Premier League January Transfer Window Betting Tips

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Updated Wednesday 1st February 2017, 08:47 AM

With the January transfer window set to slam shut at 11pm tonight, a whole host of European clubs will be looking to strengthen their squads ahead of the second half of the season. Expect plenty of activity from the sides battling against relegation from the Premier League, with Hull City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Sunderland seemingly the most active ahead of the deadline. Meanwhile, those teams in midtable might also be on the lookout for players to strengthen their squads. Sports.net takes a look at who could be moving where in the next few days.

How the Bookies See it

  • Mathieu Debuchy to Sunderland: 3/1
  • Leonardo Ulloa to Sunderland: 4/5
  • Mamadou Sakho to Crystal Palace: 1/2
  • Jermain Defoe to West Ham: 7/1
  • Robbie Brady to Burnley: 1/5
  • Phil Jagielka to Sunderland: 11/2
  • Ashley Young to Everton: 7/1
  • Michael Keane to Everton: 7/1

*Odds with Sky Bet

Possible Transfer Targets

Mathieu Debuchy has struggled to adapt to life at Arsenal since his arrival from Newcastle United in 2014. The Frenchman has made just 23 appearances for the Gunners and could be ushered towards to Emirates exit before 11pm. 

Leonardo Ulloa may have been part of the Leicester City side that claimed the unlikeliest of title wins last season, but the 30-year-old has made it clear he wants to make a swift exit from the King Power. A reported fall-out with manager Claudio Ranieri has led to the striker feeling 'betrayed', meaning a move could be imminent.  

Mamadou Sakho hasn't played for Liverpool since being sent home from the team's pre-season tour of the United States and looks certain to leave Merseyside sooner rather than later. The Frenchman may be a cult hero at Anfield, but his relationship with manager Jurgen Klopp seems broken beyond repair and a move could be on the cards before the month is out.

Jermain Defoe may be 34, but the Englishman is a player in demand following a purple patch for relegation-threatened Sunderland. The former West Ham United and Spurs forward still possesses an eye for goal and recently reached double figures for the season, qualities that could see mid-table Premier League sides keen to acquire his services. 

Robbie Brady is a man in demand and is attracting attention from some of the Premier League's mid-table sides. The 25-year-old, who scored Ireland's winning goal against Italy at Euro 2016, won't come cheap, though, with Canaries' manager Alex Neil telling potential suitors to 'up the ante'.

Phil Jagielka has been a part of the Everton backline for almost a decade, but the Manchester-born defender's time on Merseyside could be nearing its end. A lack of first team action has forced the 34-year-old to consider his options and a move could be on the cards before Tuesday's deadline.

Ashley Young could be another big name heading for the Old Trafford exit. The 31-year-old has only made a handful of appearances this season and could be forced to look elsewhere for first team football. United have stated the midfielder is not for sale, but a big enough offer could see this change.

Michael Keane has been a rock in Burnley's backline this season, helping the Clarets establish themselves in the Premier League following promotion last term. Sean Dyche has already warned off potential suitors, but could the 24-year-old be tempted away from Turf Moor if a really big club came calling?

Sports.net’s View

Expect rumours to fly as the transfer window comes to a close, with players likely to move in search of first team football and the prospect of better wages. As usual, the clubs towards to bottom of the Premier League might be tempted to splurge on players they deem to be match winners, so don’t be surprised to see plenty of new faces arriving at the likes of Hull, Sunderland and Crystal Palace.

As for the top of the table, Chelsea could look to further strengthen their side as they push for a fourth Premier League title, while Jose Mourinho’s rebuilding project at Manchester United has alrady seen Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay shown the door, and could see more fringe players leave as the owners look to profit on the club’s deadwood.         

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Robbie Brady to Burnley - 1/5 with Sky Bet


**Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 February 2017 08:47:10+00:00
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