Premier League Boxing Day Detailed Betting Preview

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1. Watford vs Crystal Palace

With just one win in their last 5 Premier League games, Watford will be looking to gift their fans the three points when they host Crystal Palace on the Boxing Day in round 18 of the English Top Flight.

Watford holding on to mid table

The hosts have been very inconsistent since last season. Watford have struggled to string the wins together since last year, however the team seems to be holding on to their mid table position in the Premier League table. They have lost 4 of their last 5 league games including their last one against Sunderland away from home where they lost 1-0.

Watford are sitting in 12th place in the Premier League with 21 points from 6 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. They have scored 21 goals and conceded 29 since the start of the season.

Sebastian Prödl lasted 31 minutes in Watford’s 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at the weekend through injury and isn’t expected to recover in time for their Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace. Younes Kaboul could be pulled back into the heart of the back four, although Craig Cathcart is another option after making the matchday squad for the first time in almost three months on Saturday.

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Crystal Palace to escape relegation

The away side is in a much more difficult situation in terms of their position in the league table. Crystal Palace have sacked Alan Pardew and hired former England managed Sam Allardyce in an attempt to get their form going and escape relegation. The visitors have collected just 4 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league fixtures. Their last game finished in a 1-0 loss at home to the unstoppable Chelsea.

Crystal Palace are sitting in 17th place with 15 points from 4 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 28 goals and conceded 32 since the start of the season.

James Tomkins, Bakary Sako, Pape Souare, Connor Wickham, Jonathan Benteke and Steve Mandanda are all long-term absentees, while Loic Remy lacks match fitness.

Betting Tips

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2. Burnley vs Middlesbrough

With one win in their last 5 Premier League fixtures, Burnley will be looking to get a crucial three points in their journey to survive relegation when they host Middlesbrough at the Turf Moor in the 18th week of the Premier League.

Tough calls for Sean Dyche

The hosts have been keeping their mid table position since their promotion this season, however they haven’t been as consistent as they hoped as the team have struggled to add points to their tally in their last two games. Burnley have lost their last two games in the Premier League to West Ham away 1-0 then in their last game to Tottenham away 2-1.

Burnley are sitting in 16th place in the league table with 17 points from 5 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 16 goals and conceded 28 since the start of the season.

Steven Defour tends to be selected for home matches and is expected to return to the starting XI after only starting from the bench in each of Burnley’s last two matches – both were away from home.

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The visitors looking to keep up their form

Middlesbrough started the season on the wrong foot with the team performances and results not so convincing for their fans. However the team have shown glimpses of hope in their recent weeks as they have collected 7 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Swansea City at home where they smashed their visitors with three goals to the good.

The visitors are sitting in 14th place in the league table with 18 points from 4 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. They have scored 16 goals and conceded 19 since the start of the season.

Viktor Fischer only lasted 12 minutes before being forced off with a knee injury in Middlesbrough’s 3-0 win over Swansea last weekend. He isn’t expected to recover in time for Monday’s clash with Burnley.

Betting Tips

First Half Corners Under 5 @ 1.90 – Get Free Bet Here

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3. Chelsea vs Bournemouth

At the top of the table and the bookies favorite to win the Premier League, Chelsea will be looking to extend their impressive run of wins when they host Bournemouth at the Stamford Bridge in the 18th week of the Premier League.

Conte without Costa and Kante

With 8 consecutive wins in the Premier League and three straight clean sheets, Chelsea couldn’t be more ready for the Boxing day game. Conte have revolutionized the way English Football is with hist 3-5-2 formation coming all the way from Italy. The blues have won their last game against Crystal Palace away from home with a tough 1-0 victory.

Chelsea are sitting at the top of the league table with 43 points from 14 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They have scored 35 goals and conceded 11 since the start of the season. They are 6 points clear from their closest competitors Liverpool and they are also the toughest defense in the league as they are the lowest to concede.

N’Golo Kante and Diego Costa are suspended for Monday’s game against Bournemouth after both picking up their fifth yellow cards of the season. Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi should profit as a result of their absences.

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Tough challenge for Eddie Howe

The away side are not as consistent as they wish they could be. Bournemouth have failed to string two wins in a row in 5 league games. They have collected 6 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games winning in two and losing in three. Their last game was against Southampton at home where they lost 3-1.

