By William Hill
Last Updated: 7th January 2020
Saturday 1st September
Stadium: King Power Stadium, Leicester
Live on Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leicester vs Liverpool odds
Jurgen Klopp’s men may have started the Premier League season with a perfect record of three wins from three, seven goals scored and none conceded, but first impressions are that they could be deemed a touch short in the Leicester vs Liverpool odds.
After all, from the same three fixtures last season – West Ham (h), Crystal Palace (a) and Brighton (h) – The Reds had scored 10 goals and had slightly superior goal difference of +8.
They are betting at 5/2 to leave the King Power Stadium with another three points, despite tasting defeat in three of their last four visits to the ground under Klopp.
Therefore, the value bet may prove the 6/1 trading on the home victory, while the draw can be backed at a 15/4 pick.
Leicester vs Liverpool odds: key players to watch
Picking out Mo Salah is far from an outlandish choice, but last season’s Premier League top scorer did net three times across his two clashes with Puel’s Foxes.
Salah is betting at 7/10 to score in the 90 minutes in the Leicester vs Liverpool odds or a 13/5 tip to break the deadlock at the King Power Stadium for the second season in succession. If you fancy some enhanced odds on the Egyptian King to notch and the Reds to take home three points, then Salah to score and Liverpool to win in was betting at evens, now priced at 11/10.
For the Foxes, the attacking instincts of right-back Ricardo Pereira could prove their best route to goal.
His 11 penalty-box touches is top in the Leicester ranks, with Demarai Gray his only teammate to have also had more than four. Furthermore, Liverpool have conceded more chances down their left flank than their right so far.
Leicester have scored the final goal in all of their three league games this season and Pereira may be overpriced at 18/1 to conclude the scoring here.
Moreover, if you fancy the Foxes to defy the Reds and upset the form book, then odds on playmaker James Maddison to score and Leicester to win were betting at 11/1, now enhanced to 14/1.
With Liverpool watertight at the back and Leicester without their chief source of goals, there is every chance that the Reds could emulate Manchester City’s start in the 2015/16 season when winning their first four games without conceding.
The Reds win to nil at the King Power Stadium is priced up at 13/10 in the betting, although they have failed to shut out the Foxes in their last six meetings.
One thing that this fixture has a habit of delivering is goals. All of the last four league encounters have seen the net bulge at least three times. Over 2.5 goals again is available at 8/13 in the Leicester vs Liverpool odds. With this in mind, if you’re predicting goals from both teams either side of 45 minutes, then odds on Leicester and Liverpool both scoring in both halves is betting at 12/1.
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Leicester vs Liverpool team news
Klopp has enjoyed the luxury of naming unchanged starting line-ups for each of his three league victories, with Dejan Lovren and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remaining his only two first-team absentees.
Claude Puel is without Jamie Vardy, who serves the final game of his three-match suspension following a red card in the 2-0 King Power Stadium triumph over Wolves.
This is particularly big news in the Leicester vs Liverpool odds given his record of seven goals in his last five Premier League appearances against the Anfield club.
Elsewhere, Puel is also likely to be without summer defensive signing Çağlar Söyüncü and long-serving midfielder Matty James.
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The Foxes may remain unchanged from the team that won last time at Southampton, with Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy and Onyinye Ndidi all selected again in a high-energy midfield.
Jurgen Klopp hinted at changes after feeling his team lacked intensity in the second half of the victory over Brighton. Change is expected in midfield, with captain Jordan Henderson looking most likely to come in.
Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Maddison, Amartey, Ndidi, Mendy, Gray; Iheanacho.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
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