Boxing Day Premier League Treble
Spurs vs Brighton: Spurs to Score Over 1.5 Goals - 1.55
Jose Mourinho’s side were totally humiliated in their loss to Chelsea at home last week. Frank Lampard’s side barely had their feathers ruffled before their Christmas turkeys were cooked and the young manager gave his old master a lesson in how to frustrate a home team. Add to this racist abuse from the stands directed at Anthony Rudiger and Son Heung-Min being sent off for what would be termed assault had it happened off the field of play and it was a very bad week for all at Spurs.
Things had been looking up for Jose Mourinho’s side since taking over, he’s managed the side for eight matches now, winning five and losing three. Not bad for a side that have pretty much had two matches per week since he took over so he’s not really had time to put his stamp on the side. Having said that they’ve shown some signs of his influence, particularly in playing a midfield three of Son, Dele Alli and Lucas behind Kane with the solidity of Sissoko and Dier behind them, allowing them to get forward to either attack the goal or set up a teammate for a shooting opportunity. These blistering attacks, when they work, can be lethal.
Brighton come into this match having beaten Arsenal and drawn with derby rivals Crystal Palace on the road and they’ll be confident of getting something at Spurs, over their last four meetings they’ve beaten Spurs once and drawn one as well. Those matches were played at home though, at Spurs they’ve lost their last three matches in a row.
Spurs must deliver here and Mourinho will have done his homework on Brighton. We think Alli and Harry Kane are going to feature greatly here so the first pick in our Boxing Day treble is Spurs to Score Over 1.5 Goals at 1.55.
Chelsea vs Southampton: Chelsea -1: 1.54
Chelsea were excellent against Spurs last weekend, while they certainly impressed on that run of six Premier League wins in a row earlier in the season the one criticism was that against the so-called bigger teams they weren’t delivering. Well, against Spurs we saw that this Chelsea team are learning and having taken the lessons learned from defeats to Liverpool and Man City and used them against another Top 4 team.
This will be the 40th league meeting between the sides, Chelsea have won 19, The Saints just nine, with 11 ending all square. Across those matches, the average amount of goals scored was 2.97. Over their last four meetings at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have won three and one has ended as a draw. If we’d made this Chelsea -1 bet on those four matches, we’d have won three times. Our pick then is Chelsea -1 at 1.54.
Everton vs Burnley: Both Teams to Score: 1.83
Carlo Ancellotti’s second reign in English football begins here and who better to restart his time in English football against than hoofball specialists Burnley. Everton’s form of late at Goodison Park hasn’t been great. That’s obvious enough since they’ve just sacked their manager, but they have beaten Burnley in four out of their last five meetings there.
They are, at least, scoring goals and have scored at least one in 4/5 previous PL matches. At home their record is similar, they’ve averaging 1.22 goals per match in the league and conceding 1.22 as well. Burnley on their travels in the Premier League are averaging 1.11 goals per game and conceding 1.78.
These have tended to be tight affairs over the years but this season Burnley know they can inflict some damage on a team in transition while for the home side the players are going to want to impress their new manager. Ancellotti has been there, seen it all and won everything, they’re going to have to impress him if they want to keep their places in the team.
Our pick then is Both Teams to Score at 1.83. All of these picks into a treble should give you odds of around 4.30.