|Date & Time||Friday December 30, 2016, 10:00 AM (EST)|
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December may be here and this marks the end of the year but what it means is that only half the football season is gone and that means there are some good bets that can be made now for end of season results and this is especially true in the English Premier League.
Pick 1: Manchester United to make the top 4. The Red Devils have had a slow start to the season but the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahamovic are really starting to find some form. This side is full of superstars and with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City starting to drop points, I like the price we are getting on this Manchester United side making the top 4.
Pick 2: Alexis Sanchez to be the top scorer. At the moment, the top contenders for the golden boot seem to be Zlatan, Sanchez, Diego Costa and Aguero. I am ruling Diego Costa and Sergio Kun Aguero out of contention because I don’t see them having what it takes to be disciplined enough to play every game. I think the race is between Zlatan Ibrahamovic and Alexis Sanchez but I think this is where age might come into question. Ibrahamovic is not as young as he once was and a long season might cause him injuries and as a result cause him to miss games. This is why my pick is Alexis Sanchez.
Pick 3: Chelsea to win the Premier League. This is not a great one for value but looking at how the season is going, it is hard to see it going any other way. Arsenal and Manchester City are not consistent enough and Liverpool are dropping points since they lost some key players to injury so Chelsea seem like the obvious pick. Along with the fact that they have the Champions League to worry about, this seems like the best choice by far.