EPL Football 2018-19: Liverpool vs Leicester City Football (Reddit Soccer) free & paid live streaming on tv and online 30 Jan: Kick off time, team news, match information, Betting Preview
Liverpool vs Leicester City predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League faces off at Anfield. Liverpool takes on Leicester City on Merseyside aiming to continue their relentless pursuit of the Premier League title. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Liverpool returned from a warm-weather training stint in Dubai this week hoping to get straight back into the title-chasing groove against Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
The table toppers currently hold a 4-point lead over 2nd placed Manchester City at the summit of the standings, though that margin could be cut to just 1 point before Liverpool’s game on Wednesday, with the Citizens playing at Newcastle on Tuesday night.
The pressure will be on Liverpool to perform and win again this week, though the Reds have rarely been found wanting this season, especially at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have won 10 of their 11 Premier League matches on home turf this season and you have to go all the way back to April 2017 to find Liverpool’s last league defeat in front of their own supporters.
A major characteristic of Liverpool’s style of play under Klopp has consistently been the speed and incisiveness of their attack. The Reds are one of the division’s best teams at racking up the goals – in fact, Liverpool scored an eye-watering 16 times in their last 4 home matches alone, and they have averaged just under 3 goals per game at Anfield in the Premier League in total this season.
Incredibly, over 3.5 goals were scored in a division-high 55% of Liverpool’s home matches in the Premier League in 2018/19 so far. On Wednesday, the Reds phenomenal attack comes up against a Leicester defence that has kept only 2 clean sheets in 11 attempts.
With 3 league defeats in 4 and the Foxes sliding down the Premier League table, Leicester boss Claude Puel is coming under increasing pressure in the City dugout. A defeat at Anfield might not be the catalyst for a change in management on its own, though a heavy loss would almost certainly push Puel closer to the exit door.
Leicester’s chances of avoiding defeat at Anfield look extremely slim however. The Foxes have lost on 6 of their last 7 trips to the red half of Merseyside, and another City defeat there looks to be on the cards on Wednesday.
With 11 goals scored between them in Liverpool’s last 5 league games, the Reds’ devastating attacking triumvirate of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are really starting to purr.
When you consider that Leicester have only kept a clean sheet in 18% of their last 11 games, the potential for plenty of goals at Anfield on Wednesday feels high. With that in mind, we’re backing the Liverpool win & over 3.5 goal combination for this week’s clash. Our correct score prediction follows along the same lines, and we’re tipping Liverpool to run out 3-1 winners.
Liverpool Team News:
Liverpool will still be without the services of Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Wednesday’s game. Dejan Lovren and Georginio Wijnaldum are back in contention however.
Leicester City Team News:
Daniel Amartey is still absent following surgery on his broken ankle. Harry Maguire is a doubt with a leg injury, though the England international is expected to feature.
Match: Liverpool vs Leicester City
Competition: EPL Football 2018-19
Date: Wednesday 30th January
Kick-off time: 08:00 PM (GMT)