Leicester City vs Liverpool 01/01/2015 Premier League Preview,Odds and Prediction
Liverpool vs Leicester City
Thursday 1st January 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Liverpool 2/5 Draw 4/1 Leicester 8/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live Extra, Premier League Extra Time
Liverpool blew Swansea away on Monday night and now they take on bottom of the table Leicester City at Anfield on New Years Day. Can the reds get another win that could take them to within two points of Champions League football? Brendan Rodgers side have now won three from four and are unbeaten in that stretch. With Lallana and Couthino both excelling in a front three either side of Raheem Sterling on Monday night it appears as if the Liverpool manager has finally found a balance that works for his side and they were really good on Monday. I have to hold my hands up as I was expecting Swansea to get something from the game. I was completely take aback by how fluid and impressive Liverpool were on Monday. It was the type of performance they put in week after week last season, the question now is can they continue that type of football?
Leicester City got their first win in eleven on Sunday to the obvious delight of the players and management and the ttraveling fans who never stopped singing from minute 1 at the KC Stadium. I fully expect a similar support at Anfield but Leicester face into a Lions den with a beast that looks reawakened. Nigel Pearson's team though will not be intimidated by the red as the foxes are disciplined, well coached and will keep it tight at the back. Leicester have some good players in their squad and the Argentina Ulloa has been impressive this season. He will put himself about and take any chances that fall his way but as a whole Leicester havent scored enough and that is why they are bottom of the table. The foxes will look at this one as a shot to nothing, they will be expected to lose so any type of result will be a bonus.
I am taking the overs here. There is no value in Liverpool at 2/5 and the handicap of -2 is tough to cover but I think the over should come in. Leicester can take advantage of any lapses in the Liverpool back three and on the other side Lallana , Couthino and Sterling should create plenty of chances for themselves. The only question now is can they take them. I think they will and like the overs because of it.