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New Year’s EPL Acca – 1st, 2nd & 3rd January 2021

Goodbye 2020, you won’t be missed and hello 2021! Happy New Year to you and what better and brighter way could there be to start 2021 than with a nice selection of games from the Premier League fixtures taking place from the 1st to the 3rd January put together in a tasty little accumulator bet?!

A new year often means new resolutions and after a disappointing end to 2021, after what had been a good start to the year, I have decided to play my cards a little closer to my chest and play things a little safer at least initially. Even then, the inconsistent nature of the Premier League at present is making predicting results very tricky and there’s no evidence that things are going to settle down in that regard any time soon.

There’s been no rhyme and reason to results of late. Liverpool smashed seven past Crystal Palace away from home but then drew successive games against West Brom and Man City. West Brom drew at both Man City and Liverpool, but then were smashed 5-0 at home by Leeds United. Arsenal couldn’t win an argument until they played high-flying Chelsea and then smashed Frank Lampard’s men 3-0. It seems only Manchester United keep on picking up results at the moment and they are far from convincing.

So when things go like this, I think a little extra prudence is in order as hitting those longer odds selections can be a nightmare and in truth, for all the research you do, you would have just as much success in picking an outcome at random.

So for the first few weeks of 2021, I may be looking less for the value odds, and more for the secure bets to get some winning weeks behind me and when things start to settle down a bit more (as I feel they will once we get past January), I can then start to look at some of the better value options again.

So let’s begin our selections for 2021 with this selection of four games in the Premier League.

Premier League Acca – 1st – 3rd January

    • 8:00
    • Fri - Man Utd v Aston Villa - Home Win
    • 12:30
    • Sat - Tottenham v Leeds - Home Win
    • 2:15
    • Sun - Newcastle v Leicester - Away Win
    • 4:30
    • Sun - Chelsea v Man City - Draw
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Bet Analysis: Friday 1st January

Manchester United v Aston Villa – Home Win

At the present moment, these two teams are arguably the most consistent in the Premier League. It’s therefore somewhat typical of the season so far that they are playing each other on the first day of the new year. I have been hugely impressed with Aston Villa this season, I thought their big win over Liverpool was a fluke but they have landed a number of other big and important wins since then and they’ll give United a big test here. However, United are on a roll. They were not great against Wolves but still landed a win thanks to Marcus Rashford’s very late winner and I can see something similar happening here too. I can see United eking out another 1-0 or perhaps 2-1 win here.

Bet Analysis: Saturday 2nd January

Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United – Home Win

With just one win in their last five, Spurs form is actually much worse than Leeds over the same period and they have dropped down the table from top spot, to seventh. Leeds have now won two games in a row and their effervescent attacking style won’t change simply because they are visiting Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. I fully expect Marcelo Bielsa’s team to put on another fine display here, but I think having had their game with Fulham postponed, that extra rest for Tottenham will be a big benefit to them and as such, I am backing them to get back to winning ways here with Son and Kane being the catalyst for a 3-1 victory.

Bet Analysis: Sunday 3rd January

Newcastle United v Leicester City – Away Win

Newcastle earned a creditable 0-0 draw with Liverpool in midweek thanks to some fine goalkeeping and defending and Liverpool’s propensity to miss gilt-edged chances. However, after a draw away to Crystal Palace, I think Leicester City won’t be quite so profligate in front of goal as the Reds were in midweek. Newcastle did have their moments against Liverpool but they seldom threatened and while I expect them to have more chances against Leicester, I think the Foxes will do enough to claim the victory.

Chelsea v Manchester City – Draw

I’ve added this game as it is the biggest of the matchday and even though Manchester City may not be able to fulfil the fixture (in which case, this leg of the bet will be void and we will have to go with the previous three selections). City have won their last three games but having lost a number of players to Covid-19 infections, what team will Pep Guardiola be able to put out? Chelsea’as recent form is not great with just one win and three defeats in their last five. Frank Lampard badly needs a statement win here but I can’t see Chelsea getting it as I think this has the look of a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.

Dean Wyatt

Author: Dean Wyatt

Dean Wyatt is the founder and editor here at Acca Nation. He’s been betting sports for over 20 years and is a profitable sports trader on the exchanges.

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