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This Week's Sport: Plenty to look forward to over the festive period

The Premier League returns with a bang on Boxing Day with no fewer than seven matches to come in the English top flight, but that isn't the only sporting action on offer across the week.

There is a full fixture schedule to come from the EFL, while away from football, there are notable events taking place in cricket, darts, rugby union and the NFL.

As ever, bet365 will have plenty of options for you to follow all the sport, with select action available on the Sports Live Streaming platform.

Monday 26th December

Football: Arsenal face West Ham test

What: Arsenal v West Ham
Where: Emirates Stadium, London
When: 20:00, Monday 26th December
How to watch: Amazon Prime
Odds: Arsenal 1/2, Draw 10/3, West Ham 11/2

Arsenal's clash with West Ham is the final game in the Premier League on Boxing Day, kicking off at 20:00 at the Emirates Stadium, but it should be worth the wait.

The Gunners have a five-point cushion over Manchester City ahead of kick-off, while West Ham are only one point above the relegation zone in 16th.

David Moyes' side will hope to unsettle Mikel Arteta's troops, who are set to play without striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian suffered a knee injury at the World Cup in Qatar and will sit on the sidelines for the next few weeks.

Eddie Nketiah is set to lead the line in his absence as Arsenal try to record their third-straight victory over West Ham in the Premier League.

It is 9/4 for Arsenal to Win and Both Team to Score.

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Horse Racing: King George VI Chase the highlight on Boxing Day

There are 11 meetings taking place across the UK and Ireland on Monday. The first race will commence at Down Royal at 11.40, while Wolves' flat card brings proceedings to a close at 5.20.

Racing fans can also look forward to cards from Kempton, Wetherby, Leopardstown, Limerick, Newcastle, Market Rasen, Fontwell, Huntingdon and Wincanton.

Kempton's seven-race meeting will run between 12.10 and 3.40, with the King George VI Chase at 2.30, the biggest contest of the entire day.

L'Homme Presse is the 7/4 favourite for the race, while Bravemansgame and Envoi Allen are available at 9/4 and 6/1, respectively.

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Tuesday 27th December

Darts: World Darts Championship resumes at the Ally Pally

What: World Darts Championship
Where: Alexandra Palace, London
When: 15th December 2022 - 3rd January 2023
How to watch: Sky Sports
Odds: Michael van Gerwen 9/4, Michael Smith 5/1, Gerwyn Price 13/2, Peter Wright 10/1

After a short break, the World Darts Championship gets back underway at Alexandra Palace in London.

James Wade remains the biggest casualty so far, but some of the world's best players will return to the oche on Tuesday.

Dimitri Van den Bergh takes on Krzysztof Ratajski, while Nathan Aspinall and Josh Rock will also meet in the afternoon session.

Jonny Clayton's contest with Brendan Dolan brings the afternoon session to a close, while in the evening, Jim Williams takes on Gabriel Clemens.

Gerwyn Price and Raymond van Barneveld will do battle, while the game of the night could take place between Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts.

Wright is 10/3 To Win 4-2, while the Scot is also available at 1/1 to cover the -2.5 Handicap.

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Wednesday 28th December

Football: City out to build on EFL Cup success

What: Leeds United v Manchester City
Where: Elland Road, Leeds
When: 20:00, Wednesday 28th December
How to watch: Amazon Prime
Odds: Leeds United 17/2, Draw 5/1, Manchester City 2/7

After beating Liverpool 3-2 in the EFL Cup last time out, Manchester City will hope to pick up another win when they travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United.

While City are fighting for the title, the Whites are embroiled in a relegation scrap and it will take a big effort to get a positive result from this contest, given the fact they suffered 4-0 and 7-0 losses to the Citizens last season.

It is 8/5 for City to Win and Both Teams to Score, while Over 3.5 Goals is available at 11/10.

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Thursday 29th December

Darts: Cross eyes second world title

What: World Darts Championship
Where: Alexandra Palace, London
When: 15th December 2022 - 3rd January 2023
How to watch: Sky Sports
Odds: Michael van Gerwen 9/4, Michael Smith 5/1, Gerwyn Price 13/2, Peter Wright 10/1

As normal, there's a feast of darting action to come over Christmas and Thursday's afternoon session promises to be a cracker at the Ally Pally.

The third round comes to an end with four matches on Thursday, starting with Dirk van Duijvenbode against Ross Smith.

Rob Cross came through a thrilling battle against Scott Williams to secure his spot in the third round, and he will now take on veteran Mervyn King.

Cross beat Williams 3-1 and he looks to be in fine form ahead of his latest match, as he averaged 99.32 in that triumph.

Voltage is 10/3 to win his match 4-2, while Dave Chisnall will have to be at his best to overcome Stephen Bunting in the final match of the afternoon.

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Friday 30th December

NFL: Titans hoping to snap losing streak

What: Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans
Where: Nissan Stadium, Tennessee
When: 01:15, Friday 30th December
How to watch: Sky Sports
Odds (Money Line): Dallas Cowboys 20/49, Tennessee Titans 41/20

NFL fans can look forward to more football over the festive season, and Friday's clash between the Cowboys and Titans has plenty riding on it.

The Cowboys cannot win the NFC East this year after the Philadelphia Eagles secured that spot earlier this month, but they are still playoff bound at present.

The Titans have work to do if they are to finish above the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Friday's clash promises to be a lively affair.

Over 43.00 Points is available at 10/11, which landed in two of the previous four meetings between the pair.

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Saturday 31st December

Football: Red Devils hoping to add to Wolves' woes

What: Wolves v Manchester United
Where: Molineux, Wolverhampton
When: 12:30, Saturday 31st December 2022
How to watch: BT Sport
Odds: Wolves 7/2, Draw 12/5, Man Utd 17/20

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui will hope to win his first home match in the Premier League when Wolves welcome Manchester United to Molineux.

Wolves were victorious in Lopetegui's first game in charge, but that was expected as they beat Gillingham in the EFL Cup.

The Red Devils will pose a much tougher test, with Erik ten Hag's side only losing two of their last eight competitive matches away from Old Trafford.

The last two meetings between the two sides have finished 1-0, and United are 7/1 to win by that scoreline on Saturday.

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Sunday 1st January

Football: Tottenham hoping to maintain top-four charge

What: Tottenham v Aston Villa
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
When: 14:00, Sunday 1st January 2022
How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
Odds: Tottenham 13/20, Draw 3/1, Aston Villa 4/1

Antonio Conte's Tottenham will welcome Aston Villa to the capital in their first fixture of 2023 on New Year's Day.

Spurs beat Leeds United 4-3 in their final fixture before the mid-season break, while new Villa boss Unai Emery managed to guide his team to back-to-back victories in his first two games in charge.

Tottenham recorded a 4-0 victory over Villa when the two sides last met in April, but Emery's side should be harder to break down this time around.

Both Teams to Score is available at 4/5, while Villa are 6/5 in the Double Chance market.

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