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The Betting Corner: Don't Miss Tottenham vs. Manchester United!

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It's the holiday season, and although in Europe that means a break from football, in England it's the best time to be a fan and to bet on a match. Check out some of the great content we've got on Bookiesmash to make festive football betting the gift that keeps on giving.

The big matches of the weekend are covered as usual. The game we believe will be close, but great value for a bet, is Sunday's clash between Tottenham and Manchester United. White Hart Lane has not been a happy home for Spurs this season, but there were signs against Burnley last weekend that Mauricio Pochettino's plans are starting to be understood by his players.

United have Radamel Falcao looking more like his former self, and Robin van Persie recovering some of that World Cup swagger. This will be a tough test for Louis van Gaal's team, and the game could go either way, with excellent creative players on either side. Check out our full preview and betting tips on Bookiesmash now.

We're always advising you to check out the numbers before you place a bet on football, and we try to help you by bringing the most important stats onto your screen. We've taken a look at the players who top the Premier League top scorers' chart at the halfway point, and analysed whether they are likely to be so goal-happy by May.

You might be surprised who we think is a good bet to keep scoring, and who we predict will lose betting value as the season wears on. Take a look at our Football Betting 101 section for this and more tips to keep your betting life happy.

In case you're wondering why Christmas and New Year is such an important time for British football, we've rounded up some of the reasons why, in the UK, people love nothing more than finishing the turkey and Christmas pudding and either heading off to a game or taking a place on the sofa for the big match.

As this is a time when footballers, rightly in some cases, are getting a lot of aggravation from media and supporters, we also ask if it's time we learned more about these poor misunderstood folk that we watch every week. Check out our article here.

It's been just over three years since football lost a truly great figure - former Wales international player and manager Gary Speed. He wasn't just popular in the UK but also abroad, his hard work and team spirit inspiring some serious fan devotion. Take a look at our article about his colorful football career, and find out how a Norwegian rapper managed to come up with the best football song ever when he told the world about Speed.

We'll keep you informed about the best sports betting odds, and we'll do it with a smile, over on Bookiesmash.

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