Well it’s finally over, no matter your opinion on 2016 it’s now consigned to history and we can look forward to a fresh new year of punting brilliance.
So if you’re feeling as rough as a bears behind after last night’s Auld Lang Syne activities, we’ve decided to revive you with five punts that will ring in 2017 in style.
Some of the world’s best and brightest sports feature in our first bet of this new dawn and it could deliver for our punters at a booming 124/1.
Let’s start the fireworks!
As we told you before, the Blues have won the Premier League title every single time they’ve been on top of the table at Christmas.
Conte has locked up Chelsea’s defence tighter than you’ve shut the biscuit cupboard for your New Year’s diet. That’s allowed them to close out tight victories, led by the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa going forward.
They are favourites to claim the title this season and we just can’t look past them at the moment.
The Patriots are simply the most constant team since the turn of the Millennium, they clinched a record eight AFC East titles in-a-row this campaign surpassing the LA Rams for the longest streak of division titles in the NFL.
Their four Superbowl victories have all come after the year 2000 as well, and in the legendary Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski they have the best double act since Ant and Dec.
The Foxborough–based outfit look on ominous form again and we think we’ll be breaking out the pizza and wings when they pick up the Vince Lombardi Trophy at after Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas.
Things just seem to get better and better for Andy Murray. He celebrated so many wins in 2016 that he’s finally a bigger icon north of the border than Mel Gibson is in Braveheart.
Nine tournament wins (including Wimbledon, the Olympics and the ATP World Tour Finals), reeling in Novak Djokovic to become the World number one, BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a third time and a new daughter to boot – 2016 wasn’t too shabby at all for the Scot.
With only three Grand Slam crowns to his name, the aim in 2016 will be to get that number ticking into overdrive for Murray and we’ll think his William Wallace-type attitude will see him conquer SW19 for a third time in 2017 at .
The biggest question mark with this prediction is if Ronnie O’Sullivan wants it or not?
As there isn’t a player in the world of Snooker to touch him when he’s tuned in. In terms of talent The Rocket is light-years ahead of the rest of the chasing pack and lights up the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield every time he graces the World Championship with his presence.
After winning it five times O’Sullivan remains two behind Stephen Hendry’s record seven titles and we reckon the fact that Ronnie hasn’t won it since 2013 will see the Rocket blast his way to victory at .
A Gaelic Football juggernaut that seemingly can’t be stopped, no one has managed to beat the Dubs in the National League or Championship action since all the way back in March 2015.
Mayo did manage to force a replay last September, but still couldn’t halt the Dublin march to two in-a-row in October’s replay.
A settle squad and an exceptional manager has us fancying the Dubs to be holding Sam Maguire aloft for the third time in as many years at the end of the 2017 season at .