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Liverpool vs. Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
18 November 2020
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Anfield – Premier League
Defending Premier League champions Liverpool face a crunch clash on their return to action at home to Leicester City. The Foxes go to Anfield as league leaders but with the Reds only a point behind, this will be a real test of their title credentials.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won home and away against Leicester last season and Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six games against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The teams last played on December 26 2019, at Leicester, and Liverpool came away with an emphatic 4-0 win through a Roberto Firmino brace and goals from James Milner – a penalty – and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool face a defensive crisis ahead of the visit of Leicester, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez all ruled out,
Mo Salah will also miss out after the Egypt international tested positive for Covid-19, with Andrew Robertson, Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho facing late fitness tests.
Leicester also have injury issues to contend with ahead of the trip to Merseyside, with Timothy Castagne, Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu all ruled out.
Wesley Fofana and Kasper Schmeichel should be ready in time to start, but Wilf Ndidi and Daniel Amartey are sidelined.
Liverpool vs. Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Liverpool’s title defence has started strongly for Klopp and his players, with five wins and two draws from their opening eight Premier League games of 2020-21. The Reds also have a long unbeaten league run at home heading into this game with their last Anfield Premier League loss coming back in January 2017.
Leicester have also looked impressive in the opening weeks of the 2020-21 campaign with six wins in a row putting them on top of the table before the international break. The Foxes will be confident of getting a positive result at Anfield based on their recent form and this game will be a tough examination of Klopp’s side.
With injuries impacting both teams, the likelihood is that these two sides could cancel each other out with a draw currently priced at 3.80. A Liverpool win could send them top of the table, depending on the result between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, and is priced at 1.90. Leicester are 3.80 to get what would be a statement win.
If Leicester are to get the points then the goals of Jamie Vardy will surely be a factor. Vardy is joint top score in the Premier League so far this season with eight goals to his name, alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Son Heung-min and the absent Salah. He also has seven goals in his last seven starts against Liverpool
A 1-1 draw at 6.50
Leicester will be aiming to maintain top spot in the Premier League following the resumption of the domestic campaign and Liverpool’s injury problems give them a window to secure a strong result at Anfield.
Both teams to score at 1.55
Even with Salah out, both Klopp and Rodgers still have plenty of firepower available. Both teams have racked up 18 goals in their opening eight league games – only Tottenham and Chelsea have more.