LEICESTER v LIVERPOOL – ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
February 1 2016, Walkers Stadium, 19:45 GMT+0
It’s a game of 24 round of English Premier League, where league leaders Leicester will face off against Liverpool, who sit on 7th place.
Looking at Leicester home form, they have yet to taste a loss in last 7 matches, the last lost coming from a match against Arsenal (2:5). Untill now “The Foxes” drawed against Manchester United, Manchester City, who is 3 points behind them and against AFC Bournemouth. Whereas Leicester managed to defeat Crystal Palace, Watford, Chelsea and Stoke city.
Leicester is coming from a great performance against Stoke (3:0), even though Stoke managed to have more possession, Leicester was more effective with using his chances.
Going into this match Leicester has no new injuries, so only James will miss this match, who has been injured for 23 games now.
Looking at the visitors, Liverpool is on a 4 games undefeated run in all competitions and are coming from draw against West Ham United (0:0). But looking at away matches it’s 3 losses and 2 wins in the last 5 matches, loosing against West Ham United (2:0), Watford (3:0) and Newcastle United (2:0). So it’s safe to say Jurgen Klopp’s side needs some improvement when it comes to playing away from home.
The bookmakers seem to believe Leicester is just a slight favourite in this match up, it may be because of the fact Liverpool has yet to loose against Leicester (5-2-0), the last match between these two ended in a win for Liverpool (1:0), who dominated in possession and goal attempts. Even though this statistic is in Liverpool’s favour it can not be used in determening today’s match. Leicester is on the top of the league and 13 points in front of Liverpool for a reason, and home advantage of “The Foxes” will surely work in their favour.
Liverpool has some missing players: Ings, Gomez, Rossiter, Sturridge, Skrtel, Origi, Lovren and Coutinho, but no new injuries or suspensions.
My prediction for this match is Leicester +0, as they have a good chance to win this one, but I would not let out a possibility of a draw.
Prediction: Leicester +0
Odds: 1.88 Pinnacle Sports
Firmino has scored in the last 3 league games.
Liverpool has a record of 5-2-0 against Leicester.
Leicester conceived only 1 goal in the last 5 matches.
Leicester has not lost on Walkers Stadium since 26.9.2015.
Since last loss Leicester suffered at home they managed to have a record of 4-3-0