Sit Back, Relax, and Watch These 3 Exciting Christmas Week Sports Matches
On December 25, people all around the world will celebrate Christmas. A week later, everyone will welcome the New Year after bidding farewell to 2018.
Amidst all of these festive celebrations, the sporting world continues to go on.
Here are three of the best matches avid sports fans and bettors should watch this week:
1| NFL: Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
A Christmas Eve AFC West showdown.
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) December 18, 2018
The first biggest match of the week is, unfortunately for some fans, between two struggling teams in Week 16 of the 2018 NFL Regular Season.
Both already out of playoff contention, AFC West teams Oakland Raiders (3-11) and Denver Broncos (6-8) will play each other for pride—and the security of their coaches’ jobs—on December 24 at Oakland Coliseum in California.
2| NBA: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers
NBA’s most expensive Christmas Day game in the past years—according to a number of ticket-selling sites—will see reigning champions Golden State Warriors (21-11) face the storied Los Angeles Lakers (18-13) at the Oracle Arena in California.
The meeting will be the first time LeBron James—Lakers’ superstar acquisition—meets his star-laden tormentors in his new team. James’ Cleveland Cavaliers lost three NBA Finals series to the Warriors in the four times they met in four years, winning only one in 2016.
3| UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2
On December 29, Jon Jones (22-1-0, 1 NC) will return to the Octagon at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after more than a year to claim the will-be vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title that was once his. Standing on his way is Alexander Gustafsson (18-4-0).
The co-main event on that night will be the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship fight between current champion Cris Cyborg (20-1-0, 1 NC) and Women’s Bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes (16-4-0).