Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (6/1) vs Liverpool (4/11)
We are backing Liverpool half-time/full-time at odds of 11/10
When: Tuesday 28 December 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Tuesday night, Leicester host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in a big Premier League clash for both teams.
The Foxes head into this potentially daunting clash on the back of a woeful recent run of form. Brendan Rodgers team have won just one of their previous six matches in all competitions. They have also recorded just one win in their last four games in the Premier League.
A 6-3 defeat at reigning champions Manchester City last time out means that the team from the Midlands have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league matches. That spells trouble for a well-rested Liverpool attack that has scored at least twice in their last 23 league outings.
A recent positive for the Foxes has been their home form in the English top-flight, as they have won their last two home games, scoring four goals in each of the victories. However, three wins from their previous seven home matches is a slightly patchy record.
Their recent home games in the English top-flight have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six league matches at the King Power Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s team enjoyed Boxing Day off, as the Reds match against Leeds failed to go ahead because of a Covid-19 and injury crisis at the Yorkshire club. The postponement gave the players a chance to rest and properly prepare for this encounter.
The visitors have fallen six points behind league leaders, Manchester City. However, the Reds have a game in hand on the champions. This is a must-win game for Liverpool in the fight for the Premier League title.
Their last outing was ironically the 3-3 draw with Leicester in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Anfield, which Klopp’s team eventually won on penalty kicks.
They are unbeaten in seven matches in the Premier League. However, a 2-2 draw at Tottenham last time out ended a six-game winning run in the English top-flight for the team from Merseyside. The draw also means that the Reds are unbeaten in three away games in the English top-flight, having also scored at least two goals in 11 of their previous 12 league games on their travels.
Leicester had a difficult game at Manchester City last time out and will be tired after such exertion. That is bad news when facing a Liverpool team that has had enjoyed a short break. We see no value in the away win though. However, Liverpool to be winning at half-time/full-time offers slightly better odds, so that is our first recommendation. The other is to back Diogo Jota to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 6/5.
Our Tips: We are backing Liverpool Half-time/full-time at odds of 11/10 and/or Diogo Jota to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 6/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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