The Christmas period means that we get the rare treat of a full set of Monday fixtures, and we’re looking to spread the festive cheer with this 9/2 treble.
We’re backing three home sides to all claim crucial victories in their final matches of the season, and we’re confident that they will bring the perfect end to 2015.
Crystal Palace V Swansea City
Alan Pardew’s Eagles have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and will enter the new year with genuine hopes of European football. A home win against Swansea would be the perfect end to a wonderful 2015 at Selhurst Park, and the high-flying Eagles are more than capable of getting it.
Leicester’s incredible form has largely overshadowed Palace, which is working to their advantage. Palace haven’t exactly sparkled at home this term, but they are performing OK and should be confident against an away side that can’t buy a win on the road.
The home side’s pace should be a real threat, as it was against Newcastle not too long ago, while Swansea just can’t get their act together. Meanwhile, things are still in a stage of transition at the Liberty Stadium, which is another reason to fancy the hosts.
It won’t necessarily be easy, but we’re backing Palace to prevail.
Crystal Palace Win @ 5/6 with Bet365
Burnley V Bristol City
Our second selection comes from Turf Moor, where Sean Dyche’s Clarets will be looking to keep up their promotion charge with another three points on home soil. In truth, they should be too strong for Bristol City.
The hosts were fantastic as they brushed Charlton aside via a 4-0 scoreline in their last home encounter, and overall they boast seven wins and two draws from their 11 matches at Turf Moor. They’ve also found the target 21 times in that period and, if they can get the ball to Andre Gray on a regular basis, we’d expect them to increase that tally.
Conversely, the struggling Robins boast just two away wins this campaign, which is the main reason for finding themselves locked in a relegation battle. Steve Cotterill’s men do have goals in them, but they suffered a damaging 4-0 loss in their most recent away trip, and Burnley will be eager to pile more misery on for the visitors.
Burnley Win @ 8/11 with Bet365
Wycombe Wanderers V Crawley Town
In League Two, Wycombe Wanderers have been consistently inconsistent up to this stage. However, the Chairboys still find themselves sitting in and around the play-offs. Ending 2015 with a victory will restore hopes of promotion, and they should be very confident against struggling Crawley.
Gareth Ainsworth’s men are unbeaten in four league matches at Adams Park, which should give them a foundation of confidence. Meanwhile, a return of 17 goals in 11 matches would suggest that they will find the target against an away side that has leaked 24 in just 11 away games.
Perhaps more worryingly, Crawley have lost their last two away games while conceded seven goals in the process. That recent form makes us feel that the Red Devils will struggle against one of the division’s stronger teams, and Mark Yates faces a real battle as he tries to get his team up for this one.
With home advantage on their side, Wycombe’s quality should shine through. Back them to end the year on a high.
Wycombe Wanderers Win @ 4/5 with Bet365
A £10 treble returns £57.00 with Bet365