Liverpool vs Leicester City Premier League Predictions

Liverpool vs Leicester City Premier League
Liverpool vs Leicester City Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-1.

The Premier League continues this Saturday ahead of the upcoming international break as current league leaders and title hopefuls Liverpool host in-form Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

Predictions

Liverpool have made the perfect start to the Premier League season by winning all seven of their opening league matches and leading the league by five points ahead of Manchester City.

However, the Reds have had a few scares in recent weeks with hard-fought victories at Chelsea and Sheffield United which were each by just a one goal margin.

Leicester are third in the standings with just one defeat – at Manchester United – in the opening seven league games, collecting 14 points in the process.

The Foxes have won four of their last five league matches including particularly impressive back-to-back home wins over Tottenham and Newcastle, the latter of which was 5-0.

The hosts will be favourites to make it eight wins out of eight due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Leicester.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – and indeed a 1-1 draw may be a more likely outcome here.

Betting Tips

Leicester drew their last game at Anfield – a 1-1 statemate back in January – and they have already defeated Tottenham this season and drawn at Chelsea, while their only defeat was a narrow loss at Manchester United. This is a team who have lost just one of their last eight in the league and are the most in-form side outside of Liverpool. Double chance Leicester then is one of the best online betting odds of the weekend. 888Sport price it at 39/20.

The English striker has already netted five times in seven league outings this season and has a total of 80 in the Premier League since the start of the 2015/16 campaign. His pace and directness will once again cause problems for the hosts and5/2 represents excellent value from 888Sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

The Foxes took a deserved 1-1 draw at Anfield back in January but had lost their previous four games in the Premier League against the Reds, although all of them were by a single goal.

Stats

  • Liverpool have won a club record 16 Premier League games in a row.
  • Jurgen Klopp’s side racked up an incredible 97 points in the Premier League last season but did not win the title – the highest in the division’s history without winning the league over 38 games.
  • Leicester have scored at least one goal against Liverpool in each of their last nine matches across all competitions.
  • Both these sides (5 goals against) have the strongest defences in the Premier League this season.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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