With three wins in three games, Liverpool are on the top of the Premier League table. And they want to stay there, if possible, even till the end of the season. But, when you’re at the top, everyone wants to pull you down. That’s why I’m sure Leicester will have big motivation to win this game, or at least snatch a point from the Reds. Will they manage to do it? Maybe this Leicester vs Liverpool match preview can help you find the answer!
The Foxes seem like a mid-table team that has nothing to worry about relegation, yet has very tiny chance to play in Europe next season. Still, Leicester have started the season very well. They did lose in the opening round to Man United, but have since won two matches in a row. First they beat Wolves at home, then Southampton in an away match. The South Coast game saw them winning 2:1 with the winning goal scored in the second minute of the extra time.
This is actually pretty impressive, considering that Leicester have been playing without one of their best players, Jamie Vardy. He’s serving a suspension and will miss the clash with Liverpool as well. The reason why it’s important to talk about Vardy is that he’s the guy who scored in each of previous 5 Premier League meetings between these two teams.
Now without Vardy in the team, Leicester will have to rely on other players to do well against the Reds. The problem is that no one seems good enough to be able to win points on his own. Therefore, Leicester will probably have to focus on defense rather than attack.
The Reds are among the top favorites for winning the Premier League this season. That shouldn’t surprise you as they have a fantastic team, as well as a fantastic manager who knows how to motivate his players. Jurgen Klopp’s boys have always been very motivated to score as many goals as possible, but this season we saw them being very well organized in defense as well. The result is that their goal difference after three Premier League rounds is 7:0.
Once again, Liverpool fans are putting their hopes in Mohamad Salah, but the truth is that the Reds are much more than him this season. They have plenty of fantastic players in the team, in literally every position. Furthermore, they also have a good bench this time, so even if the first team players get tired or injured, Klopp will be able to replace them.
Speaking of injuries, the Reds don’t have massive issues. The only two players who will have to sit out the clash with Leicester are Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (out till spring 2019) and probably Dejan Lovren as well.
- Jamie Vardy (suspension)
- Matthew James (injury)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (injury)
- Dejan Lovren (doubtful)
Schmeichel – Morgan, Maguire, Amartey, Chilwell – Ndidi, Mendy, Albrighton, Gray, Maddison – Okazaki
Alisson – Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Robertson – Milner, Henderson, Keita – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Leicester vs Liverpool Match Prediction
Liverpool’s record-breaking signing Alisson is still without a conceded goal in the Premier League and considering that Leicester are without Vardy, there is a big chance he will manage to keep a clean sheet once again. And even if he does allow a goal or two, I think the Reds will score enough goals to get themselves another three points.
Leicester vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool @1.44 (bet365)
Liverpool to Win to Nil @2.55 (Boyle Sports)
Liverpool -1.5 AH @2.35 (bet365)