The match Liverpool – Leicester, which will take place on Sunday 22 November, will be one of the central ones in the ninth round – we assessed the state of the teams and prepared a forecast.
The Merseyside club in the last round fought with the main rival of recent years, Manchester City . The Reds played on the opponent’s field and who knows how the game would have ended if De Bruyne had scored a penalty. And so – a draw 1: 1, which slightly pushed Liverpool down the standings. Jurgen Klopp’s wards dropped to third place, losing the leadership to their future rival – Leicester. The distance between the teams is now only one point.
This draw ended the winning streak of Liverpool, which had already totaled five games in a row. However, three of them are in the Champions League, where the Liverpool defeated Ajax (1: 0), Midtjylland (2: 0) and Atalanta (5: 0). As part of the championship, during this period, the Reds barely beat Sheffield United (2: 1) and West Ham (2: 1).
Matches in the Champions League and the Premier League are also distinguished by the fact that in the European Cup Liverpool have not conceded a goal yet, but in the national championship they regularly take balls from their goal net from opponents of different caliber. In seven of eight matches in the current championship, Liver missed. Just what is the failure of the reigning champion in the match with Aston Villa (2: 7), where the Birminghamians shipped them seven goals.
This defeat happened on the road. At home, Klopp’s charges continue their unbeaten streak. In 30 previous home games in the championship, they have achieved 29 victories. In the current league season, apart from West Ham and Sheffield, the Merseysides also beat Leeds (4: 3) and Arsenal (3: 1).
The personnel situation is, of course, not easy. Coronovirus was found in Mohamed Salah. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joseph Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are trampled. Doubtful Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Rhys Williams.
The Foxes had a powerful start in the next season. With six victories in eight rounds, they climbed to the top of the standings. There were only two failures in the matches against West Ham (0: 3) and Aston Villa (0: 1). They were connected primarily with personnel losses, including then Jamie Vardy . However, with his return to the field, everything fell into place. In the previous three rounds, Brendan Rogers’ charges have beaten Arsenal (1: 0), Leeds (4: 1) and Wolverhampton (1: 0), simultaneously churning out victories in the Europa League.
Vardy is really in amazing shape right now. He has eight goals in the national championship and he is among the top scorers. The bookmakers offer to bet on the forward’s goal in the upcoming meeting with a good odds of 2.00.
I must say that Leicester won all the away matches in the current league, and both suffered defeats at home.
Losses at Leicester are negligible. In the infirmary are Caglar Seyuncu, Daniel Amarti, Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira, but they have made few appearances on the football field.
Liverpool have won 29 of their previous 30 matches at home in the championship.
In the current championship, in all four home games of Liverpool, the bets “both will score” and “total over 2.5″ have played.
” Lester” won this season, all four away games.
Liverpool have scored at least twice in 12 of their last 13 home games in the Premier League.
Leicester have scored 13 goals in their last four away games.
Liverpool have beaten Leicester at home in seven of their last nine league games.
12/26/19 Leicester Liverpool 0: 4
10/05/19 Liverpool Leicester 2: 1
01/30/19 Liverpool Leicester eleven
09/01/18 Leicester Liverpool 12
12/30/17 Liverpool Leicester 2: 1
” Liverpool ” played well against the “Leicester” in the whole house, but now the difficult staffing situation. The absence of a number of defense players will noticeably weaken the defensive line, and the fact that Salah will not be there will also hit the attacking actions. Leicester are good on the road right now. The team skillfully plays from the opponent and scores a lot. In our opinion, a goal exchange is quite likely in this meeting.
Our prediction – Liverpool will not lose + both will score for 1.99 at BC Winline