Mr. Predictor's Premier League preview for the first week of January

Arsenal v Fulham – Tuesday 1 January – Premier League – BET HERE

The wheels are starting to fall off for Arsenal, who have only won one of their last five games and looked tired in their defeat at Liverpool on Saturday. However, they’ve won seven of their last ten home league games and have won their last four matches against Fulham. The visitors needed a last-minute winner to beat Huddersfield, but I think the Gunners will get a narrow win this time.

Match Tip: Under 3.5 Goals (Odds: 1.70)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Arsenal 1 v 0 Fulham

Huddersfield v Burnley – Wednesday 2 January – Premier League – BET HERE

This is another relegation “six-pointer” for Huddersfield, who are bottom after their defeat at Fulham. That was their seventh straight loss and they need at least a point against fellow strugglers Burnley, who have lost seven of their ten away games this season. All three meetings between these sides in the Premier League have ended in a draw with Under 2.5 Goals – I see the same here.

Match Tip: Under 2.5 Goals (Odds: 1.55)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Huddersfield 1 v 1 Burnley

Newcastle v Manchester United – Wednesday 2 January – Premier League – BET HERE

It couldn’t have gone much better for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so far at Manchester United. The Red Devils have looked far more confident going forward recently, but they are still haven’t kept a clean sheet under the Norwegian. Newcastle have just one win in seven and have lost of their matches against the Big Six sides this season. I’m backing an Away Win.

Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.65)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Newcastle 1 v 2 Manchester United

Manchester City v Liverpool – Thursday 3 January – Premier League – BET HERE

I can’t remember the last time there was a game this big in the Premier League. Manchester City have been in poor form lately but they were convincing against Southampton and have won nine of their ten home league games this season. They’ll struggle to cope with Liverpool, though. The Reds have won eight games in a row and are scoring for fun, while they haven’t lost any of their last four matches against City. I think this will be a Draw, which will suit Liverpool just fine.

Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (Odds: 1.45)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Manchester City 1 v 1 Liverpool

Villarreal v Real Madrid – Thursday 3 January – La Liga – BET HERE

Neither of these sides have been at their best this season, but things are looking particularly dire for Villarreal. They’re 18th in La Liga with just one win in ten league games and I don’t think they can keep a clean sheet here. Real are back from the Club World Cup, which they won, and have four wins from five league games before the break. I see an Away Win.

Match Tip: Over 2.5 Goals (Odds: 1.55)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Villarreal 1 v 2 Real Madrid