Premier League Preview: Leicester Vs. Liverpool

Published February 11, 2021 by Sol FH

Premier League Preview: Leicester Vs. Liverpool

The battle for third place in the standings heats up Saturday at 12:30 GMT, as Liverpool travels to King Power Stadium.

Liverpool is a struggling squad that is desperate to change things around after suffering its third-straight Premier League home defeat. Jurgen Klopp will most likely be making some changes ahead of Saturday's match against Leicester City. 

The Reds lost a tough 4-1 match to the Premier League leaders Manchester City last Sunday, wherein Mohamed Salah netted the only Liverpool goal. That loss dropped Liverpool 3-points behind the Foxes and looking for a big win against their former boss Brendan Rodgers at King Power Stadium. 

Leicester drew 0-0 against the Wolves on Sunday in what could have gone either way with plenty of chances for both teams. They have won three wins, drawn twice, and lost once in their last six matches including league and cup play. 

Liverpool has won two of its last six with four losses across all competitions. This has been their worst form since the beginning of the season and they are desperate for improvement. 

Head-to-head, Liverpool leads the race against Leicester, with 41 wins, 33 losses, and 21 draws. It hasn't been since 2017's League Cup when the Foxes last beat the Reds. Recent history has Liverpool winning six of their last seven with one draw. 

The Foxes will be without Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet, and Timothy Castagne, all out with similar thigh injuries. Moreover, Wes Morgan and Wilfred Ndidi look like they will not be able to play in Saturday's clash. 

The Reds are going into King Power without Diogo Jota, Naby Keita, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, and Joe Gomez leaving some big gaps to be filled. The Reds' defense will suffer greatly without the aforementioned players.

Premier League Odds

Even though Liverpool has hit a rough spot, bet365 Sports still favors their chances against the Foxes and has bestowed odds at 2.10 for the outright win. Leicester is not far behind at 3.50. A draw is at 3.40. 

The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing on February 11 at 10:30 GMT.

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