Liverpool Host High Flying Leicester At Anfield
The Premier League returns with a vengeance once more this weekend, as we gear up for the final set of fixtures before we begin yet another international break. There are some intriguing possibilities and match-ups to sink our teeth into over the next few days, with one of them being Liverpool vs Leicester City. Both clubs have made phenomenal starts to the new campaign, and while Brendan Rodgers may be one of the focal points here, we’re instead choosing to focus on the fact that this game is going to have a lot of quality flowing through it from start to finish.
Liverpool’s last six games saw them overcome a brief bit of adversity against Newcastle United to defeat the Magpies 3-1. They slipped up in the form of a 2-0 loss to Napoli, but were able to bounce back in a big way with a 2-1 win over Chelsea. They then defeated MK Dons with relative ease in the Carabao Cup before edging past Sheffield United. In the Champions League, they continued to falter by barely beating Salzburg 4-3. In terms of team news, Alisson is back in full training but probably won’t feature until after the break. Matip is a doubt with Gomez expected to come into the team if he can’t make it, with Shaqiri and Clyne sitting out.
Leicester, on the other hand, were unable to beat Newcastle within 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup – but they did get the job done on penalties. They then won 3-1 against Bournemouth, before dropping a somewhat disappointing 1-0 loss to Manchester United. They responded in true Foxes style with a 2-1 win over Tottenham, prior to dispatching Luton 4-0 in the Carabao Cup. In their last outing, they battered Newcastle 5-0. In terms of team news James Maddison’s fitness is pretty touch and go, whereas Matty James is definitely out with a calf injury.
Liverpool vs Leicester Betting Prediction
There are a million and one directions a game like this can go in, but in truth, it just feels as if Liverpool are too strong of a unit in the Premier League for anyone to cause them any danger – unless they’re named Manchester City. We can see Leicester taking a bit more of a conservative approach in the opening half hour or so, before Brendan Rodgers’ former side open the scoring and go from there. We don’t think it’s going to be a rout, but we also don’t believe the Foxes have all too much in their locker than can substantially trouble the hosts.