Leicester City vs Liverpool
Thursday 26th December 2019
FA Premier League, King Power Stadium
Live on Amazon Prime – Kick Off: 20:00 GMT
Liverpool return to Premier League action when they travel to Leicester on Boxing Day.
The newly crowned ‘Club World Cup’ champions will be hoping to return to business as usual in the Premier League, where they have not yet lost, and set the pace in this year’s division.
Boxing Day’s clash will be yet another test of Jurgen Klopp’s sides title credentials as they face the team closest to them in the pursuit for Premier League glory.
Leicester meanwhile will be keen to bounce back from their last Premier League outing, where they were well beaten by last seasons Champions, Manchester City. Brenden Rogers’ side will be hoping to return to winning ways having failed to do so in their last two games.
Jurgen Klopp will be expecting more of the same from his Liverpool side, who are unbeaten in the league this season. Liverpool have won sixteen of their seventeen matches in the league this season, and a win would see them go thirteen points clear of second placed Leicester, with a game in hand.
Leicester have lost three times in the league this season but have not yet lost on home soil. Liverpool will have to be at their brilliant best if they are to overcome their latest Premier League obstacle.
These two sides last met at the beginning of October, where a stoppage time James Milner penalty secured all three points for Liverpool. In fact, the Reds are unbeaten in the last five meetings between these two sides, with their last Premier League defeat to Leicester coming in February 2017.
The referee for this encounter is Michael Oliver. The 34-year old has taken charge of fourteen Premier League matches so far this season, accumulating a total of fifty-one yellow cards. This considered, as well as the magnitude of this affair, I would recommend a minimum of 40+ booking points. Oliver has taken charge of Liverpool on three occasions this season; their opening day 4-1 won against Norwich where three yellow cards were awarded, their 2-1 win away at Chelsea where he issued six yellow cards, as well as their 3-1 triumph at home to Manchester City, where two yellow cards were brandished. Oliver has taken charge of Leicester once, their 4-1 win away to Aston Villa where he awarded eight yellow cards.
This match will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video, with kick-off scheduled to take place at 20:00 GMT on Boxing Day.
Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Liverpool
Suggested Tips – Leicester City vs Liverpool – (BET 365)
- Correct Score – Draw 1-1 – (link no longer available).
- Player to be booked – Jamie Vardy – (link no longer available).
- Half-time/Full-time- Draw/Draw – (link no longer available).
- First Goalscorer – Jamie Vardy – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Leicester City vs Liverpool – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting – Draw – 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3 – 9/4.
- Price Boost – Virgil Van Dijk to score a header – 18/1.
- Mane to score, BTTS, 12+ match corners, and Gomez to be carded – 28/1.