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Sunday Premier League Tips

We preview both of the televised New Year’s Eve Premier League games – featuring Crystal Palace v Man City at Selhurst Park & West Brom v Arsenal at the Hawthorns.

Crystal Palace v Manchester City     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Man City 2-0Correct Score7/1Bet365
Man City 2-1Correct Score17/2Bet365
Gabriel JesusFirst Goalscorer16/5William Hill

City have won their last two games against Crystal Palace by a 5-0 scoreline – albeit both at the Etihad Stadium – and they are no bigger than the 2/7 with Betfred here.

The league leaders will set a new Premier League record of 12 consecutive league away wins with another victory here and those odds suggest that is almost certain.

Palace, who have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 10 league games at Selhurst Park, are a best price of 12/1, with the draw at 23/4 – both with Bet365.

But before you assume this game will bring another avalanche of goals, remember that Pep Guardiola is sure to rest some players in this busy festive period.

The likes of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero are likely to be on the bench and with David Silva doubtful, we think this might just be closer than the odds suggest.

Let’s go for 2-0 and 2-1 away wins at best odds of 7/1 and 17/2 respectively with Bet365 – City have won 8 of their 10 away league games this season by 1 or 2 goals.

Finally, we think that Gabriel Jesus is likely to start instead of Aguero – and so we suggest backing the Brazilian to score first at the best odds of 16/5 with William Hill.

All odds quoted are subject to change

West Brom v Arsenal     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Draw1X216/5Betfair
No GoalscorerFirst Goalscorer12/1 Bet365
Alexis Sanchez (ew)First Goalscorer4/1Betfair
Draw/DrawHalf-Time/Full-Time11/2Bet365

Arsenal won their last Premier League away game, 3-2 at Crystal Palace three days ago, but that was only their third league victory on the road this season (D3, L4).

The Gunners are a best price of just 7/10 with Stan James to win at the Hawthorns – where they were beaten 3-1 last season – and we can’t be with them at that price.

West Brom also beat Arsenal here the season before last and are a stand-out price of 19/4 with BetVictor, while the draw can be backed at 16/5 with Betfair.

The problem with backing the Baggies is their shocking home record this season – with just one win (D6, L3) and so we suggest backing another draw at that 16/5.

They actually haven’t scored in the first half of any of their last six league games, but did manage to hold Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield recently – indeed 3 of their last 6 league games have finished goalless and another 0-0 is 12/1 with Betfair.

However, we suggest you back ‘No Goalscorer’ in the First Goalscorer market at 12/1 with Bet365 – so you also collect if it finishes 1-0 or 0-1 courtesy of an own goal.

Arsenal will look to Alexis Sanchez, who scored twice at Selhurst Park on Thursday, to break the deadlock – back him each-way at 4/1 with Betfair to score first.

Let’s also go for Draw/Draw in the Half-Time/Full-Time market at 11/2 with Bet365.

All odds quoted are subject to change