It’s the festive season, and we’d love nothing more than a winning Saturday accumulator to add the icing on the Christmas cake. Let’s hope that’s what these three teams can provide with this 6/1 treble.
We’ve got good reason to fancy all three sides here as they look to start a hectic eight-day period in stunning style. With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, we certainly wouldn’t mind the extra beer tokens either.
Liverpool V Leicester City
Claudio Ranieri’s men have enjoyed a near faultless start to the season, and being top at Christmas is a mind-blowing achievement in itself. Unfortunately, this run does have to come to an end for the Foxes and Anfield could be where it start to go wrong.
Leicester had a slight degree of good fortune in the fact Everton were hell-bent on giving away penalties last weekend. However, this second trip to Merseyside will be even harder as Jurgen Klopp’s wounded Reds look for a big response.
The Reds were humbled by Watford last week, and were fortunate to get a home point against West Brom before that. However, the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Christian Benteke and co will cause problems for the visitors. Quite frankly, those defensive deficiencies could be the Foxes downfall.
Leicester are a very good side and will show that with another spirited performance. However, they will inevitably lose quite soon. We think this will be their first major blow.
Liverpool Win @ Evens with Betfred
Ipswich Town V QPR
In the Championship, things finally seem to be settling down for QPR. New boss Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink is getting into the swing of things while the team are now unbeaten in five league outings. However, we think they could be in for a disappointing Boxing Day afternoon at Portman Road.
The visitors have struggled for goals on the road, and could find it tough going against a home side that is particularly difficult to beat. Charlie Austin will always give QPR some hope in front of goal, but a return of just eight away goals is cause for concern.
Meanwhile, Mick McCarthy’s men will be looking to the likes of Freddie Sears and Daryl Murphy for big inspiration. The hosts have shipped 12 home goals, but the 13 they’ve scored should give them confidence ahead of this one. A fourth win in six league matches would keep them in the play-offs, and that’s exactly what we’re backing the home side to win.
The Tractor Boys will be tested, but we’re backing them to pass it with flying colours.
Ipswich Town Win @ 6/5 with Betfred
Kidderminster Harriers V Cheltenham Town
Our final selection comes from the Conference where the league leaders head to rock-bottom Kidderminster. At a glance, it looks like an easy away win. After further research, nothing has changed our opinion on this matter and we’re backing the Robins to fly.
Gary Johnson’s men are unbeaten in 12 league matches, winning five of their last seven, and are now firm favourites to gain instant promotion back to the Football League. Meanwhile, with strikers Danny Wright and Amari Morgan-Smith scoring goals, there’s no reason to doubt their credentials here.
Conversely, David Hockaday’s Harrierss are on a run of four consecutive defeats in all competitions. Furthermore, they’ve won just twice at home, posting only nine goals in 12 matches at Aggborough. Quite frankly, it’s hard to see them improving this record against Cheltenham.
They may be pushed to work for it, but we do think the visitors will prevail.
Cheltenham Town Win @ 3/5 with Betfred
A £10 treble pays £70.40 with Betfred