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Leicester City vs Liverpool 12/26/2019 Picks, Online Soccer Betting and Predictions
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Leicester City vs Liverpool 12/26/2019 – Second-ranked Leicester City and table-toppers Liverpool face each other in a big Boxing Day showdown at 3:00 PM ET at the King Power Stadium. The Reds look to widen their lead in the English Premier League table while the Foxes attempt to close the gap between them and Liverpool. Amazon Prime Video will broadcast the game live for television viewers in the United Kingdom while NBCSN will telecast the match for soccer fans in the United States. The Juergen Klopp-managed Liverpool have dominated the field, winning 16 of the 17 games played in the Premier League, while the Brendan Rodgers-managed Leicester City have created a stir in the 2019-20 season, placing second overall ahead of defending champions Manchester City. Premier League odds pick the Reds to defeat the Foxes in the battle of the league’s top two squads.
Leicester City vs Liverpool 12/26/2019
Leicester City FC (12-3-3 win-loss-draw, 39 points) have created such a stir in the 2019-20 campaign as they rose from ninth in the 2018-19 season to second place in the first half of the ongoing tournament. Since losing to Liverpool on October 5, the Foxes have gone 8-1-1. This included a streak of eight wins from October 19 to December 8. However, in their last encounter against Manchester City, Leicester seemed to have fallen back to earth as they succumbed to a 1-3 defeat. The loss put them 10 points behind league leaders Liverpool and one ahead of Manchester City. The Foxes offense relies on Jamie Vardy, who has been spectacular this season with 17 goals scored in 18 matches. The team’s defense is splendid as well, allowing 14 goals in the whole tournament.
Players to Watch: Jamie Vardy (16 goals, 3 assists); James Maddison (5 G, 3 A); Ayoze Perez (4 G, 1 A); Youri Tielemans 3 G, 3 A); Ricardo Pereira (2 G, 1 A).
Liverpool FC (16-1-0, 49 points) have run away from the rest of the field with their dominant play. In the past three games, they racked up a combined 10 goals against Watford, Bournemouth and Everton. Scoring distribution has been balanced for the Reds with 16 players netting goals for the 2019-20 season. Against Watford, Mohamed Salah showed his goal-scoring prowess, scoring two goals in the 38th and 90th minute for a 2-0 win while in their game against Bournemouth, three players piled up the goals. Liverpool’s offensive balance has left other teams guessing on which player to mark as one of Juergen Klopp’s men are capable of racking up scores for the team. Against Leicester, however, the Reds might need to toughen up their defense as their foes are capable of putting up goals in bunches as well.
Players to Watch: Sadio Mane (9 G, 5 A); Mohamed Salah (9 G, 4 A); Roberto Firmino (4 G, 4 A); Virgil van Dijk (3 G); Divock Origi (3 G, 1 A). Trent Alexander-Arnold (1 G, 6 A).
Leicester City vs Liverpool Betting Numbers
Summary: Although a draw is possible in this top-of-the-table encounter as both team’s defenses are expected to toughen up, Liverpool is pegged to win in their clash against Leicester City, according to bookmaker EU login. Juergen Klopp’s men have enough firepower to come up with a victory against a tough and ready Leicester City.
Moneyline: The moneyline for a Leicester City win is +223 while Liverpool’s moneyline is at +123. A draw merits a +267 moneyline.
Score Prediction: Liverpool will win the Premier League top of the table clash, 2-1.