We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with friends and family and are looking forward to the traditional Boxing Day card.

It's back to business today and there's plent to look forward to.

Although, maybe not if you're a Manchester United fan! Confidence must be fragile at Old Trafford after another defeat at West Ham on Saturday. More worryingly was a fourth consecutive 90 minutes without a goal, making it just two goals scored in their last six matches.

United’s record against teams in the top half of the table is appalling. They’ve won just four points from a possible 24, their only win coming against Chelsea who are having an equally disappointing season.

The bookies can’t decide between United and Aston Villa tonight, pricing them both up at 8/5 but on current form you’d rather be on the visitors.

Having passed up the opportunity to go top of the table on Friday night Villa can cement their title claims with a win tonight to pile more pressure on to Erik ten Hag.

Like Aston Villa, Newcastle have been excellent at home where they’ve won eight of nine and can add another to that tally today against Nottingham Forest.

Nuno Espirito Santo lost his first game in charge of Forest at the weekend which made if six defeats in seven for the club. They’ve won just once on the road this season and struggled away from the City Ground last term too.

The Magpies are just 1/2 but look a solid selection for today’s Accas.

There’s a cracker of a match in the Championship this evening when second place Ipswich Town host league leaders, Leicester City.

That Tractor boys have stumbled in recent weeks, firstly a 2-2 draw with local rivals Norwich then a 4-0 humbling by nearest challengers Leeds United. Those results have contributed to their 2/1 price tonight.

The Foxes are on a run of five wins in a row and victory tonight would take them nine points clear.

Leicester goals could be the best angle. They’re joint top scorers alongside Ipswich but the hosts defensive record is worse than more than half of the division. That means we could see a couple of goals for Enzo Maresca’s men at even money.

Michael Beale is feeling the heat at Sunderland already. His appointment as replacement to Tony Mowbray has been given a lukewarm reception and his introduction on Wearside resulted in a 3-0 defeat to Coventry on Saturday.

The Black Cats travel south to Hull City this afternoon with the pressure already on Beale. 6/4 on the home win has to be considered.

Rotherham look bang in trouble at the foot of the table and host Middlesbrough who seem to have steadied the ship in recent weeks.

Michael Carrick’s men are in to the semi-final of the Carabao Cup and have recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since October. Pair them with Newcastle for a nice looking North East Double at 7/5.

Dens Park was controversially deemed waterlogged by referee David Munro on Saturday but it should be OK for this afternoon. That left the Dundee kicking their heels but they’ll be well prepared to the visit of champions Celtic.

The Hoops dominated against Livingston on Saturday but still didn’t sparkle in their 2-0 win. Not to worry though, they hit 14 corners to land our Over 10 bet and we’ll be looking for a repeat today at Dundee.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have hit 11, 12, 13, 11, 13, 12, 11, 9, 18 &14 in their last 10 domestic games – an average of 12.3 per game. You can have a bit of 13/10 with Bet365 on them hitting 9 or more – something they’ve obviously done in every on those last 10.

Boxing Day wouldn’t be Boxing Day without a goals bet so let’s go for Over 2.5 Goals at Notts County v Doncaster, Wimbledon v Sutton and Rochdale v AFC Fylde, which pays 375/100.

Super Singles

  • Aston Villa to win 8/5 Bet365
  • Hull City to win 6/4 Bet365
  • Leicester to score 2+ Goals 1/1 Bet365
  • Celtic – Over 8 corners 13/10 Bet365


  • Newcastle & Middlesbrough to win 7/5 Bet365

Over 2.5 Goals Treble

  •  at Notts County, Wimbledon & Rochdale 375/100 Bet365

Upcoming Match Previews & Tips

Racing Tips

It's the best day of the Christmas period as far as racing punters are concerned and Rizzel has scoured the Boxing Day card to pick out six selections to give us some festive cheer.

As always, post your tips for today in the comments section below.

  1. Davinho 6 months ago

    Are bookmakers open today. I.e coral Ladbrokes

  2. tonys 6 months ago

    Bet365 have offer of Newcastle to score first versus Nottingham Forest. Was 2/7, boosted to 1/1. Looks like a good offer. Happy Christmas everyone….

    • mcmarky p 6 months ago

      Thanks for flagging fella! Landed on the 24min nice

  3. Thats the badger 6 months ago

    Good morning all. Had a nice winner on Christmas Eve in Turkey. I really fancy both teams below and will be using the bet builder on 365 to enhance the odds.

    Football ⚽️ Wimbledon vs Sutton United

    🌟 Tip – BetBuilder Home Win, Over 1.5 home goals, Over 0.5 card 17/20 Bet365

    AFC Wimbledon have been climbing the table with decent form, experiencing only one league defeat since late October. Sutton, on the other hand are struggling with a terrible goal output of 10 on the road, having conceded a significant 33 goals in away matches, including eight in their recent encounter with Stockport. Notably, AFC Wimbledon boasts a six-game winning streak at home, while Sutton United have failed to secure a victory in their last 10 away matches, with their last away win dating back to February 25 against Newport County.

