This year’s Premier League Boxing Day schedule is lacking in the luster department. Until the last two matches at least.
Leicester host Liverpool at 3pm ET on Thursday with the hope of clawing back some points. The Foxes have been regressing towards their xPTs the past two weeks. However, the Reds are coming off an emotional high and looooong trip back from Qatar. Leicester will be amped up at King Power.
Later on Friday, Wolves host Manchester City. While the FOURMIDABLES have looked, erm, formidable since losing to Manchester United, Wolves are in fine form.
There’s at least some level intrigue in the earlier matches as Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti make their debuts for Arsenal and Everton, respectively.
It’s always one of the most fun days of the year for soccer fans. Here’s a look at 2019 Premier League Boxing Day lines.
Premier League Boxing Day Lines
|Tottenham -186||Draw +340||Brighton +480|
|Chelsea -305||Draw +440||Southampton +800|
|Bournemouth +250||Draw +290||Arsenal -103|
|Sheffield -122||Draw +260||Watford +350|
|Everton -143||Draw +280||Burnley +410|
|Crystal Place +128||Draw +250||West Ham +215|
|Aston Villa +116||Draw +270||Norwich +220|
|Manchester United -315||Draw +440||Newcastle +850|
|Leicester +240||Draw +270||Liverpool +108|
|Wolves +750||Draw +390||Manchester City -265|
Odds & Ends
- Look for a strong rebound from Spurs this week. The -186 is a great value as they should put a paddlin to Brighton.
- Arsenal at -103 on the road against anyone seems ridiculous. Should there be a new manager bump for the Gunners? Probably. But this isn’t a side that’s impressed against anyone lately. Bournemouth at +250 is worth a look.
- Everton, on the other hand, showed signs of life under Duncan Furgeson. The Toffees should put on an impressive display at -143 and run away from Burnley.
- Villa and Norwich has real relegation implications. With John McGinn out for possibly three months, Norwich has an opening to take some points. Look for the Canaries to step up and grab 3.
We’ll preview Leicester vs Liverpool as well as offer our Boxing Day DFS picks later on Tuesday.