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Premier League Betting Guide for Matchweek 19

Boxing Day provides one of the best traditions in English soccer, as we get the gift of midweek games the day after Christmas.

Which Premier League matches offer betting value for this week on FanDuel Sportsbook? Let's see where we can zero in.

Please note that lines are subject to change after this article is published, which impacts betting advice. All betting lines were taken from FanDuel Sportsbook, and you can check here to see their most updated numbers.

Tottenham vs Brighton

Tottenham to win -185

Tottenham are somewhat modest favorites at -185, but even after losing to Chelsea this weekend they deserve to be a larger favorite in this matchup with Brighton.

Tottenham have won 4 out of their last 6 matches with their only losses coming against Manchester United and Chelsea. The Spurs are 6 places ahead of Brighton in the standings and 10 places ahead in WhoScored.com’s team rankings, and they are clearly the more talented side.

In addition, Tottenham are a strong home team at 5W-2D-2L while Brighton are a weak away team at 2-2-5. Spurs superior talent combined with home field advantage provides them with a fantastic chance to win on Boxing Day.

Sheffield United vs Watford

Sheffield United to win -125

Sheffield United have been one of the surprising stories in the EPL this season and they are remarkably fifth in the table after 18 games. Sheffield are holding strong in the WhoScored.com team rankings (seventh place), and at this stage in the season they have faced everyone other than Watford, and they have proven themselves at almost every turn.

On the flip side, Watford the worst team in the league in both the standings and in WhoScored.com’s ratings. They are 2-6-10 with a -21 goal difference and they are 1-2-6 with a -14 goal difference away from home.

Sheffield United have surprised everyone this season and there is no reason to believe they will not continue to their good form against last place Watford on Thursday.

Leicester vs Liverpool

Leicester +1 (no push) -130

Liverpool come into this game in tremendous form, at 16-1-0, but Leicester City have played similarly well at 8-1-1 in their last 10. The Blue Foxes are actually ahead of Liverpool in WhoScored.com’s ratings, despite being 10 points back in the standings.

Leicester are undefeated at home at 7-2-0 with a +14 goal difference. In addition, Liverpool just played the Club World Cup Final last weekend in Qatar and they could be looking at some squad rotation given the likely fatigue.

Liverpool are dominating everyone this season, but this is a rare spot where they could drop points. Leicester should be able to at least draw at home.