Leicester grabbed a really nice late win on the road against Southampton on Saturday. They have now won back to back matches, but have a tough job coming up. They will play host to Liverpool next Saturday, who have been just sublime this season. Liverpool struggled a bit against Brighton on Saturday but have won all their matches with clean sheets.
Date/Time: 9-1-2018, 07:30 EDT
Spread: Leicester +1.25
Total: 2.75 Goals
Leicester (2-1-0) made a really bad first half in their away match against Southampton. Their opponents pummeled them really hard, while Leicester failed to record a single shot. However, they managed to keep the score at a minimum, as the two teams were tied at 0-0. The second half was much more balanced between the two sides. But it was Southampton who took the lead at the 52nd minute with Bertrand. Leicester quickly replied with an equalizer just four minutes later. It all looked like a draw, but Maguire scored a late goal to grant Leicester all three points. They are now sitting at the 7th spot of the league table with 6 points, having scored 5 goals so far.
On the other hand, Liverpool (3-0-0) are coming off a really slim 0-1 win at home against Brighton. They were really good in the first half, and it wasn’t long before they took the lead. Mohamed Salah scored off an assist by Firmino, as Liverpool were really active. However, despite their overall dominance in the match, they were unable to score another goal. The opposing goalkeeper did have to save the ball on 7 occasions though. Liverpool have now won all three matches so far, with clean sheets. They are sitting at the top of the league table with 9 points, having scored 7 goals so far.
Liverpool won both matches against Leicester last season, by 3-2 on the road before a 1-2 at home. They have the upper hand in this match-up over the years (9-7-3). However, they have struggled to get results in this venue (3-5-2).
Leicester have been really struggling to get easy wins since they sold key man Mahrez. They have a great history in this venue, but Liverpool have been really great this season. They have yet to concede a single goal so far, but this might change here. We could see a lot of goals here, but even if Leicester lose, it won’t be by much. I prefer to go with the Over 2.75 Goals here.
Premier League Leicester vs Liverpool Prediction: Over 2.75 Goals (-119)