Liverpool looks to keep its perfect record as they take on Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019.
Liverpool was founded in 1892 and the Reds joined the Football League the following year. Liverpool is one of the most successful and popular football teams not just in England but all over the world They have won a total of six European Cups which is more than any English team in history. Liverpool has also captured three UEFA Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, seven FA Cups a record 8 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, and one Football League Super Cup title.
Behind Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool finished second behind Manchester City during the 2018-19 term with 97 points, a record for a second-placed squad. They have made the Champions League final in two consecutive seasons and they defeated Tottenham 2-0 to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.
Liverpool ranks 2nd in the Premier League in Goal Difference at +12. They are ranked second in the EPL with 17 goals scored on the season while only conceding a league-best five goals so far this term. Liverpool also ranks 2nd in the league in assists with a total of 13 on the season.
Mohamed Salah has scored already four goals this season and has three assists. Sadio Mane also has four goals and one assist while Roberto Firmino leads the team with three assists while also scoring three goals this year. Goalkeeper Adrian has conceded five goals and has a total of eight saves on the season.
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Leicester City is one of six clubs that have won the Premier League since the EPL was created in 1992. The Foxes won their first-ever top-flight title 2015-16. They were dubbed as the “Unbelievables” for that victory because before the start of that season, they were the soccer betting favorites to face relegation. They defied the odds went all the way to win the title at the end of the year.
Since their establishment, Leicester City has played all but one year in the top two divisions of English football. Brendan Rodgers took over after Claude Puel was sacked last February with Leicester City in 12th place. The team improved and finished 9th under Rodgers in the final Premier League table.
Leicester City currently ranks 4th in goal difference at +3. They are tied for 8th in the Premier League with 8 goals scored. The Foxes also have seven assists which put them in a tie for fifth place overall. On defense, Leicester City is tied for first overall with just five goals allowed this term.
Kasper Schmeichel has given up only five goals in six appearances and has a total of 15 saves this season. On the offensive end, Jamie Vardy has found the back of the net already three times this season. Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes each have one goal scored for Leicester City. James Madison has two assists while Tielemans and Vardy each have one assist for the Foxes.
Liverpool heads to this match as the heavy soccer betting favorites. The Reds are the top team in the EPL standings right now and have an immaculate 7-0-0 slate to date. They have the best defense in the league with only five goals allowed and have one of the most explosive offenses with the likes of Salah and Mane leading the charge. In their last match, Liverpool defeated Sheffield United 2-1.
Leicester City is 5th in the current EPL standings with a record of 3-2-1 SU. The squad has won three out of their last five matches played with their only loss during that period coming at the hands of Manchester United. In their most recent outing, Leicester City took down Tottenham 2-1.
Head to head, the Reds are 6-2-2 SU in their last 10 meetings against Leicester City. Leicester City has won only twice during that period with these two teams playing to a draw in two other matches. Liverpool is 2-1-0 SU in their last three meetings although these teams played to a 1-1 tie in their last meeting last January 30, 2019.
Both these teams head to Anfield with good form. However, given how lethal Liverpool has looked in the first seven rounds of the season, I think this is an easy pick to make. Liverpool has excelled in both sides of the field this season and while I don’t think they will keep their winning streak for long, it won’t end against Leicester City at Anfield. Prediction: Liverpool