Christmas is for spending time with family, giving, eating, drinking, resting….and of course football!  December in itself is a busy time for the top players in the English Premier League players and there’s no rest at the top and certainly not for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, or indeed their Southampton rivals, as the pair are set to face off at 12:30pm on Boxing Day, 26th of December.

One thing is for sure, neither team will be able to stuff their faces the day before and with that hunger for turkey & stuffing in their belly for the post match food catch up, Boxing Day football is always a colourful affair. One easy way to spice up your Christmas time Premier League viewing pleasure is by having a bet on the matches. Obviously wagers between friends are good fun, but beating the bookmakers and landing a big acca win or a big price First Goalscorer bet for example, is where the modern footie fans get their thrills.

Don’t miss out on a cool football betting bonus…

All across the internet you will find a huge variety of online betting offers, many of them centred around football. These come in many different forms and offer a range of different value.

New customers need to look out for “Sign-Up Offers”, where you can get your hands on a cool free bets when you register at your chosen brand for the first time. If you are a regular player and you don’t mind using several platforms, you can build up a good betting bank of money.

Once you’re in, the football offers and promotions are always plentiful. A simple “Price Boost” can be a real opportunity to nail one of your fancied teams, the likes of high street giant Coral bookmakers offer this, along with “Acca Bonuses”, can can boost your payout on winning accas by up to 100% with some companies online.

Also on Boxing Day this year are Chelsea v Brighton, Man United v Burnley and Liverpool v Swansea, among others, while Premier League leaders Man City will face Newcastle away the following evening.

It looks as though after a shaky start to his time in office with the blue side of Manchester, Pep Guardiola is finally beginning to settle into Premier League life and his side are currently playing by far the best football on show.

If their key players remain injury free, it looks unlikely they will be troubled for the winning spot. But the fight for the other five European spots is very much up for grabs, with at least 8 sides in the conversation to fill those spots.

Christmas is often seen as the pivotal point in the season and generally, if a team is in control at the top come late December each year, they’re usually very difficult to catch in the New Year.

On New Year’s Day, both Manchester United and Liverpool are in action, while the day before, Man City, Spurs and Arsenal can get their celebrations under way in good time with their final fixtures of 2017 falling on Sunday 31st of December; which is set to be an outstanding afternoon of football.