I'D like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and let's hope for some punting success in 2017.
There are only two Premier League games to look at on New Year's Day ahead of a busy Monday card and while I probably shouldn't I'm going to put up a Super Single or Daily Double featuring the Arsenal v Crystal Palace and Watford v Spurs matches.
Spurs' form has picked up since they were knocked out of the Champions League and they were impressive 4-1 winners at Southampton on Wednesday after conceding an early goal. They netted two against 11 men and two more after Nathan Redmond was sent off and I can see them scoring 2+ against an injury-hit Watford side with one win in six.
That's a much better price of 5-6 with Paddy Power than 7-10 to win the game and the odds are just about OK for a Super Single.
Arsenal should beat Crystal Palace but there is the Sam Allardyce factor to consider and they are half the price of Spurs at 7-20. Big Sam's side were immediately better at Watford and would have one barring a missed penalty.
Finding value in the Arsenal game isn't easy. However, having looked at stats maybe over 2.5 goals is the best bet. Allarydyce has visited the Emirates 12 times as a boss, losing nine and drawing three. Interesting even though he'll try to keep it tight his sides have conceded 26 goals so again Arsenal to score 2+ is likely at 2-5 with boylesports.
Arsene Wenger's men bounced back from defeats to Everton and Man City by digging deep to beat West Brom 1-0 so should have enough to take the points against a side missing a few players such as Joe Ledley, James McArthur and Damian Delaney.
I'm sure we'll see National League tips from people who know that set-up better than me. I was tempted to have a look but come one it's Hogmanay into New Year's Day and time for a couple of beers.
My Super Singles total for December finished 9.5pts up after Southend conceded a last-minute equaliser against Charlton. I couldn't advise cover as I was driving to the office but I'm sure anyone on it will have checked.
Elsewhere the accumulators fell just short with the biggest disappointment the both to score treble. Clyde v Annan came up nicely and Morton kept it alive with a last-gasp equaliser at St Mirren.
I could have covered the treble when Liverpool netted early against Man City but expected a goal from Pep Guardiola's men but it never came.
Well done to Greg Browning and Jordan with their winners and Desmond's both to score double landed again thanks to Morton.
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2pts Super Single
Spurs to score 2+ (1.30pm)
(5-6, Paddy Power)
December Super Singles Final Total
- Profit: 9.5pts (27 bets, 13 winners)
December Advised Accas Final Total
- Profit: -14.5pts (55 bets, 11 winners)
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