Liverpool vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool will have a nice chance to continue their superb home form on Wednesday evening when they play host to Leicester City on Matchday No 24.
The Reds have been impeccable in their own backyard so far in the season winning ten and drawing one of eleven home outings in the Premier League. They are four points clear off reigning champions Manchester City and will come into 10th league fixture as section leaders. Interestingly, they‘ve never done so in their history.
The Reds are out of both domestic cups and they clearly have their sights on much-wanted Premier League trophy. Jurgen Klopp’s side will thus not lack the motivation factor here against the Foxes. Leicester City are nowhere near their best form coming into this one.
They lost three on the bounce across competitions, a thread which started with an embarrassing 2-1 loss to League Two outfit Newport County in the third round of the FA Cup. They then fell 1-2 at home to Southampton before losing a seven-goal thriller to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux (4-3).
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Liverpool lead the head to head tie by five wins after they were successful in three consecutive clashes against the Foxes.
We should expect goals on Wednesday knowing that six of past seven head to head meetings between these two likes saw both teams scoring.
The Reds won all of past four head to head affairs with the Foxes.
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Prediction
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were all on the scoreline in a 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace in the previous round for Liverpool. The Egyptian star thus took his league tally to 16 and is now lone at the top of competition’s goal-scoring charts in spite of a slower kick-off to the campaign.
He should have plenty of room to deliver in the final third past the struggling defensive line of Leicester’s and we would not be surprised to see him landing two or more goals on his own here.
Leicester have a predator of their own in the like of Jamie Vardy. Interestingly, only two men (Andy Cole and Thierry Henry) managed to score more goals against Liverpool than Vardy. Those who believe this 32-year-old striker could maintain his fine form against the reds can back him to score anytime at 4.50 odds here.
We will take Liverpool to win by two or more goals at 1.66 odds as well as Liverpool to win & Over 3.5 goals FT at quite attractive 2.50 odds.
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Liverpool -1.5 handicap @ 1.66 (4/6)
Liverpool to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.50 (6/4).