Liverpool and Leicester City face off on Friday in an English Premier League showdown at Anfield. When these two teams faced off on February 10th it was Liverpool that secured the 2-0 victory.
Leicester City currently sits in 13th place in the standings having picked up 17 points. Leicester City were hoping they would get off to a fast start after the World Cup, but that hasn’t been the case. In the first game against Newcastle, Leicester City struggled, giving up three goals and the offense didn’t find the back of the net. Leicester City had 61 percent of the possession, but only had two shots on target. Dennis Praet had to leave the last game after 17 minutes because of an injury, and it’s expected that he’s going to miss this game again. James Maddison is still dealing with a knee injury, and he won’t be able to go in this game. In this game, Leicester City is going to need the defense to be better.
On the other side of this matchup is Liverpool, who sits in 6th place in the standings having picked up 25 points. Liverpool faced off against Aston Villa on Monday and they were able to secure a 3-1 victory. Mohamed Salah opened up the scoring in the 5th minute, and they never looked back as they cruised to the victory. Liverpool had 52 percent of the possession and nine shots on target. Arthur, Diogo Jota, and Luis Diaz are all still out, and they will be out for a while. Ibrahima Konate is back with the team, and although he might not start, in this game he could come off the bench.
Leicester City doesn’t have a lot of options with the attack, and they are going to struggle to get quality scoring chances in this game. Leicester City’s defense struggled in the last game, giving up three goals, and they are going to struggle again in this game. Back Liverpool -1.5 to cash here.