Leicester City will be looking for their fourth straight victory in league play when they visit Liverpool this Sunday. Photo by @LCFC (Twitter)
- Liverpool welcome league leaders Leicester City to Anfield on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
- The Foxes are currently a point ahead of the Reds, who will be without a boatload of players due to injuries
- Get the odds, preview, and best bet for this huge Matchday 9 clash below
A depleted Liverpool side will host the high-flying Foxes of Leicester City this Sunday, November 22nd at Anfield, kick-off at 2:15 PM EST. This will be one of the most high-profile fixtures this weekend in the Premier League, with Tottenham and Manchester City also clashing on Saturday.
The last time Liverpool and Leicester met was last December, where the Reds took away three points in a 4-0 routing of Brendan Rodgers’ side at the King Power Stadium.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Round 9 Odds
|Liverpool vs Leicester City||LIV -0.5 (-109) | LEI +0.5 (-109)||LIV -108 | LEI +280 | DRAW +280||Ov 2.5 (-175) | Un 2.5 (+140)|
All odds taken Nov. 19 at DraftKings
Crucial Players Missing For Liverpool
The international break was not too kind to Jurgen Klopp’s side, as they lost a total of four players, not to mention others who picked up injuries prior. Joe Gomez, Rhys Williams, Jordan Henderson, and Andy Robertson all went on the shelf while playing for their countries. Trent Alexander-Arnold is also out after picking up a knock against Man City two weeks ago.
Mo Salah tested positive for Coronavirus once again and will miss this clash, so Diogo Jota should slot into the Egyptian’s spot up top. Virgil Van Dijk also remains hurt after his gruesome knee injury against Everton last month.
On a positive note though, Liverpool should get Thiago and Fabinho back in their midfield this Sunday. Robertson may also be available for selection. But the problems for Klopp lay specifically at the back. The majority of his best defenders are hurt, which raises the question that the Reds may need to go out and add depth to their backline in January.
Jota continues to be in good form, having bagged six goals in his last five appearances for the Merseysiders. Matchday eight saw the Reds play to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City, and with a victory this weekend against the Foxes, they could potentially move into the top spot.
Despite the current title-holders missing numerous important players to their squad, they will feel confident ahead of this clash, considering they’ve gone unbeaten against Leicester in their last six appearances dating back to September of 2017.
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Foxes Looking To Continue Impressive Form
Leicester is off to a tremendous start this term, going 6-0-2 thus far. They’ve won three straight Premier League fixtures and six consecutive if you also include Europa League. Along the way, Leicester has beat three very decent sides in Arsenal, Leeds, and Wolverhampton. Jamie Vardy has picked up right where he left off last season.
After winning the Golden Boot, the Englishman looks well on his way to contending for another, already netting eight times in seven appearances.
When Leicester lost center-back Caglar Soyuncu to an injury, there were concerns as to how Rodgers’ backline would fare. However, youngster Wesley Fofana has impressed in the place of Soyuncu. The Frenchman could be out for this clash though after picking up a knee injury before the international break.
Belgian attacker Youri Tielemans will be one to keep an eye on this Sunday, having already bagged three goals this term. He’s coming off a fine showing for the Red Devils in Nations League play as they booked their ticket to the Finals next fall, having scored twice. Full-back Timothy Castagne will be hopeful for a return after suffering a hamstring injury earlier this month, but it’s still undetermined if he’ll be ready to suit up.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Stats
|5-2-1 (2nd in PL)||Standing||6-0-2 (1st in PL)|
|2-2-1||Record in Last Five Matches||3-0-2|
With a fully healthy squad, it would be the logical decision to pick Liverpool in this fixture. But, considering the number of injuries they’re dealing with and Leicester’s current form, I believe this should be a close match.
It’s about time the Foxes actually grabbed three points from the Reds, having failed to win against them in over three years. If there’s any time to do so, it would be now when the Merseysiders are missing key players. The visitors have also gone a perfect 4-0-0 on the road this term. I’m going with Leicester City here, securing a one-goal victory at Anfield.
Pick: Leicester City (+280)
Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He writes about European Football, Basketball, and Baseball for numerous sites across the globe.