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Club World cup champions Liverpool return to England for a top-of-the-table clash with Leicester City, and this is unarguably one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the Yuletide season.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Thursday, 26th December
Kick-off: 21:00 UK time
Venue: King Power Stadium
TV Channel: Amazon Prime

Leicester City could not keep up with the pace of the game in their loss in Manchester after starting off on a flourish, but were laid low no thanks to some defensive frailties.

Jamie Vardy had earlier put his side ahead at the Etihad stadium, the Citizens came at them in full tilt and eventually overturned the deficit with their former star Riyad Mahrez kick starting the turnaround, before Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus added further goals.

Brendan Rodgers side thus, suffered their first defeat since October, and that came at the hands of the Reds. Rodgers will now have to rally his side for the visit of the rampant reds who remain unbeaten this season in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp and his charges have their confidence sky-high following their victorious adventure in Doha earlier this month, and will be happy to see the Foxes dropped points while they were away from domestic action.

A victory here would put them an astonishing 13 points clear of their second-placed rivals, and with a game in hand!

Team news

Leicester City

Harvey Barnes has emerged as a doubt to feature here after a collision with Ederson which saw him limp off last time out.

Otherwise, Rodgers might not have to make to the team that was beaten at the Etihad.


Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is the latest Liverpool player to be ruled out with injury, joining Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Fabinho and Dejan Lovren on the sidelines.

Georginio Wijnaldum could not feature for the Reds during their Club World Cup adventure, and is a doubt to suit up here.

Head to head

This will mark the 113th meeting between these two clubs since their first ever meeting in 1985. Liverpool have amassed 48 wins to Leicester’s 39. 25 games have ended as stalemates.

Match stats

Leicester are unbeaten in their last eleven home games in the Premier League.

Liverpool have scored at least twice in their last eight league matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of the last seven games between these two sides in all competitions.

Team form

For the first time since the start of the season, Leicester have failed to win any of their last two league games and have seen their second spot come under threat after the loss last time out. Leicester’s last five league games(WWWDL)

Liverpool failed to get out of first gear in both of their Club World cup games though they were able to add to eventually see off their opponents. However, they will have to up their game if they must maintain their impeccable league form. Liverpool’s last five league games (WWWWW)

Betting preview

This game has a flair for a lot of goals, and I’d jump at the over 2.5 goals market for the safest of punt. Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners the last time they faced, and there is a very good chance we will get to see some goals again, if not many at the King Power. It is priced 7/10.

There are many potential goalscorers on both fronts worth exploring too. Roberto Firminho was the team’s best player in Doha, but you can also bank on the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and of course Jamie Vardy to have their chances. Firminho scored in this fixture last time so you might want to give serious thoughts to him finding the target at anytime yet again for 23/10

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