Liverpool vs Leicester City
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 10 September, 2016,
Kick-off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool started their Premier League campaign with an impressive 4-3 away victory over Arsenal at the Emirates. When everyone thought this is going to be a productive season for the Reds, they were seen out of sorts against the newly promoted Burnley and ended up losing 2-0. And just before the international break, they went to Tottenham and returned with the share of the spoils after earning a hard fought 1-1. If one has to summarize Liverpool’s performance in the opening three weeks of the new season, it must be ‘inconsistent’.
While Leicester City were dealt a huge blow in the opening day of the season as they lost 2-1 to the newly promoted Hull City, who had all sorts of problems on and off the field. In the subsequent week, they drew blank with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. They finally got their first win of the season at the expense of Swansea City. Claudio Ranieri’s hardly look like the team that won the 2015/16 Premier League title. Also a similar feat like last season is least expected from them. But they need to start getting out in the field without the burden of expectation.
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Head-to-Head
Liverpool were one of the two teams that defeated Leicester City in the 2015/16 Premier League season, with the other side being Arsenal. Liverpool won at home by a 1-0 margin, but they lost the match at Leicester 2-0.
Liverpool will go into this match on the back of a five match unbeaten run against Leicester at Anfield, with 4 wins and a draw.
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Prediction
Both teams are coming into the match in a similar form are stay close in the Premier League standings with 4 points from the three matches. They will be keen to get a win here and judging by the performances in the opening weeks, this match could go either way. I will avoid betting on a winner here, I rather look at the goal markets.
Liverpool have plenty of problems at the back and failed to keep clean sheet in each of their three matches this season. While Leicester have also given plenty of easy chances in each of their matches. So looking at their attacking strength, this match could produce over 2.5 goals.
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 4/5 (1.80)
Over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73).