Crystal Palace Vs Swansea

Crystal Palace played out a bore draw when they visited Bournemouth Palace on Boxing Day. The Eagles moved onto 30 points and currently sit ahead of United and Liverpool in the Premier League table. Palace have been solid at home lately and will fancy their chances of picking up maximum points. Swansea finally ended their run of games without a win by defeating West Brom in Gameweek 18. The Swans moved out of the bottom three and would likely be happy with a draw in this match. Home win at Selhurst Park – Back a Crystal Palace victory here.

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Everton Vs Stoke

Everton seemed to be heading for a draw at Newcastle before Tom Cleverley guided a header into the top corner with the last action of the game to secure all three points. The Toffees ended their run of four matches without a victory and sit 9th in the Premier League heading into Gameweek 19. Stoke kicked off the Boxing Day schedule with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United. The Potters have failed to find the net in either of their last two away fixtures and will need to improve infront of goal if they are to get anything from their trip to Merseyside. Home win expected at Goodison Park – Back an Everton victory here.

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Norwich Vs Aston Villa

Norwich were on the wrong end of a heavy 3-0 defeat when they visited Tottenham Hotspur on Boxing Day. The Canaries are unbeaten in three matches at Carrow Road and welcome another side who are struggling at the wrong end of the table on Monday. Aston Villa were 0-1 down before claiming a share of the spoils in Gameweek 18. The Villains have drawn consecutive matches but really need victories given their precarious situation at the foot of the Premier League table. All square at Carrow Road – Back a score draw here.

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Watford Vs Spurs

Watford led away at Chelsea on Boxing Day before being pegged back by a Diego Costa equaliser and left with a share of the spoils. The Hornets have been in excellent form lately with four wins and a draw in their last five Premier League outings. Tottenham Hotspur continued their good run of form by dismissing Norwich 3-0 at White Hart Lane. Spurs have won consecutive matches without conceding and are just six points off the League leaders heading into Gameweek 19. Harry Kane and Ighalo are both in terrific form and both defences will need to be on top of their game. Away win at Vicarage Road – Back a Tottenham victory here.

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West Brom Vs Newcastle

West Bromwich Albion were defeated when they visited Swansea on Boxing Day which made it 5 Premier League outings without a win. The Baggies are only three points clear of the Drop Zone and need to pick up more points to give themselves a better chance of survival come May. Newcastle appeared to be heading for a draw before conceding a last second goal against Everton to leave St James’ Park deflated. The Magpies have been decent away from home lately and given West Brom’s uncertain form will be confident they can get a result. All square at The Hawthorns – Back a score draw here.

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Arsenal Vs Bournemouth

Arsenal were humbled when they visited Southampton on Boxing Day. The Gunners could have taken leadership of the Premier League with a win but fluffed their lines and lost 4-0 on the South Coast. Arsenal return to home action by hosting Bournemouth on Monday. The Cherries played out a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in Gameweek 18 and are unbeaten in six fixtures both home and away. Arsenal once again have the opportunity to take top spot in the League and are unlikely to waste the chance infront of their own supporters. Home win expected at The Emirates – Back an Arsenal victory here

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Manchester United Vs Chelsea

Manchester United’s season went from bad to worse as they were beaten at Stoke on Boxing Day. The uncertainty regarding the future of Louis Van Gaal cannot be helpful for his side who appear to be playing without motivation or direction. Chelsea are also in managerial turmoil following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and appointment of Guus Hiddink. Chelsea picked up a draw against Watford despite Oscar missing from the penalty spot in the closing stages. Defeat in this game could be the final straw for United fans who are tired of seeing abject performances from their side. Costa sits this match out through suspension which is a big boost for United. Home win expected at Old Trafford – Back a Manchester United victory here.

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West Ham Vs Southampton

West Ham United have become masters of the draw with five consecutive stalemates in the Premier League. The Hammers sit 10th in the Premier League but would desperately like to turn draws into victories in their efforts to climb the Premier League table. Southampton picked up an impressive 4-0 win over Arsenal on Boxing Day. The Saints had been struggling recently and that win over Arsenal will be a huge boost to their confidence before they head to East London. All square at Upton Park – Back a score draw here.

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Leicester Vs Manchester City

Leicester City saw their incredible run of form come to an end when they lost at Liverpool on Boxing Day. The Foxes face another tough game on Tuesday evening when they play host to Manchester City. Despite their defeat Leicester remained top of the Premier League heading into Gameweek 19 as a result of Arsenal’s defeat. Manchester City made light work of Sunderland and ran out 4-1 winners. Vincent Kompany is struggling for fitness again which will be a big concern when facing the League’s most feared striker in Jamie Vardy. Home win expected at The King Power Stadium – Back a Leicester victory here.

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Sunderland Vs Liverpool

Sunderland fans saw their side fall apart without much resistance at Manchester City on Boxing Day. The Black Cats are rooted in the bottom three and are five points adrift of safety heading into Gameweek 19. Big Sam has a huge job on his hands to keep the Club in the Premier League. Liverpool picked up ma big 1-0 win over Leicester on Boxing Day to move closer to the Top 4. The Reds had been without a win in three Premier league outings but Benteke’s strike was enough to pick up three points at Anfield. Away win expected at The Stadium of Light – Back a Liverpool victory here.

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