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by Liam Newman

The festive period is upon us and the next fortnight or so will form an integral part of the Premier League season. Hopefully, it will also prove to be an extremely profitable period for us punters.

There are seven games to sink your teeth into on Saturday and we’re looking to bash the bookies with these betting selections.

Good luck!

Manchester City V Crystal Palace. 12:45PM

It’s off to the Etihad for this weekend’s lunchtime kick-off and champions Manchester City will want to use this opportunity to fire a warning shot to Chelsea by registering an easy win over Crystal Palace.

The Citizens are yet to find top gear but are still racking up positive results and will be in buoyant mood after learning their Champions League fate on Monday. Conversely, Palace have won just once on the road all season and could be in for another tough afternoon.

Manchester City to win both halves @ 9/5 with Paddy Power

Aston Villa V Manchester United. 3PM

The Red Devils have finally rediscovered their killer instinct and are up to third in the table thanks to a run of six straight victories. We’re backing Louis van Gaal’s side to continue their improved form with another comfortable win at Villa Park.

A frontline consisting of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Juan Mata is always going to cause problems. Meanwhile, the return of Michael Carrick has undoubtedly helped steady the ship whilst David De Gea’s heroics continue to inspire confidence.

Aston Villa will be at a low following last week’s derby defeat, expect their misery to be compounded here.

Manchester United -1 handicap @ 17/10 with BetVictor

Hull City V Swansea City. 3PM

Garry Monks’ men have really performed well this season but the Swans have slipped to ninth after back-to-back defeats. Whilst the Welshmen will fancy their chances at the KC Stadium, we’re backing the Tigers to roar in Saturday’s showdown.

Steve Bruce’s side have hit a real bad patch, which will come as a huge shame following their positive start. They must get back to winning ways soon and this is the perfect opportunity for them to do just that.

Hull City draw no bet @ 11/10 with Paddy Power

QPR V West Bromwich Albion. 3PM

The Hoops have been a real Jekyll and Hyde team this season. Despite losing all eight away games, Harry Redknapp’s side are performing fairly well at Loftus Road and will be eager to pick up another three points against the Baggies.

A huge boost for the home side is the return of Charlie Austin, who missed Monday’s trip to Goodison Park through suspension. The England hopeful became only the fifth man in Premier League history to score and be sent off in the same match during the 2-0 win over Burnley.

Whilst the ‘unnamed man’ will want to avoid another dismissal, he has a great chance of adding to his eight league goals.

Charlie Austin to score anytime @ 17/10 with BetVictor

Southampton V Everton. 3PM

Ronald Koeman’s Saints have hit a real dip in form recently, losing five competitive matches on the spin, and will be desperate to put things right against Everton. However, the Toffees are finally firing on all cylinders and Roberto Martinez’s men will be equally confident heading into this showdown.

Southampton claimed a 2-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture but keeping a clean sheet could prove difficult here. Meanwhile, the Toffees have scored 27 and conceded 24 from their 16 league outings and that gives us more reason to believe there will be goals.

Over 2.5 match goals @ 11/10 with BetVictor

Tottenham Hotspur V Burnley. 3PM

Tottenham are one of the hardest teams to predict this season and whilst we think they should get the victory against Burnley, we wouldn’t want to back it at the tight odds available.

In fact, there aren’t any markets that stand out as value. If you want a small bet, back a correct score or first goalscorer.

No bet

West Ham United V Leicester City. 3PM

The Hammers have enjoyed a phenomenal start to the campaign and that success has been largely down to the improved attacking threat of Sam Allardyce’s team.

With Andy Carroll returning to the scoresheet in their last home game, the home fans will certainly expect to see a few goals at the Boleyn against Nigel Pearson’s wounded Foxes.

It seems almost inevitable that West Ham’s form will tail off at some stage but they have hit 27 league goals this season and we can’t see them drying up here.

West Ham United to score over 1.5 goals @ 7/10 with William Hill

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