Prediction & odds for the game: Liverpool (17/20) v Leicester (14/5) – ST is backing the home win
When: Sunday, 22nd November @ 7.15pm K.O
Liverpool and Leicester City will meet in a huge top of the table clash this weekend as Premier League action returns to Anfield.
It hasn’t quite been the start to the season Jurgen Klopp would’ve imagined, if only because of how depleted his squad is starting to look. Still, Liverpool find themselves in a very strong position in the league table and as they slowly but surely start to get some players back, they’ll continue to improve and grow as a unit. They do need to fix some of their defensive holes but they can’t do anything about that until January, so for now, they’ve just got to try and persevere.
A 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League helped to get Liverpool back on the winning trail, and throughout the rest of October, they were unstoppable. They edged past Sheffield United, Midtjylland and West Ham before laying a beating o Atalanta, with their last game before the break being a somewhat fortunate 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
Leicester City flying high at the top of the Premier League table: we’ve been here before. Under Claudio Ranieri they didn’t slow down and won the whole thing, but under Rodgers last year, they crumbled and wound up finishing outside of the top four. It’s really difficult to know what to expect from this team based on the wide array of results we’ve seen so far this season, but one thing is for sure – they aren’t going to lie down for the champions.
Winning has been the name of the game for Leicester both in the Premier League and the Europa League, and right now, they’re showing no signs of slowing down. They tore through Zorya and Braga with a narrow 2-1 win over AEK Athens thrown in the middle, and in the league, they’ve overcome three really tough challenges to beat Arsenal, Leeds and Wolves.
Liverpool have a whole host of injury problems to concern themselves with, and yet, we’re still more inclined to back them as opposed to Leicester. The Reds have an insane ability to grind out results even when they appear to be at their weakest, and on the flip side, the Foxes under Rodgers have faltered in big time matches on multiple occasions. It’s going to be a fun game but in the end, Liverpool will come away with a much-needed win.
Our official scoreline prediction is going to be 2-1, ensuring that they hit the over 2.5 goals market.
Verdict: Back the home win at odds of 17/20 and the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7 (All odds are taken from bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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