Leicester City v Liverpool
A game that could have massive ramifications at both ends of the table. The hosts are looking to free themselves from the hugely close relegations scrap, and the visitors are looking to further cement their grip on chasing down Manchester United for that coveted Champions League spot.
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Foxes Hunt for Survival Continues
It is all pressure on Leicester after teams around them picked up important points this weekend but it is a very tough match for them to get anything from. Leicester are in very poor form, with just 1 win in their last 14 matches with 10 losses in that time. Leicester have shipped goals as well, the only clean sheets they have kept in 2023 were against Gillingham and Walsall in FA Cup matches. Leicester City bet builders should focus on a lot of Liverpool chances and Leicester likely conceding a lot.
The good news for Leicester is that they are at least scoring goals, they have scored 9 goals in Dean Smith’s 5 matches with at least 1 goal in all 5. Leicester have seen a slight up-turn in form, they have taken 5 points from Smith’s 5 matches so far but they will likely need to find another 5 points in their last 3 matches if they are to stay up. Therefore, the former-Aston Villa manager will likely stick with the 4-3-3 formation his side have been playing recently and will hope that they can find the balance of attacking and defending for this match.
Leicester City Team News
Leicester are still missing Kelechi Iheanacho who had been a favourite of Smith when he first came in meaning that Jamie Vardy is expected to start up front for Leicester here. Leicester’s other 3 injuries are all long-term injuries and so will not make much of a difference to Leicester’s performance levels. While Vardy starts up front, Smith needs to find a way to get him the ball more, he had just 17 touches in 75 minutes against Fulham and only 22 touches in the full 90 against Everton.
Lethal Liverpool Knocking on Top Four Door
Liverpool’s top four hopes have looked all but over but their sensational recent form is just about keeping them in the running. With 3 games to go, they are 4 points behind Newcastle and Manchester United but 6 wins in a row have pulled them back into the race. Liverpool know if they are to get top four they will almost certainly need to win all 3 of their final matches and will be confident against Leicester.
A major positive for Liverpool is the back-to-back clean sheets they have kept in their last 2 matches, defensive fragility has been one of their biggest issues this season but getting clean sheets again is a sign of how well they are playing. Liverpool’s main man is Mo Salah and he is in his best form of the season right now, he is now on 19 goals for the season and has scored 7 in 7 for Liverpool, only failing to score against West Ham, he will be one of Liverpool’s biggest threats again here.
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool have quite a lot of injuries with Firmino, Keita, Bajcetic, Ramsay and Thiago all injured. Most of these players have been out for a while now and Liverpool are well equipped to deal without them, with no midweek game Liverpool will be fully rested and refreshed with high energy levels. While Salah has started every match for Liverpool, he has rotated the other 2 in the front three with Gakpo, Diaz, Nunez and Jota all getting regular minutes which makes it hard to predict who will start there. In midfield Curtis Jones has played a lot of minutes recently starting all of Liverpool’s last 8 matches, Liverpool have gone unbeaten over these 8 matches so we can expect him to start again here.
Leicester City v Liverpool Cheat Sheet
Whilst the home side will have their back against the wall, they do boast players who can trouble Liverpool with efforts at goal from any range. The likes of Harvey Barnes and James Maddison are both frequenters of efforts from range and could make for interesting selections in not just the shots on target market, but also the shots markets as well.
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Leicester City v Liverpool
Liverpool are in excellent form, they have won 6 in a row with an aggregate score of 17-7. Liverpool have put in dominant performances against West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Leeds who are down with Leicester in the league table and while Liverpool have been weaker away from home this season they should have too much for Leicester here. While Leicester have picked up some important points against teams around them recently, they have struggled against teams higher up the table. Fulham beat them 5-3 out last week while Manchester City were 3-0 up after just 25 minutes against them. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all got wins against Leicester in the last few months and we can expect it to be a step too far to take anything off Liverpool here.
Leicester have been very open defensively, they have conceded at least once in all of Dean Smith’s matches in charge including 5 in the last match against Fulham. Liverpool are in great form and full of confidence, while their last 2 matches have been 1-0 wins, they have created around 2xG in both those matches. Salah is in his best form of the season with 7 goals in his last 7 matches. He is getting big chances as well, he has accumulated at least 0.7xG in 5 of his last 7 matches. Leicester have also given away 2 penalties in their 5 matches, if they give another one away here then that is another great opportunity for Salah to get a goal.
Leicester have averaged 11.26 shots per 90 so far this season but since Dean Smith has come in this has increased to 14 per match. Even against Manchester City Leicester had 11 shots. Harvey Barnes’ return from injury has been a huge boost to the Leicester squad, he scored 2 last time out against Leicester. Barnes averages 2.42 shots per 90 and under Dean Smith has had shot counts of 4, 3, and 3. Barnes has had at least 2 shots in 4 of his last 5 starts. Last time the teams met Barnes had 2 shots.
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