2018 Boxing day Premier League football
Boxing day football is one of English football fans favorite periods. That is because during the festive period there are matches every two days. This is great for football lovers who just want to enjoy as many games during the holidays. However, for the managers of the Premier League clubs, this period is a nightmare.
So many matches in such a short space of time makes players tired and leads to many injuries. It can also define your season, if you are in a bad run of form and lose a couple of games in a row, then it puts you in a bad position. On the flip side, if you are in good form then you have the opportunity to break away from your rivals at the bottom or top of the table.
On boxing day there are 9 matches, with only Southampton against West Ham being played on the 27th. There is no one standout fixture that is being played on boxing day, however, there are usually upsets on boxing day, so it will be particularly interesting to see how Liverpool and Man City play. Liverpool host Newcastle, which should be a straight forward game, whereas Man City have to travel to Leicester.
At the bottom of the table, there is a big game between Crystal Palace and Cardiff who are only separated by one point and one place in the table are in 15th and 16th position. This will be a big six-point game for the two clubs and will be an entertaining fixture. Both teams are in a relegation battle and will want to win this to put some space between them and the bottom three.
Manchester United will host Huddersfield which will be Solskjær’s first home game in charge of United. He has been appointed the interim manager until the end of the season after the sacking of Mourinho.