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Boxing Day Predictions - including Leicester v Man Utd...

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

In Across the Leagues EXTRA today:

  • Big Match Stats…
  • Premier League Predictions…
  • 79/1 Weekend Acca…

This year the traditional Boxing Day fixtures fall on a Saturday – which is of course the most traditional football day of them all…

The Premier League Christmas calendar kicks off at lunchtime with a big match at the top of the table…

Big Match Stats: Leicester v Man Utd

Saturday 12.30pm – BT Sport

Match odds:
Leicester 15/8 (2.88), Draw 13/5 (3.6), Man Utd 7/5 (2.4)

This game will start with Leicester 2nd in the Premier League table, and Man Utd just a point behind the Foxes, in 3rd.

Recent encounters between these clubs have featured a fair few penalty kicks:

  • Over the last two seasons, 3 of the 4 meetings between Leicester & Man Utd have seen the First Goal scored via a penalty

Now that we’re well into the world of VAR, so far this season, the penalty decisions have continued to flow, for both sides:

  • So far in 2020/21, there have been 9 penalties scored across Leicester’s 14 Premier League games
  • Man Utd’s 13 games have seen 8 goals scored from the penalty spot

Two men stand out as chief penalty-takers for their respective clubs…

  • Jamie Vardy (Leicester) has scored 6 penalties this season – the most of any player in the Premier League. Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd) has scored 4

Big Match Stats summary:

Those penalty stats throw up plenty of options for this Boxing Day lunchtime game.

For example, William Hill and Boylesports will give you 6/4 (2.5) for there to be a Penalty in the Match.

With Vardy finding the net in 8 of his last 11 appearances for Leicester, and Fernandes scoring in 5 of his last 9 for Man Utd, those two players are of note in the Anytime Scorer betting. Vardy is 21/20 (2.05), and Fernandes is 7/4 (2.75). Those Anytime odds are with Skybet, BetVictor, Ladbrokes & Coral.

A ‘Dutch’ of Vardy & Fernandes in the First Goalscorer market could prove the most profitable route…

  • Vardy is 7/2 (4.5) to score First. Fernandes is 11/2 (6.5). Those prices are with Paddy Power & Betfair Sportsbook 

Play our Predictor game…

Our 2020/21 Predictor game is FREE, and easy to play.

Pit your wits against other ATL Extra readers. Enter your predictions before every round of games for your chance to win our weekly cash prize.

  • There’s also an end of season grand prize up for grabs for the overall top scoring player. Full details, rules and prize info are on the site

Go to: www.PremierLeaguePredictor.co.uk

Join the league as we do battle throughout the season. There are cash prizes to be won, every week…

Don’t miss Saturday’s 12.30pm deadline for this weekend’s festive fixtures, with Leicester v Man Utd the first game up…

  • On the predictions screen, don’t forget to hit SUBMIT and then after that, make sure you also press FINISH to confirm your selections!

Enter your predictions now >>

Premier League Predictions…

Here are our predictions for this weekend (at the time of writing, Mark Lawrenson at the BBC hasn’t got his up yet):

Premier League Predictions

The Weekend Acca…

When our Match Result predictions match up, my colleague Shaun & I roll these picks into an accumulator.

This week we have the same opinion on 6 of the 10 games…

Premier League Acca:

  • Chelsea
  • Man City
  • Sheff Utd v Everton – Draw
  • West Ham
  • Liverpool
  • Wolves v Tottenham – Draw 

The 6-fold acca pays 79/1 with Marathonbet, 74/1 VBet, 60/1+ in general

We’ll be back with our next Premier League stats & predictions for the New Year’s Day round of games, Friday 1st January.

Have a Merry Christmas. And enjoy the football…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Oliver Upstone

Across the Leagues Extra