One week before the winter break and we have five more matches drawn from across the UK for you.
With just one pick from Scotland this week, we have pieced together a five selection acca that we hope brings you happiness at this giving time of year.
And with that, happy holidays from all of us at Novibet.
Rangers V Motherwell – Saturday 15:00
Rangers relentless march to the SPL title shows little signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Even without Ryan Jack and Leon Balogun, who will both miss the game through injury, there isn’t much hope for Motherwell.
What slim hope they do have will come from Rangers’ midweek League Cup exit.
Motherwell themselves lost in the previous match, being beaten at home to St Mirren which ensured that they remained in fifth place in the table.
Presently, Steven Gerrard’s men are in a strong position at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, a whopping 13 points clear of their cross city rivals Celtic.
Before they stumbled out of the cup on Wednesday, the Gers hadn’t lost in 27 games and a return to winning ways is on the cards this Saturday afternoon.
Swansea V Barnsley – Saturday 15:00
Promotion hopefuls, Swansea suffered a setback in midweek when they were taken down 2-0 by Derby County.
The Swans can take heart from the fact that they have banked four clean sheets in their five games prior to their Wednesday night wobble.
They have only lost once at home this season, while Barnsley have only picked up one point in five games against top half opposition.
It’s not a record I can see them improving upon here.
Everton V Arsenal – Saturday 17:30
Everton entertain Arsenal on Saturday evening having at last put the brakes on their poor run of form.
Now, the Toffees have pieced together back to back victories to get their season back on track and are once again focused on gaining Champions League football, something which Carlo Ancelotti was clearly brought in for.
Victories without reply over Chelsea and Leicester City will do much for confidence.
Speaking of confidence, visitors Arsenal, under the charge of former Toffee Mikel Arteta, have none whatsoever.
The Gunners are in desperate need of a victory to halt their own slide which has contributed to their worst start in 40 years and were absolutely thrilled with a home draw coming from behind against Southampton in the week.
That says a lot about where the club is at right now.
On the plus side for the Londoners, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang finally scored in the week to put an end to a run of 648 minutes without a league goal.
With Aubameyang back among the goals, the Gunners will feel more hope than before but another fruitless League trip to Merseyside beckons we think.
Everton 2-1 Arsenal
Manchester United V Leeds United – Sunday 16:30
While boasting one of the best away records in the division, Manchester United also hold one of the worst home records.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be pleased then to see another home game come over the horizon, particularly one against their old rivals Leeds.
Leeds have lit up the Premier League since gaining promotion but have stumbled against the bigger teams making this a tougher one to call.
Manchester do seem to have stabilised of late and will fancy their chances of bursting the Leeds’ bubble.
Leeds do normally do damage though so will fancy their chances of breaching the Manchester net at least once.
The safest wager here then would seem to be a home win and both teams to score.
Chelsea V West Ham United – Monday 20:00
Monday night football this week comes from Stamford Bridge where Chelsea welcome West Ham.
West Ham are going great guns right now and are only one and one place behind their hosts who only last week were still being talked about as potential champions.
Two defeats since then has watered down such expectations however, especially now that Liverpool have gone clear at the top.
Frank Lampard remains the boss with the best and biggest squad though so such poor results won’t keep returning forever.
West Ham have proved to be a bogey team for Chelsea of late and the Hammers getting something out of the game wouldn’t surprise in the least.
The Hammers did the double over the Blues last season after all.
That said, I’d rather stick to a both teams to score bet and play it relatively safe.
- Saturday 15.00, Scottish Premier League: Rangers V Motherwell, Rangers to win and over 2.5 goals
- Saturday 15.00, EFL Championship: Swansea City V Barnsley, Swansea to win
- Saturday 17:30, English Premier League: Everton V Arsenal, Everton 2-1 Arsenal
- Sunday 16.30, English Premier League: Manchester United V Leeds United, home win and both teams to score
- Monday 20:00, English Premier League: Chelsea V West Ham, both teams to score