Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Liverpool v Leicester and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Liverpool v Leicester Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 30/01/19
- Time: 20:00
- Venue: Anfield
- Channel: BT Sport 1
Liverpool resume from their additional time off, brandishing a trip away to Dubai all refreshed and ready to resume their charge in sealing their first Premier League title since winning the old first division back in 1990 and remain four points clear heading into this. Liverpool would take anything to win the Premier League and although 2001, possibly their last absolutely dominating season, where they lifted both domestic cups’, the Uefa and Super Cups in the same season and of course infamously the Champions League in 2005.
Leicester come into this having lose three on the bounce and without a win since new years day, so will be keen to turn a corner here currently sitting in 9th place in the League table.
Joe Gomez has suffered a setback in his recovery from a leg fracture and won't be available for a few more weeks.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum are close to returning from knee injuries and could both make Liverpool's squad in midweek.
Dejan Lovren has returned to full training and should be available to return for Jurgen Klopp's side against Leicester.
James Milner was sent off against Crystal Palace last time out and will serve a one-match ban here.
Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk both missed a training session because of illness but are fine to play here. Fabinho may be required at right-back if Alexander-Arnold fails to recover.
Liverpool were not involved in the FA Cup over the weekend and the rest of their players should be well rested here.
Harry Maguire is a doubt for Wednesday's trip to Liverpool and Leicester will be desperate to have their best centre-back available. Daniel Amartey is ruled out.
Harvey Barnes and Demarai Gray will push to start for Claude Puel's side in midweek but both may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Robertson, Dijk, Matip, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah
Potential Leicester Starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Pereira, Maddison, Albrighton and Vardy
Head To Head
- Liverpool 4-0-2 (Last six)
Key Stats & Facts
- Liverpool are undefeated in their last 32 home league matches.
- Liverpool have netted at least four goals in their last three home league matches.
- There has been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last four league home games.
- Liverpool – 1/4
- Draw – 6/1
- Leicester – 16/1
Liverpool are super short at 1/4 to take the points at Anfield and must take the game to Leicester to do so. The head to head has Liverpool winning all of the last three meetings in the league all by a single goal. A forth game resulting in this, pays 12/5 at Betway for either team to win by one goal and slightly bigger at 16/5 for Liverpool to win by this margin again.
Skybet are skinny at 6/4 to win by three or more, with Paddy Power 9/5 on the same market. The Asian Handicap lines for those eyeballing a bet like this, could consider the same bet but -2 on the Asian lines, which is 7/6 with BetVictor and generally odds against.
A little shorter than usual goes to our match bet, but Skybet are BIG at 8/11 for both sides to be awarded three or more corners. Liverpool at home would have achieved three or more corners in all but one at home all season, with the exception being against Manchester City. It is noteworthy that Liverpool have only failed to be awarded three corners plus on two occasions, and guess who the opponent was? The clue is above.
Leicester on the road have failed to net three or more corners in just one game on the road and seeing as Leicester are billed as one of the kings of both teams to score, they play some attractive football and create opportunities. Skybet are 8/11 to see both sides get three or more, 15/8 for 4+ and a BIG 4/1 they both get five or more. 8/11 seems BIG when Bet365 are just 4/7.