The busy Christmas programme continues on Monday 28th. Here are the pick of our bets for the festive programme

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Stoke City to beat Everton 17/5 BetVictor

Tottenham Hotspur to beat Watford 23/20 William Hill

West Ham and Southampton to draw 12/5 Bet365

Everton v Stoke City.

Both teams won on Boxing day. Stoke played at lunchtime and beat Manchester United 2-0 whilst Everton played five hours later and won in the last minute at Newcastle on a heavy pitch. Over the congested Christmas period, although team rotation is likely, that four hours difference in playing time could be vital and in what looks likely to be a close game Stoke at 17/5 with BetVictor looks a very interesting price indeed

Watford v Tottenham

Watford’s form, led by the goals of Ighalo and Deeney, continued on Boxing Day with a good draw at Stamford Bridge whilst Tottenham brushed aside Norwich City 3-0 at home. Tottenham face the short trip to north of London on Monday in the top four. This is a game between two in-form sides who are solid defensively with consistent goal-scorers. Tottenham will probably have sufficient quality to get a result here and are best priced 23/20 with William Hill to do so

West Ham v Southampton

Shorn of their main creative influence Dimitri Payet West Ham have drawn five league games in a row only scoring two goals in that period and they meet a Southampton side who pulled off a shock 4-0 win at home to Arsenal on Boxing Day night, playing with an intensity not seen for many weeks. This game comes only 40 hours after that win though and it will be a big ask to repeat those heroics. With West Ham struggling for form the most likely outcome appears to me to be the draw at 12/5 with Bet365, with the value on backing Southampton having disappeared in the aftermath of the Arsenal win, they are 5/4 favourites to win the game which would have been an unthinkable price monly a week ago.

Recommendations

Stoke City to beat Everton 17/5 BetVictor

Tottenham Hotspur to beat Watford 23/20 William Hill

West Ham and Southampton to draw 12/5 Bet365