Well, one of the oldest English sport traditions is here,the Boxing day short preview by Betxpert.
First and foremost, it’s about a full slate of 10 Premier League games all taking place on the same day. That doesn’t happen often, New Years Day and the final day of the season are the only other times, so that special feeling of non-stop soccer really gets the juices flowing. The eyes of the world are on the Premier League on Boxing Day, it is the one day of the year when only games in the UK dominate global soccer coverage and bumper crowds draw in millions in revenue for the clubs on a special day for everyone involved.
Hull F.C. – Manchester United
Let’s go in order. First who will appear on the pitch are Hull City vs Man. Utd. There is a sense that Manchester game is getting to place ,either that or the two previous opponents were miserably bad. With the manager for whom we can not say to many good words,and endless injury list, Man. Utd. is getting their aim. First place is now only eight points away .
On other side Hull is without victory in their four last matches (true last three matches were draws).The felling is that both teams will continue in actual manner,and therefore we give a lead to the Man. Utd.
West Ham United – Arsenal
One of the London derbies. A sad West Ham will play as host vs Arsenal. The Hammers are on the 17th place,only one point from reglegation zone. Arsenal as we can see from previous Premier League and Champions League matches started to lose points, it is time to shape up and West Ham could be opponent for revival, as we know the Hammers are Arsenal customers, last six head to head matches ended in Arsenal getting all the bacon.
Tottenham Hotspur – West Bromwich Albion
Another London team Tottenham will host WBA. Spurs have mounting injury problems, particularly in midfield, but should have Mousa Dembélé back despite being forced off at Southampton last time out. West Brom have no injury worries ahead of a busy Christmas schedule. However WBA are a team in crisis. They have failed to win any of their last seven games and only avoided a home loss to Hull with a late equaliser last time out. They need a new manager to inject some new ideas into the squad, and their poor run could be extended here.
Chelsea F.C. – Swansea City AFC
Chelsea will play vs Swansea. The favourite is obvious,and Swansea is expected to struggle in this match. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 4 league meetings with Swansea and will be looking to continue this run against an under performing Swansea side. The stalemate at the Emirates left them 2 points adrift at of top spot, so Mourinho will be keen to return to winning ways. Swansea have taken only 38 points from 35 league games in 2013 and have won only 2 of their last 13 meetings with Chelsea in all competitions, one of those being at Stamford Bridge on their way to securing the Capital One Cup back in January.
Everton – Sunderland AFC
Everton will host Sunderland. The Sunderland nestled themselves in the 20th place,and looks like they like it there. Everton are undefeated in their last 17 home matches in the Premier League. Sunderland have failed to score in their last 6 away matches in the Premier League. The Toffees have gone 10 games without a defeat, and have not lost at home all season. They will dominate possession – having averaged 55.9% this season to Sunderland 44.8% – and should turn that into goals, having netted 17 more than Sunderland to date. This should be a comfortable home win.
Man City – Liverpool
Central match Man City Vs Liverpool. The City : great attacking line and not so great defense which in the last 8 matches conceded 13 goals. The Liverpool : outstanding Suarez ! Liverpool are still without Gerrard, Sturridge, Coates and Enrique, and could thus stick with the same team that won so convincingly against Spurs and Cardiff in recent weeks. The two highest scoring teams in the Premier League face off in the late kick off on Boxing Day, with City having scored 51 goals already this season and Liverpool 42. City have a a perfect record at home this season (8 wins from 8) while Liverpool have dropped points in 5 of their 8 away matches. A win may thus be beyond the visitors but at the same time, it is difficult to write off Luis Suárez.
That was our boxing day short preview…