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Premier League Predictions: Liverpool, Arsenal & Leicester To Win On Boxing Day – Sports activities Illustrated


The Premier League returns after a six-break break on Boxing Day.

December 26 is historically one of many busiest dates on the EPL calendar and that’s once more the case in 2022.

Seven video games are scheduled, together with three London derbies.

Try our rating predictions beneath.

Brentford vs Tottenham

Brentford have solely overwhelmed Spurs twice of their 18 video games in opposition to one another and people two uncommon victories each occurred within the Forties.

However Brentford have already claimed wins over Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United this season.

So Brentford have what it takes to compete with Spurs, particularly as Hugo Lloris and Cristian Romero are unlikely to function simply eight days after enjoying within the World Cup remaining.

Rating prediction: Brentford 1-1 Tottenham

An action shot taken during Brentford's 2-1 win at Manchester City in November 2022

An motion shot taken throughout Brentford’s 2-1 win at Manchester Metropolis in November

Southampton vs Brighton

No Premier League group have misplaced extra video games than Southampton this season, whereas solely Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and the 2 Manchester sides have higher away data than Brighton.

Alexis Mac Allister, who’s at present having fun with an prolonged break after profitable the World Cup with Argentina, might be an enormous miss for Brighton.

However the Seagulls should still have sufficient to shade this South Coast battle.

Rating prediction: Southampton 1-2 Brighton

Brighton hat-trick hero Leandro Trossard pictured celebrating one of his goals during a 3-3 draw at Liverpool in October 2022

Brighton have claimed 10 factors on the highway this season, together with one in a 3-3 draw at Liverpool

Leicester vs Newcastle

Leicester thrashed Newcastle 4-0 on this fixture final season.

However Newcastle have improved considerably since then, whereas Leicester have endured a really poor begin to the season.

Nonetheless, Leicester appeared glorious within the EFL Cup on their return to motion following the World Cup. In the event that they click on, a house win feels seemingly.

Rating prediction: Leicester 3-1 Newcastle

Youri Tielemans pictured celebrating after scoring for Leicester City during their 3-0 win at MK Dons in December 2022

Leicester gained 3-0 at MK Dons within the EFL Cup of their first match after the World Cup

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Crystal Palace vs Fulham

Crystal Palace are unbeaten of their final 5 video games in opposition to Fulham.

This fixture ended 0-0 the final time it was performed, in February 2021, and one other goalless draw is a definite risk.

Palace may be very tough to interrupt down, whereas Fulham have already been concerned in two 0-0 attracts this season – in opposition to Wolves and Everton.

Rating prediction: Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham

An action shot from the 0-0 draw between Crystal Palace and Fulham in February 2021

An motion shot from the 0-0 draw between Crystal Palace and Fulham in February 2021

Everton vs Wolves

Wolves, now below new administration with Julen Lopetegui, are the bottom scorers within the Premier League this season with eight targets in 15 video games.

Everton have solely scored 11 occasions themselves, so it will be stunning if Goodison Park witnessed a traditional on Boxing Day.

Wolves beat Everton 2-1 and 1-0 final season so it will not be a significant shock in the event that they managed to sneak one other slim victory. 

Rating prediction: Everton 0-1 Wolves

Julen Lopetegui pictured during his first game as Wolves manager - a 2-0 win over Gillingham in the EFL Cup in December 2022

New Wolves supervisor Julen Lopetegui is about to take cost of his first ever Premier League sport

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Emiliano Martinez won’t play for Aston Villa on Boxing Day because the Argentina goalkeeper has been granted additional day off after profitable the World Cup.

Robin Olsen, Martinez’s seemingly alternative, has conceded eight targets in his two Villa appearances this season.

With Mo Salah rested and raring to go, Olsen could possibly be in for one more irritating outing.

Rating prediction: Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez pictured saving a penalty kick during the 2022 FIFA World Cup final

Emiliano Martinez won’t play for Aston Villa on Boxing Day

Arsenal vs West Ham

Arsenal have gained their final seven residence video games in opposition to West Ham.

Gabriel Jesus is unavailable however his seemingly alternative has a stable report in London derbies. 5 of Eddie Nketiah’s 26 Arsenal targets have come in opposition to capital opposition.

The gang may play an enormous half on this sport. The house followers on the Emirates Stadium needs to be nicely up for this one as a win would see Arsenal transfer eight factors away from title rivals Manchester Metropolis.

Rating prediction: Arsenal 2-0 West Ham 

Eddie Nketiah pictured celebrating after scoring for Arsenal in a 5-1 win over Everton in May 2022

Eddie Nketiah is anticipated to guide the Arsenal assault in opposition to West Ham

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