Premier League: West Ham should play their part in teatime clash


CHRIS Graham (@chrisgraham79) shares his thoughts on Monday's Premier League card.

Everton v Southampton | Monday 15:00

  • It's 7th v 9th as Everton host Southampton.
  • Southampton's fixture list has been cruel over the Christmas period with three games in a slim five day period. This is Game 3.
  • They took an uncharacteristic beating against Spurs on the 28th and then followed that up with a 2-1 loss at home to West Brom.
  • Their opponents here have had an extra days rest and at this time of the year that could be crucial.
  • Everton dropped more points against Hull on Friday night and while the last three months feel disappointing it is worth remembering they still sit 7th in the table.
  • Conditions suit Everton here with the extra day's rest and their opponents schedule but that's factored into their price.
  • A tepid game looks the call here and Under 2.5 Goals appeals at a shade of odds on.
  • Saints struggle in front of goal while 10 of Everton's last 15 games have gone Under.

West Brom v Hull | Monday 15:00

  • On what we've seen this season West Brom look a much better side than Hull and are a backable price to win here.
  • The Baggies are 11 places above the Humberside outfit and have double the number of points.
  • Tony Pulis's side have won three of their last four home games and drew with Spurs at The Hawthorns earlier in the season.
  • Hull have lost their last seven away games and look destined for the drop after a bright start.
  • This looks the kind of game WBA will relish and they look an interesting price at 20/21.

West Ham v Manchester United | Monday 17:15 | Sky Sports 1

  • West Ham seem to have found their feet in recent weeks and relegation now looks to be a slim prospect.
  • The Hammers are up in 12th after three wins in their last four matches.
  • While they hardly spew goals out, West Ham have notched in nine of their last 10 matches.
  • There is evidence to suggest they raise their games against the bigger sides as we saw in the draws against Liverpool and Manchester United plus the rousing performance against Spurs.
  • It's six wins in a row for Manchester United now and Jose Mourinho's side seem to have clicked.
  • Odds of 4/7 don't appeal but United look on course for another strong performance here.
  • At 5/6 I'll back Both Teams To Score in what should be a fun game.

Best Bets

Everton v Southampton – Under 2.5 Goals (39/50 Marathon Bet)

West Brom v Hull – West Brom to win (20/21 Marathon Bet)

West Ham v Manchester United – Both Teams To Score (5/6 Marathon Bet)



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Chris first got interested in betting back in 2000 when he began working in betting shops throughout Scotland. He has remained in the industry ever since, specialising in marketing and PR roles. Outside of betting, his interests are listening to Blur and following Queen Of The South.

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