Liverpool and Leicester City bring some evening delight, wrapping up Sunday’s English Premier League program. The hosts are slashed with injuries, especially in defense, while on the other side, Leicester too has a few important players out. However, that won’t be an excuse if either side loses. Liverpool is a favorite when playing at Anfield, while on the other side, the Foxes see their chance for recording a victory over the big rivals. All this guarantees an interesting affair at Anfield.
Liverpool (-110) is perfect at home this year, counting in all the competitions, winning five games. Yet, they were never shorthanded like this, with all the injuries that overwhelmed their squad. The defensive line will be under a big reconstruction, and we are yet to see what Jurgen Klopp has on his mind.
The Reds scored two goals at least in each of their victories at Anfield. After five consecutive triumphs overall, they would play 1-1 against Man City on the road in the most recent event. That one could have gone either way, but we can say that Liverpool left Etihad more pleased with the outcome.
Also, one trend regarding efficiency is noticeable. Four of their previous five games saw 2 or 3 goals.
Leicester (+290) is in perfect shape with six victories in a row, three in the Premiership and Europa League each. Those in the domestic championship were against Arsenal, Leeds, and Wolves, all coming by a one-goal margin.
The Foxes are equally impressive when looking at the matches on the road, with six straight wins. The one against Manchester City, 2-5 stands above all others, as it showed that Leicester still has what it takes to compete with the best teams in England despite all the doubts. Four matches during this triumphant streak ended with over 2.5 goals.
This is the painful part of the article for all Liverpool fans. Virgin Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Mo Salah are out. Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho are questionable,
The guests are coming without Caglar Soyuncu, Wilfred Ndidi, and Daniel Amrtey.
Head to Head Matches
Liverpool holds 50 wins over Leicester, while on the other side, the Foxes triumphed 39 times against the Reds. Twenty-five matches ended with a draw.
Their head-to-head games at Anfield one-sided domination with Liverpool not losing the previous nine, with seven victories and two draws. During the 2019/20 season, the Reds won in both events, 2-1 at home and 0-4 on the road. Overall, Leicester hasn’t recorded a victory since 2017.
We are not concerned about L’Pool’s efficiency, as Klopp has excellent replacements for Salah, for instance, Diogo Jota, who’s been magnificent lately. Leicester has enough offensive potential to hurt the devastated Reds defense. Vardy and the midfield behind him are capable of adding at least one hit. Due to all this, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals will be our final suggestion. The odds for this pick are -125. There isn’t a big profit here, but as we like to say, risk isn’t great either.
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