The Betting Corner: Have a Look at Chelsea, Burnley and Aston Villa
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This weekend, the Premier League continues its relentless march to Christmas in what is often thought by fans to be the most exciting time of the season.
Though Chelsea stamped their dominance further on the league in midweek, anything can happen in the next 90 minutes, and we have great odds and tips on BookieSmash to make your weekend go off with a bang.
Newcastle play against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea juggernaut on Saturday in the early kickoff, and we predict a comfortable victory for the Blues in our betting tips. It must be said, though, that Newcastle is so unpredictable that there are many betting permutations, and there is lots of value to be found.
Andre Schurrle, ever-reliable for club and country, is 21/10 with Betfair to score anytime, and there are lots of other great bets to be had on this match.
Later on Saturday, relegation scrappers Queens Park Rangers and Burnley face off at Loftus Road. This will be an open and intense battle in the December mud, and it could go either way, but looking at Burnley's recent improvement in form (two wins and a draw), we've got a sneaky suspicion they've got enough in the locker to make something great happen here. Betway Sports have 13/5 for an away win, and we see this as a good-value bet.
There are few things in football that are more compelling than a grumpy Arsene Wenger being interviewed. The eyes narrow, the lips thin, and a response along the lines of, "Why do you ask me that question?" comes out.
Arsenal fans crave the consistency of old, but injuries and questionable team selection continue to dog the Gunners. If you believe Mark Hughes' Stoke City outfit can force Wenger into another withering defense of his transfer policy, a draw at the Emirates is an enticing 13/5 with Bet365. Ladbrokes also have a massive 15/1 for Arsenal, as they have so many times in the recent past, to be leading at half-time before being pegged back to a draw (Arsenal/Draw).
On Sunday, the struggling Leicester City, bottom of the league and without a win since their humbling of Manchester United, travel to Villa Park, itself not a pleasant place to be at the moment following managerial turmoil, questions over the club's ownership, and underperforming or injured players.
Without much of their backline, we still believe Aston Villa have enough to beat a Foxes side shorn of confidence. Check out our full match analysis on BookieSmash, with great bets, including 13/8 with Betfair for Christian Benteke to score anytime for Villa.
For those who prefer betting with higher stakes, Betfair has a superb promotion this weekend. Bet on a four-match accumulator with all matches on the "Both Teams to Score" bet, and you'll get a free bet if one of the matches doesn't go according to plan. More details are on BookieSmash, the only place to go for successful sports betting.