Leicester vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Predictions
Second placed Leicester take on top-of-the-table Liverpool on Boxing Day in a match that could have huge ramifications on where the title goes this season. Should Leicester win here? They can close the gap on Liverpool to seven points and Manchester City are breathing down their necks too and will play Wolves the following day. If Liverpool win though, that turns into a 13 point lead and they’ll pretty much have one hand on the trophy should that happen. Can either team take the three points and is there any value in the betting markets?
Leicester vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Predictions: Leicester
Leicester took a bit of a beating the other day at the Etihad in their 3-1 loss to Manchester City, they were second best in every battle on the field and, unusually for City, they even lost the physical battles on the day. Leicester are now winless in their last three matches in all competitions, they had been on a run of 9 wins in a row before drawing with Norwich, then drawing with Everton in the cup and losing to City.
At home though Leicester haven’t lost in the Premier League yet, they’ve won seven and drawn two of their nine matches at the King Power so far this season. They’ve got a very good goal scoring record as well, averaging 2.11 goals per match and conceding just 0.56 goals on average at home.
Leicester vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Predictions: Liverpool
Liverpool have, of course, been off in Qatar winning the Club World Cup, they’ve not had much time to celebrate, this will be their third match in eight days and while the warm weather will have done them good in Qatar, they didn’t have it easy and faced two very tough opponents in Monterrey and Flamengo. Liverpool can afford to go for a draw here, but Kloppp doesn’t ever seem to set up that way, he’ll know too well that a win here means they’ll take a very important step closer to lifting that elusive Premier League title.
On the road in the league this season Liverpool are, of course, unbeaten, they’ve won seven and drawn one on their travels in the league. Their scoring record is very good too, averaging 2.0 goals per match and conceding just 0.63.
Their record away to Leicester isn’t the best though, this will be the 48th meeting between the sides, Leicester have won 23, Liverpool have won 14, while 10 with 3.0 goals being scored on average.
Leicester vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Predictions: Stats
Over Leicester’s five most recent PL matches at home, they’ve won four and drawn one. Over 2.5 goals has occurred in 2/5, while BTTS has landed in 3/5.
Of Liverpool’s five most previous away PL matches, they’ve won four and drawn one. Over 2.5 goals has landed in 3/5, while BTTS has occurred in 3/5.
Leicester vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Predictions: Tips and Predictions
We can see from the Bet Dynamo Insights Page that there’s no value in Over 2.5 goals, however, both teams are in great goal scoring form and Leicester in particular need to go for goals here. Liverpool have shown particularly recent that they can get the goals when needed even if they don’t play well so we think we’re looking at a 2-1, 2-2, 1-2 or 1-3 here. Leicester could do the business here, but we prefer the current price of Over 2.75 goals at 1.88.