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Leicester City vs Liverpool Premier League Matchday 19 Odds & Pick

Josh Ricker

by Josh Ricker in Soccer

Dec 23, 2019 · 10:30 AM PST

Leicester vs Liverpool
Leicester City has a chance to close the gap with table-leading Liverpool when the two meet on Boxing Day. Photo by Lynne Cameron/Colorsport/Icon Sportswire
  • On Boxing Day, league leaders Liverpool travel to the King Power Stadium to take on the second-place Foxes in a highly touted Premier League matchup
  • The game kicks off at 3:00 pm EST and could see Jurgen Klopp’s team go 13 points clear at the top of the table with a game still in hand
  • Currently, Liverpool are the favorites with a moneyline of -102

The Premier League race is heating up, and Christmas time is always a good benchmark to predict who will win the title. Given the circumstances of this game, and the lead Liverpool have already built up, if Leicester drop points again, the title race could be done and dusted. Liverpool have a game in hand against both Leicester City and Manchester City, making this fixture ever so important.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Odds

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Leicester City +½  (-118) +240 Over 2 ½ , 3 (-119)
Liverpool pk -½ (-102) -102 Under 2 ½ , 3 (-101)
Draw N/A +250 N/A

Odds taken Dec. 23

Despite the dire circumstances of the match, expect it to be another exciting 90 minutes like the reverse fixture at Anfield. In the past five matches these sides have played against one another, Liverpool have won four and drawn one; however, each of their wins was only by one goal.

Will Liverpool’s Fixture List Catch Up to Them?

A factor on this match will be the tired legs of Liverpool players. Just getting back from play in the Club World Cup in Qatar will have them drained and possibly content after just bringing home another piece of silverware. How Klopp manages his dressing room and rotates his squad will be imperative to the outcome against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

It could also go in the complete opposite direction. The Reds of Merseyside might be motivated even more to push on and extend their lead domestically. Respect must be given where respect has been earned, and this side has only lost one game with its senior side this year; Napoli away, which means they must not be doubted.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Statistics

Leicester City
VS
Liverpool
2nd (39 Points) Standing in Premier League 1st (49 Points)
2.3 Goals per game 2.5
14.6 Shots per game 16.1
54.6% Average Possession % 57.6%

However, Leicester City is a tricky team as well. They have had their struggles as of late, drawing to Norwich and losing to Manchester City, but everyone knows their eye for goal is greater than most in all of Europe with the likes of Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Ayoze Perez. The question realistically is, will Rodgers’ tactics outshine Klopp’s? He was put front and center against Guardiola this weekend and seemed a bit naive, which could point towards a Liverpool victory.

Best Bet

The best bet for this match is a draw with odds of +250. The value for this bet is by far the best you can make, and the smartest. Liverpool will be a little tired from Qatar and traveling again to Leicester will not help their spirits. Leicester should bounce back and be able to snag a draw in an important match that will keep them in the title race for the next few weeks at least.

My Pick: Draw (+250)

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