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Boxing Day Facts: Who Ate All The Mince Pies?


The Boxing Day Premier League table has the Foxes sniffing around the bottom, while the data shows Manchester United are the least affected by a Christmas hangover, as they’ve traditionally had the best Boxing Day record since the Premier League was formed.

Boxing Day Facts: Who Ate All The Mince Pies?

Boxing Day is the pinnacle of the festive period for football fans, with leftovers and football as much as a tradition as Christmas Day itself! As a late stocking filler, bettingexpert have gone through all the festive football data since the Premier League was formed back in 1992 and have thrown up some very interesting statistics that could reveal a lot about what will happen this December 26th.

No season of good cheer for the Champions 

Leicester City are officially Premier League champions this Christmas, but it’s not all great news for Foxes fans this holiday season, as research from bettingexpert unveils that they are actually the second worst Boxing Day performers. Hopefully this news won’t lead to too many Leicester fans drowning their sorrows with a bottle of port when they host Everton on Monday.

The Foxes have an average joint-worst 0.50 points for games played on December 26th, the same miserly haul boasted by West Brom and newly promoted Burnley. The Baggies officially suffer from the Christmas hangover more than any other team thanks to their unfortunate goal difference of -1.50.

Red Devils bossing Boxing Day

Red Devils bossing Boxing Day

The study conducted by our statisticians looked into every single game played on Boxing Day since the 1992/93 season. The stats found that Manchester United are the hottest team the day after Christmas, and the season of good cheer could be set to continue for Mourinho’s side when they host a struggling Sunderland at Old Trafford, and there is no surprise to see that they are odds on (1.25 at best) for continuing their excellent Boxing Day form. 

The Red Devils seem the least prone to a post-Christmas flop, topping the Boxing Day table with an average of 2.55 points, and punters will be interested to see that they tend to score over 2.5 goals. United’s closest challengers in the Boxing Day league are old rivals Arsenal, who find themselves over half a point down on the Manchester club with an average of 2.00 points.

A League One side for the Boxing Day acca?

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly current League One side Coventry City provide the Manchester club’s greatest challenge, if you were to include clubs outside the current top flight, as they averaged 2.13 Boxing Day points per game back when they were a Premier League side. The Sky Blues have notched more points on average than the like of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and the side currently sitting aloft the EPL, Chelsea, who could only manage 10th in the Boxing Day table.

A late Christmas gift on Boxing Day

Looking for something special this Boxing Day to help enhance the entertainment of a super charged day of football? At bettingexpert we’ve aggregated all special festive enhanced offers from the bookies, so you can hopefully enjoy a bit of extra festive cheer this Boxing Day.