Boxing Day is a holiday that is celebrated in England, Canada and Australia. It's called Boxing Day because workers would pick up their boxed gifts in exchange for reliable service during the year. For the soccer fan, Boxing Day is a day during which all 20 Premier League teams are in action to make for an amazing day to be a fan. Below we will show you how to watch each game as well as a brief preview of each one.
One of the scrappiest teams in the Premier League against the team that can't score to save their lives. Man United recently fell out of the top four after a loss to Bournemouth last week. Stoke is a team that grinds out wins and draws in every game possible. 1-1 draw.
The fighting Klopp's take on Jaime Vardy & Co. Vardy and Ryiad Mahrez have combined for 28 goals but Liverpool is looking like a resurgent team under Klopp and the press can give Leicester some trouble. 2-1 Liverpool.
Bournemouth hasn't lost in five straight games! This looks to be an open game focused on atacking, which is the strength of both teams. 3-2 Bournemouth.
Tottenham vs. Norwich (10:00 am NBC Sports Live Extra Stream):
Tottenham have the joint best defensive record in the Premier League against a mid-level attack, I'll take a strong defense here. 3-1 Tottenham.
Hmm.. a top three team against a team floundering in the relegation battle. Jermaine Defoe will fight his heart out but 5-1 City.
In another year we would be talking about a title challenge from Chelsea, but this isn't that year. The duo of Troy Deeny and Odion Ighalo have Watford flying high in their first year in the Premier League while Chelsea flounders in 15th place with a caretaker manager. 2-1 Watford.
Aston Villa vs. West Ham (10:00 am NBC Sports Live Extra Stream):
Villa honestly looks hopeless so far this season, but West Ham is also in turmoil. I'll take West Ham in this one because Villa needs the January transfer window before they win a game. 1-0 Hammers.
Newcastle has been looking better in recent weeks, while Everton has been done in by bad luck lately. Romelu Lukaku looks like a man possessed while Ross Barkley is in top form. Newcastle will keep up their way of pulling out a point at the end though. 2-2 tie.
Both teams have been experiencing injury troubles lately, but Arsenal has been the team in form. I'm calling a 2-1 Arsenal win.
I really hope that everyone enjoys the Boxing Day fixtures, and if you want to dispute my picks that's what the comments section is for.