Bournemouth are sitting in 10th place in the league table with 21 points from 6 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. They have scored 23 goals and conceded 28 since the start of the season.

The Bournemouth manager hinted he could rest Callum Wilson following his return from a long-term knee injury this season, which could benefit Benik Afobe.

Junior Stanislas is closing in on a return but Boxing Day may come too soon for the winger. He is more likely to feature on New Year’s Eve against Swansea.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.90 – Get Free Bet Here

2nd Half goals over 1.5 @ 1.83 – Get Free Bet Here


4. Manchester United vs Sunderland

Unbeaten in their last 5 league games, Manchester United will be looking to get back to the tough title race with another three points when they host Sunderland at the Old Trafford in the 18th round of the 2016/2017 Premier League season.

The hosts looking sharp

Mourinho’s men have been really consistent in the last few weeks as the team have managed to get past their winning drought with three wins in a row in their last three games. United managed to collect 11 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game finished in a 2-0 away win over West Bromwich Albion.

Manchester United are sitting in 6th place in the league table with 30 points from 8 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. They have scored 24 goals and conceded 17 since the start of the season.

Chris Smalling returned to first-team action after nearly two months out with a toe injury in the dying embers of Manchester United’s 2-0 win away to West Brom on Saturday. With Eric Bailly also expected to return to the team on Boxing Day, Jose Mourinho now has plenty of options at the heart of his defence.

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Injury Crisis for the visitors

Sunderland have started to show their fans glimpses of hope in their recent weeks as the team have collected 6 points from a possible 12 in their last 4 games in the Premier League. The have won their last game against Watford at home 1-0.

The visitors are sitting in 18th place in the league table with 14 points from 4 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses. They have scored 15 goals and conceded 28 since the start of the season.

Billy Jones missed Sunderland’s 1-0 win over Watford with a hip injury and the right-back remains a doubt here. With Javier Manquillo also a doubt, Donald Love may feature against his boyhood club. Steven Pienaar is also a question mark ahead of Monday’s fixture.

David Moyes is still without Paddy McNair, Lee Cattermole, Lynden Gooch, Jack Rodwell, Jan Kirchhoff and Duncan Watmore here. Kirchoff is out for a further 12 weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.53 – Get Free Bet Here

Under 2.5 goals  @ 2.25– Get Free Bet Here

Ibrahimovic to score  @ 1.57– Get Free Bet Here


5. Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion

After going 13 games without a loss, Arsenal have lost their last two games in the Premier League. They will be looking to bounce back when they host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in the 18th round of the English top division.

December Curse for the Gunners

The hosts have been struggling at this time of the year every season for many years now as they usually drop a lot of points in the end of December/ beginning of January period. Arsenal seem to do the same this year as the team have lost to Everton after 13 games unbeaten in the league and then they lost City away from home 2-1 last game when the Gunners only had one shot on City’s target.

Arsenal are sitting in 4th place in the Premier League table with 34 points from 10 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. They have scored 38 goals and conceded 19 since the start of the season.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out for Arsenal’s Boxing Day match against West Brom after lasting just 12 minutes as a substitute before being forced off in the second half of their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City because of injury.

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WBA with full squad

The visitors have been in a good form recently. However they lack consistency despite their good overall results. West Brom have collected 7 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Manchester United at home where they lost 2-0.

WBA are sitting in 8th place in the league table with 23 points from 6 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. They scored 23 goals and conceded 21 since the start of the season.

Jonny Evans has missed West Brom’s last two matches due to injury and he remains a doubt for the trip to Arsenal on Monday.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 2.00 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65– Get Free Bet Here

Sanchez to score @ 1.61– Get Free Bet Here


6. Leicester City vs Everton

After their disappointing draw last game, Leicester City will be looking to give their loyal fans the three points when they host Everton at the King Power Stadium in the 18th round of the Premier League season.

Ranieri without Vardy and Huth

The hosts have been struggling in the Premier League since the start of the season due to the limited players they have and the fatigue that resulted from playing on multiple fronts. Leicester City have collected only 5 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Stoke City away from home where the final score was 2-2.

