Updated Dec. 28 — Added Rangers vs. Celtic for Saturday’s viewing.
It’s an abbreviated week with only Premier League and Serie A in action, but I am endeavoring to resume with my match recommendations heading into the new year. So, let’s look at what there is to watch this week:
Wednesday, Dec. 26
- Tottenham vs. Bournemouth (Premier League) — Tottenham are having a historic start to the season for the club and Bournemouth are one match behind Man. United in the table. Tottenham are clearly the better side, but I still expect this match to be entertaining.
- Watford vs. Chelsea (Premier League) — Watford is performing better than they have in a long time, just outside the top 6 of the league. Of the Boxing day matches this is the closest pairing in terms of ranking.
- Inter vs. Napoli (Serie A) — Second vs. third in Serie A. Definitely a match worth tuning in for!
Thursday, Dec. 27
- Southampton vs. West Ham (Premier League) — It’s not going to be a match between two power houses, but the pickings are slim for the 27th.
Saturday, Dec. 29
- Rangers vs. Celtic (Scottish Premiership) — Initially left off this list as my go‐to resource for upcoming soccer matches mistakenly did not have it on their line‐up. This is perhaps the most exciting match of the day as it will choose the winner of the Scottish league, between the two powerhouses of the league.
- Tottenham vs. Wolverhampton (Premier League) — Wolverhampton played Fulham, and hopefully won during the week. They are relatively safe in the middle of the table, but they need to keep pushing. Tottenham continue their push to try and overtake the top of the league, they can’t afford to drop points in this chase after Liverpool.
- Liverpool vs. Arsenal (Premier League) — A clash in the Top 5! Liverpool look unstoppable and Arsenal have shown they deserve to be in the top 5, can they show they deserve to be higher? A win versus Liverpool would do just that.
- Juventus vs. Sampdoria (Serie A) — 23 points separate Juventus in first and Sampdoria in sixth, so it’s unlikely they can catch Juve. But Sampdoria are still able to possibly qualify for the Europa League next season if they can string wins and points.