Leicester City vs Liverpool Predictions
- BT Sport 1
- Liverpool have won seven of their last eight league meetings with Leicester.
- Liverpool have kept just two clean sheets in their last 10 away league assignments.
- Leicester have lost five of their 11 Premier League home matches this season.
- Liverpool recorded 3-1 wins in each of their last two Premier League away games.
Can Liverpool bounce back?
With their title defence already in tatters, Liverpool could slip out of the top four with the wrong result this weekend, though the Reds’ record against Leicester suggests they can get back on track with another victory at the Foxes’ expense on Saturday.
Last week, the champions were butchered by the team set to replace them as the Premier League’s best, when Man City roared to a resounding 4-1 win at Anfield.
Liverpool’s performances on Merseyside have been dire since the turn of the year, though Jurgen Klopp’s pacey frontline has looked far more menacing on the road and the Reds are targeting their third away win in a row this weekend.
Leicester unreliable at home
Leicester City, who will start Saturday’s game ahead of Liverpool in the table, are the Premier League’s best away day performers this season, though City quite often drop the ball at home and the Foxes have let points slip in six of their 11 assignments at the King Power Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers’ side did enjoy some midweek FA Cup success there against Brighton, though their encounter with the Seagulls was taxing, and tiredness could be an issue when Leicester host a more rested Liverpool in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Liverpool worth backing
Liverpool’s record against Leicester is outstanding and the Reds have collected maximum points in seven of their last eight league meetings with the Foxes.
In the reverse fixture between the teams, Liverpool cantered to a 3-0 victory at Anfield, while their last trip to the King Power was equally routine when Jurgen Klopp’s charges rampaged their way to a 4-0 win.
With points to prove and demons to exorcise following their harrowing loss to Man City, a determined Liverpool can bounce back on Saturday, though a third straight clean sheet against the Foxes looks unlikely.
The champion’s personnel problems at centre-half have been well documented, and Leicester wield enough quality in attack to notch a consolation against a ramshackle rearguard that shutout out their hosts just twice in their last 10 attempts.
The Liverpool win and both teams to score combination appeals as a result, while a 3-1 correct score prediction could also be worth backing.
Liverpool powered their way to 3-1 wins in each of their last two away tests at Tottenham and West Ham, and the Reds can match that result at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City injuries and team news
There are question marks over the fitness of Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho after both players missed Liverpool training earlier this week.
Deadline-day signing Ozan Kabak could be line for a debut in a move that would allow Jordan Henderson to move back into midfield.
Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all still sidelined.
Liverpool injuries and team news
Fullback James Justin is expected to miss Saturday’s match alongside fellow defender Timothy Castagne.
Ayoze Perez picked up an injury against Brighton, so he could join Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet and Wes Morgan in the treatment room.
- 22 Feb