The prediction of Liverpool and Leicester City comes before the match of the EFL Cup quarter-finals. This game will be played on December 22nd, at Anfield, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Match Preview and Team News
Liverpool hosts Leicester City at Anfield in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup. The Reds went past Norwich City and Preston North End in the previous rounds to make their way to the final eight teams in the Cup, while Leicester City beat Millwall and Brighton & Hove Albion in the earlier games to set up the quarter-final clash with Liverpool. The Reds drew 2-2 with Tottenham in the Premier League despite a string of unavailable names in the squad due to injuries. Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in their last nine matches and also are on a six-game winning streak at home across all competitions. Harvey Elliott (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Roberto Firmino (Hamstring Injury), and Nathaniel Phillips (Cheekbone Fracture) won’t be playing for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp. Naby Keita has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Sadio Mane plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Leicester City has been rather inconsistent with their results so far in the current season. They have won only once in their last four matches and come into the game with two postponed Premier League games. However, it is to be noted that they beat Newcastle United 4-0 in their last fixture. Leicester City has only beaten Liverpool once in the previous eight meetings between the two sides and also has not won once in their last four away matches. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Ricardo Pereira (Hamstring Injury), James Justin (Cruciate Ligament Injury), and Nampalys Mendy (Groin Injury) will not be playing here. Youri Tielemans plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Kelechi Iheanacho enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Predicted Lineups
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare, Maddison, Daka, Barnes.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Leicester City is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Liverpool should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Liverpool to win @1.60
Over 2.5 FT @1.65
Correct score 2:1 @8.00