Liverpool vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting:
The premier league will be back this weekend after a brief pause due to international commitments for the players. Of all the games scheduled over the weekend, the one that catches everyone’s eye is the game between Liverpool and Leicester on Sunday.
It is highly significant because the one who emerges victorious from this clash will top the premier league table. The hosts are coming off a tough game against Manchester city while Leicester are on a roll with back to back victories for the underrated side.
Overall, the fans are waiting for this blockbuster of a game on Sunday.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Predictions and Betting
Liverpool vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Leicester City looked like they were heading to yet another inconsistent season with some unexpected defeats in the middle. But it seems like they have pulled things back significantly and are now looking like a top side.
They started off with wins against West Brom and Burnley, but their biggest win came against Manchester City at Etihad stadium with a 5-2 margin. But their successful run didn’t last as they lost back to back games against West Ham and Aston Villa. It seemed like they learnt their lesson and have made a good comeback with wins against Arsenal, Leeds United and the Wolves in the last 3 appearances.
They are sitting at the top of the table with 6 wins in 8 games and a solid performance against Liverpool is in line over the weekend.
Liverpool have been rusty in patches, but the 2019 premier league champions have found a way to win games despite conceding goals on several occasions in addition to the injury concerns.
They started their campaign with wins against Leeds United and Chelsea but failed to keep a clean sheet. After that convincing win against the Gunners, they were thrashed by Aston Villa where they suffered one of the worst defeats against an underdog team.
From then on, they have won two out of four games with the remaining two ending in a deadlock. They are currently in the 3rd spot with 5 wins in 8 games and would be eyeing for that position with an important win on Sunday.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
Matches: 22 : Liverpool: 13 Leicester City: 5 Draw: 4
Last 5 games: Leicester – 0, Liverpool – 4, Draw - 1
Recent Meeting: Leicester faced a humiliating defeat at the hands of Liverpool with a 4-0 margin in a premier league fixture.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The defending champions might go in with a 4-3-3 combination whereas the Leicester City will use the 3-4-2-1 formation to counter the giant side at Anfield.
The Leicester attack will be led by England striker Jamie Vardy who has scored 9 goals so far this season and scored an important brace against Wolves. In addition to this, he has 2.3 shots per game and has 63.2% success in passes along with 0.8 key pass and 0.5 dribble per game so far.
He will be joined by the likes of Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes who will have to create more chances for the striker. Youri has returned to form with 3 goals in 8 games for the side and will be a key candidate in creating chances against the Reds. In addition to this, he has 0.9 shot per game, 0.9 dribbles per game but has to cut down the number of fouls per game.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with 3 goals and an assist but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top. The England striker has 73.6% pass accuracy in addition to 2.2 shots on target every game.
Liverpool’s attack is one of the deadliest with some dominating performances coming their way in the recent past. Sadio Mane has been sharp and the game changer for the team in the recent games. He has 4 goals in 7 matches along with 79.7% pass success and 3 shots per game.
With their prime striker Mo Salah doubtful due to corona virus threat, it is important for other forward players to step up.
Roberto Firmino has been amazing in the previous games with a goal and 2 assists so far but will be looking to find some form against Leicester. In addition to this, he has 81.1% pass accuracy and creates 1.6 shots on target.
Diogo Jota has also been a quality forward for the side has scored 10 goals in 16 appearances and will be starting on Sunday with Salah’s absence.
The Leicester defense has made a huge statement after doing a good job against Wolves last weekend. Wesley Fofana who replaced Soyuncu has been exceptional for the team who has 82.4% pass success along with 1.5 tackles per game, 2.4 interceptions per game and 3.2 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the center back.
Jonny Evans will come in handy with his reputation of scoring apart from his defending skills. He has 82% pass accuracy along with 1.6 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 2.9 clears per game in the recent past.
With Timothy Castagne ruled out for at least 4 weeks, James Justin will have to assume responsibility in place of the talented defender. James Justin has 77.1% pass accuracy and has won 1.3 aerial duels per game so far.
With the injury list growing for the side, the defense has been a headache for Liverpool with Gomez the new entry to the list. Joel Matip will probably take charge in place of Joe Gomez. He is incredibly good in aerial duels along with sharp passing skills. He has 80% success in passes, 1 aerial duel won per game and 1.3 clears per game which is often under appreciated.
Andrew Robertson will most probably play as the left back defender for the team who holds on to the ball pretty well and frustrates the opponent’s attack. He has 83.6% pass completion rate along with a goal, 2 assists and 1.5 clears in the last 19 appearances.
Trent Alexander-Arnold strengths include crossing, key passes and taking set-pieces. He has 74.6% pass accuracy along with 3 assists in 16 games. In addition to this, he has 1 tackle and 1.3 clears per game so far.
Liverpool vs Leicester predictions and betting analysis:
The game between Liverpool and Leicester will take place in Anfield on 22nd November at 8.15 pm local time. Leicester City are coming off some strong performances whereas Liverpool are coming back from a hard-fought draw against City in an away game.
But the betting platforms and prediction experts are expecting Liverpool to come on top in addition to the home advantage that they already possess going into the game.
FCTables who are known for providing football stats and odds have given a clear edge to Liverpool with a 49% chance whereas the Leicester have 25% chance to bag their 7th win of the season.
Oddschecker known for giving the best odds have clearly picked Liverpool to win the game and emerge at the top of the table whereas Leicester need a big effort to keep their No.1 spot intact.
According to FiveThirtyEight, Leicester have 21% chance to grab a win but the hosts hold a solid advantage with 58% chance which paves way for a good battle on Sunday.