Leicester City had a horror start to their last game as they lost 3-0 to Newcastle United and they will be looking to avoid another disastrous outing when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool. Hosts Liverpool go into this game with 25 points, in sixth place, five points out of the top four while Leicester City have 17 points in 13th place. Liverpool have registered three wins in their last five matches and are coming from a win ahead of this game, beating Aston Villa 3-1 to recover from their 3-2 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup. The win over Villa was their third straight victory in the league and fifth in seven matches, but Ollie Watkins’ goal meant they have no clean sheet in the last five league matches. Their last four league matches have produced over 2.5 goals with Liverpool only failing to score twice in the last 10 league matches. Liverpool have three wins in their last four league games at home.
Leicester City will have to be at their best in this game if they are to recover from the loss to Newcastle United their winning run was harshly halted after conceding twice in the opening seven minutes courtesy of horrendous defending. In their first leg meeting last season, Leicester claimed a 1-0 win at home, and they will hope to replicate this but the conditions and their form are really off, compared to Liverpool’s. They’ve failed to score in two of the last five matches but in the remaining three they’ve managed more than a goal in each. Leicester have managed three straight wins away from home in the league, and have scored in each of the last five away games in the league. They have scored two or more goals in four of their last five away league matches. Three of their last five away league matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Two sides with top four potential will face off here, as Liverpool returns home following their away win at Aston Villa. Liverpool are outright favorites here but Leicester aren’t known to go down without a fight. These two sides have prolific scorers, they have done well in attack and with such prowess, we will back the Liverpool v Leicester City game to produce over 2.5 goals.