All the best odds taken from ladbrokes at time of publishing
Spurs vs Sunderland
Spurs look good this season, mainly when Dele Alli plays, that kid has a bright future. Sunderland are revamped thanks to Big Sam and proven PL scorer Defoe, who I’m sure would love a goal against one of his former teams, I see them scoring, just not having enough to beat Spurs.
Bournemouth vs Norwich
The Christmas period is a tough one for English football teams and especially for those hit hard by injuries. Bournemouth have small resources anyway and I expect the fixture congestion to take its toll and Norwich to win this one.
Chelsea vs Everton
I seem to remember the away fixture last season resulting in a 6-3 win for Chelsea, both teams have goals in their locker. Chelsea look like they care again under New management and in Lukaku, Everton have one of the best strikers in the league, expect goals.
Man city vs Crystal Palace
It is not often that city fail to score at home, and although palace lost last time out they had the best away record of any team in the Premier League in 2015, with pace on the counter attack and a dodgy city defence I expect goals in this one
Newcastle vs West Ham
Newcastle were flattered midweek by a poor United defence and West Ham have beat some big names on the road this season. With important players coming back from injury I expect them to not lose this one
Saints vs West Brom
The possible return of pelle may hinder the saints as Pulis will surely have them drilled on how to deal with the big man. His teams don’t concede many and I don’t see anything changing here
Villa vs Leicester
It’s very unlikely that villa will stay up but that win last week was huge for them and if there was ever a time to go on a run it is now. I just think that nerves will play a part and if they are leading or drawing they will let it slip against a team who statistically is strong for 90 minutes coming off a late winner in midweek
Liverpool vs Man United
This is what you would call a value bet, if you would have had it midweek against Newcastle you would be counting your winnings. United are capable of starting well at anfield, we saw that last year. They just look a little unstable defensively as of late and if the anfield crowd get going I see a long afternoon for United if they have to hold on to a lead
Stoke vs Arsenal
Both teams in form winning 4 out of last 6, when the wind swirls at the Britannia history shows that Arsenal struggle to cope and Stoke are overpriced here against the league leaders
Having been a surprise package in the PL a few years ago, Swansea should know what Watford are all about. Hard work and a great strike partnership have helped Watford to have a great season, including lots of goals and points and I see the same here. Swansea will miss shelvey but time for others to step up and none more so than Gomis, fancy goals in this Monday night fixture