Premier League on Betfair: Chelsea and Man City maintain momentum and Hull record vital win

Diego Costa notched his 13th goal of the season against West Ham
Diego Costa notched his 13th goal of the season against West Ham

It was a packed day of Boxing Day action in the Premier League, and Luke Moore runs the rule over the betting...

"Manchester United recorded their seventh win in eight Premier League games with a 3-1 win over Newcastle, and despite the Red Devils not playing to their potential recently they're in the winning habit and might be the value side in this season's title race at a huge 23.022/1."


Chelsea started the day off with a solid win against West Ham in the day's early kick off at Stamford Bridge. 28.027/1-to-be-first-goal-scorer John Terry opened the scoring early on before Diego Costa was able to double their lead and send them on their way to a convincing victory.

That of course put the pressure on fellow title contenders Manchester City, but they were able to put West Brom to the sword at the Hawthorns. Goals from Yaya Toure, Fernando and David Silva saw the visitors triumph 1-3 and City are now 3.711/4 to successfully defend their title, with Chelsea remaining odds-on favourites at 1.4840/85.

Manchester United recorded their seventh win in eight Premier League games with a 3-1 win over Newcastle, and despite the Red Devils not playing to their potential recently they're in the winning habit and might be the value side in this season's title race at a huge 23.022/1.

Down at the wrong end of the table, Hull clinched a much-needed win over Sunderland. It was a disastrous start for Steve Bruce's men after they went a goal behind after just a minute, but they were able to turn it around and the score eventually finished 1-3 and the Tigers moved out of the relegation and out to 3.55/2 for the drop.

Southampton got firmly back to winning ways with a huge 1-3 win at Selhurst Park over Crystal Palace, with Scott Dann notching a consolation late on to reduce the home side's arrears after Saido Mane, Ryan Bertrand and Toby Alderweireld put the visitors 0-3 up and firmly in control. Saints are 5.04/1 to be sat in that top four position at the end of the season.

In the afternoon's other fixtures, Swansea beat Aston Villa 1-0 thanks to a Gylfi Sigurdsson goal, Spurs beat Leicester City 1-2 at the King Power stadium and are now 6.05/1 for a top four finish, Stoke beat Everton 0-1 at Goodison Park and Liverpool travelled to Burnley and edged them out 0-1, through a Raheem Sterling strike.

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