The Best Premier League Bets For Boxing Day

We’ve picked out the best bets for the Boxing Day fixtures, providing odds from our betting partners at William Hill.

The Best Premier League Bets For Boxing Day
The Best Premier League Bets For Boxing Day

The festive period is always a busy and extremely popular part of the domestic football calendar and this year is no different. The traditional Boxing Day fixtures will this year be spread across three days, between the 26th and 28th of December and inevitably there are plenty of betting opportunities throughout the latest round of matches. Here at we’ve picked out the best bets for the Boxing Day fixtures, providing odds from our betting partners at William Hill.

Home win: Newcastle United (v Nottingham Forest) - 4/9

As injuries continue to decimate the Newcastle United squad, Eddie Howe’s side suffered a shock defeat at Luton Town last time out. The Magpies have won just one of their past six games in all competitions yet they remain excellent value to take all three points on Boxing Day.

At St James Park, Newcastle United have taken 24 points out of a possible 27 in the league this season. Only Aston Villa (25 points) have earned more home league points so far in the current campaign. Opponents, Nottingham Forest head to the north east with just one win on the road all season. Now under the guidance of Nuno Espírito Santo, we’re not expecting to see any considerable improvement any time soon.

Away win: Liverpool (v Burnley) - 7/20

Liverpool have drawn their past two Premier League matches yet sit just one point off top spot with 39 points from their first 18 games. As Jurgen Klopp’s side hope to get back to winning ways, a relatively short trip to Turf Moor on Boxing Day could be just the ticket. Burnley’s tails may be up, thanks to a 2-0 win away at Fulham in the last match but The Clarets have lost eight of their nine home league games this season. Liverpool have won three consecutive away games at Burnley without conceding a goal.

Draw: AFC Bournemouth v Fulham - 5/2

AFC Bournemouth won this corresponding fixture last season 2-1, ending a run of three successive draws between the teams. We’re predicting a fourth stalemate in five matches between the sides when the meet at the Vitality Stadium on Boxing Day.

Both Bournemouth and Fulham have enjoyed a decent run of form in recent weeks and on paper, there is not a lot between the sides. Three of Bournemouth’s home fixtures have finished all square this season whilst Fulham have drawn three of their eight games on the road. A draw seems a fair result.

Over 2.5 match goals: Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - 4/9

Brighton & Hove Albion have the worst defensive record of the Premier League’s current top ten with 31 goals conceded in their 18 matches so far. On December 28th they’ll take on Spurs at the Amex Stadium and visitors have scored more away league goals than any top-flight side this season with 20 goals in 8 away league games.

Spurs possess the best away record in the league and whilst we expect them to claim all three points on the south coast, backing over 2.5 match goals is a much safer bet.

Under 2.5 match goals: Manchester United v Aston Villa - 5/4

No club currently outside of the league’s bottom six has scored fewer goals that Erik ten Hag’s under-pressure Manchester United. The Red Devils have netted just 18 times in the Premier League this season and on Boxing Day they take on an Aston Villa side that are considerably stronger at home than on the road. Under Unai Emery, Aston Villa have scored a league high 26 goals in 9 home league games yet on the road they’ve scored just twelve in the same number of matches. As Manchester United struggle for form, under 2.5 match goals looks generously priced.

Anytime goal scorer: Mohamed Salah (17/20), Heung-min Son (6/4), Dominic Solanke (8/5)

Erling Haaland is a major doubt for Manchester City’s trip to Everton yet there are plenty of other goal scorer options that offer superb value for money. The standout pick is of course Mohamed Salah. The Liverpool forward has already netted 12 times in the league this season and with Liverpool expected to win at Burnley on Boxing Day, Salah is a solid option to score at Turf Moor. You can back Mohamed Salah to score first at 7/2 or 17/20 at any time.

We’ve already tipped a night number of goals at the Amex this week and the likelihood of Heung-min Son getting amongst the goals seems reasonably high. Son is 6/4 to score at any time away on Brighton on Boxing Day.

The final goal-scoring selection for us is arguably the Premier League’s most in-form forward. Dominic Solanke has netted seven times in Bournemouth’s last five Premier League games and ahead of Fulham’s trip to Bournemouth on Boxing Day, Solanke looks most likely to find the net at the Vitality Stadium.

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