You’d have got incredible odds at the start of the season on Aston Villa to be top of the Premier League at Christmas but with one just round of fixtures to go its now a 15/1 shot.

If the Villans win by four or more against relegation-threatened Sheffield United AND Liverpool and Arsenal draw at Anfield on Saturday night, Unai Emery’s men will be top for the arrival of Santa Claus.

That four-goal winning margin isn’t out of the question but any kind of victory tonight will at least guarantee second spot for Villa for Christmas Day.

Emery’s men have been sensational at home. Its now 15 wins on the trot and a huge 25 wins at Villa Park in the league in 2023. Their annual points tally of 81 is only bettered by Manchester City so they’re up near the summit on merit.

By contrast, Sheffield United are the only side in the top flight yet to win away from home so it’s easy to see why Villa are 1/5 for the win. They should probably be shorter.

There’s no doubt that the required four goal win will have been discussed, so we should expect Villa to go for it once they get their noses in front. It’s 10/3 that they manage it or you can have 6/4 that they win by three or more which shouldn’t be too far away.

Raith Rovers opened up a four point gap on Dundee United with a brilliant win at Tannadice last weekend.

Both sides are in action tonight with the win double looking attractive at 17/10.

United have been better away from home that on home soil and should enjoy the big pitch at Queen’s Park who haven’t won since August.

Rovers might not have things all their own way against Ayr but they’ll be buzzing after that win last week and should get the job done.

Super Singles

  • Aston Villa to score 3+ goals 6/4 Bet365
  • Dundee Utd & Raith Rovers to win 17/10 Bet365

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Racing Tips

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14 Comments
  1. Thats the badger 2 months ago

    Good morning all. Two bets I like today:

    Football ⚽️ Crewe Vs Barrow

    🌟 Tip – Over 2.5 Match goals 17/20 PP

    Barrow has been prolific on their away travels, netting 17 times in their last seven away matches. Meanwhile, in Crewe’s recent seven matches, all but one have witnessed over 2.5 goals. In Crewe’s last ten games across various tournaments, over 2.5 goals occurred in seven matches, with an average scoring rate of 1.9 goals. Barrow also experienced over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten outings, with an average scoring rate of 1.9 goals during this period.

    Football ⚽️ Crawley Town vs Wimbledon

    🌟 Tip – Over 2.5 Match Goals 4/5 Bet 365

    In 8 out of the last 10 home matches for Crawley Town, the game saw Over 2.5 Goals. Additionally, Crawley Town has demonstrated their offensive prowess by scoring 2 or more goals in 7 out of their previous 10 home matches.
    On the defensive side, Crawley Town has faced challenges, conceding 2 or more goals in 9 out of their last 20 matches. This vulnerability might be a factor to consider in predicting the goal dynamics of the upcoming match.
    As for AFC Wimbledon, they have shown an ability to score 2 or more goals in 10 out of their last 20 matches, indicating their offensive capabilities heading into the fixture.

    Good luck with your bets!

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  2. bigwigg 2 months ago

    Cove rangers vs Edinburgh City

    Edinburgh city are in trouble, big trouble, and will most likely fall into administration at some point this season. They have already lost a lot of first team players and the ones coming in to replace them are either young players or of a lesser quality, and with reports of late wages etc I’d imagine the ones who have left already may not be the last ones. They were already struggling before these players left. They have just pulled their u20 team and women’s team from existence and you can’t help but feel everything going on, and I’d imagine low morale, will catch up with them results wise sooner rather than later.

    The past few weeks they have been losing games and have seen 3 goals against in their last 3 games. They already hadn’t won an away game all season. I’d say Cove rangers are the best side they will have come up against since things began to implode. Cove are on a good run of form, have a decent squad and a good manager. They had a disappointing result last week and Paul Hartley has demanded a higher showing of intensity tomorrow and can see them bouncing back well. Edinburgh City are going to be on the end of a doing one of these weeks as they play the 3 teams at the top of the table in their next 4 games. It’s telling bet365 aren’t listing their games now or very limited markets but I fancy the chances of this being the first of a few difficult results and some of the prices are very tempting. This won’t be a case of will Cove win, it’s a case of how many.

