A very happy and prosperous new year to all our readers when it comes! Our resident betting analyst, Ric Ennis looks to end the year strong with his picks for round 19 of the Barclays Premier League. The pick of the bunch is certainly Man City’s visit to Anfield on New Year’s Eve who will look to put a damper on the Reds’ party plans. Chelsea will look to capitalise on one or both of their closest rivals dropping points with a 13th successive league win at home against Stoke City while Arsenal are set to stutter against Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace outfit.

What are thoughts? Do you agree with the Russian’s predictions?