Boxing Day Crackers
Rejuvenated United head GW18 goal figures
There is renewed sense of optimism on the red side of Manchester, with United recording three straight Premier League wins for the first time since the conclusion of Gameweek 3 but perhaps even more telling during this sequence, was the late winning goal at Selhurst Park, a trait that was reminiscent of the Alex Ferguson era.
The bookies must be impressed, since their latest odds lines indicate that the Red Devils are not only expected to score more goals than any other side in Gameweek 18 but also concede the fewest.
Any team that boasts the best goals supremacy figure needs to be taken seriously in any round of fantasy football games, so it’s perhaps ironic that David Moyes, the original ‘Chosen One’, will have the opportunity to test José Mourinho’s new-look United side and see just how special they are, when his current team Sunderland visit Old Trafford.
League-leaders Chelsea will be deprived of the services of suspended duo Diego Costa and N’Golo Kanté, when Bournemouth visit Stamford Bridge and there are a whole host of players, including three from the Blues, that are just one game away from a suspension, before the yellow card amnesty kicks in, on the 1st January.
After back to back defeats in the North West, Arsenal will be looking to get their title challenge back on track, when they take on West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates, while Liverpool and Tottenham have their fixtures staggered over the Christmas period. The Reds will entertain Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday, while Spurs visit St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday, where they will face seventh placed Southampton.
Watford get the Boxing Day action under way, when they host Crystal Palace in the early kick-off and there isn’t too much to choose between the two sides according to the latest English Premier League betting odds.
Can Mourinho’s United make it four wins on the trot or will Moyes have the last laugh?