Below are six fixtures, two from each division in the Football League, where the probability of both teams to score are high and well worth placing your money on for the annual Boxing Day football agenda.

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1) Brentford v Ipswich

Daryl Murphy, currently top scorer in The Championship

Daryl Murphy, currently top scorer in The Championship

Not a lot of people would have predicted that Ipswich and Brentford would sit 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Championship on Christmas Day. Brentford are continuing to be the surprise package of the season and play host to Ipswich on Boxing Day. The Bees have scored an impressive 13 goals in just 5 league games; the Tractor Boys have also netted a solid 9 goals in 5 games. Both sides will want to grab the opportunity of gaining the top spot before Bournemouth play at 15:00.
 

 

 

 

2) Bournemouth v Fulham

A turn around by new manager Symons has moved Fulham up to 13th

A turn around by new manager Symons has moved Fulham up to 13th

Championship leaders Bournemouth are currently the highest scoring team in the Football League this season with 50 goals, a fantastic effort. Visitors to the Dorset coast on Boxing Day, Fulham, are continuing their climb up the Championship table; Kit Symons side will be looking to make it three wins in a row. Fulham are currently the 6th highest scoring team in the division however equally have one of the worst defences in the League conceding 39 goals this season. It’s worth noting that Bournemouth have conceded at least one goal in each of their last six fixtures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Notts County v MK Dons

MK Dons the highest scoring team in League One

MK Dons the highest scoring team in League One

The inform team of League One; MK Dons, travel to Nottingham on Boxing Day to face play-off chasing Notts County. MK Dons are currently the second highest scoring team in the Football League with 47 goals (behind first placed Bournemouth) and are fresh from a 7-0 victory over Oldham. An undefeated streak of 11 league games for manager Karl Robinson has led to reported attraction from managerless Championship club Brighton. Notts County have enjoyed a recent rise up the League One table, The Magpies now sit outside the play-offs on goal difference. County have notched up an impressive 16 goals in 10 league games.

 

 

 

 

4) Scunthorpe United v Rochdale

Mark Robins has dragged Scunthorpe away from the relegation zone in League One

Mark Robins has dragged Scunthorpe away from the relegation zone in League One

League One play-off hopefuls Rochdale make the trip to Scunthorpe for Boxing Day. Rochdale are the third highest scoring team in the division this season and have tallied up 9 goals in their last 5 league games. Scunthorpe have had a change in fortune recently dragging themselves away from the League One relegation zone; The Iron are unbeaten in 6 league games, scoring in each fixture. Rochdale will be no strangers to United, both promoted from League Two last season. Scunthorpe got the better of the visitors on both occasions, securing a 3-0 win at Glanford Park and a 4-0 win at Spotland.

 

 

 

 

 

5) Newport County v Plymouth Argyle

Luke McCormick has been at the heart of one of the Football League's best defences this season

Luke McCormick has been at the heart of one of the Football League’s best defences this season

Two of the current sides within the League Two play-offs meet as Newport host Plymouth. Prior to losing on Saturday to third place Luton, Newport had gone on an impressive run of nine games without defeat scoring 18 times. How County bounce back from the defeat will be key, especially if they are to maintain the play-off position they currently hold. Plymouth have managed 10 goals in 5 games and currently have the best defence in the league. How Newport go about breaking down Argyle on Boxing Day could be crucial to this fixture.
 

 

 

 

6) Wycombe v Luton

Luton's Mark Cullen in search for 10th goal of the season

Luton’s Mark Cullen in search for 10th goal of the season

First meets third in League Two, a game set to be one of the highlights on the Boxing Day agenda. Wycombe survived relegation to the Conference on the final day of last season, Luton were promoted this season to the Football League. It’s fair to say both have been teams to watch this season. This fixture is highly anticipated and could leave either side top the table come 17:00. The Hatters have found the net 16 times in 10 league games, Wycombe 22 goals in their last 10 league outings.

 

 

 

 

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