Leicester vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Arguably the most awaited clash on Boxing day, Liverpool have their eyes set on depriving Leicester of all three points for the second time this season. However, with the hosts at their strongest on home soil, brace yourselves for nothing short of an exciting ninety minutes.
Leicester vs Liverpool Head to head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture of this clash saw Liverpool post a narrow 2-1 victory.
- Four of their past five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in each of their last five matchups.
- Only one of their previous five games have finished as a tie.
- Liverpool have registered the win in six of their past ten meetings. (W-6, D-1, L-3)
Leicester vs Liverpool Prediction
Leicester succumbed to their third defeat of the season last week, on the road, after the reigning champions mustered a stellar comeback from being a goal down at the break to recording a 3-1 win at the last blast of the whistle.
Despite getting off to a solid start in that latter matchup through Jamie Vardy who broke the deadlock, the hosts were stung by former Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez who put City back on level terms. Their counterparts soon doubled their lead through Ilkay Gundogan before the break, while the final nail in the coffin came courtesy of Gabriel Jesus, post the restart.
With thirty-nine points in the bag, the home side are playing second fiddle to Liverpool with a ten-point deficit to scale.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will be making the trip to King Power stadium following their success in the Club World-Cup. The hosts are just not showing any signs of slowing down in their domestic campaign either. Currently, they are only unbeaten side in the Premier League.
Their last clash at home saw them slot two unanswered goals past Watford. While on the road, they picked up a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
It is also worth mentioning that Liverpool have dropped points just once away from home this term. Fittingly, they are the best away side in the cluster.
Furthermore, the visitors have made no mistake in securing the bragging rights in their last two visits here either. Taking into account that all three points went in their favor when the two met back in October as well, Liverpool are sizing up to be the favorites to come out on top in this one.
Be that as it may, Leicester are yet to stumble at home this season. Moreover, the hosts would have salvaged a point in their clash at Anfield, had it not been for a controversial late penalty kick given against them in the dying minutes of stoppage time.
Hence, a Draw no bet is the safest punt to back this week.
In addition, goals have not been hard to come by when these two sides feature on the pitch. The guests have found the back of the net sixteen times on the road so far. Meanwhile, nineteen of the forty-one goals for Leicester have come from their matchups at home.
To top it off, the likes of Jamie Vardy, Mo Salah, and Sadio Mane are on red form at the moment as well. As such, count on neither side to make it out of the ninety minutes with a clean sheet intact this Thursday.
Leicester vs Liverpool Betting tips
Draw no bet: Liverpool @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).