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Premier League Boxing Day fixtures and tips – Saturday 26 December

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A full programme of Boxing Day matches in the Premier League kicking off with Stoke City v Manchester United

Forget Christmas Day, we’re all about Boxing Day at bookies.com where punters can enjoy a feast of sport including a full hit of Premier League matches.

It’s pretty unusual to have ten games taking place on the same day, so let’s try and pick out a few winnings bets for 26 December.

Stoke v Man Utd 12:45
We’re particularly sweet on the chances of Stoke City, with the Potters playing better football than opponents who have lost successive matches against Bournemouth and Norwich. Expect the strains of Delilah for most of this encounter!

CORRECT SCORE: Stoke 2 United 1
BEST BET: Stoke to win @ 5/2 with BetVictor

Aston Villa v West Ham 15:00
Three successive goalless draws for the Hammers who are doing the basics right in the absence of Payet, Lanzini and Sakho. It’s likely to be a similar story at Villa Park against a team immune to victories home or away.

CORRECT SCORE: Villa 1 West Ham 1
BEST BET: Draw @ 12/5 with bet365

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 15:00
Three straight wins from the Cherries has catapulted them up the table, although the Eagles are tough nuts on the road. Palace’s away form is 5-1-2 and we think they can expose their opponents in this one.

CORRECT SCORE: Bournemouth 1 Palace 2
BEST BET: Palace to win on Draw No Bet @ 23/20 with BetVictor

Chelsea v Watford 15:00
The Hornets are not without a chance in this one. Chelsea might have beaten Sunderland although the Black Cats were defensively poor and rumours of a revival might be short-lived. We’re happy to go with Watford on the handicap after their win over Liverpool.

CORRECT SCORE: Chelsea 1 Watford 1
BEST BET: Watford +2 @ 7/10 with Coral

Liverpool v Leicester 15:00
Hard to oppose the Foxes after another fantastic win. The victory against Everton means they could be genuine title contenders and they’re a huge price to beat a Liverpool side for whom the bubble has burst.

CORRECT SCORE: Liverpool 1 Leicester 3
BEST BET: Leicester to win @ 29/20 with BetVictor

Man City v Sunderland 15:00
This game has home banker written all over it. City are capable of scoring hatfuls at home, with Sergio Aguero fit again and Sunderland looking vulnerable defensively despite Sam Allardyce trying his best to stem the tide.

CORRECT SCORE: Manchester City 5 Sunderland 0
BEST BET: City HT FT @ 4/6 with Ladbrokes

Swansea v West Brom 15:00
Hard to fancy a toothless Swans side who are without a manager. We think the Baggies will shut up shop and grind out a point from this clash.

CORRECT SCORE: Swansea 0 WBA 0
BEST BET: No Goalscorer @ 7/1 with William Hill

Tottenham v Norwich 15:00
A dicey match for Spurs against opponents bouncing from their win at Old Trafford. Perhaps Tottenham will be stifled and we wouldn’t be backing them at 4/9.

CORRECT SCORE: Tottenham 2 Norwich 2
BEST BET: Norwich +2 @ 7/10 with Coral

Newcastle v Everton 17:30
Everton “should be higher” according to some although they don’t keep enough clean sheets to be challenging for a top four spot. Lukaku might continue his excellent run but Newcastle should get a positive result again.

CORRECT SCORE: Newcastle 2 Everton 2
BEST BET: Draw @ 5/2 with William Hill

Southampton v Arsenal 19:45
Arsenal look a tasty price at odds-against considering Southampton are in trouble at the moment. Ronald Koeman seems at a loss to arrest a slump in form and the Gunners have the tools to win.

CORRECT SCORE: Southampton 1 Arsenal 3
BEST BET: Arsenal to win @ 11/10 with bet365

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