Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve was a let-down once again and you’re probably dreading going back to work. Luckily, we’ve got an 22/1 treble for you on Monday’s football that will see you through.
So sit back, forget about work and hopefully land yourself some New Year’s cash.
It has been a shaky start to the season for the reigning Champions to say the least. However, their New Year’s Eve performance against West Ham – a 1-0 victory – showed some signs of light and of the team we saw last season.
Middlesbrough welcome The Foxes after a visit to Old Trafford in which they threw away a one goal lead, and, in my opinion, retain their badge of honour as the most boring team to watch in the Premier League.
The good news for Claudio Ranieri is the ‘Boro have failed to beat Leicester since March 2002. In that time, The Foxes have tasted victory six times and drawn seven against the North East club.
With just three points separating the two sides, and just four keeping Ranieri from the top half of the table, this fixture gives Leicester the chance to gain some momentum.
The David Moyes effect, eh? Burnley hit Sunderland for four on the eve of 2017, shortly after a visit to his old stomping ground saw a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Jose Mourinho.
Meanwhile, Liverpool go from strength-to-strength. Defeating Manchester City 1-0 and securing their spot behind Chelsea at the top of the table, four points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Reds have now scored scored 87 league goals in 2016. This is the most they have scored in a calendar year since 1985.
Sunderland have now lost four consecutive league games, conceding 12 goals in the process and scoring just two. This should be a straight-forward task for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Paul Pogba’s game by numbers vs Middlesbrough:
5 take-ons (100%)
4 chances created
1 match winning goal
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 31, 2016
After coming from behind to beat ‘Boro, Jose Mourinho has notched up five consecutive league wins for his side, now at sixth in the league and just three points behind their cross-city rivals who are third.
These two sides will have crossed paths three times since November 2016, after a draw in the league at Old Trafford and a 4-1 routing from United just three days later in the League Cup.
According to Opta, Paul Pogba has been directly involved in four goals in his last four Premier League appearances (two goals, two assists) including the winning header against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.
He seems to really be finding his feet for The Red Devils, with the “What a waste of money!” calls finally silenced. We reckon he can bag another against The Hammers and welcome 2017 in style.