    Cove -2.5 @ 1/1 (skybet) Nap

    Cove over 3.5 tgs @ 11/8 (Whill) Nb

    Small stakes
    Cove over 4.5 tgs @ 3/1 (Whill)
    Cove over 5.5 tgs @ 13/2 (Whill)
    Cove over 6.5 tgs @ 14/1 (Whill)

    Good luck 🤞

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  3. goalden oldie 2 months ago

    Yesterday’s bet won at 11/10
    Today’s bet
    England league 2
    Crewe v Barrow
    Both teams to score + over 2.5 goals
    Bet365. 6/5
    NAP

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  4. maccathered 2 months ago

    Sat
    West Ham v Man Utd
    West Ham to win at 8/5
    West Ham come in to this game off the back of a 5-1 mauling by Liverpool in the League Cup, a game where Moyes made some changes with this game in mind. Man Utd also come in to this game having drew away to Liverpool in their last game make no mistake though they were absolutely dominated in that game and was only down to Liverpool’s lethargy in attack that they didn’t suffer the same fate as West Ham, they were terrible and that’s putting it mildly. West Ham won’t be an easy gig especially after that loss and they will welcome back Ward Prowse and co for this game. There’s good value on the home win.

    Fulham v Burnley
    Fulham to win -1 Asian Handicap at 2.150
    Fulham played Everton midweek in the League Cup where they went through on pens to the semi finals., that result shows how tough Fulham can be to play against. Fulham should win this by a couple and if there’s only 1 goal stake returned.

    Liverpool v The Goonies
    Liverpool to win 11/8
    Not often you’ll get this price on Liverpool to win at Anfield so got to be snapped up.

    Spurs v Everton
    Over 3.5 goals at 13/10
    Over 4.5 goals at 3/1
    Was actually hoping for better odds on the over 2.5 goals but it’s a shit price so over 3.5 it is, Everton are now capable of scoring themselves and could even win this one.

    Luton v Newcastle
    Luton to win at 15/4
    Tom Lockyer suffered a heart attack in Luton’s last game where the game was abandoned, thankfully he’s home now and doing fine. Luton to put in another strong performance and see off a weary Newcastle side.
    Best of luck and merry Christmas .

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  5. Gmc1976 2 months ago

    Masafi to beat el rams

    In play

    Went for a few scores

    6-0 6-1. 7-0 7-1

    Currently

    2-0

    Small bets

    • Gmc1976 2 months ago

      Finished 6-2. Bugger

      1
  6. Deano86 2 months ago

    No joy last night, league 2 tonight for me ,

    Crewe
    Stockport

    Over 2.5 mgs double 2/1 ,

    Goodluck 👍

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  7. Geezer 2 months ago

    Lazio & Dundee United both to win priced @ 1.76/1.

    50 returns 137.88.

    Get on it like a car bonnet.

    2
  8. Geezer 2 months ago

    Manchester United double chance & Newcastle win priced @ 1.33/1.

    50 returns 116.67.

    Get on it like a car bonnet.

    1
  9. HullShaker 2 months ago

    Evening gents,

    Bizarre game in Holland yesterday and finished 3-2 against 1/50 shots Ajax! Good news was the goals got the Nap but not enough for the Nb/Longshot!

    Onto tonight and I’m taking Villa to carry on their recent form…with Ollie Watkins around 4/7 with most bookies there’s little value to be had so a near evens shout from Unibet has to be looked at…

    ASTON VILLA VS. SHEFF UTD (8.00pm)

    OLLIE WATKINS ANYTIME GOALSCORER
    (23/25, unibet) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    OLLIE WATKINS TO SCORE 2+
    (7/2, paddypower) NB ⭐️⭐️

    OLLIE WATKINS TO SCORE 3+
    (16/1, paddypower) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck!

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  10. Gmc1976 2 months ago

    East Fife v bonnyrigg rose

    Last time these teams met finished 4-2

    Over 2.5 goals
    4/5

    I’ve also went over 2.5 and btts

    2
  11. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Rosario Central
    V
    River Plate
    at midnight
    Argentine Super Liga Champions Trophy 🇦🇷

    Rosario to score 4-5 NAP (HILLS)
    BTTS 23-20 NB (UNIBET)

    this is an annual game between their elongated cup winners and league winners

    River plate are rightly favourites as league winners but there is hope of a Rosario goal here.
    Rosario scored in 14 of last 15 games.

    ** Rosario have beaten river twice in the last month **
    And scored in the last 5 head to heads losing none of them.

    Prediction 1-1

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  12. newts68 2 months ago

    Just started
    Den Bosch v Cambur btts 1st half 3/1

    1
  13. Octopus 2 months ago

    Aston villa & Ac Milan double….odd 1.80
    For better odds…Aston villa half time fulltime win& Ac Milan win and over 2.5

    1

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