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Boxing Day Set To Be The Biggest Day Of Football Season, With 10 Hours Of Action

Boxing Day Set To Be The Biggest Day Of Football Season, With 10 Hours Of Action

This year's Boxing Day football schedule promises to be an absolute belter, with 10 hours of Premier League action on the cards.

For the first time in years, none of the top-flight Boxing Day football will be shown on BT Sport or Sky Sports when 26 December rolls around.

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Instead, Amazon Prime video, as part of a monumental £90 million three-year deal live stream 20 matches, will show all of the Boxing Day action.

According to the Daily Mail, there will be nine matches shown electronic e-commerce company will have games at 12pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm for those who are still hungover from Christmas Day and don't fancy moving from the sofa all day.

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It's looking like Liverpool's trip to the King Power Stadium Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City will be the main event at a unique 8pm slot.

Amazon are also slated to screen Wolves' visit of champions Manchester City a day later on 27 December, while the round of fixtures due a few weeks earlier on December 3 and 4 are also theirs - including Manchester United-Tottenham and the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Jay Marine, vice president of Prime Video in Europe hailed the securing of one of the remaining Premier League packages, saying: "We are always looking to add more value to Prime, and we're delighted to now offer, for the first time, live Premier League matches to Prime members at no extra cost to their membership.

"The Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world.

"Over these two December fixture rounds Prime members will be able to watch every team, every game, so no matter which Premier League team you support, you're guaranteed to see them play live on Prime Video."

Those who have Amazon Prime already will not have to pay any more than they normally do but new subscribers face paying £79 for the year or £7.99 a month.

And when you consider fans already pay for BT Sport and Sky Sports, it's not exactly cheap. To have access to all three entities, supporters are looking at £88.48 a month or £796.32 for a nine month season.

Topics: Football News, Football, Boxing Day, Premier League, Sky Sports, TV, BT Sport, Amazon

Josh Lawless

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