The English Premier League famous “Boxing Day” is just around the corner. A total of six games are scheduled for the day right after Christmas; that’s right, no vacations for the players, but plenty of entertainment for all of us. Check out our pro soccer picks for English Premier League’s best Boxing Day betting.
English Premier League Betting Lines
Leicester City vs Manchester United
Without a doubt, the best Boxing Day matchup is Leicester City (second place) against Manchester United (third place).
The “Foxes” climbed to second place (27 points, four less than Liverpool) after beating Tottenham 2-0; Jamie Vardy scored once again (he’s the team’s top scorer with 11 goals). The defense hasn’t allowed any goals in their last two victories.
The “Red Devils” haven’t lost in their last seven English Premier League games. Their last match was a huge 6-2 victory against Leeds United; they have 26 points thanks to an 8-2-3 record, and they have scored 28 goals (third best in the league).
Bruno Fernandes is on fire. He scored two goals against Leeds United, and he’s the team’s top scorer with nine goals despite playing at midfield (he also leads the assists department with five).
Last season, Manchester United won both games against Leicester City. First, they won 1-0 at Old Trafford; later they beat the “Foxes” once again at King Power Stadium (2-0).
English Premier League Best Boxing Day Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction: Manchester United to win 2-1
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Believe it or not, Arsenal haven’t won an English Premier League game since November 1. Since then, they have an 0-2-5 record, and now they are in fifteenth place with 14 points, just four points away from the relegation zone.
Arsenal’s lack of leadership on the field is one of the many reasons for their debacle, but Mikel Arteta (manager) has a very good squad at his disposal and things could change pretty soon.
But that’s why Chelsea come in as the favorite for next Saturday. The “Blues” just beat West Ham United 3-0 and they are in fifth place with 25 points (7-4-3 record); they have scored 29 goals (second best in the league) and allowed 14 (third best in the league).
Tammy Abraham (five goals), Timo Werner (four goals), Kurt Zouma (four goals) and Jorginho (three goals) have carried the offensive load.
Last season, Chelsea beat Arsenal on the road 2-1. Later, they drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
English Premier League Best Boxing Day Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction: Chelsea to win 2-0
Manchester City vs Newcastle
|Manchester City||-2 ½||-750||3 ½|
|Newcastle||+2 ½||+1900||3 ½|
After a very rough start, Manchester City have turned things around and now they are in eighth place with 23 points (one game less than the majority of the top seven). They haven’t lost in their last five domestic games; more recently they beat Southampton (seventh place) 1-0 thanks to a Raheem Sterling goal.
The “Citizens” have scored just 19 goals, but they own the best defensive unit after allowing just 12 goals in 13 games.
Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling, both with four goals, are the team’s top scorers. As usual, Kevin De Bruyne has been sensational and leads the team in assists with seven (second best in the league).
Newcastle just drew 1-1 against Fulham, and prior to that they lost 5-2 against Leeds United. They already lost against Chelsea and Manchester United, but they managed to draw against Tottenham.
Believe it or not, Newcastle lead the all-time series against Manchester City 72-40-70, but the last time they met Manchester City crushed Newcastle 5-0.
English Premier League Best Boxing Day Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction: Manchester City to win 4-1.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace
|Aston Villa||– ½||-110||2 ½|
|Crystal Palace||+ ½||+285||2 ½|
Aston Villa have been having a pretty good season so far. Yes, they are in ninth place (22 points), but they have two games less than the top two teams; assuming that they win both games, they could be in second place with 28 points and that’s crazy for a team that’s more used to fighting near the relegation zone.
They haven’t lost in their last three games, and they haven’t allowed any goals in their last three games either. More recently, they beat Albion 3-0.
Aston Villa own the second-best defensive unit in the league after allowing just 13 goals in 12 games. Individually speaking, Jack Grealish is having a very good season, he’s one of the tournament’s assists leaders with six.
Crystal Palace have three games in a row without winning and they just lost 7-0 against Liverpool. They have allowed 25 goals (third worst in the league).
Aston Villa lead the all-time series against Crystal Palace 19-14-12.
English Premier League Best Boxing Day Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction:
Aston Villa to win 2-0
Rest of the English Premier League Fixture Schedule
- Fulham vs Southampton
- Sheffield United vs Everton
- Leeds United vs Burnley (Sunday, December 27)
- West Ham United vs Brighton (Sunday, December 27)
- Liverpool vs Albion (Sunday, December 27)
- Wolverhampton vs Tottenham (Sunday, December 27)
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