Sunday Night Premier League Multi
Spice up your Sunday with this $14 four-leg multi!
Crystal Palace v Chelsea - 11:00pm
We start at Selhurst Park, where I’m backing Chelsea to edge past Crystal Palace.
Maurizio Sarri’s side has certainly become prone to the odd slip-up – as their home defeat against Leicester showed – and a likely reason why they’re at a relatively long $1.75* to win this. However, their last two away matches against Watford and Brighton ended in victory (the Amex, in particular, is a very hard place to go and win), giving me cause to believe they’ll do the business against Palace.
The Eagles’ home form has certainly improved lately – winning two of their last three – but the goalless draw with Cardiff on Boxing Day highlights their main issue: a lack of goals.
Palace has failed to score in six of their nine matches at Selhurst Park, which is why I believe Chelsea – who average two goals-per-game away from home – will overcome them.
Burnley v West Ham - 01:15am
Burnley is terrible, aren’t they?
Not only are they in the relegation zone and three points from safety, but they have lost nine of their last 11 Premier League matches – Sean Dyche looks like a busted flush.
To make matters even worse, they have only conceded two fewer goals than Fulham this season (41), and are looking likely to eclipse their tally very soon.
Though West Ham has now won five of their last six matches, they are still only odds-against favourites, highlighting the lingering sense of unpredictability which always surrounds the Hammers.
However, this is good news for the punters, as $2.30* is a great price for a fantastic-looking West Ham side to beat this poor Burnley outfit.
Southampton v Man City - 01:15am
Will Manchester City’s capitulation continue at St. Mary’s?
They have now lost three of their last four Premier League matches, and an improving Southampton may prove to be tough opponents.
It’s only December, but you feel any more City slip-ups could lead to Liverpool pulling out of sight. This will certainly be a title race to remember.
Southampton’s home defeat to West Ham on Thursday does give me confidence that City will return to winning ways here. The Saints succumbed to the quality of Felipe Anderson on that occasion, and while City is wounded, they still have a squad capable of tearing any side in the world to shreds on their day.
Pep’s men will claim the points.
Man Utd v Bournemouth - 03:30am
The fixtures have been kind to Ole Gunnar Solskjær at the start of his time as Manchester United manager, but two wins from two – with eight goals scored – still cannot be argued with.
Would Jose Mourinho’s side dispatch Cardiff and Huddersfield with such aplomb? I suspect not.
They next welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford, who have lost their last four matches on the road; for them, this is a terrible time to play United.
For the final part of this multi, I’m backing Manchester United to win and both teams to score, which is priced at a tasty $2.80*.
I’m confident United will claim the points on Sunday, as they look revitalised and hungry following Mourinho’s departure. The players probably did down tools under Jose, but they’re a damn good side when they pick them up again.
The BTTS aspect of this tip is virtue of United keeping just two clean sheets all season. Four of the last six meetings between the two sides have seen both teams score (with United winning five), so this looks like a pretty likely outcome – particularly with United’s leaky defence.