Fans up and down the country will have been looking forward to this one as soon as the fixture lists were released and we’re hoping that sense of excitement will lead to some action-fuelled Boxing Day showdown.
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Bournemouth V Fulham
Our first selection comes from the Championship and we’re backing Eddie Howe’s Cherries to remain atop of the pile with three points against an inconsistent Fulham.
Boscombe have notched an incredible 50 goals in just 22 league games this season and should be ready to increase that tally against a Cottagers defence that has shipped 27 goals in just 11 away games.
However, Howe’s side has also leaked 15 goals at Dean Court and Kit Symons men will be quietly confident after notching three wins out of their last four. The Cottagers boast 35 league goals this season and could yet mount a late push for the play-offs following their recent recovery.
Unfortunately, though, the visitors could be in for a tough test at Bournemouth. Even if the west Londoners do score, we’d still fancy the Cherries to grab the win.
BTTS & Bournemouth win @ 9/4 with Coral
Bristol City V Yeovil Town
Steve Cotterill’s Robins suffered a shock defeat at Crewe Alexandra last weekend but should get back to winning ways on their return to the Ashton Gate.
The partnership of Kieran Agard and Aaron Wilbraham have already notched 17 goals this term and will be particularly confident against a Yeovil side that has leaked 31 goals. However, the Glovers are performing better on the road under Gary Johnson and will fancy their chances of scoring.
Unfortunately for the visitors, though, Bristol boast seven wins at home and their superiority should show in this Boxing Day showdown. The Robins have won five of their past six at home and are likely to make that six from seven here.
The only real question for this one is whether Yeovil score. We think the visitors can take advantage of a wounded home side, but that won’t be enough to secure any points.
BTTS & Bristol City win @ 5/2 with Coral
Aldershot Town V Barnet
Conference leaders Barnet are cruising to the title and the Bees will be expected to sting the Shots at the Electrical Services Stadium. However, Andy Scott’s side can at least give Martin Allen’s a real run for their money.
The visitors have netted an incredible 58 goals this season, including 26 in just 13 away games. Strikers Luisma, Charlie MacDonald and John Akinde have notched 33 goals between them and will be eager to put Aldershot to the sword.
However, the Bees have conceded 11 times on the road and that will give the hosts some hope – especially as they’ve hit 14 goals in 12 home games. Scott’s men are on a six-game unbeaten streak, though, so could struggle to keep Barnet at bay.
We’d be shocked if Barnet fail to win, but they have conceded in their past four league away trips and that sequence could be extended here. At 7/2, this selection has to be worth a punt.
BTTS & Barnet win @ 7/2 with Coral
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