Boxing Day Football Predictions

Boxing Day Football Predictions | Live Boxing Day TV Games 2021

Boxing Day Football Predictions

Picture the scene: Christmas Day is done, you’re tired of the same old repeats on the telly, and you’ve already had your fill of turkey sandwiches and cranberry sauce.  

That’s where a cracking line up of Boxing Day football looks set to come to the rescue.

The fixture computer has once again been nice rather than naughty this year in serving up some sensational live action.

You can check our full Boxing Day Premier League predictions here but, first up, why not read our run-down of the main games you can look forward to come the 26th?

Happy Christmas…

Fancy making an early start on the 26th?

If you’ve already set the clock for the Ashes 3rd Test and England are all out with time to spare at the MCG (not unlikely, it has to be said), you could do worse than cast your eye over how the beautiful game is evolving Down Under. 

BT Sport 3 kick off a bumper day of football with several A-League fixtures for early birds, headed up by Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers (06:05), before a lunchtime duel to savour in the Premier League over on BT Sport 1/Ultimate.

Liverpool vs Leeds in 2020/21 was an all-time classic as the Reds edged an opening weekend 4-3 thriller.

Neutrals will be hoping for the same again as the two sides meet at Anfield at 12:30.

Sky have got fans of the Scottish Premiership covered at the same time, with St Johnstone vs Celtic (12:30) their lunchtime offering over on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

Not escaping the family to watch a traditional 3pm Boxing Day kick-off?

No fear, as there’s a Championship offering to savour on Sky Sports Main Event/Football.

Boxing Day football fixturesWhat match will you be watching with your turkey sandwiches?

Barnsley vs Stoke (15:00) sees the Tykes aiming to provide their fans with some seasonal cheer after a torrid campaign for a club that flirted with a return to the top flight last season.

Non-league football more your scene?

BT Sport 1 have got your bases covered from 17:20, with Bromley vs Southend Utd their teatime offering from the National League.

However, a superb evening of Premier League football begins over on Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League/Ultra HD/Showcase as Steven Gerrard tests himself against Thomas Tuchel for the first time.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea (17:30) is the early evening kick-off in a contest with all the ingredients to be a festive thriller at Villa Park, while those who aren’t feeling the after-effects of overindulgence can round off their football marathon down on the south coast.

Brighton vs Brentford (20:00) brings Boxing Day to a close with the hosts looking to complete a league double over their visitors from West London.

Premier League

• Liverpool vs Leeds, 12:30, BT Sport 1/Ultimate
• Aston Villa vs Chelsea, 17:30, Sky Sports Main Event/PL/Ultra HD/Showcase
• Brighton vs Brentford, 20:00, Sky Sports Main Event/PL/Ultra HD

Scottish Premiership

• St Johnstone vs Celtic, 12:30, Sky Sports Main Event/Football

EFL Championship

• Barnsley vs Stoke, 15:00, Sky Sports Main Event/Football

National League

• Bromley vs Southend Utd, 17:20, BT Sport 1

Premier League Boxing Day Fixtures

Away from the televised action, there’s a lively London derby to enjoy as Spurs entertain Crystal Palace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while holders Man City continue their title defence at home to Leicester.

Liverpool vs Leeds, 12:30Wolves vs Watford, 12:30Burnley vs Everton, 15:00Man City vs Leicester, 15:00Norwich vs Arsenal, 15:00Spurs vs Crystal Palace, 15:00West Ham vs Southampton, 15:00Aston Villa vs Chelsea, 17:30Brighton vs Brentford, 20:00

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EFL Boxing Day Fixtures

EFL Championship Boxing Day Games

Fulham have the chance to apply pressure on Bournemouth and West Brom as the only one of the Championship title favourites in action on the 26th…

All 15:00

Barnsley vs StokeCardiff vs CoventryFulham vs BirminghamHuddersfield vs BlackpoolHull vs BlackburnLuton vs Bristol CityMiddlesbrough vs N ForestMillwall vs SwanseaPeterborough vs ReadingPreston vs Sheff Utd

EFL League One Boxing Day Games

Several of the pacesetters are on their travels on Boxing Day, with Rotherham Utd, Plymouth, Wigan and Oxford all hunting wins on the road in the League One promotion race…

All 15:00

Accrington vs RotherhamAFC Wimbledon vs CharltonBolton vs MorecambeCheltenham vs PlymouthCrewe vs WiganFleetwood vs ShrewsburyGillingham vs IpswichLincoln vs MK DonsPortsmouth vs OxfordSheff Wed vs Burton AlbionWycombe vs Cambridge

EFL League Two Boxing Day Games

Will Forest Green continue their title charge as they step over the border into South Wales? The leaders face Newport County in the pick of the League Two action…

All 15:00 unless stated

Carlisle vs Rochdale (13:00)Bradford vs HarrogateBristol Rovers vs Sutton UtdColchester Utd vs Leyton OrientExeter vs SwindonMansfield vs HartlepoolNewport vs Forest GreenNorthampton vs WalsallOldham vs ScunthorpePort Vale vs SalfordStevenage vs CrawleyTranmere vs Barrow

All fixtures correct at time of writing, but start times may be subject to change.

Check out our full Boxing Day predictions on our Premier League and EFL Championship predictions pages as the festive football warms up this winter.


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