Leicester are sitting in 15th place in the Premier League with 17 points from 4 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. They have scored 23 goals and conceded 29 since the start of the season.

Jamie Vardy was shown a straight red card in their 2-2 draw with Stoke last time out Leicester failed in their attempts to overturn the decision. Danny Drinkwater has missed Leicester’s last four matches through suspension and injury and remains a slight doubt here with a knee injury.

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Everton looking for consistency

The visitors are in a much better position than the host in the league table. However, Everton also are struggling with consistency as the team have failed to capitalize on their emphatic home win over Arsenal as they have lost their last game to Liverpool at home 1-0.

Everton are sitting in 9th place in the league table with 23 points from 6 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. They have scored 21 goals and conceded 21 since the start of the season.

Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy were both forced off with injuries during the 1-0 defeat and both are expected to miss out on Boxing Day. Ronald Koeman is also still without Muhamed Besic, Matthew Pennington and Yannick Bolasie, while Arouna Kone is a doubt.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score  @ 1.75 – Get Free Bet Here

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7. Swansea City vs West Ham

After losing two games in a row, Swansea City will be looking to put an end to their downwards trend when they host West Ham at the Liberty Stadium in the 18th round of the Premier League.

Swansea to escape relegation

The hosts have been struggling in and around the relegation zone for the most part of the season. Swansea have failed to get any points in their most recent two games as they lost both to West Bromwich Albion away from home 3-1 then to Middlesbrough away from home in their last game 3-0.

Swansea are sitting in 19th place with 12 points, level on points with 20th place Hull. The team have won 3 games, drew 3 and lost 11, having scored 20 goals and conceded 37 since the start of the season.

Ki Sung-yueng and Federico Fernandez are still the only injury concerns for Bob Bradley, who still doesn’t seem set on his best XI.

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The Hammers are on the up

After a very poor start of the season. West Ham have beer in a really good form in recent weeks to compensate for the points lost at the first 10 games of the campaign. The Hammers have collected a total of 8 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games, losing only one in the same period. Their last game was against Hull City at home where they won 1-0.

West Ham are sitting in 13th place in the league table with 19 points from 5 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. They have scored 19 goals and conceded 31 since the start of the season.

Slaven Bilic will be forced into making at least one change with Pedro Obiang suspended for the Boxing Day trip to Swansea. With Cheikhou Kouyaté now deployed as one of three centre-backs, Edimilson Fernandes may come in to partner Mark Noble at the heart of their midfield.

Betting Tips

West Ham to win @ 2.80 – Get Free Bet Here

Both teams to score @ 1.61 – Get Free Bet Here

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80– Get Free Bet Here


8. Hull City vs Manchester City

At the bottom of the table and without any wins in their last 5 league games, Hull City will be facing a big challenge when they host in-form Manchester City at the Kingston Communications Stadium in the 18th round of the Premier League.

The Tigers are struggling

The hosts have been struggling since the start of the season. It wasn’t surprising to see the Tigers struggle after their hot start of the season, due to the lack of fit first team players and the in term manager who wasn’t replaced at the start of the season. Hull have collected just 2 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against West Ham away from home where they lost 1-0.

Hull are sitting at the bottom of the table with 12 points from 3 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 36 since the start of the season.

Ryan Mason missed the 1-0 defeat against West Ham with a knock but is back in the squad for the reception of Manchester City on Boxing Day. Mike Phelan is still expected to be without his usual absences.

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City fans looking for their Christmas Present

City have been at the title race since the start of the season. However the team have dropped many points in recent weeks as they lost two games in a row to Chelsea and then to Leicester. They bounced back after the Leicester defeat with a home win over Watford before beating the Gunners at home as well 2-1 in their last Premier League game.

The visitors are sitting in 3rd place in the Premier League table with 36 points from 11 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. They have scored 36 goals and conceded 20 since the start of the season.

Fernandinho is available after serving his three-match ban, but Sergio Aguero still has one more game to go before being able to return to first-team action. Ilkay Gundogan has been ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury, while Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph are still not expected back just yet.

Betting Tips

Both teams to score (No) @ 1.95 – Get Free Bet Here

Handicap City (-1) @ 1.83– Get Free Bet Here

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