Liverpool have made a solid start to their Premier League title defence after mustering seventeen points from eight matches and that’s despite being handed a number of injury setbacks along the way that has threatened to derail their campaign.
The Reds have lost star defender Virgil van Dijk to a long-term injury, while Joe Gomez and Fabinho are also absent right now and it might be that Jurgen Klopp is without Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson for this clash against Leicester.
One thing is certain – Mohamed Salah is set to miss out through testing positive for COVID-19 and Liverpool will be far from full-strength when they take to the pitch to clash with a Leicester City side who are sitting top of the league.
Bookies Looking to Take on Liverpool
Liverpool are slowly creeping out towards the even money mark to beat Leicester on Sunday night and that’s quite a movement considering that the Reds can boast a flawless record at Anfield this season, with four consecutive victories enjoyed against Leeds, Arsenal, Sheffield United and West Ham.
While Salah and Van Dijk are among the absentees, there are still some excellent attacking option in the form of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota, while Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner and Naby Keita can all deputise in the defensive positions.
It appears that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson could yet feature in this clash and that Jordan Henderson coming off against Belgium was more of a precaution than a serious injury, with punters getting the chance to enjoy a big price against the Foxes.
Leicester Eyeing Up an Anfield Upset
Brendan Rodgers will be watching the Liverpool FC injury developments keenly and he will have the benefit of striker Jamie Vardy who no longer heads off on international duty with England and will therefore be fresh for this encounter.
Youri Tielemans showed some excellent form for Belgium during the international break including a goal against England, with Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Dennis Praet other vital cogs of this Foxes team and they are an interesting price to claim a victory over the Reds.
Leicester have won all their away games in the Premier League and they catch the eye at 29/10 to win this clash, with the visitors sniffing blood and probably regarding this as a good time to be playing the champions.
What Are the Best Bets?
Without Liverpool boasting any kind of real home advantage and missing a large swathe of first-team players, then we will have to get against the Reds to win this clash. We think that Leicester look like a decent bet on the Full-Time Result betting market, although there’s also the chance of getting with them on the Asian Handicap market too.
We think there’s a very real chance of both teams scoring in this clash and would go with that selection as our third choice, while we wouldn’t put off punters wanting to back Leicester to win and both sides to find the net.