Premier League 14th December

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Crystal Palace have now gone back to the way they were at the start of the season (1st three games), in that they are restricting their opponents to shooting from range and generally being hard to break down. It then all went wrong and Holloway departed, since then things have started to turn around, one goal conceded in their last five games.

Although Palace are starting to look more threatening and confident, I don’t hold much hope of them scoring. Their best opportunity will be from corners but I don’t see Palace having enough of the ball in the final third to force enough to create the chances needed. Chelsea have scored an average of 2.43 goals per game at home this season and I don’t really see why they should necessarily improve on that in this game. Their front three have scored only one more goal between them than Chamakh has this season. That leaves the midfielder as the most likely source of goals, with Palace being a well organised unit with two banks of four I can see Chelsea struggling to go through them which will leave them shooting from range. I think Chelsea will find the breakthrough at some point but not before being frustrated, I think the most likely score is 2-0 in classic Mourinho style.

I could be completely wrong about the above and Chelsea could put four or five past Palace but the odds on under 2.50 goals are too tempting to refuse.

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Back Under 2.50 Goals at 2.55 – Bet Victor
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Newcastle are the form team in the league at the moment with five wins from their last six games. They’re scoring goals and keeping clean sheets. Southampton visit St. James Park this weekend and despite their fine start they’ve only won one of their last six games. They come into this game missing Nathaniel Clyne, Arthur Boruc and Victor Wanyama. Despite getting a draw with Man City last weekend they were beaten at home by Aston Villa before that. With them three players missing and the attacking prowess of Loic Remy I fancy Newcastle to win this. Their isn’t much between these sides on what we’ve seen so far this season, but the trajectory of these sides look like they are going in opposite directions. However based on what I’ve seen of this season so far I would have priced the home win at 2.15.

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Back Newcastle at 2.40 – General
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Sunderland have failed to score in five of their seven away games so far this season and West Ham have kept three clean sheets in their seven home games. From West Hams seven home games Both Teams To Score – No, has won four times. Both Teams To Score – No, has won five from seven in Sunderland’s away games. Combining their home and away records we have ┬áBoth Teams NOT scoring nine from fourteen times. In fact both teams have failed to score in eleven of fifteen West Ham games.

With this being a game that both sides will look at as one they can’t afford to lose I’m expecting a tight and cagey affair. Both Teams To Score No should be an odds-on shot in my opinion.

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Back Both Teams To Score No at 2.00 – Boylesports
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