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Back Mane to score first against Wolves

The Premier League games continue to come thick and fast over the Christmas period and we reckon the layers might be underestimating Newcastle this weekend.

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The First Goal Flutter

Sadio Mane's form this season for Liverpool has been extraordinary, having weighed in with nine Premier League goals and five assists so far. While Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk continue to hog the limelight, Mane continues to fly under the radar but he is arguably Liverpool's most important player. The Senegalese has amazing speed, stamina and balance and we reckon he is worth a bet at 7/2 to score first when the revved up Reds host Wolves on Sunday.

Selection: £2 on Mane to score first at 7/2 with bet365.

The Banker

Everton travel to Newcastle on Saturday but we feel the bookies may have made a mistake pricing the Toon up at 9/4. The Magpies have won three out of their last four at home, and during that sequence also managed a 2-2 with champions Manchester City.

Indeed, they have a better home record than Chelsea, Wolves and Arsenal this season having picked up 16 points from nine matches. Everton are bound to improve under Carlo Ancelotti, who remains one of only three managers to have won the Champions League three times and has bags of experience. However, he will soon find out Goodison is not the San Siro and Everton's away record this season (one win from nine matches) has been poor. Steve Bruce has got the Magpies playing with confidence and on home soil 9/4 looks unmissable.

Selection: £4 on Newcastle to win at 9/4 with bet365.

The Wildcard Tip

Burnley are no mugs at home and look big at 3/1 to beat a a Manchester United side who lost their last Premier League away game to basement-boys Watford. The Red Devils were awful on that occasion and in David De Gea have a goalkeeper who is struggling for clean sheets and in terms of confidence.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likened United's performance at Vicarage Road to his 2008 testimonial and they could struggle against a very physical Burnley side who are more than capable of springing a shock at Turf Moor.

Selection: £2 on Burnley to win at 3/1 with bet365.

The Tasty Treble

Chelsea were excellent the last time they touched down in north London when winning 2-0 against Tottenham, and we fancy them to do the business again when they travel to Arsenal. Frank Lampard's men are a 6/5 shout to beat a Gunners side who have failed to win six of their nine home games so far.

Leicester have suffered a bit of a blip in recent weeks but can bounce back by beating West Ham. The Foxes love to play on the counter at pace and should do the business at 7/10. Finally add in Brighton at 5/6, who look a decent bet to see off Bournemouth. The Cherries have won three times on their travels this season but Brighton are a tough side to beat under Graham Potter and can claim a crucial win on home soil.

Selection: £3 on the treble at 5.85/1 with bet365.

The Euro Wager

The atmosphere should be electric when Celtic host Rangers on Sunday in a match that could go a long way towards deciding the SPL title race. There's not been much between the teams this season but as things stand Celtic have a slight edge at the top of the table and know a win would see them go heavy odds on to land a ninth title in a row.

They won't have it easy against in the Gers though, who really should have won that recent Old Firm Scottish League Cup final. Steven Gerrard's men were excellent on the day but denied due to a truly inspired display by Fraser Forster. Forster's performance in the 1-0 win at Hampden Park was described as "world class" by manager Neil Lennon. A draw on Sunday would not be a disastrous result for either team and could be the play at 5/2.

Selection: £4 on the draw at 5/2 with bet365.

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