Prediction and odds for the game: Liverpool (1/6) vs Leeds (14/1)
We are backing Luis Diaz to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 10/11
When: Wednesday 23 February 2022, Kick-off 19:45
On Wednesday night, Liverpool host Leeds at Anfield, as the home team look to move closer to Premier League leaders Manchester City in the title race.
This game looks like a golden opportunity for Jurgen Klopp’s team to close the gap on leaders Manchester City to just three points. That would certainly put pressure on the reigning champions, who had previously looked set to run away with the league title.
Liverpool’s recent form suggests that they could well be breathing down the neck of Pep Guardiola’s team in the near future. The Reds have won their last eight matches in all competitions after a weekend 3-1 home win against struggling Norwich.
The victory also made the men from Merseyside unbeaten in six Premier League games, having recorded five straight league wins.
Liverpool have once again turned Anfield into a fortress, as the Reds are now 16 games unbeaten on home soil in the Premier League, having recorded seven straight home wins. Klopp’s team has been prolific on home soil of late in the English top-flight, scoring at least two goals in nine of their last ten league games at Anfield.
Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino will miss this game through injury. That means exciting Colombian winger Luis Diaz should continue in the front three. Full-backs Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold should return to the starting line-up after being rested for the Norwich game.
The Yorkshire outfit may well be slightly nervous about dropping towards the relegation zone after a poor run of results. A 4-2 home defeat by Manchester United last time out means that Marcelo Bielsa’s team are winless in four league matches, having suffered three defeats in the process. The poor run leaves the whites five points clear of the drop zone.
Leeds main problem of late has been a leaky defence, as the visitors have now conceded at least three goals in their last three Premier League outings.
Bielsa’s team has also struggled to win games on their travels in recent months in the top-flight. The Yorkshire team has now won just one of their last seven away matches in the Premier League. Their leaky defensive is evident in their recent away results, as the visitors have conceded at least two goals in their last five league matches on their travels.
Leeds continues to be without some key players, as Patrick Bamford, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips are all once again set to miss out through injury.
This is a terrible time for Leeds to face Liverpool and we expect Klopp’s team to record a win. There is no value in the home win, so instead, we are backing Liverpool half-time/full-time. The other bet we are backing is Luis Diaz to be an anytime goalscorer, as the Colombian opened his scoring account against Norwich and looked dangerous.
Our Tips: We are backing Liverpool half-time/full-time at odds of 4/7 and/or Luis Diaz to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Will Liverpool cruise to victory over Leeds or will the Whites shock the men from Merseyside?