A happy new year and welcome to 2018! This year is another packed calendar with huge sporting events around the world and therefore a chance to make some money! Betting Tip Stars will be with you every step of the way and to start with we look at the first week of January and have three tips just for you, our readers.
PDC World Championships
Tonight is the biggest night in the darts calendar. The PDC World Championships final at the Ally Pally and a familiar face is involved. Phil Taylor has reached yet another world final and is looking for an 18th title. He breezed past surprise debutant Jamie Lewis in the semi-final.
The Power’s opponent is Rob Cross. The 27-year-old from Hastings only turned pro in 2017 but it has been a meteoric rise for the youngster, culminating in a scintillating victory over favourite Michael Van Gerwen.
Despite reaching the final Taylor is adamant this is his last match and therefore it could be written in the stars for him to lift the trophy. The matchup appears to be a less than subtle metaphor to the changing of the guard with young Rob Cross blazing a trail. Both men will be motivated, and it will hopefully be a showstopper that this year’s competition deserves. We see this being a step too far for Rob Cross and Phil Taylor will end his career in glory!
Premier League Arsenal v Chelsea Wednesday 3rd January.
It is yet another season of fourth place aspirations for Arsenal. They are looking to close the gap on Chelsea but have only had two wins in their last seven. They come up against a Chelsea side who lost their second place to Manchester United on the weekend but can regain that with a win over their London rivals.
Chelsea have won their last two games and scored seven goals in the process. A strange connection is appearing between Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spanish duo have been working with a sixth sense, connecting with a cross and header a combo reminiscent of the Premier League of old.
Arsenal are sorely missing Ozil, who is out with an injury and will not feature against Chelsea. His creative force has finally been shining this season but without him, the side rely to heavily on Alexis Sanchez to create and score the goals!
Eden Hazard was rested against Stoke on Saturday and the Blues still managed to win 5-0! He is back for this game against Arsenal and it is yet another opportunity for him to show his ability.
While Arsenal needs the win more Chelsea is a step too far for this poor performing Arsenal side. The bookmakers agree with us with favourable odds for the blues at 6/4. The best bet would be Morata to score first. Unibet have odds of 21/5.