The Premier League campaign is back up and running and we have another exciting weekend of action to look forward to.
We have made a parlay for four of the matches taking place on New Year’s Eve, involving the top three of Arsenal, Manchester City, and Newcastle United.
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Manchester United endured a disastrous start to the campaign, but there are signs that things are beginning to click into place for Erik ten Hag’s side. A comfortable victory over Nottingham Forest in midweek saw them move to within a point of the top four, while they also have a game in hand on Tottenham Hotspur above them.
Wolves picked up a vital win last time out, overcoming Everton thanks to a dramatic winner in second-half stoppage time. That was a huge boost for Julen Lopetegui’s team, but they will struggle to avoid defeat against a resurgent United.
Having only secured their Premier League status in the closing weeks of last season, Everton look set to be involved in another relegation battle this term. That 2-1 defeat by Wolves has left the Toffees just one point above the drop zone after 16 rounds of fixtures in England’s top flight.
The main problem for Frank Lampard’s side has been putting the ball in the back of the net: only Nottingham Forest and Wolves have scored fewer goals than Everton up to now. A clean sheet should be well within City’s grasp.
Newcastle are flying high and daring to dream of a first top-four finish since 2002/03 when Bobby Robson took them to third place. Champions League qualification looks like a realistic objective for the Magpies, who have now won six games on the bounce in the Premier League.
In five of those matches, Newcastle have been ahead at half-time. They could make another fast start against a Leeds side that are just two points above the bottom three. Back the home team to be ahead at the interval.
Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners against West Ham United on Boxing Day, keeping them at the top of the table. Brighton were also triumphant the day after Christmas, as they brushed aside Southampton in a 3-0 win at St Mary’s.
This should be an entertaining encounter between two teams that are full of confidence right now. Arsenal will have to work hard to emerge victorious - we fancy goals at both ends in this one.
Season Dates: 5 August 2022 – 28 May 2023
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Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]More info on Greg Lea
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