England: Premier League
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
The Tuesday program of matches of the 20th round of the English Premier League has come to its end with a home victory of Liverpool over Swansea (Welsh club) with a devastating score - 5:0. On the 6th minute of this match the Brazilian playmaker from the Merseyside grandee Philippe Coutinho has opened the score. And other goals were scored after a break. Their authors became Roberto Firmino (twice) and also Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
EPL Champions race
As of the writing of this prediction the result of one of the last matches of the 20th round between Newcastle and Manchester City hasn’t been known yet. However it is unlikely that this result has now any crucial value as the Citizens are the only challengers for a new champion title.
But almost all other favorites of the current Champions League race, except Manchester United, have all scored new winning points during the last matches:
Manchester City - 55, the MU - 43, Chelsea - 42, Liverpool - 38, Tottenham - 37...
Home battle against ex-champion
Now in England is held traditional New Year's Eve "Boxing Day" and therefore the pauses between gaming rounds are reduced to a minimum.
We present to your attention a calendar meeting of the 21st round between the hosts of Anfield and the champion of EPL 2016. We will remind that in the first circle of the current season the battle between Leicester and Liverpool on King Power has come to an end with home victory of the grandee from Merseyside - 2:3 (Okazaki, Vardy - Salah, Coutinho, Henderson).
In the forthcoming match on the well-known arena of the grandee from Merseyside we will enjoy the meeting of super motivated rivals. Liverpool is fighting with Tottenham for the 4th Champions League line and Lester is one of the challenger for the 7th place that gives the right for participation in the next tournament of the Europa League.
It is obvious that the only favorites of this meeting according to bookmakers were called the hosts. But we doubt that the team of Claude Puel will leave the field without the scored goal...
Liverpool – 1.25, draw – 6.00, Leicester – 10.00;
tip: Both teams to score - odds 1.75 Betfair