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The Premier League action comes thick and fast over the festive period.

Here are our top betting tips and predictions for two of the big games taking place over the next 48 hours…

Brighton v Arsenal – Tuesday (6pm)

Arsenal claimed a much-needed and morale boosting win over Chelsea on Boxing Day to ease the pressure on Mikel Arteta.

They were hugely impressive against their London rivals and will be desperate to follow that up with another three points on the south coast.

Mikel Arteta will look to end the year on a high with a second straight win

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Mikel Arteta will look to end the year on a high with a second straight win

Brighton won home and away against Arsenal last season and the Gunners are winless in their last five league visits to the Amex (D1 L4).

However, Graham Potter’s side have been woeful on home soil in 2020 – winning just one of their 16 Premier League games at the Amex – and haven’t won any of their last five games.

We can’t see anything but an Arsenal win here – a decent price at 13/10 – and expect them to do it comfortably.

Arteta’s men to claim all three points and over 1.5 goals in the match is worth a punt at the 19/10 on offer while the visitors to score twice or more also catches our eye at 13/10.

Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions this season, with six goals, and is set to lead the line alongside the returning Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

All four of Lacazette’s goals in the Premier League this season have been the opening goal of the game so we like the 9/2 on offer for him to net first against Brighton.

talkSPORT’s top bets

Tottenham v Fulham – Wednesday (6pm)

Talk of a Tottenham title challenge under Jose Mourinho has quietened in recent weeks.

After a fine run of form, Spurs are now winless in four – picking up just two points from a possible 12 to fall six points off the top spot.

Mourinho accused his side of lacking ambition after they conceded a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Wolves on Sunday having failed to create many goalscoring opportunities – aside from their early opener.

However, we fancy Spurs to end their wretched run and get their season back on track with a victory over struggling Fulham.

Jose Mourinho will hope for a much improved performance from his Tottenham team

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Jose Mourinho will hope for a much improved performance from his Tottenham team

Fulham have lost eight of their 15 games since returning to the top-flight and have a woeful record against their hosts (10 defeats in last 11 vs Spurs).

Tottenham, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League London derbies and Harry Kane well and truly relishes these capital contests.

The England captain is the second highest goalscorer in London derbies in Premier League history (35), with only Thierry Henry netting more (43).

Having failed to net in his last three league games, Kane will be desperate to get on the scoresheet and end his barren run.

Kane is 13/5 to open the scoring and 19/20 to net anytime.

While we’re backing Spurs to take all three points, Fulham have proved a tough nut to crack in recent weeks and we’re not expecting a high scoring encounter.

Under 2.5 goals have been scored in Fulham’s last five games while Tottenham have only scored three goals in their last four games.

We like the 13/5 on offer for a Tottenham win and under 2.5 goals in the match.

Kane to score anytime and under 2.5 goals in the match is also great value at 4/1.

talkSPORT’s top bets


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