaqiri

Back over 2.5 goals at 5/6 with Ladbrokes

 

Arsenal vs Burnley

Early Saturday afternoon presents what could be a fierce clash between the Gunners and the Clarets. The Gunners were playing superbly up until Sunday where a rotated team due to injuries and suspensions cost the Gunners points and resulted in their 22 game unbeaten run being undone. Things have gone from bad to worse for them as they lost to North London rivals Tottenham midweek and this presents an opportunity for Burnley who are in desperate need of points as they sit 18th in the table. This is a big game for both clubs in the sense that they must both pick up all three points to keep their seasons alive. However, in this instance, I think at home Arsenal are too strong for this Burnley side and will have a new focus after the loss to Tottenham. The manager and the players will do everything in their power to get the win for the fans. However as both sides have leaked goals this season I think that both sides can use this to score and I think there will be alot of goals, especially as last seasons tie saw 5 goals.

Game Changers: Torreira, Aubameyang, Lacazette and Wood

Back over 3.5 goals at 11/10 with SkyBet

 

Cardiff vs Man United

Jose Mourinho, we want you to stay! Unfortunately, those chants can no longer ring out as the Chosen One’s reign has ended at Old Trafford. United look to legend Solskjaer to lead the Red Devils to a respectable position in a season that has been engulfed in turmoil. However as with all new managers these days they always seem to win on their first game and with this new era I think the players will have a new mindset and new belief and the team will perform to the level they are expected to do. Cardiff haven’t done as badly as everyone expected them to do and with 4 wins in their last five home games, Cardiff put up a strong test for Solskjaer to overcome and with the added incentive that the Cardiff players will be facing their old manager who guided them to relegation in 2014, this could be a very trying game. However, I simply think United are too strong for this Cardiff side and with the post – Jose era in mind I think the players will shine.

Game Changers: Arter, Hoilett, Pogba and De Gea

Back United to win at 3/5 with Sky Bet

 

Hull vs Swansea City

This late-night game on Saturday shows two sides who have really fallen from grace recently and find themselves mid-table and simply struggling. Hull had a poor start to the season and they have found themselves 17th because of this, however, in their last 4 they have drawn 2 and won 2 which could show a turn around in their fortunes. On the other hand, Swansea finds themselves 9th and are doing pretty well for themselves winning their last 2 which will certainly allow them to go into this match with a bit of confidence. Due to their impressive form of late and in my opinion a better squad than Hulls, I think Swansea will win this one.

Game Changers: Grosicki, Henrikson, Bony and Montero

Back Swansea to win at 9/5 with SkyBet

 

Aston Villa vs Leeds United

This is a big game. Two clubs with huge histories and huge fan bases go on shown on Sunday in what will certainly be a competitive and fierce clash. Aston Villa started really poorly this season and found themselves in the relegation zone but after the sacking of Steve Bruce and appointment of new manager Dean Smith,  Aston Villa have been galloping through the places and are now in 8th in the championship. Their recent success has been down to great team play but also some stand out performances from Tammy Abraham and Jack Grealish. Leeds are top of the league and cruising under Bielsa and are the best defensive team in the league showing their ability to shut out games. For me in this one there are going to be alot of chances for both sides but I think with Leed’s form (winning 5 in their last 5) and their tight nit defence unit, they should win this one.

Game Changers: Abraham, Grealish, Roofe and Jansson

Back Leeds to win at 19/10 with SkyBet

 

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

Last but not least, Spurs take the trip up North to meet Everton. The Toffies have only won one match in their last 5 and have been pretty poor, dropping points in games where they really shouldn’t have. Sadly for Everton, their problems don’t get any better due to the fact that Tottenham come to Goodison Park with a win over North London rivals Arsenal in the bag. With Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung Min Son all bearing down on Everton’s goal I think this one is sewn up for Tottenham.

Game Changers; Pickford, Kane, Alli and Son

Back Tottenham to win at 5/4 with Sky Bet