EPL Week 20 Preview - Liverpool Hosting the Foxes, Big Derby in London
Louis Van Gaal's squad will be visiting Stoke
Stoke City v Manchester United
Our prediction: Under 2.5 goals 3/4 at Titan Bet - Bet Now
First EPL match in 2015 will be played between Stoke City and Manchester United. The Red Devils won't have an easy task; in the first match this season they managed to beat Stoke 2 - 1 when Juan Mata scored deciding goal in 59th minute but guests presented good performance in that match.
Stoke is currently sitting on 11th position and their main issue this season is inefficiency. Goalkeeper Begovic and defense are looking good, keeping their net untouched in last 2 matches.
Manchester United is struggling with results on the road this year, winning only 2 out of 9 matches with negative goal difference. When it comes to statistics between these two teams, The Red Devils have won 11 out of 13 matches. Dutch striker Robin Van Persie scored 10 goals against Stoke in his career.
If they want to keep their championship hopes alive Manchester United will have to win this match. They are currently in great series of results, 7 victories and 2 draws in last 9 matches.
Liverpool v Leicester City
Our prediction: Liverpool to win and Under 2.5 goals 11/4 at SkyBet - Bet Now
Liverpool will have opportunity to win third consecutive match tomorrow for the first time this season in EPL. During the last year when they were led by Luis Suarez, the Reds managed to win 11 consecutive matches.
They will be hosting team that is holding the bottom of EPL, Leicester City. First match between these opponents ended in an easy 3 - 1 win for Liverpool on King Power Stadium.
Prior to this match Liverpool have won matches against Burnley and Swansea and scored 7 goals in last 3 matches. They will have big chance to make this stats even better as Leicester's defense was awful so far. The last time the Foxes managed to beat the Reds was in 2001.
Liverpool have won last 3 meetings against Leicester and holidays statistics is also in their favor; they have won 5 out of 7 games they played on 1st January, suffering only one defeat.
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
Our prediction: Both teams to score 4/5 at Titan Bet - Bet Now
London rivals will meet once again and renew their hostilities tomorrow night at White Hart Lane. This clash comes less than a month after these opponents have met at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea secured easy 3 - 0 victory.
After having the perfect season, many were surprised to see Chelsea getting beaten by Newcastle last month, followed with a 1 - 1 draw against Southampton. Jose Mourinho stated that he is still not happy with their advantage over Manchester City, announcing that fight for EPL title will last until the very end.
Match against the leaders is definitely not the easiest way to start the new year but Spurs should be full of confidence because of their recent results; they are unbeaten in last 5 matches in all competitions and they survived their match against Manchester United without a defeat. They are only 2 points off the UCL places and their biggest contenders for that spot Arsenal and Southampton will face each other tomorrow.