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Title chasing Liverpool are looking to continue their great run of results recently on Thursday. They face bleak looking Leicester City, who don't have the bearing of a team capable of threatening Liverpool at the moment. The last time, the two teams faced off against each other, Leicester ran out 1-0 winners. In was a match played at King Power Stadium back in december 2021 in the Premier League.

The Reds are chasing the first place in the Premier League after collecting 48 points from their initial 22 encounters. Leicester trail them by 26 points after 20 rounds, sitting as number 10 in the table.

Liverpool are confident they will be scoring goals in their next assignment in the Premier League, as they show off very admirable numbers from their past 10 matches. The hosts scored 2.3 goals on average per match, or 23 goals in total, while allowing 8 goals against, for an average of 0.8 per outing. They performed four clean sheets along the way.

Aiming for a place inside the top three, Liverpool need to strut their stuff against Leicester this coming Thursday. The latter do not look like a team, who currently possess the qualities to stop the home side from claiming a win.

Ahead of their upcoming Premier League match, Leicester have an ample average of 1.9 goals per game in their last 10 matches in which they scored a tolerable 19 goals, while also conceding 20 goals. That amounts to an average of two per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring two times.

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Liverpool Form

Liverpool have enjoyed their football in recent games, including a 2-0 win over top four rivals Arsenal. They went on to beat Crystal Palace by 3-1, before also getting the better of Cardiff in a 3-1 victory. Liverpool have been in potent form at Anfield, winning no less than five of the past six matches here. They also hammered in 17 goals, while letting in three for a record of 5-1-0.

Leicester Form

Leicester just have a single point to show from their previous three games. They came up short in a 3-2 defeat against Tottenham before drawing 1-1 with Brighton. They were back on loser street last time out, when Nottingham F. ran out 4-1 winners. Leicester only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the league. These six matches produced a record of 1-3-2, as they were outscored by 14-11.

Liverpool are among the two best teams on home soil this season in the Premier League. They so far claimed seven wins at Anfield, scored 25 goals along the way, while also conceding six.

Liverpool won three matches, scored 21 goals and conceded 13 in their last 10 games against teams from the top half of the Premier League table. This earned them 14 points. Leicester have taken 10 points from their last 11 games against teams from the top half of the Premier League table. They won three, scored 14 goals and conceded 13.

Anything but a home win for Liverpool will be a massive surprise, and with goals flowing freely Leicester could be in for a hammering.

Stats

  • Liverpool have not lost the last 26 home matches in a row
  • Liverpool have scored in 47 of the last 49 matches
  • Liverpool have won 9 of the last 10 home matches
  • In 13 of the last 15 away matches Leicester played, both teams scored
  • Leicester have conceded in 23 of the last 25 away matches
  • Leicester have scored in the last 12 matches in a row
  • Leicester have lost the last 4 away matches in a row
  • Leicester have not won the last 6 away matches in a row

Liverpool vs Leicester - Team News

Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of no less than seven players before their match on Thursday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joseph Gomez, Thiago Alcantara, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Nathaniel Phillips are all absent from the Liverpool squad that faces Leicester at Anfield. Covid-19 has caused two players from Liverpool to quarantine, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joseph Gomez were recently tested positive.

Leicester face a list of seven absentees from the squad ahead of their next match on Thursday against Liverpool.

Timothy Castagne, Nampalys Mendy, Jamie Vardy, Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana are among the seven players unlikely to feature for Leicester, when they travel to the Anfield.

Liverpool vs Leicester H2H

The last time the pair played each other, back in December 2021, Leicester came away as 1-0 winners in the Premier League. A draw might be high-priced, but nevertheless seems fairly unlikely, judging by their 10 matches recent outings against each other in the Premier League. Liverpool managed six wins, while Leicester grabbed all three points three times in these 10 matches. Picking the home win gets you odds at 1.22 with the bookies, whereas the best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 10.00.

Betting on both teams to score in recent matches between Liverpool and Leicester would have made you a decent profit. Both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous 10 matches. Odds on both teams find the back of the net are best priced at 1.60 with the bookies.

Match Prediction

Looking at the goalscorer market, it seems to be a good idea to side with Diogo Jota. He is one of The Reds players, who are showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net two times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Leicester and improve his goal-to-game ratio. The visitors will be looking to in-form James Maddison to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. James Maddison netted three goals for Leicester in his last six games, and so he should definitely be a goalscorer to have in mind for this match.

Liverpool won nine of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing once in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. Leicester won two of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing three and suffering defeat in five times. Liverpool will be optimistic of getting on the scoresheet this coming Thursday, as Leicester have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in their last 10 away games. The hosts fought their way to six clean sheets in their last 10 games on home soil.

Over 2.5 goals came out eight times in the last 10 encounters between these two teams. Liverpool managed an average of 1.9 goals, with Leicester averaging 1.3 goals in these. Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Liverpool’s last 10 matches across the tournaments. They pulled off an average of 2.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in eight of the last 10 matches Leicester played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.6 goals in these matches.