Kick-off: 1915, 22/11/2020
TV: Sky Sports
An entertaining top-of-the-table clash is expected when Liverpool host Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
Brendan Rodgers will be smelling blood against his former club’s injury-hit defence, but the Reds are still dangerous going forward and haven’t lost at home in this competition since April 2017.
We’re sticking with Jurgen Klopp’s side and like 11/5 for a home win and both teams to score as our first Liverpool vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool are without key defenders Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold after a desperate run of injuries, while potential stand-in Fabinho has also spent time on the sidelines.
With Mohamed Salah testing positive for coronavirus during the international break and Jordan Henderson picking up a knock playing for England, the Reds are definitely stretched.
However, they have claimed maximum points from four Premier League home games this term and were impressive in their last couple of away fixtures.
Diogo Jota hit a hat-trick in a superb 5-0 Champions League romp at Atalanta and then Manchester City were run ragged early on in a high-quality 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium.
Andy Robertson told the club’s website: “I think when we started getting some injuries and lost a couple of players with Covid-19 everyone expected the wheels to fall off.
“But we’ve managed to steady the ship a little bit and pick up some great results. Long may that continue and long may we keep building our confidence and building our performances.”
Klopp’s style of play allows squad members and new recruits to fit seamlessly into the line-up and Liverpool are capable of coping with their current adversity.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Gomez, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jota, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Joe Gomez (knee) and Henderson (thigh) were injured on international duty and are both ruled out.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf) is also out while fellow defenders Rhys Williams and Neco Williams are also doubts, but Fabinho is back in training and could return after a hamstring injury.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester head to Merseyside on a six-match winning run in all competitions after edging out Wolves 1-0 to stay on top of the table, thanks to Jamie Vardy’s penalty.
The Foxes have won all four of their Premier League away games this term, including a 5-2 thrashing of Manchester City.
Vardy hit a hat-trick at Etihad Stadium and also struck on the road versus West Brom, Arsenal and Leeds.
The 33-year-old even scored on a Europa League trip to AEK Athens, so there is no question of him suffering from travel sickness.
A record of seven goals in nine league games against Liverpool only enhances the belief that 6/5 for Vardy to hit the target at any time here is a percentage pick.
However, City haven’t won at Anfield for over 20 years and we don’t feel they have enough all-round ability to match the Reds this weekend.
Let’s add 18/5 for the hosts to oblige 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 from the multiple correct score market to our Liverpool vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Thomas, Tielemans, Maddison, Mendy, Praet, Vardy.
Timothy Castagne returns following a hamstring injury and Wesley Fofana has shrugged off a small knee problem he suffered during the international break.
Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi remain on the sidelines with groin injuries and although Ricardo Pereira is back in training after a knee issue, he also misses the trip to Anfield.
Man City 1-1 LIVERPOOL – Mohamed Salah (pen)
LEICESTER 1-0 Wolves – Jamie Vardy (pen)
Head-to-head: Leicester 0-4 Liverpool, Liverpool 2-1 Leicester, Liverpool 1-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Liverpool
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