Leicester vs Liverpool
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
The foxes are back on track after a wrong footing in their first game of the season against The Red Devils. Having won the last 2 consecutive league matches, they are determined to put up a fight against Klopp’s men in this fixture.
Even though they are undefeated in their last 2 games, they are vulnerable to conceding having received 3 goals in the 3 played matches.
The club’s top man, Jamie Vardy will miss this tight matchup as he completes a three-game ban. His absence will be a major blow to the attacking power of The Foxes. Moreover, the coach, Claude Puel confirms that there will be a hard decision to make concerning Ricardo Periera and Daniel Amartey on the right back.
Klopp’s men will be coming into this matchup in high spirits as they aim to continue their unbeaten run. They have been unstoppable for the last three league matches, and they won’t stop at anything.
Evidently, they are enjoying an early lead at the top of the table. They need to be consistent if at all they want to finish the season among the top 3 teams, or better still, win the title.
Chamberlain and Dejan will definitely miss this match because they are still out with injury. On the other hand, the trio of Salah, Mane and Firmino will be in the starting XI. This is notably a trio to watch closely this season.
I cannot foresee any major changes on the squad. Summer’s new signing, Fabinho, may be left out once more. But he may be engaged in the last few minutes if the team will be leading with a safe goal difference.
Leicester vs Liverpool: Head-to-Head
- Liverpool clinched the win in the h2h meeting at the end of last season in a match that ended 2-1.
- In the last 5 h2h meetings, Liverpool has been the most dominant with 3 wins.
- Leicester has won in 2 out of 5 h2h meetings.
- Most the h2h encounters have seen over 2.5 goals netted.
Leicester vs Liverpool: Prediction
Liverpool will be in this one to win, so will be the home side. This makes it more confusing to select the 3-way selection. However, I believe that Klopp’s men will add another 3 points to their tally.
The home side be striving to come out of this with something and will definitely find the net.
Leicester vs Liverpool: Betting Tip
Liverpool win and over 1.5 totals goals @ 7/10 (1.70)
Salah- any time scorer @ 6/5 (2.20).