Stoke City host an out of form Manchester United in the early kick-off on Boxing Day. The Potters have been inconsistent in front of their home fans in recent weeks, with impressive victories against Chelsea and Man City offset by defeats to Crystal Palace and Watford. United haven’t won in their last 6 games in all competitions though and have lost 3 consecutive matches now, so the home side look a good bet at 9/4 (3.25).
Newcastle United v Everton is a game that promises goals, with both sides struggling at the back. Everton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 league games, and have drawn virtually half of their Premier League fixtures so far this season. Backing the Draw and Both Teams To Score could pay dividends at 10/3 (4.33).
The final game of the day sees Arsenal travel to St Mary’s for a fixture the Gunners have found tricky in recent seasons. Southampton beat them here last season and drew the previous two, meaning that they haven’t lost at home to Arsenal since winning promotion to the Premier League in 2012. Saints are out of form though, recording a draw and 5 defeats in their last 6 matches in all competitions. With this in mind Arsenal could well win this one, and are priced at 21/20 (2.05).