    Football ⚽️ Newcastle vs Nottingham Forrest

    🌟 Tip – BetBuilder Home Win and Over 1.5 home goals Over 1.5 Cards 1/1 Bet365

    Newcastle have been impressive at St. James’ Park, securing victories in eight out of nine games this season. When compare that with Nottingham Forest’s poor away performance, marked by just one win in nine matches, it strongly suggests a home win.

    Newcastle won in their recent home fixture against Fulham with a three-goal margin, mirroring scores against Chelsea and Crystal Palace. In contrast, Nottingham Forest has faced struggles, failing to win any of their last seven matches.

    Good luck with your bets today!

  4. ChrisBax 6 months ago

    If anyone has a BetMGM account, they have just emailed this Boxing Day promo – max stake £5 on each (for me), but still not to be sniffed at.

    “Festive sporting action is here and we’re offering you four 100% Profit Boosts this Boxing Day! Opt in from the ‘My Offers’ page to receive:

    A 100% Profit Boost on football
    A 100% Profit Boost on a Bet Builder
    A 100% Profit Boost on an accumulator
    A 100% Profit Boost on horse racing”

  5. dc john boy 6 months ago


    Over 0.5tgs 4 fold 6/5
    Over 1.5tgs 4 fold 20/1

    Good luck

    • dc john boy 6 months ago

      Lost crap

  6. jimba 6 months ago

    Btts & over 2.5goals in Cheltenham v. Shrewsbury game 13/8/@ladbrokes. GL 🍀 All today🎅🌲👍

  7. spursman 6 months ago

    Mansfield v Grimsby
    Over 3.5 goals 13/8


  8. goalden oldie 6 months ago

    Today’s bet
    England league 2
    Barrow v Stockport
    Both teams to score
    Ladbrokes Evens

  9. cockerspaniel 6 months ago

    Over 1 corner 1st 15 min in the games at .
    Southampton v Swansea
    Coventry v Sheff . Wed
    West Brom v Norwich
    Treble pays 10/1 Hills boosted .

    • cockerspaniel 6 months ago

      Hope everyone had a good Christmas

  10. Alves 6 months ago

    BetMGM giving 4 100% profit boosts today, 3 for football & 1 for the donkeys. 3 on and will use 1 for BB at Man Utd v Villa tonight.

    Dundee v Celtic – 14+ corners
    Shef Utd v Luton – red card


    Ipswich v Leicester – 3+ gls
    Coventry v Shef Wed – Coventry to score 2+
    Hull v Sunderland – Hull to score 2+
    Watford v Bristol City – Watford to score 2+
    Peterborough v Reading – 3+ gls
    Swindon v Wrexham – 3+ gls


    15.40 Kempton – Mark if Gold


    • Alves 6 months ago

      Just seen your post Chris, cracking offers from them. I check oddschecker for player cards to get the value out of them and pick best price for players most likely. Their daily spin is also decent, gad 25 spins 3 times plus got 1 spin and on the board and won £28+.
      PP & Betfair also £2 free bets to use today.

  11. Alves 6 months ago

    PP insured 6fold – 19/5+

    Shef Utd v Luton – 3+ corners & 1+ cards each team
    Cardiff v Plymouth – 2+ gls
    Oxford v Cambridge – 2+ gls
    Barrow v Stockport – 2+ gls
    Harrogate v Accrington – 2+ gls
    Brugge v USG – 2+ gls

  12. HullShaker 6 months ago

    Afternoon gents,

    Decent Boxing Day card and looking to actually pick some winners – current form sees me more likely to poke myself in the eye than pick my nose never mind a winning bet….

    MAN UTD VS. ASTON VILLA (8.00pm)

    Just can’t see past Villa here and fancy the following – evens money for an away brace looks really tempting:

    (1/1, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    (11/2, unibet) NB ⭐️⭐️

    (33/1, skybet) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets!

    • GomezJ 6 months ago

      Great tip Hull

  13. richtea 6 months ago

    Boxing Day Bumper Festive Cracker (I hope)!
    All matches to go over 2.5+ match goals (home teams only listed):-
    AFC Wimbledon
    Notts County
    Solihull Moors

    All ten pays 177/1 approx…..
    Good luck all👍

  14. Alves 6 months ago

    PP free £2 BB longshot double 194/1+. Looks alright on paper as always 😂

    Shef Utd v Luton –

    Ross Barkley 2+ shots, 1+ SOT & 1+ fouls
    Oli Mcburney 1+ fouls

    Bournemouth v Fulham –

    Calvin Bassey 2+ fouls and to be carded
    Tavernier & Solanke 1+ SOT
    Tavernier to score or assist

  15. cockerspaniel 6 months ago

    No joy with my early corners LOSER

  16. Gmc1976 6 months ago

    Merry Xmas
    Hope all managed to avoid family stuff….

    3-0 33/1
    3-1. 20/1

    Couple of small bets

    Bfair. Villa most corners each half and win each half.

  17. Alves 6 months ago

    Man Utd v Villa – 34/1 BetMGM 100% boost

    Bruno Fernandes & Dendocker to be carded

  18. bantams 6 months ago

    @elvis parsley Would appreciate your thoughts on Prestatyn vs Mold on Wednesday night.

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