Liverpool vs Leicester tips: Premier League preview and odds

Liverpool vs Leicester predictions and tips: Premier League preview and odds
A Leicester win against Liverpool can be backed at 14/5

Our three Liverpool vs Leicester tips include the Foxes ending the Reds’ incredible undefeated streak at Anfield

An injury-ravaged Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday as they welcome league leaders Leicester to Anfield.

The Reds earned a hard-fought point against title rivals Manchester City last time out but will be without three of their usual back four and main striker Mohamed Salah for the visit of the Foxes.

Leicester sit a point above Liverpool and there is no doubt manager Brendan Rodgers, who has not won in two previous games against his former club, will be desperate to make it third time lucky.

Liverpool vs Leicester predictions

Liverpool’s injury crisis has deepened drastically over the international break and that will only add to Leicester’s confidence that they can claim the three points at Anfield. The Foxes have been on a good run despite injury concerns of their own and they are fully capable of pulling off a shock win.

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Liverpool vs Leicester bettings tips

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Reds’ home record under threat

Liverpool would have hoped their injuries couldn’t get worse after Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for most of the season with an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury but he was soon followed into the treatment room by Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold. 

But the international break has brought more misery to Merseyside with Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson picking up injuries on duty with England. Gomez is out for a number of months after knee surgery while Henderson came off at half-time in England’s Nations League defeat by Belgium.

Andrew Robertson will also be assessed ahead of the game but Joel Matip will start in central defence with Fabinho, who has missed the last three games.

The Foxes have won their last six in all competitions and have shown this season they are capable of pulling off results away from home. They defeated Arsenal 1-0 last month and famously dismantled Manchester City 5-2 at the Etihad in September. Meanwhile, Liverpool’s 7-2 loss away to Aston Villa has shown they are far from invincible. 

The Reds have not lost a home league game in 63 matches dating back to a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in April 2017, but we are backing Leicester to finally end that incredible run on Sunday night. 

Tip: Leicester to win @ 14/5 with bet365

Foxes’ tails will be up 

Leicester have had injury problems of their own in defence, with the likes of Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu unavailable, but Rodgers has formed a back line that has looked solid, evidenced by their form and being top of the league.

The Foxes attack have started to pick up and they have scored 15 goals on their six-game winning streak. Jamie Vardy can add to his eight league goals this season, especially with the Reds conceding in 12 of their last 13 league games, and he has scored seven in 11 league games against the Reds.

Liverpool have scored in all of their last six games in all competitions, and there have been over 2.5 goals in four of those games.

The Reds may be without Salah as the Egyptian must isolate, but Diogo Jota and Sadio Mané provide an attacking threat and have seven league goals between them, with Jota scoring in all three of his home appearances for the Reds.

We are expecting goals at both ends in a high-scoring affair at Anfield with five of the last six meetings producing over 2.5 goals, and both sides scoring in four of those five matches.

Tip: Over 2.5 goals & both teams to score @ 5/6 with bet365

Milner to go in the book

With Alexander-Arnold ruled out, Klopp has some difficult decisions to make in terms of who to play at right-back. One contender is utility man James Milner, who has filled in at right-back before.

However, 35-year-old Milner has made all six appearances in the league this season from the bench, and may struggle to get up to the pace of the game in the early exchanges.

Given that Milner already has two yellow cards from 10 appearances in all competitions, and with him having to line up against Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, we can see him going in the book again.

Tip: James Milner to be booked @ 5/2 with bet365

Liverpool vs Leicester odds

The bookies still see Liverpool as the favourites to win the game at 10/11, with Leicester 14/5 to pick up the three points and the draw 11/4.

Liverpool team news

There is some positive injury news for Liverpool in that Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara could return, but Jurgen Klopp will be without Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, while Rhys Williams is a doubt.

Nathaniel Phillips is expected to partner Joel Matip in central defence, while Andrew Robertson is likely to play despite nursing a calf complaint. 

Liverpool predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Milner, Phillips, Matip, Robertson; Keita, Wijnaldum, Jones; Jota, Firmino, Mane.

Leicester team news

Ricardo Pereira, Wilfried Ndidi and Timothy Castagne are all back in training following injuries, with Castagne the most likely of the three to return to the line-up at Anfield. Harvey Barnes could return in place of Dennis Praet in the attacking three.

Leicester predicted line-up (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Fofana; Castagne, Mendy, Tielemans, Justin; Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.

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Liverpool

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Leicester

8 Nov PL Leicester 1 Wolves 0 W

5 Nov EL Leicester 4 Sporting Braga 0 W

2 Nov PL Leeds 1 Leicester 4 W

29 Oct EL AEK Athens 1 Leicester 2 W

25 Oct PL Arsenal 0 Leicester 1 W

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