Boxing Day Preview and Betting Tips
Well the festive period is finally upon us and it’s a time of year we all look forward to, lots of food, lots of drink and unlike other European leagues there’s also lots of football, the action kicks off Boxing Day with fixtures right the way through to the New Year.
Stoke to beat Chelsea 9/4 – bet365
Newcastle v Everton Draw/BTTS 10/3 – Titan bet
Arsenal to beat Southampton 21/10 – bet365
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Stoke City v Man Utd
Stoke City get the ball rolling with the Boxing Day early kick off, as they host a Manchester United side that appear to be a little out of sorts, despite sitting 5th in the league just eight points off top.
Stoke are a bit of an enigma in front of their own fans so far this season, with victories over Chelsea and Man City mixed in with less than impressive loses to Crystal Palace and Watford.
United are now currently six games without a win, a run which includes elimination from the Champions League and three straight loses, so with pressure mounting on Van Gaal’s uninspiring team the home side look a good bet at 9/4.
Newcastle v Everton
It’s not often we find ourselves saying this but Newcastle United v Everton looks to be an exciting encounter that promises goals, due to both sides inability to shut the back door.
Everton have no issues with scoring goals and taking the lead but have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 league games, most of which have seen them self-destruct going from a certain win to a disappointing draw and lose a lot of points along the way. Backing the draw and both teams to score could pay dividends at 10/3.
Southampton v Arsenal
The late Boxing Day game sees title challengers Arsenal take the short journey to the south coast to St Mary’s for what has been a tricky encounter in recent years. Southampton are yet to be beaten by the Gunners since their impressive return to the top flight in 2012, but their form is nowhere near what it has been in the last few seasons.
The Saints are six games without a win, managing just one draw, Arsenal however appear to have turned a corner with some unified and conquering displays of late and look on course to banish the St Mary’s curse and are priced at 21/20 to do just that.