The Premier League at this time will not consider a pause despite the rise in COVID-19 cases and continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible. Tottenham will play host to Crystal Palace while Leicester travel to play leaders Manchester City on Sunday for their Boxing Day clashes. You can live-bet on the Premier League using our sportsbook.
Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace: Home Win
Tottenham has certainly improved in the Premier League under the guidance of Antonio Conte and after the impressive 2-2 draw against Liverpool, all soccer cappers in the industry are expecting them to kick-off their festive period journey with a win against Crystal Palace.
They enter this clash as -130 favorites on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. They are now sitting seventh with 26 points earned in 15 games, six points behind fourth-place Arsenal but with three games in hand on them. They are unbeaten in their previous five EPL fixtures, winning three and keeping three clean sheets.
The Spurs have won three of their last six mutual encounters with Crystal Palace, all three being on home soil. Harry Kane finally managed to get on the scoresheet last time out against Liverpool and he’s tipped to find the back of the net once again. The Spurs look like a formidable unit and after being hit by Covid, they should have their best starting XI fully fit and eager to add three more points to their season tally.
On the other side, Crystal Palace had had a decent start to the season, but a recent dip in form is quite worrying for the Eagles. They have won just four games and only one on the road, surprisingly against Manchester City. They failed to contribute on the scoreboard in their previous two outings in losses to Manchester United and Leeds.
If you’re betting online, you should add Tottenham to your list because they will certainly get better and better under Conte, especially as they will focus on their domestic campaign.
Pick: Tottenham -130
Manchester City vs. Leicester: High-Scoring Affair
Man City is sitting three points clear at the top of the table but they might enter this clash in second spot with Liverpool playing Leeds before them on Sunday. The Citizens are huge favorites to make it nine Premier League wins in a row when they play Leicester.
They are out of the EFL Cup, so they have no commitments during the midweek action. They will be fully fit and ready to destroy Leicester. Last weekend, Pep Guardiola managed to rest some of his key players for their 4-0 away win against Newcastle. Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan will definitely play against Leicester after being rested last weekend.
The Foxes ended a run of three games across all competitions without a win by putting four goals past a struggling Newcastle United last time out. Leicester is also fresh as its match against Everton at Goodison Park was postponed.
Leicester pulled off the upset last season at the Etihad, winning 5-2 with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat trick. The Foxes are struggling badly at the back, conceding in all but two games this season. Don’t trust them to keep clean sheets so always bet them to concede in your soccer picks and parlays.
On the other side, Man City netted 24 goals in its previous eight Premier League games. Given the circumstances, Leicester’s defensive struggle and City’s superb attacking firepower, we are expecting goals.
Pick: Over 3½ goals (+105)