Premier League Match Preview: Leicester vs Liverpool

Leicester suffered their first defeat since October on Saturday after slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

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.

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.

Team News

Leicester-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. Get Christmas Bonus on NaijaBet

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-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.

Match Facts

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 34 matches in the Premier League.

Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 matches (Premier League).

Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last
Premier League 4 m
atches.

Leicester are undefeated in their last 11 home matches (Premier League).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 3 away games (Premier League).

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Leicester in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Leicester City has 3.45 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Liverpool has 2.15 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.79.

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