By News Team
Last Updated: 23rd December 2021
Boxing Day football has arrived and what a brilliant day of Premier League action we are set for.
We take a look at the stand-out fixtures from this Sunday here.
Man City v Leicester
Top of the table Manchester City take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, but can Pep Guardiola’s side continue their incredible form?
Manchester City have won eight of their last 10 Premier League games against Leicester with their most current victory being a 1-0-win courtesy of a Bernardo Silva goal earlier in the season. The Portuguese attacker has been in fine form throughout the season, and he is priced at 7/5 to grab another goal against the Foxes this weekend.
Leicester have lost three of their eight away league games this season which is the same amount as the whole of last season. They are priced at 14/1 to come away with all three points this time round. Jamie Vardy adores facing Manchester City having scored eight Premier League goals against them, including two hat-tricks. Brendan Rodgers’ leading man is priced at 23/10 to find the back of the net yet again on Sunday.
Aston Villa v Chelsea
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have been struggling in recent weeks and it does not get any easier for his side as they prepare to take on a difficult Aston Villa side at Villa Park.
Aston Villa won this exact fixture 2-1 last season, and you would not put it past Steven Gerrard’s side to come away with the same score line this time round also. A correct score of 2-1 to the Villains is priced at 18/1. Villa have won their last three Boxing Day league games making this their longest winning Boxing Day run since 1913.
Chelsea have lost their last two Boxing Day league games against Southampton and Arsenal. Chelsea have never lost three consecutive games on this day since 1914. The Blues head into this fixture as 4/6 favourites. Chelsea have drawn their last two league games and they have never failed to win three consecutive games since Thomas Tuchel came into the club.