16th January 2019

BOXING DAY REJUVENATED UNITED

REJUVENATED UNITED

26th December 2018

They say a week is a long time in Politics, well it's certainly true of Football.

Just over a week ago Man United were humiliated by arch rivals, Liverpool. Jose Mourhino is shown the door and interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts with a thumping 5-1 win at Cardiff.

Out of favour World Cup star, Paul Pogba was returned to the fold and United showed on the front foot what they can do. Huddersfield should pose no issues on Boxing Day and United are no bigger than 2/9 to see off the struggling Terriers. Solskjaer will face sterner tests.

Manchester City have lost two of the last four and the defeat to Crystal Palace at the Etihad was one of the shocks of the season. Palace were 150/1 in running for that game after going a goal down but hung on to win 3-2.

City will be fancied to bunce straight back, but a trip to Leicester is no give me. The Foxes beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a single goal form jamie Vardy who maintains his fabulous strike ate aganst the top six.

The sides, although with many chnages, met 10 days ago in the EFL Cup and City won on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Today's game could be close and Leicester should never be 8/1 to win at home.

Leaders Liverpool face Newcastle and have won thre and drawn two of the last five visits from the Toon. These games have been close though and Newcastle willplay eight at the back.

Liverpool to win by a single goal is better value than the 1/6 to win the game.

Burnley will face an Everton side smartying after a 6-2 defeat at Goodison by Spurs. Burnley need the points as well and this coud end all square.

Elsewhere, Watford are capable of taking something off Chelsea given their form at home.

Joe