Liverpool to continue momentum vs. Arsenal? Ronaldo, Juventus to thrash Sampdoria?
The banker bet landed on Boxing Day for the column and Liverpool are now odds on across the board for the title. The festive action continues as the Reds face another test of their title credentials this weekend against Arsenal.
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It's only just gone Christmas and Liverpool have already kept more clean sheets (12) than they did in the entire 2013-14 season (10), the last time they topped the table on Dec. 25. The Reds face Arsenal in another crunch clash on Saturday evening at Anfield, and you can get almost 2/1 odds for Liverpool winning without conceding. Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation at the back this season, but Andy Robertson has also been magnificent in a defence that continues to impress. They will face a genuine test against the Premier League's top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Jurgen Klopp's side can be trusted to shut the Gunners out.
The First Goal Flutter
Son Heung-min has been in inspirational goalscoring form for Tottenham in recent weeks, having scored four in his last two matches, and looks a big price at 5/1 to notch first against Wolves. The South Korean flies under the radar a bit playing as he does behind a certain Harry Kane, but he's at the top of his game right now and could hurt Wolves at Wembley.
Selection: £2 on Son to score first at 5/1 with bet365.
The Tasty Treble
Crystal Palace may have dragged themselves away from the bottom three but this weekend they face a tough test against Chelsea, who've won on six of their eight visits to Selhurst Park in the league. With this in mind, the Blues, who beat the Eagles 3-1 as recently as Nov. 4, look the pick at 8/13 on Sunday.
Elsewhere, 7/10 looks decent for both teams to score when Tottenham host Wolves. Spurs are going along very nicely this season but the teams shared five goals in the reverse fixture and Wolves have failed to find the net in just two of their away games this season.
Finally, add West Ham (6/5) to see off a Burnley side who are hopelessly out of form at Turf Moor. The threefold is available at just over 5/1 and looks interesting.
Selection: £4 on the treble at 5.04/1 with bet365.
The Euro Wager
Juventus face Sampdoria on Saturday in what looks a straightforward assignment on paper. The Bianconeri have scored at least three goals in four of Sampdoria's last five visits to Turin and with Cristiano Ronaldo rattling them in up front now the Serie A leaders should cover a two-goal handicap.
Selection: £5 on Juventus (-2) to win at 6/5 with bet365.
The Wildcard Tip
Southampton vs. Manchester City would have been the banker of all away bankers just a few short weeks ago but the Saints have looked scrappy under Ralph Hasenhuttl while Manchester City have endured back-to-back wobbles before Christmas. Pep Guardiola's men remain title favourites however and can use their superior squad depth to grind out a win at St Mary's.
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