Premier League Tips – 1st & 2nd January

Author: Published: December 31, 2021

Premier League TipsWe didn’t have any luck with our Boxing Day games but in truth I am not surprised, given that I was trying to dodge Covid-bombs, as Thomas Tuchel calls them, and pick from the games I thought would go ahead, I wasn’t as confident on the games that I backed as I usually am.

We begin the New Year with a set of Premier League games taking place this weekend on the 1st and 2nd of January. There is another game on Monday Night as Manchester United face Wolves, but I am not considering that game for these tips.

New for this year, I am going to keep a record of every bet I make in this article, the type of bet, how much a bet wins (or loses) and from that I’ll be able to gauge which bets are the most successful, which are the most profitable and perhaps more importantly, which are not either of those! I’ll bring you information on that with the tips throughout the year.

All that remains is for me to wish you a very happy new year and let’s hope 2022 is going to be a healthy and profitable one for us all!

Football Betting Tips: Saturday 1st January

Arsenal VS Man City
01/01/2022 12:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

Both these teams have won all of their last five games in all competitions.
First placed Man City have averaged just under 4 goals a game in the past 5 EPL matches.
However, Arsenal have scored the same number of goals (19) in their last 5.
Man City have won 11 of the last 12 between the teams, losing just once.

Analysis

It seems strange that two top four teams, both having won all their last five, sees the away team such overwhelming favourites to win the game, but the form that Manchester City are in at the minute it is hard to see any team breaking their dominance.

Arsenal though have matched City punch for punch over their last five games scoring the same number of goals as the Premier League table toppers. Their improved form has seen them move clear in fourth place in the table and onto the shirt tails of the three teams above them.

However, the Gunners record against Manchester City in recent times is dreadful. Their only recent win was in an FA Cup Semifinal but in the last 12 games between the two, City have won 11, including a 5-0 thrashing of the Gunners back in August.

With such a talented squad packed with so many quality players, City are the one team who can do without players and not suffer too much as a result, but their squad is fit and in form and even Arsenal’s great form of late means I can’t back them to do anything but score here in a City victory.

Prediction

Man City to win and both teams to score - £10 returns £28.00
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Crystal Palace VS West Ham
01/01/2022 5:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

Crystal Palace have lost just once at home this season (1-2 to Aston Villa)
The teams drew 2-2 when they met at the London Stadium back in August.
Only Leicester (33) in the top 10 have conceded more goals than West Ham (25)
West Ham won this fixture 3-2 last season, they have lost 2 of the last 13 against Palace.

Analysis

London derby games can be pretty intense, even though there are several of them a season and this one won’t be any different. Both teams had valuable wins in midweek and both have also had seasons better than expected so far. However, with the league being so tight, a slip of form can see that good work undone.

Patrick Vieira has got Palace going well and they showed they can cope without Wilfried Zaha in their win over Norwich in midweek when their star man was suspended. However, they are going to need an even better performance here to get the better of a West Ham team who are challenging hard for a top four spot.

The Hammers had a blip in form of late but a 4-1 win at Watford in midweek was a perfect boost for the team and pushed them back into contention for the top four. However, a loss here would undo that good work.

West Ham have had a number of key defenders injured but they seem to be getting to grips with that now and with Palace’s form being sketchy this season, I am backing the visitors to come away with a narrow win in what should be a good game.

Prediction

Correct Score – West Ham to win 2-1 - £10 returns £100.00
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Football Betting Tips: Sunday 2nd January

Everton VS Brighton
02/01/2022 2:00 pm GMT

Key Stats

Brighton have beaten Everton just twice since Feb 1982, losing six, drawing 3.
Everton are unbeaten in their last four with Brighton, winning three, drawing one.
Only Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City (all 2) have lost fewer EPL games than Brighton (4).
Everton have won just one of their last 11 EPL matches (2-1 v Arsenal).

Analysis

I have to say that I thought Brighton were superb in their game with Chelsea in the week and had they had the ability to finish off the chances they created then they would have won the game very comfortably.

The 1-1 draw means they have drawn with Liverpool and Chelsea away this season and they also made life very difficult for Manchester City. If they could score some goals, then they would likely be much higher up the table than they are.

Everton have scored goals but have found keeping them out the other end a problem under Rafa Benitez. A solid start has given way to a poor run of form of just one win in their last 11 games in the EPL and the pressure is most certainly on the Toffees manager here.

The home side do have a good record against Brighton and with key men starting to return I can’t see Everton losing the game but Brighton are draw specialists and I can see that being the outcome here.

Prediction

HT/FT – Brighton/Draw - £10 returns £160.00
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Chelsea VS Liverpool
02/01/2022 4:30 pm GMT

Key Stats

These two teams are 2nd and 3rd in the EPL table respectively.
The teams drew 1-1 at Anfield back in August, Havertz scoring and Salah equalising.
Chelsea could be without 3 key defenders, Thiago Silva, Christensen and James.
Liverpool have not lost at Stamford Bridge in their last 3 EPL games there (2 wins, 1 draw)

Analysis

This game was always going to be a crucial one in the title race but given that both these teams dropped points in midweek and Manchester City moved eight points clear at the top of the table, now makes this a game neither team can afford to lose, or, realistically, draw.

Chelsea do have a few injury problems in defence with Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen and Reece James all likely out. Other players are coming back from injury and illness though but their match fitness levels are something that Thomas Tuchel is not yet certain of.

Liverpool have a relatively healthy squad ahead of this game, so far at least, but they need to win to keep apace with City and this will also be their last game with Mane, Salah and Keita for a month as they leave for the African Cup of Nations after this game.

The Reds have scored a number of free kicks in this game in recent times and I think that is a good bet here. Chelsea’s makeshift defence is going to be edgy and I can see them conceding a free kick and I think Trent Alexander Arnold could make them pay from one of them.

Prediction

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