New Year’s Day sees a full programme of Premier League matches, so we’re taking a look at the three that kick off at 5.30pm to find a value treble.
Can City claim back second place? Will Norwich get off the bottom of the table and with the return of David Moyes to West Ham, can he pull West Ham out of the relegation fight they now find themselves in?
More importantly though, let’s find value in the betting markets for a New Year’s Day treble.
Man City vs Everton: Man City to Win & Over 2.5 Goals – 4/7
City were made to work very hard against Sheffield United in their last home match but were eventual 2-0 winners. Everton, meanwhile, got only their second away league win of the season at Newcastle and already it looks like Big Carlo is working some of his magic.
City are massive favourites here at 1/4, they’ve won seven of their 10 home PL matches this season, drawing one and losing two. They’ve scored 27 goals over those matches and conceded just nine.
It must be noted that goalkeeper Ederson will miss this match through suspension and his deputy Claudio Bravo in the three matches he has played in the league this season has conceded six goals, keeping just one clean sheet.
Everton are pretty bad on the road, two wins, two draws and six defeats – scoring just 11 goals and conceding 19. City should come out on top here again, but the Toffees have some wind in their sails and have nothing to lose so will make it tough for the defending champions.
Norwich vs Crystal Palace: Norwich to Win or Draw – 4/11
Norwich haven’t won a home Premier League match now since September, a run of seven PL matches with only two points collected from a possible 21. Palace aren’t exactly wonderful on their Premier League travels either with three wins, three draws and four losses on the road.
The good news is that The Canaries are at least scoring regularly at home, over their last four league matches at Carrow Road they’ve netted six times. Their leaky defence though has meant that Both Teams to Score has landed in nine of their 10 home league matches this season. Palace though have scored just one on their last three on the road, so we’re not touching that.
We’d love to give Norwich the nod here, but that home record is as dodgy as your Uncle Derek’s mince pies! We can take some insurance though, so our pick is Norwich to Win or Draw.
West Ham vs Bournemouth: West Ham to win and Both Teams to Score – 12/5
West Ham finally gave Manuel Pellegrini his marching orders over Christmas and former manager David Moyes has been reappointed with the task of getting The Hammers out of the relegation fight they now find themselves in.
West Ham at bottom of the home form table, winning just two of their PL matches at home this season, drawing one and losing six. However, their scoring record isn’t too bad though, with 12 goals for and 19 against.
Bournemouth have won just three away PL matches this season, drawing one and losing six. There’s very little between these sides on paper and home advantage could make all the difference, especially with the new manager bounce West Ham will get.
The Hammers are averaging 1.33 goals per game and conceding 2.11, while Bournemouth are averaging 1.0 goals and conceding 1.40, if you needed any more convincing on this one!
* All odds correct at time of posting.