Leicester City vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Leicester City’s first match since sacking Claudio Ranieri is a home fixture with Liverpool on Monday evening.

The Foxes dismissed Ranieri just nine months after he masterminded the most incredible of title successes.

His last game in charge was a 2-1 last 16 Champions League first leg defeat away to Sevilla.

Liverpool haven’t had a fixture in a fortnight, since a 2-0 win at home to a disappointing Tottenham.

Two goals from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool to an easy and much needed win.

Enhanced match odds

Liverpool to beat Leicester City: 6/1 with 888 Sport*

Liverpool to beat Leicester City: 7/1 with Betfair*

Liverpool to beat Leicester City: 7/1 with Paddy Power*

Sadio Mane to score versus Leicester: 8/1 with Coral*

Premier League form: Leicester City W0 D0 L5; Liverpool W1 D2 L2
Premier League top scorers
Leicester City – Islam Slimani & Jamie Vardy 5 goals each
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 11 goals

Match history
Liverpool thrashed Leicester City 4-1 earlier in the season in one of their best displays of the campaign.

Jamie Vardy scored twice, including an amazing volley in the fixture last term, helping Leicester to a 2-0 win.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 4 Leicester City 1 – 10/09/16
Leicester City 2 Liverpool 0 – 02/02/16
Liverpool 1 Leicester City 0 – 26/12/15
Liverpool 2 Leicester City 2 – 01/01/15
Leicester City 1 Liverpool 3 – 02/12/14

Liverpool & BTTS – 5/2 with Paddy Power

Team news
Demarai Gray is likely to start on Monday, with Ahmed Musa dropping out of the XI.

Islam Slimani remains out, meaning Shinji Okazaki could be given a rare start this term.

Dejan Lovren was sent to Germany for further treatment on an on-going knee problem during the week and he is expected to miss out here.

Aside from the defender, Liverpool are only set to be without long term absentee’s in Danny Ings and Marko Grujic.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Gray; Okazaki, Vardy
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Lucas, Matip, Milner; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (7/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 1-2 (8/1 with Betfair)

Anytime Goalscorer: Sadio Mane (8/1 with Coral)*

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