Boxing Days Picks

What a strange season its been. Odds were 1000/1 that Leicester would be top of the premiership at Christmas. Just as surprising is Chelsea's fall from grace. All these upsets are great for the value punter.

in the early kick-off on Boxing Day, Stoke City host an out of form Manchester United . The Potters have been inconsistent in front of their home fans in recent weeks, with impressive victories against Chelsea and Man City offset by defeats to Crystal Palace and Watford. United haven’t won in their last 6 games in all competitions though and have lost 3 consecutive matches now.

You can't really discount the draw in this game. So something on the handicap. Stoke +0.25 Asian Handicap is 1.95 whereas the draw no be is 2.25. I don't see any value in Manchester United now who are really only being backed because of their name and a belief that they have to start winning sometime.

At 3pm Leicester take on Liverpool at Anfield. Interesting fixture this as Leicester are expected to fall from grace at some point and this looks like the ideal place where this will come unstuck. Thing is, the form doesn't suggest this at all. Leicester should be favourites here I think. After the initial Klopp new manager boost, Liverpool have been quite average. Leicester have been going from strength to strength, At 4.00 its much better value than backing Liverpool at 1.95

There are some home bankers which on paper all should win but with the way the season has done, I won't be backing any of them. Chelsea, 1.50 vs Waford. Spurs, 1.44 vs Norwich and City 1.22 vs Sunderland all should win in a normal season. The treble pays 2.64 at [sc:Bet365-txt ]Bet365. I can see that being popular with punters but I'd rather be backing Stoke or Leicester.

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