In a return of our new series “The Gentleman Tipster” gives us his thoughts on what’s good value for a punt in the festive football…
Preston v Leeds
Verdict = Leeds 2/1 w/ BetFair
And Garry Monk’s White Army keeps on rolling. With only two defeats in the last nine league games, and those losses coming to 1st placed Newcastle and 2nd placed Brighton. They may have made Elland Road into a fortress this season but their away form isn’t too shabby either, collecting the scalps of teams like Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Premier League old boys Norwich on their travels. At a price of 2/1 on Betfair there’s value in backing The Whites to get a result at Deepdale.
Watford v Crystal Palace
Verdict = Watford 6/4 w/ BetFair
The Hornets have had some marquee wins at home this season, including a 3-1 romping of Mourinho’s United in September and a 2-1 win against the reigning champions Leicester. Expect them to do it again over the festive period against a Palace team in disarray. With Pardew gone it would be surprising if The Eagles can appoint a new manager before Boxing Day, you try pulling Big Sam away from his Christmas Dinner. The price of 6/4 for the home win should not be sniffed at.