Boxing Day Championship: Nottingham Forest v Leeds United
Sky Sports 1 12.15pm
A Christmas cracker?
Down in the Championship, meanwhile, the pick of the fixtures is a televised lunchtime kick-off between two fallen giants who are falling some way short of their promotion ambitions at present. Recent history tells us we can expect goals when Forest and Leeds meet, however.
The defending from either side has been something of a bad joke in the past four games between them, yielding as it has no fewer than 22, including a memorable 7-3 win for Forest at Elland Road last season – although they’ve lost the other three.
Elsewhere on Boxing Day, there is the small matter of Cardiff, who top the table going into this weekend’s fixtures, hosting Crystal Palace, who at the time of writing lie second. Steve Bruce will hope that fourth-placed Hull get the better of Leicester, currently sixth, while in-form Middlesbrough will smell blood (and three points) when they welcome freefalling Blackburn – and their bald, beleaguered boss Henning Berg – to the Riverside.