By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 28th January 2019
Leicester boss Claude Puel is once again favourite in the next Premier League manager to leave his post betting at 1/2, but Liverpool will still need to be wary of guests who’ve had little trouble raising their game against the division’s elite in recent times.
Liverpool vs Leicester: Odds and Predictions
Jurgen Klopp’s men are trading at match betting odds of just 2/9 despite enjoying their fair share of good fortune in downing Crystal Palace 4-3 last time they bestrode the Anfield turf.
The Foxes are 12/1 for victory even after winning away to Chelsea and Everton, as well as beating Manchester City since late December, while the draw is priced up at a similarly remote 11/2.
Our Liverpool vs Leicester predictions can see Puel’s men acquitting themselves well against a top side once again, but ultimately falling foul of an opposition that can’t seem to stop scoring at home.
Liverpool vs Leicester head-to-head (most recent first): Leicester 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 2-1 Leicester, Leicester 2-3 Liverpool, Leicester 2-0 Liverpool, Leicester 3-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-1 Leicester.
Liverpool vs Leicester predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Yes the three goals the Merseysiders shipped at home to Palace doubled their miserly Anfield goals-against total for the whole league campaign, which remains the division’s best, but Puel’s men are still fancied to bag.
Why? The first of our Liverpool vs Leicester predictions has clicked in each of the sides’ last three dances and the visitors have netted in all bar one of their away league games this term.
Being able to breach the Reds’ backline may also be made easier by Virgil van Dijk being below peak fitness – he’s expected to feature despite an illness – but the hosts have struck 16 times in their last four home games and are our selection to outgun the visitors.
Correct score prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester @ 8/1
Having just brought up the Anfield outfit’s incendiary scoring record in recent games, it may seem counterintuitive for the second of our Liverpool vs Leicester predictions to cap their scoring at a deuce.
Until, that is, a second glance at the aforementioned Premier League goals-against column, where the Foxes have the fifth-best record in the division. This correct score betting tip saw its backers trouser in the last two editions of this exciting fixture.
Goalscorer predictions: Mohammed Salah and Jamie Vardy both to score @ 7/1
Enhanced Odds of 7/1 (from 9/2) about these two marksmen looks very fair for our Liverpool vs Leicester predications. The Egyptian has struck 10 times in his last 10 games, while only Andrew Cole (11) and Thierry Henry (8) have scored more Premier League goals against the hosts than Vardy.
Liverpool vs Leicester stats
- Leicester have found the net in eight of their 11 losses this season.
- Liverpool are seeking a 10th successive home win in all competitions.
- According to Whoscored.com, the Anfield side are one of only three teams yet to concede a goal on the counter-attack in the Premier League in 2018/19.