Leicester City vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool will be looking to point a disappointing week behind them when they travel to Leicester City in Saturday’s evening kick-off.

The pair met on Tuesday in the cup, as Leicester City won 2-0, despite the visitors dominating for long periods.

Second half goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani secured progression for the Foxes.

Last time out in the league, Leicester recovered from a goal down to earn a point away at Huddersfield Town.

Liverpool were frustrated at home by Burnley as the game finished 1-1 at Anfield, despite Mohammed Salah’s strike.

Match history
The last four meetings between the two teams have been won by the home team, with Leicester easing to victory last campaign.

Liverpool put four past Leicester in the reverse fixture though, with Sadio Mane among the scorers.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 2 Liverpool 0 – 27/02/17
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

Both teams to score – 4/6 with Bet 365

Team news
Okazaki is set to start here having impressed against the Reds in mid-week.

Jamie Vardy is expected to be fit, despite missing the cup fixture, meaning Slimani will have to make do with a substitute role.

Liverpool are likely to be without Dejan Lovren, whilst Mane completes the last of a three game ban.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to be named among the subs again, with Philippe Coutinho featuring.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, King, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (20/21 with Betfred)

Correct Score: 1-2 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Roberto Firmino (7/4 with Paddy Power)

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