Prediction for the English Premier League match December 26, 2019. In the central match of the 19th round on December 26, Liverpool will come to visit Leicester, who have not lost at home this season yet – we have prepared a prediction for this match.
This Christmas period was supposed to be a test for Leicester for the severity of claims to the champion title. So far, Brendan Rogers team does not pass it. In the away match with Manchester City, the “foxes”, although they opened an account, were later crushed by the hosts and deservedly lost 1: 3.
True, now Leicester will play at the King Power Stadium, where he has not yet been defeated in this championship. Moreover, the “foxes” lost only four points at home. Leicester failed to beat Wolverhampton in the first round (0: 0), and also unexpectedly tripped on Norwich (1: 1).
Of the top six representatives, two teams have visited King Power this season. “Arsenal” “foxes” won 2-0, and “Tottenham Hotspur” – 2: 1. But here the guest statistics of Leicester’s meetings with the tops looks more sad. Rogers wards lost to Manchester City (1: 3), Liverpool (1: 2) and Manchester United (0: 1), taking away points only from Chelsea (1: 1).
Injured by Leicester Matty James. The participation of Harvey Barnes is in question.
Liverpool FC 16-1-0
“Liverpool” is coming to a duel with “Leicester” in the rank of the best club in the world. At the club world championship, the Reds officially formalized this status, winning the trophy for the first time in their history.
In the Premier League for the period of absence of the “Reds” nothing has changed dramatically. The team of Jürgen Klopp as ahead of Leicester by ten points, and so far ahead. Only Manchester City has reduced the gap from the Merseysiders to 11 points.
After the only loss of points in the current championship, Liverpool won eight consecutive matches. On the road, the Reds defeated Aston Villa (2: 1), Crystal Palace (2: 1) and defeated Bournemouth (3: 0).
The total win-win guest series of Klopp’s wards in the Premier League reached 16 fights. The last time in the championship, the Merseysides lost on January 3rd of this year in a away match with Manchester City (1: 2).
Most clubs of the top six “red” at the moment took home. Merseysiders beat Tottenham (2: 1), Manchester City (3: 1) and Arsenal (3: 1) at Anfield. On the road, Liverpool defeated Chelsea (2: 1) and tied with Manchester United (1: 1). However, only the “Bournemouth” and “Burnley” away “red” won with a difference of more than one goal.
Unlike Leicester, there are some staffing problems at Liverpool. There are three defenders at once in the infirmary: Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Kline and Joel Matip. In addition, a key member of the Fabinho club heals an injury, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flew out until mid-February and was left indefinitely by Ryan Brewster.
- Leicester lost only one of ten previous bouts in the Premier League.
- The win-win home series of “foxes” in the championship reached 11 meetings.
- In four of the last five matches of Leicester in the Premier League the bet “both will score” has played.
- Liverpool’s unbeaten guest series in the Premier League is 16 meetings.
- Only in two of the last nine guest matches in the championship did the Reds win with a difference of more than one goal.
- Since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp on the Liverpool coaching bridge, Leicester defeated the Reds three times in-person. The last such victory happened in the League Cup in 2017 (2: 0).
- After that, Liverpool beat Leicester in four of the five subsequent bouts, losing points only in January this year (1: 1).
- In all the last five face-to-face meetings of Leicester and Liverpool, the bet “both will score” has played.
Head to Head
Between the teams 112 matches were played. The score is 48:39 in favor of Liverpool. The first round match at Anfield ended with a dramatic victory for Liverpool 2-1. “Foxes” answered Sadio Mane’s goal by James Maddison in the 80th minute, which is the only shot on target of the “foxes” for the whole match, because Liverpool dominated the whole game, which earned a penalty in the 95th minute, which was cold-blooded sold by James Milner.
Leicester vs Liverpool FC – Prediction
The match will be extremely difficult for both teams. Liverpool need to increase the lead over their pursuers, and Leicester must not let Manchester City forward, which will mean for foxes the end of the championship race. Therefore, we believe that there will be a struggle until the very end, as in the last game.
We also predict that both teams will score precisely in the second half, as in the first half the teams will be cautious, and in the second half problems in defense will emerge, including Liverpool, which has no Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren at the same time.
Leicester gave Liverpool a good game Anfield earlier in the season, before losing late on, as well as holding them earlier this year before Brendan Rodgers took charge.
But this Reds team is a different animal, which is why I am tipping them to go to King Power Stadium and win to extend their lead at the top of the table even further.
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