Sunday 22nd November 2020
Liverpool v Leicester City 19:15
- Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
- Liverpool took 6 points off Leicester last season
- Liverpool have won 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads 2-1
- 7 of the last 8 league head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
- Both teams scored in 7 of the last 8 league head-to-heads
- Both teams scored in 6 of the last 7 repeat fixtures
- Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 9 repeat league fixtures
- Jamie Vardy has scored 7 goals in his last 8 league games vs Liverpool
- Only 3 DRAWS in the last 19 league head-to-heads
- Mane (Liverpool) has scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
- James Milner (Liverpool) scored a penalty in both head-to-heads last season
After the International break we are back with some cracking Premier League games and Liverpool hosting Leicester on Saturday night is certainly one of those.
The champions have had a shaky start to their title defence, but still start week nine on 17 points (3rd). They take on Leicester City though who start this round of games top of the pack with 18 points and with former Leicester manager – Brendan Rodgers – a former manager of Liverpool there is a nice sub-plot to the game too.
The match betting suggests an easy win for Liverpool at 1.90, the draw 3.75, with Leicester at 3.80 – however, the Reds have been dogged with a lot of star names missing or injured at the moment. Van Dijk got injured last month and is out for most of the season, while Gomez and Henderson are the latest two England players to suffer niggles while on International duty, plus Salah is likely to miss the game after testing positive for Covid-19 last week.
This will give Leicester a lot of hope and all those missing star names is the reason Liverpool can be backed at what looks a slightly big 1.90 in the match betting.
Yes, they still have a lot of strength in-depth to their squad with the likes of Diogo Jota (6.00, 1st goal, 2.37 anytime) stepping up nicely in recent weeks, but their cover at the back and in defensive midfield areas would be a worry – especially with the likes of Jamie Vardy against them here – Vardy has netted 7 goals in his last 8 games vs Liverpool, so the former England man will surely be popular in the scoring markets at 5.00 (1st) or 2.05 (anytime).
Liverpool did take 6 points off Leicester last season though and have also won 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads 2-1, so this scoreline at 9.50 might also appeal.
Both teams scored in 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads, plus in 6 of the last 7 repeat fixtures so at 1.53 this is another option to note. It’s also been a game with plenty of goals – we’ve seen OVER 2.5 GOALS in 7 of the last 8 clashes, so at 1.61 this is another betting option to have on your radar.
Going back to the scoring markets – Liverpool’s Mane has scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads so at 4.33 (1st) or 1.83 (anytime) he’s another player to respect.
Overall it’s a game that you’ve expect Liverpool to win – they are also unbeaten in their last 9 home league games over Leicester, but with the Reds having a lot of injury woes at the moment this is a slightly risky proposition.
With that in mind, the safer call is to side with OVER 2.5 GOALS at 1.61.
JUICESTORM VERDICT: OVER 2.5 GOALS @1.61
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