Liverpool v Arsenal
Liverpool produced another excellent display to brush Newcastle United aside at Anfield on Boxing Day, winning 4-0 to open up a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. That was their eighth league win in a row and the Reds will go for a ninth successive win to keep the pressure on the chasing pack. They also have the luxury of knowing what second-placed Tottenham will have done by the time they kick-off against Arsenal at 17.30.
However, Liverpool have been dealt an injury blow, losing the energy and running of James Milner from their midfield, but Jurgen Klopp has built up such a strong squad, he has a number of options to call upon to replace him.
Arsenal come into the game sitting in fifth-place after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Boxing Day. That result meant they have only registered two wins from their last five games, which were both at home. Any club looks like they will struggle to contain a rampant Liverpool at the moment, and we can only see another win for the Premier League leaders. There should also definitely be goals in what is expected to be a brilliantly attacking game.
Get Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals @11/10 with betfair
Liverpool to win 3-1 is 9/1 with MansionBet
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 28, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves
Tottenham’s brilliant recent form has seen them move up to second-place in the Premier League, going above current champions, Manchester City. Spurs have scored 11 goals in their last two games, beating Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park, before hammering Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on Boxing Day, 5-0. That was their sixth league win in a row, and they have now firmly put themselves down as serious title contenders.
Wolves scored a late goal on Boxing Day to rescue a point at struggling Fulham, and will travel back to London to face the lethal goal threat of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. With the form Spurs are in it would be impossible to bet against them winning again, especially knowing they must win to try to keep a pace with Liverpool. It will be a tough day for Wolves and Spurs could enjoy another big winning margin.
Tottenham to win 3-0 is 17/2 with Novibet
Son Heung-Min to score anytime is Evs with Mansionbet
We've scored some worldies against Wolves! ?
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 28, 2018
Southampton v Manchester City
Champions, Manchester City, are having a mini crisis, having lost three of their last four games to drop down to third-place and now seven points behind leaders, Liverpool. City were beaten 2-1 at Leicester on Boxing Day, their second successive defeat after losing 3-2 at home against Crystal Palace before Christmas. They now make the long trip to Southampton on Sunday 30 December looking to get their title push back on track, but it won’t be easy.
The home side won their first two games under new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, but they were beaten 2-1 at St Mary’s by West Ham, so it will be interesting to see how they respond to that disappointment, especially against a team who will also be desperate for a win.
It is a fascinating game, but we see City responding to their recent bad run by winning at Southampton.
Get Man City to win 2-0 @11/2 with MansionBet
Man City to win and both teams to score is 17/10 with Novibet
PEP: We have to work harder and change immediately to bring our confidence back..
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 27, 2018
Elsewhere in the Premier League, fourth-placed Chelsea will hope to enjoy back to back away successes when they travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday, having beaten Watford 2-1 on Boxing Day. Manchester United’s renaissance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can continue when they welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford. United followed up their impressive 5-1 win at Cardiff with a solid 3-1 success against Huddersfield on Boxing Day.
Leicester City are up to seventh following two successive wins, their latest that excellent 2-1 win over Manchester City. They now face Cardiff City who have won just once in their last five games, which has left them sitting just above the relegation zone.
Everton scored five against Burnley on Boxing Day, and now face a long trip south to face Brighton, who are without a win in five games. West Ham will look for a fifth win in six games when they travel to struggling Burnley, whilst Watford welcome Newcastle United. The other fixtures sees the bottom two sides meet as Huddersfield go to Fulham.