We're heading for a quiet New Year's Eve with very little football on across the planet today and that might be no bad thing!
Hibernian were the biggest let down of the day, going down 2-0 at home to bottom side Ross County – a win that lifts the Staggies off the bottom of the table. Celtic and Rangers both won comfortably and all eyes will now be on Ibrox at 12.30 on Saturday when the two Glasgow giants meet.
Spurs v Fulham fell victim to another late cancellation, sparking more calls for there to be circuit break in the professional game in England in the new year.
The match at St James' Park went ahead however perhaps it would've been better if it didn't. Newcastle and Liverpool slugged out another 0-0 draw which hands Manchester United the chance to finish the year top of the table – with a 9-0 win over Villa! (one for Maccathered there!)
Due to the lack of games, there are no tips today but KevMac and SlipsTips are already in the zone for Friday's action when Everton host West Ham and the aforementioned Aston Villa travel to Old Trafford;
- Everton v West Ham Match Preview & Tips – Jan 1st 5.30 pm
- Man Utd v Aston Villa Match Preview & Tips – Jan 1st 5.30 pm
The lack of fixtures might leave some of you thumbing through your Bolivian, Tanzanian and Sudanese football form books but I'm sure you'll meet that challenge head-on, so as ever, let's hear your Thursday football tips in the comments section below.
Thursday's Racing Tips
Alan Thomson is aiming to give the bookies a Hogmanay hangover with a brace of bets on the all-weather on Thursday;
New Year Resolutions
The beginning of a new year is always a good time to reset and refocus. This Masterclass, penned by MrFixit back in 2017, is still as pertinent today as it was three years ago, suggesting 10 golden rules to stick to when you're betting in 2021.
- Masterclass: Top 10 New Year Betting Resolutions to Follow
Wishing you all a nice time tonight for your New Year celebrations and there's a virtual pint 🍺 waiting for the first person who can work out why I've chosen the image above for today's post.
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