It’s the final spherical of fixtures earlier than Christmas Day.
On the agenda is Everton vs Arsenal when Mikel Arteta heads again to his former membership and talkSPORT has you lined for betting suggestions and predictions in addition to three different prime Premier League clashes.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Saturday, 12.30pm
So, Liverpool are again on the prime of the desk… however for the way lengthy? Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have saved going regardless of their damage troubles this season, nevertheless it’s clear the champions will be harmed if you happen to play your playing cards proper – will the expertise of ex-manager Roy Hodgson repay when Crystal Palace tackle the Reds on Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off?
The Eagles haven’t precisely been lighting up the Premier League this season, though huge wins over Manchester United [3-1], Leeds [4-1] and West Brom [5-1] have proven they, when on type, can put groups to the sword.
That may largely rely on whether or not Wilfried Zaha exhibits up – the Ivorian has had a direct hand in 9 of the membership’s 19 league targets this season.
It’s on the again the place their struggles have come. Hodgson’s males have saved simply ONE clear sheet of their final 21 league matches, and that was of their win over Southampton on the opening day this time period.
And their defensive frailties could also be their undoing in opposition to Liverpool, who’re nonetheless banging within the targets and are the league’s present prime scorers with 29.
The historical past books make even worse studying for the Eagles, who haven’t saved a clear sheet in any of their final 14 league video games in opposition to the Reds, and have misplaced every of their final six in a row.
All of the stats you’ll learn level in direction of a Liverpool win, and an enormous one at that, however everyone knows by now the Premier League can throw up some huge shocks.
The one thread of hope for Palace is that Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have struggled on the street lately and are WINLESS of their final 5 away video games within the league, drawing 4 and shedding one.
We dare say Hodgson can be happy with a uncommon level in opposition to his former membership, and three can be an actual trigger for celebration for the 12th positioned aspect.
Crystal Palace – 5/1 (BET HERE)
Liverpool – half (BET HERE)
Draw – 10/3 (BET HERE)
talkSPORT’s greatest bets
Salah to attain anytime, Mané to attain anytime and Liverpool to win – 3/1 (BET HERE)
A aim in each halves and the match to be a draw – 6/1 (BET HERE)
Wilfried Zaha first goalscorer – 8/1 (BET HERE)
Everton vs Arsenal – Saturday, 5.30pm
Mikel Arteta might come beneath much more stress this weekend ought to Arsenal’s winless run proceed after they go to Everton.
The Toffees are again on type with consecutive wins, and consecutive clear sheets, in opposition to Chelsea and Leicester. They may hope to make it three shut-outs in a row and an Everton Win to Nil will be obtained at 10/3.
After beginning the season in free-scoring type, Everton have slowed down in entrance of aim lately – solely netting greater than as soon as in two of their final 9 video games. Given Arsenal are additionally struggling to search out the again of the online, talkSPORT thinks this shall be a low-scoring match and like Everton to win and beneath 2.5 targets at 9/2.
Everton’s major supply of targets this time period has been Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose 11 Premier League strikes is as many as your complete Arsenal crew mixed. The England ace is a 7/2 first scorer or 13/10 anytime scorer, and he’ll love to come back up in opposition to a clearly beneath par Arsenal defence.
And for Calvert-Lewin to attain anytime, document 5 or extra pictures, and to make 25 or extra passes wager is 14/1. He’s averaged just below these capturing and passing totals per match this season, however Arsenal’s lack of solidity in midfield and defence ought to afford the striker time on the ball to take extra pictures and play extra passes.
Regardless of Arsenal’s present poor type, historical past is on the Gunners aspect and they are often obtained at 2/1 for the win. They’ve received extra Premier League video games in opposition to the Toffees than some other aspect (34), and scored extra targets within the competitors (110) in opposition to Everton than they’ve versus some other opponent.
If they’re to attain targets on this event, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to be again to his greatest amid a poor season. He netted simply his third Premier League aim of 2020/21 through the midweek draw with Southampton and is 9/2 first scorer or 6/Four anytime scorer in opposition to the Toffees.
Everton – 11/8 (BET HERE)
Draw – 12/5 (BET HERE)
Arsenal – 19/10 (BET HERE)
talkSPORT’s greatest bets
Everton to Win to Nil – 10/3 (BET HERE)
Everton to win and beneath 2.5 targets – 9/2 (BET HERE)
Calvert-Lewin to attain anytime, to have 5 or extra pictures, and to make 25 or extra passes – 14/1 (BET HERE)
Newcastle vs Fulham – Saturday, 8pm
Simply eight factors separates relegation-threatened Fulham and Newcastle who sit in 14th spot after a hammering by Leeds through the week.
Now Steve Bruce’s males face one other promoted aspect in what’s his first match in opposition to Fulham since shedding 0-1 within the 2018 Championship play-off ultimate with Aston Villa.
Fulham have failed to attain in 4 of their final 5 Premier League conferences with Newcastle however wish to hold back-to-back Premier League clear sheets for the primary time since April 2019 after they recorded three-in-a-row.
Nonetheless, stats counsel there shall be targets on this recreation.
Newcastle have conceded 21 targets of their opening 12 league video games, their most since conceding 22 within the 2015/16 season, after they went on to be relegated.
Magpies’ striker Callum Wilson, in the meantime, registered his 10th aim involvement – an help for Jeff Hendrick – in his 11th Premier League look for the membership in opposition to Leeds (seven targets, three assists).
That made him the quickest English participant to succeed in double figures for targets/assists within the Premier League for the membership since Alan Shearer in October 1996.
Fulham, although, are the one aspect but to concede from exterior the field within the Premier League this season and Wilson to attain a aim from exterior the 18-yard space is 70/1.
Newcastle – 8/5 (BET HERE)
Draw – 21/10 (BET HERE)
Fulham – 9/5 (BET HERE)
talkSPORT’s greatest bets
Each groups to attain one aim – 6/4 (BET HERE)
No Newcastle goalscorer – 6/1 (BET HERE)
Callum Wilson to attain anytime and to have an help – 18/1 (BET HERE)
All odds from Ladbrokes and proper at time of publication
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