English Premier League Tips and Predictions: Matchweek 18

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Competition is now ramping up to a faster level in the Premier League and domestic leagues all over the world!

With the World Cup a semi-distant memory, we are gearing up for an insane period for club football.

Teams have now regained their nearly full rosters after the biggest tournament to grace the Earth, and the transfer window is set to be closed with due time.

There is a ton of speculation and drama surrounding multiple teams within the Premier League, for many different reasons.

This season has delivered on both the entertainment aspect, as well as the quality of football being played.

League leaders Arsenal is currently enjoying life at the top, but there is still a little more than half way to go for the whole season.

Making the right plays and picking up three points has to be the priority for all teams right now.

From the top half of the table to the relegation keepers, there is a hope and motivation behind these next few weeks of PL action.

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Liverpool versus Leicester City - Friday, December 30th

Jurgen Klopp’s men started off the second half of the season well with a three to one victory over a tricky Aston Villa side this past weekend.

There are definite concerns in the back of the defence for Liverpool still, but their offense has not gone cold.

Darwin Nunez may be one of the bigger topics of discussion in all of football right now, regarding his ability to score the ball.

Other than putting foot to the net, he has been doing a great job of supplying his teammates with chances.

Mohammed Salah is still the same clinical monster we’ve seen in years past, but his team’s current standing needs to be elevated.

There is a reason for optimism within the Liverpool camp right now as well, after the signing of star Netherlands striker Cody Gapko.

With so much time left, Klopp will devise a plan to steal a top four spot and compete for the rest of the way.

Leicester is struggling after the break, handling a zero to three loss against the fiery gaze of Newcastle.

The former PL upset Champions are looking towards getting out and staying out of the relegation zone, but every match is tough for them.

Defensively, they are the worst team in the Prem in terms of goals conceded.

Their offense is talented but cannot make up for all the shortcomings we see on the daily with their backline.

Leicester will be begging for a result this time out against the Reds.

Betting Prediction - Liverpool -1.5 goal spread and the over on total goals for this whole match to hit with ease.

Brighton versus Arsenal - Saturday, December 31st

Brighton and Arsenal are going head-to-head in a battle between two very well-balanced squads.

The league leaders, Arsenal, are looking to add another three points to their tally but will face a tough opposition in Brighton.

Although Graham Potter left the squad a few months back, this team still has big game players.

Namely newly crowned WC winner, Alexis Mac Allister.

This game is tighter than many might think, and on paper should be great to watch! Look for Arsenal’s attack emphasizing the presence of Eddie Nketiah in Gabriel Jesus’s absence.

On the other side, Leandro Trossard and Mac Alliser will be leading the pack.

Betting Prediction - Brighton +.5 to tie or to win, and the under on total goals.