By William Hill
21st December 2018
The Christmas presents are far from done and dusted this festive season, as we’ve still got three more gifts for you to enjoy this Boxing Day. This trio of Premier League bets have proved successful in recent years on December 26th, so rather than attempting to reinvent the wheel, we’re backing them to come up trumps again in 2018:
Burnley vs Everton – Everton to win to nil @ 13/8
The only thing stingier over the festive period than your elderly relative who thinks £5 can still buy you something substantial is the Everton defence. 2014 represents the last time that the Toffees rearguard came unstuck on Boxing Day, with three consecutive clean sheets secured since.
Interestingly, all of these clean sheets have come on the road, with this being the fourth season in succession that Everton are away for Boxing Day. Furthermore, across the last six Premier League gameweeks, Burnley have fired in fewer goal attempts than any other club, suggesting they are most likely of all to register a blank.
Tottenham vs Bournemouth – Spurs to score exactly three goals @ 16/5
Christmas is a time of year for giving and Bournemouth have embraced this across their most recent Boxing Day outings, losing 3-0 at Chelsea in 2016 and then drawing 3-3 at home to West Ham 12 months ago.
Tottenham awaits next and our Boxing Day betting selection is that they follow in the footsteps of their fellow Londoners by netting exactly three goals too.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team have accomplished this in two of their last three Premier League home outings, while goals are normally no problem on Boxing Day either. Spurs have struck eight times across their last two games on December 26th.
Watford vs Chelsea – Troy Deeney to score @ 11/4
As well as giving, Christmas is also a time for celebration and Deeney has done plenty of this across Watford’s more recent Boxing Day encounters. He was suspended for Watford’s 2-1 victory over Leicester last year, but in the two years previous, Deeney converted penalties against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
The Boxing Day betting odds are 8/1 that Deeney scores a penalty against Chelsea again or 8/1 on the Wincast that the striker scores in a fixture that the Blues go on to win.