Gameweek 15 + 16 Preview
Festive football. You can’t beat it.
The Premier League’s seasonal schedule has gifted us pretty much non-stop action, and we’re gifting you with two Million Pound Picks Gameweeks.
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With a couple of Gameweeks to be played and so little time between them, we’re doubling up and making all our Million Pound Picks in one. Here are the all-important details so you know when to make your selections during this hectic week.
Gameweek 15 kicks off at lunchtime on Boxing Day – so you can make your picks anytime from now until 12:25pm on December 26th. The final game takes place on Sunday evening.
Then we go again. The very next day – with an early evening fixture between Chelsea and Aston Villa. That means we need your Gameweek 16 Million Pound Picks by 5:25pm on December 28th. Got that? Good!
Remember – you can go in and change your picks for each game up to 5 minutes before each kick-off. So keep an eye on the team news for squad rotation, players taking Christmas off etc…
There’s waaaay too much football for a game-by-game preview, so we’ll package a few of our favourites up.
Six Boxing Day games get Gameweek 15 going and there’s a few we really like. Ollie Watkins has had some rotten luck with VAR recently, and he can get back on the scoresheet when Villa host Palace. Man City and Everton should also win – and we fancy Raheem Sterling and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to provide the gift of goals.
An any time treble on the three English attackers pays 8/1 with Grosvenor Sport.
Leicester v Man Utd is more tricky. Ole’s Reds are on fire on the road, but Leicester are looking good too and a recent win at Spurs will have the Foxes buoyant. We think Jamie Vardy could do the biz with Brendan Rodgers getting the better of his Norwegian counterpart.
Fulham are improving but Southampton seem the percentage play at Craven Cottage, and the aerial threat of the Saints’ centre-backs could prove key. Jannik Vestergaard is the obvious call based on that, but Roman Bednarek is a threat too and can profit from the extra attention paid to his defensive partner. He’s a huge 35/1 to put Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men in front.
And as for Arsenal v Chelsea… We’ve got to go for the Blues. Frank Lampard’s forwards have quality in spades, none more so than American starlet Christian Pulisic.
Four more games wrap up the Gameweek on Sunday. Leeds, West Ham and Liverpool all go off as favourites and we’re on board. Patrick Bamford, Sebastien Haller and in-form Roberto Firmino are our selections.
A tough one at Molineux though – there’s every chance the Portuguese pair of Nuno Espirito Santo and Jose Mourinho could cancel each other out. Low-scoring affair and we’ll back No Goalscorer.
Nine Premier League games. One Championship game. We’ll address that quickly. Ivan Toney is Brentford’s star striker and has been banging in the goals. He’s a worthy selection here.
OK, Prem. Chelsea and Aston Villa should be fun – but the hosts look stronger and we’ll take Tammy Abraham to net against the side for whom he scored a hatful in the Championship a few years ago.
Patrick Bamford is the only man we’re picking twice over the festive period. A trip to West Brom seems right up his street and he loves a goal on his travels. The classy KDB is our tip as Man City look to keep up some pressure on league-leading Liverpool.
Then, we’re going for some men who are experts in the art of heading a football. Brighton can heap more misery on Arsenal, West Ham have picked up some fine results on the road and can cause Southampton trouble, and Burnley can put another nail in Sheffield United’s coffin.
Our choices to profit in the air are Seagulls skipper Lewis Dunk, the Hammers’ midfield powerhouse Tomas Soucek and Burnley front man Chris Wood.
Wolverhampton Wanderers bring their Portuguese legion to Old Trafford but it could be Man Utd’s very own who settles this one. Bruno Fernandes is our play. That leaves two more – and it should be straightforward for Tottenham and Liverpool.
Harry Kane is the obvious choice when Fulham travel to take on Mourinho’s men. And as for Liverpool, we’re going midfield man Gini Wijnaldum – another player to net against his former employers.
Over and out!
OUR MILLION POUND PICKS
Gameweek 15 (December 26-27)
- Leicester City v Manchester United: Jamie Vardy
- Aston Villa v Crystal Palace: Ollie Watkins
- Fulham v Southampton: Roman Bednarek
- Arsenal v Chelsea: Christian Pulisic
- Man City v Newcastle: Raheem Sterling
- Sheffield United v Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
- Leeds United v Burnley: Patrick Bamford
- West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion: Sebastien Haller
- Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: Roberto Firmino
- Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur: No Goalscorer
Gameweek 16 (December 28-30)
- Chelsea v Aston Villa: Tammy Abraham
- Everton v Manchester City: Kevin de Bruyne
- Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal: Lewis Dunk
- Southampton v West Ham United: Tomas Soucek
- West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United: Patrick Bamford
- Burnley v Sheffield United: Chris Wood
- Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: Bruno Fernandes
- Brentford v AFC Bournemouth: Ivan Toney
- Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham: Harry Kane
- Newcastle United v Liverpool: Gini Wijnaldum
They’re our choices, but it’s all up to you. Get your picks in for Gameweek 15 and Gameweek 16, and have a very happy holidays.
They’ll be even happier if you scoop ONE MILLION POUNDS for free.
*All stated odds correct at time of writing