Seeley’s Selections – Live Premier League December 28th
Here is yet another full Premier League fixture list this Sunday with the football action coming fast and furious over the Christmas period.
Tottenham v Manchester United, Sunday 28th December 12:00, live on BT Sports 1
The early live lunch-time offering promises to be a good one when Tottenham host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Both of these sides are in some decent form and this promises to be a real Christmas cracker.
However good it will be to watch, I couldn’t make a case or back either side with any high conviction on the match betting markets. United, after a shaky start are coming good, Louis Van Gaal’s side have now lost just once in their last 13 matches and Tottenham also after a poor start have won their last four.
BoyleSports make the visitors the 13/10 favourites, which does look on the short side to me, but they haven’t lost at White Hart Lane in their last 13 visits with Spurs’ last win back in 2001 and Mauricio Pochettino team are BoyleSports 21/10 outsiders to end that unbeaten record in this one.
One thing that is usually guaranteed when these two clash is goals and a fair few of them as well and that’s the best way to play in this match-up on BoyleSports goal markets.
Both teams have scored in the last five meetings between the clubs and in United’s last seven Premier League games both teams have scored in five and also in three of the last four Tottenham games we have seen goals from both sides.
“Both Teams To Score” is my banker of the match at BoyleSports 4/7 and if your not tempted as a single it’s a must in your Sunday BoyleSports “Both teams to score” coupons.
Tottenham beat Leicester on Boxing Day 2-1 and that was their seventh time they’ve won by that score-line in the last nine wins and that will be very popular with Spurs fans in this one at BoyleSports 19/2, but not for me.
I think this is going to be very close and both teams could extend their unbeaten records with a draw which is available at BoyleSports industry best 11/4.
It’s virtually impossible not to see goals and try to single out just one goalscorer when there is so much attacking talent on display. Wayne Rooney bagged a braced in the 3-1 Boxing Day win v Newcastle and he’s 9/2 with BoyleSports to score first and Robin Van Persie has found his goalscoring form again and he’s the 4/1 favourite with BoyleSports to open the scoring here.
Tottenham are currently reliant on just one man for goals and that’s England under-21 star Harry Kane. Kane netted his fifth goal of the season in the win over Leicester and not a lot of people will know this, but that was Kane’s fourth goal in as many games. Instead of finding a first goalscorer I like the 29/20 on Kane just to score anytime in the 90-minutes but don’t rule out the 11/2 on him scoring first. Kane did just that scoring in the first minute on Boxing Day and let’s hope we can deliver another knock-out blow to BoyleSports in this one.
Both Teams To Score @ 4/7
Harry Kane To Score Anytime @ 29/20
Draw @ 11/4
Southampton v Chelsea, Sunday December 28th 2:05pm, live on Sky Sports 1
SOUTHAMPTON’S tricky run of fixtures doesn’t get any easier, in fact it gets a whole lot worse when title favourites Chelsea make the trip down to the south coast on Sunday afternoon.
Ronald Koeman’s side have shown great character when many, including myself, wrote them off after five successive defeats to bounce back with two impressive wins at home to Everton 3-0 and away at Crystal Palace 3-1, but this one is as tough as it gets in the Premier League.
The Saints’ are available at a stand-out 17/4 with BoyleSport to win here and some punters may be tempted by those odds, but my advice to you would be to keep your money in your pocket.
Southampton have only lost twice at home all season and that was when they went up against the best Manchester City and Manchester United and I think they will suffer a treble of defeats against the best the Premier League has to offer.
Jose Mourinho’s side are available at 3/4 with Boylesports to win this one and although odds on aways aren’t normally my thing, it’s hard not to get involved.
Since The Blues’ went down 2-1 at Newcastle they’ve looked like a wounded tiger and they’ve reverted back to the old Chelsea with three impressive Premier League wins all resulting in 2-0 victories and I wouldn’t rule another at BoyleSports 13/2.
Southampton backers will take some hope that the Blues’ have conceded in seven of their nine away games this season, but all of those were before the Newcastle defeat and the winning formula after that has been by backing Chelsea win to nil and at 15/8 with BoyleSports that is exactly where I’m heading again.
John Terry has netted the opener in Chelsea’s last two matches and he’s just 16/1 with BoyleSports to make it three opening goals on the bounce , he’s also landed the “Double Bubble” in the last two matches. JT hasn’t scored with his feet in the Premier League in three years since the 29/10/11 a record of 10 straight headers and against a team that is dodgy from free-kicks another headed goal could be on the cards.
When betting on the first goalscorer in Chelsea games you really can’t look past Diego Costa in any of the goalscoring markets and at 10/3 with BoyleSports to score first is this one that is where I will be heading. Costa was a constant threat in the Boxing Day 2-0 win against West Ham scoring one and assisting JT with the opener, he will cause the Saints’ defence all kind of problems and all though it’s an obvious selection he has to get the vote to score the first and hopefully an early one to land the “Double Bubble”.
Chelsea To Win @ 3/4
Chelsea To Win To Nil @ 15/8
Diego Costa To Score First @ 10/3
Newcastle United v Everton, Sunday December 28th 4:15pm, live on Sky Sports 1
THE final match of this weekends Super Sunday looks a very very difficult game to call when two out of form Premier League sides clash at St James’ Park when Newcastle entertain Everton. One thing you have to remember in this one is Newcastle can never be trusted when it comes to betting.
You can never tell which Newcastle team will turn-up will it be the side that went on a run of six wins on the spin, then defied the odds to beat Chelsea? Or will it be the current Newcastle team that have lost their last four matches and has conceded 12 goals in the process?
Alan Pardew’s side are at 19/10 with BoyleSports to win this one and anybody parting with their cash should immediately by issued with a public “wealth” warning.
Pardew has massive problems in every department.
Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick isn’t very good, the defence is shaky and they are relying on goals from a unheard of teenager Adam Armstrong – things aren’t good. However, I couldn’t make a case for Everton in this one either at BoyleSports offer of 31/20.
Of all the teams that have disappointed me this season (and there are a lot) Roberto Martinez’ men are the ones that have surprised me the most. They have just one win in their last seven games and have failed to score in four of their last five, but perhaps the most alarming thing for Everton supporters is what was a water-tight defence last season has conceded a staggering 28 games this season – only QPR, Crystal Palace and Leicester have concede more.
They were shocking in their last away performance at Southampton losing 3-0 and followed that up with another inept display where they were out muscled by Stoke 1-0 at Goodison Park on Boxing Day.
Both of these sides need to get a win and quick, but I think they both will have to wait a little bit longer and the draw in this one makes the most sense for betting at BoyleSports industry best 5/2.
It’s impossible to make any kind of case for any of the strikers on display to score goals in this one. The only striker who is scoring regular for either side is Papiss Cisse whose 5/1 with BoyleSports to open the scoring, but he (surprisingly) starts on the bench in most Newcastle games and wouldn’t be my choice.
Both defences are shocking and the Newcastle defence and goalkeeper can’t cope with free-kicks so the BoyleSports offer of 28/1 on England defender Phil Jagielka would be my idea of a good outsider to open the scoring.
Draw @ 5/2
Phil Jagielka To Score First @ 28/1
REMEMBER – “Double Bubble” BoyleSports will double your winning first goalscorer selection if your players nets inside the opening 20 minutes on ALL Premier League matches this weekend.