Last season in the English Premier League, it was Manchester City who took control from day one, putting together an unforgettable season where their championship win was never really put in any type of serious doubt. The defending champions are in the title hunt again this season, although they are not getting things all their way this time around. As it stands to head into the Tuesday games, City is 4 points back of Liverpool ahead of their tricky trip to Newcastle. A win there would see the champions close the gap to 1 point, but Liverpool will have the chance to respond when they welcome in Leicester City on Wednesday afternoon.
The Reds have only dropped 1 game all season long, so they are certainly going to be in as the favorites against a Leicester side that are sitting comfortably in the middle of the table. With each passing week, Liverpool edge closer to the title, which means that the pressure really starts to mount. These are the types of games where it’s easy to lose focus and drop points, so Liverpool needs to stay focused as a 2-goal home favorite. The goal total here is set at 3.
Liverpool vs Leicester City English Premier League Odds & Pick
“I really believe in that you have to do your own work and your own job if you want to have something, don’t be concentrated on other teams.”Klopp does not expect the order of #LFC‘s @premierleague fixtures to influence his team’s approach to maintaining their lead…— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 29 de enero de 2019
- When: Wednesday, January 30 at 3 PM EST
- Where: Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
- TV: NBCSN
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
- English Premier League Odds: Liverpool -503 (Total 3)
Why bet on Liverpool?
As we mentioned earlier, Liverpool has lost just one game this season, with that one coming at the hands of Manchester City. Overall, they have picked up a total of 60 points from 23 games and have been close to perfect at home, winning 10 and drawing 1 in their 11 games at Anfield. During the Jurgen Klopp era, Liverpool has become an attacking force, but they have always had issues on the defensive side of the football.
That problem has been addressed this season, with Liverpool conceding just 13 goals in 19 games. At home, things have been considerably lopsided, with the Reds banging in 31 goals and conceding just 6. Liverpool has amassed 3 straight wins over Leicester, including a 2-1 win on the road in the early part of the season.
- 32-J. Matip
- 4-V. van Dijk
- 26-A. Robertson
- 18-A. Moreno
- 14-J. Henderson
- 8-N. Keïta
- 9-Roberto Firmino
- 11-Mohamed Salah
- 10-S. Mané
Why Bet on Leicester City?
The magic that led Leicester City to a Premier League crown a couple of years ago has now all but gone, with many of the players from that side now playing elsewhere and the team owner passing away in a tragic helicopter accident. The end result is a team sitting down in the #9 spot in the table with 31 points from 23 games.
They are in a comfortable spot there, well above the relegation zone, but also too far out of the race for European spots to be in any way in that race. With just 29 goals in 23 games, the Foxes are having a hard time finding the net, with Jamie Vardy once again leading the way with 7 goals. 17 of their 31 points this season have come on the road, where they have scored 16 and conceded 17.
- 1-K. Schmeichel
- 2-D. Simpson
- 5-W. Morgan
- 15-H. Maguire
- 14-Ricardo Pereira
- 3-B. Chilwell
- 24-N. Mendy
- 25-W. Ndidi
- 7-D. Gray
- 19-H. Barnes
- 9-J. Vardy
Liverpool vs Leicester City Trends
- Liverpool have won their last three league games against Leicester
- Leicester have lost six of their last seven away Premier League games against Liverpool
- Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last 19 home midweek games in the Premier League
- Leicester have lost each of their last 11 Premier League games against sides starting the day top of the table
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Liverpool vs Leicester City
While Liverpool will certainly be paying attention to what Manchester City do on Tuesday, they also know that the title will be theirs for the taking if they simply continue to win. I think they do that here, although we may be looking at a push in the spread.
Score: Liverpool 3 – Leicester City 1