Mythbusters: 4 favourites to bet against on New Year's Day
We pick out underdogs from the Premier League and Championship that could get your 2018 off to the perfect start.
Leicester not to beat Huddersfield – (15.00)
Despite an initial burst of good form under Claude Puel, Leicester’s form has slumped over the last fortnight.
The Foxes are without a win in five matches, losing to Crystal Palace and Watford, and have now won just two of their last six at the King Power Stadium.
Considering that Huddersfield have only lost one of their last seven – including a 4-1 win at Watford and 1-1 draw at Southampton – they are a good bet to earn at least a point.
Manchester United not to beat Everton – (17.30)
Everton’s positive start to life under Sam Allardyce includes draws with both Liverpool and Chelsea, and a similar performance could produce a similar result against Manchester United.
The Toffees have conceded just one goal under the former England manager at Goodison Park, with Wayne Rooney – on a run of six league goals in five appearances – capable of doing the damage against his former club.
Manchester United’s victories at Watford, Arsenal and West Brom were tainted by the fact that defensive trepidation allowed positions of complete dominance to be relinquished.
And having subsequently dropped points against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton, Jose Mourinho’s side are clearly fallible.
Norwich not to beat Millwall – (15.00)
Norwich have only beaten out-of-form sides Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham in their last 13 matches – a run that includes defeat at Bolton, and a home draw with Barnsley.
And Millwall, who would leapfrog Daniel Farke’s strugglers with a win, are nicely poised to take advantage.
Neil Harris’ side have emerged with just one defeat from a run of five consecutive matches against top-eight sides in December, before Friday's win over QPR.
A creditable 2-2 draw with runaway leaders Wolves on Boxing Day followed impressive wins over Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.
Sheffield Wednesday not to beat Burton – (15.00)
Sheffield Wednesday are still vulnerable, despite their 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.
The Owls had failed to take three points from any of their eight previous matches, lost at Brentford last time out, and have won only four of their 12 games at Hillsborough this season.
And the managerless hosts should be wary of Burton, for whom back-to-back away wins at Bolton and Reading in the last fortnight have reversed a worrying record on the road.
*Odds subject to change.