7M INSIGHT - Leicester City vs Liverpool



Posted Saturday, September 23, 2017 by 7M Sport

7M INSIGHT - Leicester City vs Liverpool

Match Time: 9/24/2017 00:30 Sunday
AH Line: Leicester City (+0.5)

Leicester City just saw off Liverpool in the EFL Cup competition during the midweek through goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani at home. However, only four days left for both of them to prepare for another encounter in the Premier League this weekend. Undoubtedly this would be a revenge battle for the Reds.

The Reds have yet to win in their four games recently since £35m signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrived. He ditched Arsenal to join Liverpool on Aug 31st, and before that, the Gunners were humiliated by his expecting new club Liverpool. What a coincidence! Jurgen Klopp's troop were also off-colour after his arrival. Someone even says that Oxlade-Chamberlain may become the bane of Liverpool. Of course we may just regard it as a joke.

7M INSIGHT - Leicester City vs Liverpool

In the Premier League the Reds have got 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats out of their 9 meetings at Leicester lately. Klopp's side are obviously advantageous in past records. They started the new season of the league with an unbeaten run before being thrashed by Manchester City away from home. Now Liverpool sit at 8th place with 8 points, 4 points clear of Leicester. Head coach Klopp admitted that both Man City and Man United are in blistering form currently and his whole squad are facing a daunting assignment. But nothing would stop them from tuning up for the next challenge because this battle would be a revenge task for the Reds.

Craig Shakespeare's men picked up only one victory in the league so far and they rank in the last 6th of table now. England coach took charge of Leicester since Feb 2017 when the Premier League has come to the 2nd half of season. He helped the team to stay in the top-flight. And Liverpool head coach Klopp is one of the best managers in the world. This passionate leader is very confident to break through the dilemma for the Reds.

How about the key players?

7M INSIGHT - Leicester City vs Liverpool

Leicester leading scorer Jamie Vardy was not risked in midweek due to groin-troubled. What about this clash? Let's wait and see.

Sadio Mane was suspended due to red card and will miss their trip to the Foxes. He told ESPN: “It is not an easy time for me because I would love to play all the time and help my team-mates. It’s bad, but I have to accept the suspension and wait until my comeback." Then Mohamed Salah Ghaly who has been in hot form on attack shall bear more responsibility. He has produced 3 league goals for the squad so far.

Finally let's come to the line and odds.

AH market provided home team a +0.5 line with odds at medium level. However, they increased the odds to long level later on. We can judge that the market may be lacking of confidence in the Foxes. What's more, William Hill preferred Liverpool as the visitors are priced at short odds currently.

Liverpool have been in gloomy condition of late, so they have to kick back into shape with a strong victory, finishing the assignments of revenge and rebound. Consequently, the Reds are expected to return in triumph as well as win in AH.

Leicester City v Liverpool: probable starters

7M INSIGHT - Leicester City vs Liverpool
(Credit: theguardian.com)

(7M/Dora)



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