Liverpool vs Leicester: Preview and Prediction

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Liverpool vs Leicester: Preview and Prediction

England Premier League
Sunday 22nd November 2020
Kick off at 7:15pm GMT
Venue: Anfield

Match Preview:

Liverpool have not started like we know they can from last season. There have been bumps in the road, there have been dropped points, there have been no big results for them and then there was the 7-2 thrashing they took at Aston Villa. Yet the Reds are 3rd in the table, 1 point behind the leaders Leicester and 5 points in front of what many people believe will be their nearest challengers this season Manchester City. Life isn’t as bad as some are making out for the team.

Jurgen Klopp’s side also come into this game unbeaten in their last 4 and picking up 8 points from their last 12. Their recent 1-1 draw against Manchester City was seen as positive even if they were winning that game. That is because they were away from home.

Depending on results Liverpool could go 1st or 2nd with a win here and at home it should be noted that the club have a 100% record, played 4 won 4. Their last result here ended in a 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Leicester come into this encounter in 1st place, suddenly it is 2016 all over again and there has to be a huge credit to manager Brendan Rodgers who also showed his qualities with the side last season. Leicester do not want to be one season wonders and in truth since winning the league four years ago they haven’t. They have remained a strong side and a respected one and Liverpool will certainly be on their guard when Jamie Vardy and his team visit Anfield.

The Foxes have won their last 3 games in a row and we should remember that last time they played a huge team in Manchester City away from home they stunned them 5-2, so anything should be possible in this match. They also have the opportunity to go four points clear of the champions with a win here.

 

Team News:

Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold remains 50/50 for this game with his calf injury, and he may not be risked. Fabino has a muscle injury and is certain to miss this match. Joseph Gomez is a long term injury with his knee. Jordan Henderson has a tight muscle and faces a test and Mohamed Salah has been ruled out with Coronavirus.

Leicester: Wesley Fofana is a doubt with his knee, although no update has been given. Though the Foxes have a few more long term injuries Fofana is the only new cause for concern heading into this encounter.

 

Liverpool vs Leicester Head to Head:

Liverpool won this fixture last season 2-1.

Liverpool have scored 6 goals past Leicester in their last two meetings.

Leicester have not beaten Liverpool in the league in their last seven meetings.

Seven of the last 8 meetings in the league have seen both teams to score.

 

Liverpool vs Leicester Prediction:

Liverpool could be in for a tough game here and they will need the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to step up. They will also have to hope that Jordan Henderson is fit enough to play, the midfielder seems to make a difference in midfield when he plays. The Reds have some key injuries which could hamper them so it will be interesting to see if Klopp adapts a different strategy in this game.

Both teams to score has an uncanny ability to repeat itself in this fixture and we will choose this as one of our choices. Leicester are a strong confident side though the media haven’t helped lately by calling them out in this fixture to see if they are the real deal or not.

Liverpool being at home are quite good value but they have a lot of key players missing, which could be enough to back Leicester on a +1 asian handicap, meaning a Leicester win or draw would win the bet, and a loss by one goal would refund the stake.

 

Liverpool vs Leicester Betting Tips:

Asian handicap (+1 Leicester) at 1.525

Both teams to score at 1.50

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