The match is over.
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Liverpool’s 100% start faces arguably its toughest test as the high-flying Foxes head to Anfield with former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers not looking to do his old side any favours.
Liverpool will have taken note the threat Leicester possess after putting five past Newcastle on Sunday to take their tally to 13 in seven games. It was also the seventh time in eight games in all competitions that the Foxes had found the back of the net whilst as we know Liverpool are yet to go a game in the league without scoring. That makes this out to be one of the most eagerly anticipated and exciting Saturday 3pm games we have seen for a while, with goals either side the best way to go with popular sportsbooks for real value.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
An extension of the above bet and great way to go if you want to extend the value in the game with online betting sites even further. The argument for goals for both has already been made but in case you needed further convincing then it is important to note that the last six Premier League meetings between the two has yielded goals at both ends. However, considering it has been 19 years since Leicester last won a game at Anfield, the only way to go is to back the Reds to make it eight from eight.
LIVERPOOL TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Yes, we expect both teams to score and yes, we expect the Reds to win, but we expect the game to go down to the wire. Both sides have the joint best defensive record in the Premier League this season having conceded just five each, but it is important to note that just one of Leicester’s last seven league goals have come in the first half whilst the Reds have gone 90 minutes of first half action in their last two games (including the EFL Cup tie) netting just once. Get set for a slow first half with the action bursting into life in the second half.
UNDER 1.25 GOALS IN THE FIRST HALF
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Head to Head
The hosts have dominated recent proceedings between the two with three wins in their last four. However, a 1-1 was played out the last time the pair met at Anfield in the Premier League in January in what now looks to have proved pivotal in last season’s title race. Overall, Liverpool have claimed 48 wins against Leicester in all competitions with the Foxes winning 39 and a total of 25 draws.
Liverpool to make it a perfect eight
Seven wins from seven in the Premier League has given Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side a useful lead at the summit of the top of the table. Although the Foxes pose a significant threat, no win at Anfield in nearly two decades is a telling factor and one we fully expect to see being extended into 2020.
Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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