Boxing Day is certainly that time of the year to spend with family and friends, exchange gifts, and to eat up all the leftovers of Christmas Day.
But when the Premier League's top two sides meet on a day like this and knowing there will be nine fixtures taking place in the Premier League, we can all agree it's going to be a cracking football day and a big opportunity for football lovers to lay their hands on all cash they can get.
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Leicester City vs Liverpool preview
Fresh off from being crowned Club World Cup champions, Liverpool will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points when they travel to face second-placed Leicester City at the King Power stadium on Boxing Day.
Jurgen Klopp’s side needed a stoppage-time winner from Roberto Firmino to beat Flamengo 1-0 over the weekend as they lifted the Club World Cup title.
There was further good news for the Reds as Leicester City’s incredible 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions finally came to an end in a 3-1 defeat to Man City at the Etihad stadium.
This means Liverpool currently enjoy a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.
Going into this game, Liverpool will fancy their chances against Leicester City as they have picked up maximum points in their last two visits to the King Power stadium.
However, since Leicester City returned to the top flight in 2014, they have beaten all of the top teams at the King Power Stadium at least once. Their record against Liverpool is two wins and three defeats from five matches.
Overall, both teams have met in 113 competitive matches, with Liverpool claiming 49 wins compared to Leicester City 39 and both teams settled for draw 25 times.
The last meeting between these two teams would have ended in a draw had it not been for a 95th-minute penalty converted by James Milner as Liverpool ran away with a 2-1 win against Leicester City at Anfield.
Last five meetings: Leicester City vs Liverpool
October 5, 2019: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
January 30, 2019: Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
September 1, 2018: Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League)
December 30, 2017: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
September 23, 2017: Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
Players to watch
Leicester City: Jamie Vardy
Vardy is having one of his best seasons as the striker has been banging in the goals left, right and centre.
Presently, he is the top scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals, six better than his closest competitor, Chelsea's Tammy Abraham who has 11 goals.
Liverpool: Mo Salah
Salah may have not reached his high standards thus far in 2019/20 Premier League season, but the Egyptian has still managed to score nine goals and registered four assists from his 14 Premier League outings.
He was the last Liverpool player to score in the Premier League as his brace helped the Reds beat Watford 2-0 in their last league tie.
Liverpool have not failed to score in an away league match yet this season while Leicester have scored in every game at home since a 0-0 with Wolves on the opening weekend.
Leicester City have also failed to score just twice this season across all competition, an opening day goalless draw against Wolves and in the 1-0 defeat against Man United at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s only dropped points in the league this season came in a 1-1 at Old Trafford in October.
All seven Premier League meetings since the start of 2016/17 between both teams have seen goals for both sides, and only one of those games – the 1-1 draw at Anfield in January – saw fewer than three in total.
The last five matches between the sides have seen one draw and four games settled by just a one-goal difference.
One thing is certain in this game, there will be goals. Liverpool have scored just one goal more than Leicester City with 42 strikes in the Premier League this season as against the Foxes 41 goals.
This is a game between two teams with the joint-best defensive record in the league as they have both let in just 14 goals this season in the Premier League.
This suggests this game will be close.
Melbet tips Liverpool not to lose this game at 2.1 winning odds and 1.34 win or draw odds.
The betting company gives Leicester City an odds of 3.62 to win and 1.85 odds to win or draw.
Melbet gives the odds of 1.33 for any of both teams to win the game while the betting site also has the odds of 3.74 for a draw which looks like the best possible result from this game.
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Regular punters will know 1-1 is the most frequent scoreline in matches among the big six teams this season, and even if it’s only temporary for Leicester City, they can be counted among the top teams this season. They drew 1-1 at Chelsea and beat Tottenham and Arsenal at home.
Here are all the odds from Melbet for this big clash. Take this opportunity to win big in this festive period.