Liverpool vs Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Liverpool vs Leicester City in Premier League.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Match Preview
Liverpool have finally made their much-wanted defensive purchase by landing Virgil van Dijk and hope to add solidarity at the back to their adventurous front three. They host a Leicester City side that is winless in its last four matches which should set the context nicely for this fixture. This Liverpool vs Leicester City encounter will be played at the Anfield on Saturday, December 30, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
For all the talk around Manchester City and their scoring ways in the Premier League, Liverpool have been equally good, if not better. The Reds have not lost in their last 14 matches in all competitions (W9, D5) with their last loss coming at Tottenham (4-1) in the last week of October. They continued their scoring ways by hammering the relegation-threatened Swansea City 5-0 on the Boxing Day to once again highlight their strengths in finding the goal. The Reds are out of reckoning for the title, but are currently fourth in the table after 20 games (38pts, W10, D8, L2) with just five points separating them from the second-placed Manchester United. The Jurgen Klopp-led side had its share of issues in the recent past, with draws against Everton and West Brom underlining their problems in cracking tough sides. Defensively too, having conceded the most by any top-seven side puts a little pressure on them to buckle up. They bought Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, so their defence should be stronger in the second part of the season.
Leicester City are placed eighth in the league after 20 games (27pts, W7, D6, L7). The Foxes, though, are winless in their last four matches (D1, L3) in all competitions. The last-gasp 2-2 draw against Manchester United was a morale booster, as is the normal time 1-1 draw against Manchester City in the League Cup. However, their troubles at the back are well-known as they have struggled to keep a clean sheet in their last six matches (11 goals conceded at 1.83 per game). The 2-1 loss at Watford on the Boxing Day leaves them six points adrift of the seventh placed Burnley, which should be their immediate target. Returning to winning ways should be their immediate priority, but can they break the duck against a free-scoring Reds in this Liverpool vs Leicester City fixture? Visitors failed to win in the last 6 matches at Anfield (5-1-0), so they hope that can make good result this time and get back home unbeaten.
Liverpool vs Leicester City H2H
Liverpool have a slight edge over their rivals (W46, D24, L39). The previous seven Liverpool vs Leicester City encounters have seen Liverpool winning four and losing three. That’s as close as it can get!
Liverpool vs Leicester City Team News
Liverpool will be without Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno for this Liverpool vs Leicester City fixture.
Leicester City will be without Robert Huth and Danny Simpson for this game.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Probable Line-ups
Liverpool: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Lallana, Can, Milner, Salah, Solanke, Mane.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Dragovic, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Albrighton, Ndidi, Iborra, Gray, Mahrez, Vardy.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Predictions
The last three Premier League Liverpool vs Leicester City matches have seen 14 goals scored at an average of 4.7 per game. Will we see a repeat? There could be goals at both ends and we expect a Liverpool win, so that’s the betting tip for this game.