Premier League: Festive five timer…

We at Lap of the Odds are big fans of the top of the market when it comes to do with the Premier League. The top sides have very strong squads, and this is best illustrated during the festive period when games come thick and fast.

None of the top sides face each other this Boxing Day, and this creates the possibility of a strong accumulator.

The appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager has appeared to give Manchester United a shot in the arm, resulting in a 5-1 win at Cardiff. They now have a home game against Huddersfield, and we expect another win.

Tottenham impressed in defeating Everton 6-2 on Sunday. And although they have a day’s less rest than today’s opponent, Bournemouth, we think they are on a roll and should win.

Manchester City suffered a shock defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, and now travel to Leicester. City are a great side and we fully expect them to bounce back today.

Another side that suffered a surprise loss over the weekend was Chelsea. They now have to travel to Watford in what will be a difficult match. Chelsea know they have to win this type of game to compete for the title and we’re getting a nice price for a victory.

The final team in our accumulator is Arsenal. They rebounded well from defeats to Southampton and Spurs, with a 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday. They have to travel to Brighton today, but we think they will have too much firepower for the south coast team.

You could include Liverpool to beat Newcastle in your accumulator, but we think the short price is not worth the effort and we’ll leave out.

Recommendations: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all to win as an accumulator, 1 pt, at approximately 5/1, widely available 

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