Picture the scene: Christmas Day is done, you’re already growing tired of your festive ‘bubble’, and there are turkey sandwiches to be made.
It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but at least you’ve got the perfect excuse to get away from it all on 26th December: the Boxing Day football.
With all games confirmed for TV and crowds still restricted at stadiums, most of us will have to settle for watching our favourite sides from the comfort of our sofas this festive season.
However, the fixture computer has at least been nice rather than naughty this year in serving up some sensational Boxing Day action.
You can check our full Boxing Day predictions here – but first up, why not read our run down of the main games you can look forward to with a nice cold turkey sandwich?
Pass the cranberry sauce…
Boxing Day Football | What’s On TV
Don’t lie in too long on Boxing Day as the action begins early at the King Power.
It’s a 12:30pm kick-off for Leicester City vs Man Utd – with BT Sport covering the action.
If that game fails to rouse you from your post-Christmas haze, Rangers vs Hibernian could be the perfect pick-me-up in the Scottish Premiership, at the same time over on Sky Sports Football.
Rangers fans dreaming of ending nine in a row will be hoping a win for them earlier in the day is followed by a shock at New Douglas Park as Hamilton take on Celtic, also at 3pm on Sky Sports Football.
If you’re not onto your second nap of the day by 5:30pm, a London derby should help shake you back into life. Arsenal vs Chelsea could be the Christmas cracker that helps light up a more low-key festive season as the two rivals clash at 5:30pm on Sky.
It could be time for second helpings of turkey by the time the live TV action rounds off at 8pm, but BT Sport have been keen kind enough to serve up a choice of fixtures.
Man City take on Newcastle Utd on BT Sport 1, while it’s Sheffield Utd vs Everton over on BT Sport 2.
Premier League Correct Score Predictions
Our score predictions for Gameweek 15 in full…
LEICESTER 1-1 MANCHESTER UNITED
ASTON VILLA 2-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
FULHAM 1-2 SOUTHAMPTON
ARSENAL 1-3 CHELSEA
MANCHESTER CITY 4-0 NEWCASTLE
SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-2 EVERTON
LEEDS 2-1 BURNLEY
WEST HAM 2-1 BRIGHTON
LIVERPOOL 3-0 WEST BROM
WOLVES 1-1 TOTTENHAM
Championship Correct Score Predictions
Here are our Championship score predictions in full ahead of Gameweek 21…
BARNSLEY 1-1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
BLACKBURN ROVERS 1-0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
BOURNEMOUTH P-P MILLWALL
BRISTOL CITY 2-0 WYCOMBE WONDERERS
CARDIFF CITY 1-2 BRENTFORD
COVENTRY CITY 0-1 STOKE CITY
DERBY COUNTY 1-0 PRESTON NORTH END
MIDDELSBROUGH 2-0 ROTHERHAM UTD
NOTTINGHAM FORREST 1-0 BIRMINGHAM CITY
QPR 0-2 SWANSEA CITY
READING 0-0 LUTON TOWN
WATFORD 0-2 NORWICH CITY
Boxing Day TV Games 2020 | Boxing Day Football TV Guide
Premier League Boxing Day Fixtures
- Leicester City vs Man Utd, 12:30, BT Sport 1 / Ultimate
- Aston Villa v Crystal Palace, 15:00, BBC One / BBC iPlayer
- Fulham vs Southampton, 15:00, Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HD
- Arsenal vs Chelsea, 17:30, Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HD
- Man City vs Newcastle United, 20:00, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate
- Sheffield Utd vs Everton, 20:00, BT Sport 2
- Rangers vs Hibernian, 12:30, Sky Sports Football
- Hamilton Academical vs Celtic, 15:00, Sky Sports Football
- Watford vs Norwich City, 19:45, Sky Sports Football
EFL Boxing Day Fixtures | Big Games To Watch Out For
A clash between two of last season’s Premier League clubs heads up the action on Boxing Day as Watford play Norwich City live on Sky Sports Football at 7:45pm, while there’s also a Yorkshire derby to look forward to as Barnsley host Huddersfield.
It’s a festive reunion for two Championship managers with their old clubs as Aitor Karanka and Neil Warnock go up against former clubs, with Nottingham Forest playing Birmingham and Middlesbrough taking on Rotherham Utd.
All 15:00 unless stated
AFC Bournemouth vs Millwall
Barnsley vs Huddersfield Town
Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City vs Wycombe Wanderers
Cardiff City vs Brentford
Coventry City vs Stoke City
Derby County vs Preston North End
Middlesbrough vs Rotherham Utd
Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham City
QPR vs Swansea City
Reading vs Luton Town
Watford vs Norwich City (19:45)
Two fallen giants top the bill in League One as Sunderland host Hull City at the Stadium of Light, while perennial promotion chasers Portsmouth welcome Swindon to Fratton Park.
Blackpool vs Rochdale
Charlton vs Plymouth Argyle
Crewe vs Fleetwood Town
Doncaster Rovers vs Accrington Stanley
Gillingham vs Peterborough Utd
Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town
Lincoln City vs Burton Albion
MK Dons vs Bristol Rovers
Oxford Utd vs Wimbledon
Portsmouth vs Swindon
Sunderland vs Hull City
Wigan Athletic vs Shrewsbury Town
Pity high-flying Newport County on Boxing Day. The Exiles face one of the longer on the 26th as they travel to Crawley Town, while there’s an Essex derby on the cards at Roots Hall as struggling Southend take on fierce rivals Colchester Utd.
All 15:00 unless stated
Cambridge Utd vs Leyton Orient (13:00)
Exeter vs Forest Green (13:00)
Salford City vs Walsall (13:00)
Southend Utd vs Colchester Utd (13:00)
Carlisle Utd vs Bolton
Cheltenham vs Stevenage
Crawley vs Newport
Morecambe vs Grimsby
Oldham vs Harrogate
Port Vale vs Barrow
Scunthorpe vs Mansfield
Tranmere vs Bradford City
All fixtures correct at time of writing, but start times may be subject to change.