Premier League Preview - Game 20 (last couple)Wednesday, December 27 2017
I hope you got everything you wanted in your Christmas stocking. I decided to stick to winning advice this year – you’ve just got so difficult to buy for. So spend your 12.54pts profit on something nice.
We hit seven of the eight Boxing Day Tap Ins – the other was a void - landing seven of 14 Smart Bets or Long Shots. Hope you were on the right end of at least a couple of them.
But if not, there’s two more matches to deal with from Game Week 20…
Newcastle v Man City
Newcastle will be looking ahead to the Brighton, Stoke and Swansea matches after this one to define their season. So avoiding injury and insult will be a bigger priority than collecting points here. Not expecting City to get out of third gear, so there might be some value in doubling or trebling Corners and Bookings Points bets.
Tap In: Away Win but we don’t mess with 1/4s.
Smart Money: Man City to win, Under 11.5 Corners & Under 35.5 Booking Points at 10/3 (Coral #YourCall).
Long Shot: Man City Win, Both Teams to Score: NO, Under 11.5 Corners & Under 35.5 Booking Points at 7/1 (Coral #YourCall).
Scorecast: Steady as she goes 0-2.
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
High fives to Roy’s Boys going eight unbeaten but it has coincided with some friendly fixtures. However, Arsenal at home also falls into that category. Just two away wins – lucky at Burnley and against a lowest ebb Everton – all season and listless draws in their last two, gives Palace every chance of a share of the spoils.
Tap In: Both Teams to Score at 4/7.
Smart Money: Palace Draw No Bet at 2/1.
Long Shot: Both Teams to Score: YES, Under 10.5 Corners & Over 35.5 Booking Points at 9/2 (Coral #YourCall).
Scorecast: All square - 1-1.
There is a pile up of matches from Saturday to Tuesday which I’ll be tackling on Friday (29th) and Sunday (31st), so listen out for your pager.
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