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LIVERPOOL VS LEICESTER: BETTING TIPS
Liverpool will be welcoming back AFCON winner Sadio Mane as well as talisman Mo Salah after their successful international duties with their respective nations. Jurgen Klopp commented that both players would want to get straight into the action straight away, but he would be happy to accommodate if one or the other would want a day or two off.
In recent fixtures against Crystal Palace and Brentford, Liverpool managed to score three goals in each of them despite not playing their best football, especially against the Eagles. For a side missing key players, such results are crucial for their bid towards their title ambitions.
Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp, have for the most part conducted their main transfer business in the summer, but this time around, The Reds brought in Luis Diaz from Porto for a reported fee of £34M in January. The Colombian has been scouted for an extended period by the team from Merseyside, who managed to acquire his services despite reports that he might join Tottenham.
In previous meetings, Liverpool have found Leicester to be a tough opponent to beat, as was the case in late December. Leicester took three points on the day with a brilliant defensive display and a couple of missed chances from Liverpool’s front line. When the two meet in the EFL Cup Quarter-final, the game ended in a draw of 3-3, with Liverpool going through on Penalties.
Liverpool are the favourites to come out on top with a correct score of 2-0 at 29/4 (8.25).
Jota is valued at 19/20 (1.95), to score at anytime during the game.
Leicester City, who currently are 10th in the Premier League, face Liverpool in the hopes that they bounce back after a disappointing performance in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest, where they lost 4-1. During the post-match interview, Brendan Rodgers expressed his concern about the lack of ‘hunger’ by his squad to compete and be their very best.
With just five wins in their last 18 games in all competitions, the Foxes are struggling to find their rhythm, and consequently, their confidence has taken a huge blow. Leicester City fans will be quick to point out that defensive mistakes have led to their run of games, where they find themselves as the team that have conceded the most goals in the top half of the table.
The reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium against Liverpool was one of the few (3) clean sheets that captain Kasper Schmeichel enjoyed this season – compared to 11 clean sheets last season when they finished fifth in the league. All could change with a win against Liverpool this week which could prove to be the springboard for the second half of the season.
LIVERPOOL VS LEICESTER: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS
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