The middle of the busy Christmas periodof games this weekend

Newcastle v Brighton

Two promoted teams meet in the North East on Saturday. Newcastle, pending a takeover which will hopefully allow a squad makeover have struggled for much of the season and have only won three of nine games at home scoring nine goals while Brighton have only conceded 23 goals in 20 games where they have secured enough, occasional, wins to be 12thin the table at the time of writing

BetVictor have the draw here at 23/10 which looks good value for me for a home side which struggles to score heavily and an away side built on a solid defence

Huddersfield v Burnley

Cntrary to expectations of a season of struggle Huddersfield under David Wagner have been a very solid proposition all season with summer recruitment standing the in good stead and the tactical play surrounding the high pressworking well. Huddersfield are 11th with 23 points and have onlylost three out of ten games at home this season

Burnley led 2-0 at Od Trafford before being pegged back late on to draw 2-2,a result achieved without Heaton,Mee and Tarkowski in defense. A remarkable season so far with 33 points in seventh place and have only conceded 17 goals all season and lost twice in ten games away fromhome

The draw here appeals,at 11/5 with BetVictor

Bournemouth v Everton

Bournemouth go into this game in the bottom three, and this season have sturggled to get their attacking combinations right as they did last season,notably with a drop off in form from Josh King

Everton have stabilised under Allardyce and climbed the table.Successive 0-0 draws at home to Chelsea and at WBA confirm Allardyce’s pragmatism and with the likes of ckford and Keane in good form at the back they are a tough side to break down

The draw here is 23/10 with BetVictor