Boxing Day acca predictions: Back these five Premier League and Championship selections at 11/1
- Back both teams to score in Leicester vs Newcastle
- Back Middlesbrough to beat Wigan
- Back Preston to beat Huddersfield
- Back Sheffield United to beat Coventry
- Back Arsenal to beat West Ham
The Premier League returns on Boxing Day and we’ve picked out two games from the top-flight, along with three selections from the Championship for a fivefold acca.
Recommended fivefold: Leicester vs Newcastle - both teams to score, Middlesbrough to win, Preston to win, Sheffield United to win and Arsenal to win at 11/1.
Leicester and Newcastle were second and first in the Premier League form table before the break with the Magpies having won each of their last five games in the division and the Foxes winning four of their last five assignments.
Newcastle's recent road trips have been full of goals with five of their last seven away fixtures in the Premier League seeing both teams score.
This would have been a straightforward one to call earlier in the season when Leicester started poorly but they enjoyed a resurgence before the World Cup and the clash at the King Power Stadium could be evenly poised.
There should be goals, though, and both teams to score looks a decent selection with talents such as James Maddison and Miguel Almiron involved.
Middlesbrough were beaten 3-1 by table-toppers Burnley last time out in the Championship but had won three of their four league games before that against Luton, Norwich and Blackpool.
They scored at least twice in each of those wins, whereas opponents Wigan find themselves 23rd in the Championship standings going into Boxing Day with only six wins in 23 games.
Middlesbrough should not feel too disheartened by their defeat to a strong Burnley team and can bounce back in England's second tier with a win over relegation-threatened Wigan.
The Latics are on a miserable run in the Championship, having slipped to seven defeats in their last ten league games, and it is hard to envisage them pulling off an upset at the Riverside.
Huddersfield are rooted to the foot of the Championship standings and have been particularly poor on their travels with only one win recorded in ten away league assignments.
Preston, meanwhile, go into this game off the back of four wins in their last six matches, including a 4-1 thrashing of high-flying Blackburn.
Basement boys Huddersfield's return to action in the Championship after the World Cup has not gone to plan with successive defeats sustained against Sheffield United and Watford.
They failed to score in either of those fixtures and the shot-shy Terriers are worth opposing when they travel to Preston, who have picked up some eye-catching wins recently.
Sheffield United are in contention for automatic promotion in the Championship, sitting second ahead of Boxing Day's matches with 13 wins from 23 games.
They have scored 23 times in 11 matches on home soil this season, whereas opponents Coventry have only three away league wins to their name this term.
Sheffield United have been among the main beneficiaries of the World Cup break, which allowed key players such as Sander Berge, Anel Ahmedhodzic and Oli McBurnie to work their way back to fitness and they look a force right now.
The Blades have recorded wins over lowly outfits Huddersfield and Wigan in their two December fixtures so far and should also overcome Coventry, who lost their last away fixture against Reading.
Arsenal were Premier League table-toppers before the World Cup, posting 12 wins in 14 games in the first portion of the season under Mikel Arteta.
They were especially reliable at the Emirates Stadium, winning all six of their league encounters, beating the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham on home soil.
The big question going into the second half of the season is whether or not Arsenal can sustain their strong start to the Premier League campaign and, although the absence of Gabriel Jesus could hurt them in the long run, they should have enough to see off West Ham.
The Hammers have one of the worst away records in the league this term, losing five of their seven games on their travels.
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