The amount of televised football games is always on the rise. As such it can be a difficult task watching every single one, even for a single gentleman. As such each month we will be choosing our Top 5 Football Matches that you just cant afford to miss. Across a range of television channels to give you best chance of catching them all.

Top 5 Football Matches in December

We will of course start with our Top 5 Football Matches in December including some Christmas crackers! Why not count how many games you watch this month and we will see who comes out on top!

Salford City vs Hartlepool – 4th December 2015

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The magic of the FA cup will be one of the classic lines we’ll all be hearing about as the Manchester-based minnows get their first shot at the big time. Backed by the Class ‘of 92 and a rich far-east business man, this is Salford City’s time to shine. Expect to see Scholesy, Giggs and the newly appointed ‘Valencia dream team’ AKA the Neville brothers in the stands showing off their new-found Spanish lingo. This is one of those ties where you will absolutely be rooting for the underdog in the faint hope that they could draw a big side or even Manchester United in the third round. Come on Salford!

BBC One / 19:55 KO / FA Cup

Wolfsburg vs Man Utd – 8th December 2015

United find themselves in a rather tricky situation. Currently sitting second in the table behind the leaders that they will be facing that evening. A win will give them top spot, a draw might be okay but only if PSV fail to beat CSKA Moscow. In the days of Sir Alex, you’d put your money on an attacking away win, but with LVG sucking the life out of any sort of attacking football you can expect to see United aim for a 1-0 win and then pass the ball to death. They may be forced to change their approach (fingers crossed) if Wolfsburg or PSV take the lead. This won’t be a game the United hierarchy or LVG can afford to lose.

BT Sport / 19:45 KO / UEFA Champions League

Olympiakos vs Arsenal – 9th December 2015

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The injury-prone gunners find themselves in an even more precarious position than the one United find themselves in. Arsenal’s fate in the competition is fairly straight-forward. Anything less than a win and they are out. Bayern Munich are already safely through so it comes down to a winner takes all grudge match. Arsenal’s superior goal difference gives them a slight advantage but after a fresh batch of injuries sustained in the EPL against Norwich they will be grateful for that 3 goal advantage. Of course, that goal difference figure will become irrelevant if Arsenal fail to win the match.

BT Sport / 19:45 KO / UEFA Champions League

Arsenal vs Man City – 21st December 2015

Finally a game in the EPL worth mentioning. At the time of writing, only 2 points separate these two at the EPL summit with a pre-Christmas match-up the last thing either team needed considering the wealth of injuries to key personnel. Man City have just welcomed back David Silva which is a huge boost to the way they play and operate in the final third of the pitch while Arsenal are currently sweating on the fitness of Alexis and Santi, two players that have been Arsenals top performers for a while now. With this game being three weeks away it may give some of these perma-injured stars a chance to get back on the pitch. If not, we could see an interesting second-string battle.

Sky Sports / 20:00 KO / Premier League

Man U vs Chelsea – 28th December 2015

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You know how we all feel during the week after Christmas Day. We’ve all had enough of the family, in-laws, screaming children and general crap TV. So roll-on this battle of an under-performing Champion and an over-achieving but highly boring team battling for the title. A strange combination but it is hard to not see this as a big game. Chelsea simply can’t afford to lose any more ground in the EPL and we don’t think LVG can continue with his dreary, sideways passing style of football. We will need cheering up after Christmas so let’s hope this game delivers and doesn’t see Mourinho park the bus and United aim for 75% possession. If we stay awake past half time we’ll be happy.

BT Sport / 17:30 KO / Premier League

There we have it, our Top 5 Football Matches in December that you really must watch on television!

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