It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, the bumper Christmas fixture list is almost upon us and it looks like it could be more influential in the Premier League title race than ever before.
The Boxing Day Premier League games never fail to disappoint and with it right at both the top and bottom of the table, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your wagers.
Between December 20 and the start of the New Year, there’s tons of football to watch and every bookmaker will have a huge range of Christmas betting promotions to enjoy. What better present is there?
The likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea see the games come thick and fast and we’ll be here to preview each and every one. That’s right, we don’t take Christmas off and will have all the latest Premier League tips and offers across all our favourite mobile betting apps.
Below you’ll find all you need to know about the Christmas Premier League fixtures, including where to watch them and which clubs take the Boxing Day kick off in their stride…
2018 Premier League Boxing Day Fixtures
Boxing Day is a football tradition and this year will see almost a full set of fixtures with only one game kicking off the following day.
It’s going to be a bumper day, with Fulham kicking things off at 12.30pm against Wolves at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers will be looking to climb off the bottom of the table, with new manager Claudio Ranieri failing so far to kick-start their season.
Wolves on the other hand are flying, having won their last fixtures and sitting pretty in seventh.
Crystal Palace versus Cardiff will perhaps provide the biggest battle, with both clubs firmly chasing survival and lie just a point between each other in the table, meanwhile Burnley will desperate to secure some points at home to Everton.
Higher up the table, Manchester United fans will be hoping their Christmas is a little happier than the rest of the season has been. Jose Mourinho continues to tread on thin ice and a poor performance against Huddersfield could well seal his fate ahead of the January transfer window.
Three games make it to Live TV, with the majority being played in the 3pm slot. Below you’ll find the full list of fixtures alongside their current odds of winning.
December 26, 2018:
Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Burnley v Everton
Crystal Palace v Cardiff City
Leicester City v Manchester City
Liverpool v Newcastle United
Manchester United v Huddersfield Town
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
Watford v Chelsea
December 27, 2018:
Southampton v West Ham United
What Are The Premier League Boxing Day TV Games?
There’s football to enjoy almost every day on TV this Christmas, with just a short break to enjoy the roast turkey.
Boxing Day will see three live games, with the Southampton game the following day also being shown live.
All games across the two days be shown on Sky Sports and NOW TV, with the games on Boxing Day kicking off at 12.30pm, 5.15pm and 7.45pm.
- 12.30pm: Fulham v Wolves
- 5.15pm: Brighton v Arsenal
- 7.45pm: Watford v Chelsea
The following day will see the cameras head down to St Mary’s in the only Premier League fixtures being played outside of Boxing Day.
- 7.45pm: Southampton v West Ham
The Full Christmas Fixture List
Of course, it’s not all about Boxing Day with the festive fixture list hitting full flow on Friday December 21.
That begins at Molineaux and is the perfect accumulator starter for the Christmas period and you’ll likely find a large number of free bets and enhanced odds offers.
You’ll find TV games every day across BT Sport and Sky Sports with all sides playing three times across Christmas.
Below you’ll find a full set of Premier League Christmas fixtures, the odds currently available and where you can watch them.
December 21, 2018:
Sky Sports: Wolves v Liverpool
December 22, 2018:
Sky Sports: Arsenal v Burnley
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion Chelsea v Leicester City
Huddersfield Town v Southampton
Manchester City v Crystal Palace
Newcastle United v Fulham
West Ham United v Watford
BT Sport: Cardiff City v Manchester United
December 23, 2018:
Sky Sports: Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
December 29, 2018:
Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton
Burnley v West Ham United
Fulham v Huddersfield Town
Leicester City v Cardiff City
Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves
Watford v Newcastle United
BT Sport: Liverpool v Arsenal
December 30, 2018:
Sky Sports: Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Sky Sports: Southampton v Manchester City
Sky Sports: Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth
Which Clubs Perform Best On Boxing Day?
The Christmas fixture list can be gruelling, particularly for clubs with smaller squads.
It’s going to be a big three games for every club, particularly when it comes to the title race, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all treading on each other’s toes at the top.
Of the three, Liverpool have the best record when it comes to winning on Boxing Day, with a 46% record. However, both City and Chelsea follow closely at 44%.
City have of course improved that record in recent years as they’ve chased titles, and will be the ones to watch this year alongside Liverpool.
Manchester United naturally have the best record, with the club winning a staggering 55% of top flight games on December 26, although that may count for nothing given recent form, particularly as Huddersfield also have high levels of success on this day.
West Ham have the worst record, so they’ll be pleased to avoid date, facing Southampton the following day. Burnley and Newcastle have also won less than a third of games on Boxing Day, both of whom have tough Merseyside opposition this season.
Best Boxing Day Performers:
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Worst Boxing Day Performers
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Best Premier League Boxing Day Betting Offers
The bookmakers love a Christmas offer and will be splashing their iPhone and Android Betting Apps full of them over the coming month.
You’ll find a huge range of boxing day free bets, welcome bonuses, enhanced odds and more from some of betting’s most familiar faces.
Keep up-to-date with all the best mobile betting offers on our Free Bets Page and make sure you’re receiving the very best in order to boost your payouts during another incredible festive football season.