English Premier League Match Prediction: Leicester City vs Liverpool
December 27, 2019
King Power Stadium, Leicester
For all the fantasy football geeks out there, we share prediction tips of league matches that will give them a better shot at predicting and winning. Starting with EPL 2019.
Liverpool return to English Premier League action after winning the Club World Cup when they travel to take on Leicester on Friday night. EPL leaders Liverpool lead 2nd placed Leicester by 10 pts despite playing one game less.
Meanwhile, Leicester are coming on the back of their first EPL defeat since October on Saturday after slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Man City. Another defeat here might see them drop to 3rd in the table.
Liverpool will be full of confidence after returning to England as world champions. A win here would extend their lead at the top of the table to 13 points with a game in hand.
It is a game Man City will keep a close tab on. A win for Liverpool will make it further tough for Man City to catch them but the practical thing for now looks like catching Leicester so, instead, they would be hoping for Leicester to drop points.
Leicester’s performance in EPL 2019:
Despite losing 3-1 to Manchester City on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers is not expected to change his starting XI against Liverpool.
Harvey Barnes picked up a knock to his ankle against City and will need assessing closer to kick-off. Marc Albrighton and Demarai Gray are on standby to deputise.
Rodgers has said he will rest Jamie Vardy over the Christmas period but it’s unlikely to happen on Boxing Day. Potentially in the game after, however..
Liverpool’s performance in EPL 2019:
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was in a protective boot at the end of Saturday’s World Club Cup final victory over Flamengo and is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Georginio Wijnaldum missed both World Club Cup matches with a muscle injury and remains a major doubt for Liverpool on Boxing Day.
Expect Naby Keita and James Milner to play either side of Jordan Henderson in central midfield as a result of Liverpool’s injuries.
Dejan Lovren did not travel to Qatar after picking up a thigh injury earlier this month, and no timescale has so far been put on his return.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Predicted line-up:
Kasper Schmeichel; Ben Chilwell, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira; Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy
Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita; Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.
Leicester City vs Liverpool: Today’s Match Prediction
- Liverpool are undefeated in their last 34 EPL matches.
- Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 EPL matches.
- Leicester are undefeated in their last 11 home matches in EPL.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 away EPL games.
- Leicester have only lost three games this season and one was to Liverpool. Both teams have scored in the last five meetings between the two sides.
- Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have both scored 9 goals each on the EPL and are likely to add to their tallies.
- Jamie Vardy has scored 17 goals already in the EPL and he fancies playing against Liverpool. Expect him to increase his tally.