Two in-form sides go head-to-head in Saturday’s early Premier League start as 2016 champions Leicester City welcome Liverpool to the King Power Stadium. The Reds won both matches between the two last year but have a poor recent record in Leicester, losing three of their last four visits.
Where and when: King Power Stadium, Leicester – 1 September, kick-off 12:30
Where you can see Leicester vs. Liverpool: William Hill, Sky Sports
Last time: A second half double from Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool edge out Leicester 2-1 at Anfield last January, while the Reds won 3-2 at the King Power Stadium a year ago. However, the Foxes won last season’s League Cup meeting between the pair 2-0.
|Leicester double chance||17/10||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||5/4||Offer|
|Mohamed Salah anytime scorer||11/12||Offer|
Leicester vs. Liverpool Predictions and Preview
Despite a narrow opening day loss at Manchester United, under-fire Leicester boss Claude Puel has guided his side to solid back-to-back victories over Wolves and Southampton respectively.
They face another big test as they welcome early league leaders Liverpool to the King Power Stadium, with Jurgen Klopp’s men winning three from three without conceding, as seen on LFC Zone.
The Reds are favourites to win this game at odds of 4/9 with a surprise home victory available at perhaps surprisingly long odds of 7/1 and the draw priced at 7/2.
This could be a cagey affair with the Foxes defending deep and Liverpool may need patience. Under 2.5 goals is available at 5/4 while fewer than 1.5 goals is at 18/5.
However, Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in this fixture in six meetings and over 2.5 goals is priced at 7/10, which does not appear to offer strong value.
A ‘double chance’ on Leicester to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 17/10 while a Liverpool win/draw outcome is at 1/8.
If you fancy Klopp’s men to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/4.
One to watch for Leicester: With Jamie Vardy unavailable through suspension, Kelechi Iheanacho is now the hosts main goal threat. The former Manchester City striker is hopeful of getting off the mark for the campaign and is priced at 13/4 to score in this game.
One to watch for Liverpool: Mohamed Salah has already scored twice in three games for Jurgen Klopp’s men this season and scored twice at Anfield against the Foxes last season. You can bet on him scoring at 11/12 here.
Long shot: Liverpool are usually associated with goals but they have not conceded in three league games while Leicester are defensively resilient too. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 15/1.