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Liverpool vs. Leicester City - 10/5/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Liverpool vs. Leicester City
Date & Time Saturday October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)
Location
Anfield
Liverpool, England
The Line
The Line: -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBC
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In the English Premier League, Liverpool are set to host Leicester City at Anfield. 

Liverpool played midweek in the Champions League where they defeated Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 at home. It was a comfortable win for the Reds but the team lacked focus at times which resulted in them conceding 3 goals. During the win, Liverpool controlled 70% of the possession and led the game for the majority of the 90 minutes. Mo Salah scored twice while Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane also contributed with goals. It has been an outstanding start to the season for Liverpool as they remain 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League ladder. Liverpool still maintain a perfect record in the Premier League and will be extremely confident as they enter this match. 

On the other side of the field, Leicester City have also had a very strong start to the season and are currently 3rd on the Premier League ladder with 14 points from their 7 games. In their last outing, Leicester City defeated Newcastle United 5-0 at home. It was a dominant performance by Leicester City as they controlled 69% of the ball and had 13 shots. Jamie Vardy continued his outstanding form by scoring 2 goals for the Foxes. The passing was very impressive from Leicester City as they completed close to 750 passes at an accuracy of close to 90%. This is expected to be a tough match but considering their recent form, Leicester City will be optimistic about their chances of causing a major upset. 

Both Liverpool and Leicester City have been playing well so we should see both teams playing with great confidence. It is hard to see Liverpool being beaten so I am going to pick the Reds to win this match. That being said, I am expecting Leicester City to cause some major problems and this game being decided by a single goal. Leicester City +1.5 seems like a decent wager. 

Pick:
Liverpool

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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