Leicester v Liverpool Betting Preview
The Premier League is set to return and the fixture list has thrown-up an intriguing Monday Night Football tussle between champions Leicester City and Liverpool.
Claudio Ranieri’s sacking has sent shockwaves through world football but now his former side must attempt to pick themselves up having endured such a dramatic slide.
Incredibly, the title holders find themselves just one point above the drop zone having lost five straight in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the Foxes haven’t even scored a top-flight goal since beating West Ham on New Year’s Eve.
Therefore, the smart money would appear to be for Liverpool to win at 3/5 (1.60) while those who fancy the home side to come good can get odds of 9/2 (5.50) with the draw priced at 3/1 (4.0).
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Leicester fans will happily reminisce about last season’s 2-0 home win over the Reds.
However, this term’s 4-1 hammering at Anfield back in September has proved to be far more telling of where the East Midlands outfit are heading in 2016-17.
Roberto Firmino grabbed a brace on that occasion and the Brazilian is 13/10 (2.30) to net at anytime in Monday’s game and 75/1 (76.0) to grab the first in another 4-1 victory.
Elsewhere, Sadio Mane has been a breath of fresh air since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, with his double against Tottenham Hotspur securing all three points last time out.
The Senegalese striker also bagged in his side’s victory over Leicester in the reverse fixture with 9/4 (3.25) on offer for Mane to net in a Liverpool win.
For the hosts, Jamie Vardy scored his first goal since December against Sevilla, while the Foxes hitman has also netted two goals in his last three appearances against Jurgen Klopp’s outfit.
If Leicester are to get anything then they’ll need the 30-year-old to spark again. Vardy is 17/2 (9.50) to grab the game’s first goal.
However, if you just can’t see past an away win then get on the 6/5 (2.20) for Klopp’s fast-starting side to win the first-half.
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