A Perfect Storm: Liverpool vs Leicester City (22/11/2020)


Onside View’s resident football tipster, James Robinson, is putting his loyalty to the Foxes aside to bring you his best value bets from this Sunday’s clash at Anfield. 

Let’s take a look at the late kick off on Sunday. Leicester have scored 13 goals in their last 4 away games, while Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season. Surely it’s a no-brainer? 

Leicester have never really gone away since winning the Premier League. Last season, the Foxes started strongly, before concluding the campaign with a disappointing finish, just missing out on the Champions League places. 

I can’t quite remember what happened to Liverpool — but I do remember Jurgen Klopp’s men thrashing Leicester at the King Power, with an otherworldly performance from Alexander-Arnold. 

The Anfield game was much tighter, though. The match was locked at 1-1 until James Milner popped up with a 95th minute winner. This time around, Milner will most likely be covering for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold and will come up against the youthful Harvey Barnes who will run at him all day. Milner to get booked is a great shout @5/2 with 32Red

Leicester, along with Liverpool, haven’t made a marquee signing, as such. Thiago is an astute piece of business from Klopp, and Rodgers has kept his core contingent. Klopp might, however, live to regret not splashing the cash, as Liverpool are now down to the bare bones. Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold and Gomez are all injured, while Salah has tested positive for Coronavirus. It looks like this might be the best time for Leicester to play Liverpool. 

Klopp, though, is no mug and will put his usual gung-ho approach to bed for this one. Rodgers has lost a little bit of his ruthless streak since first taking the reins at Leicester. In games against the top teams, he plays cautiously and sometimes it backfires. A tighter than anticipated encounter, 1-1 on the nose, provides superb value. You’ll get @8/1 with Bet Victor and surely an opportunity to cash-out during the game, if you get a squeaky bum. 

Statistically, everything points to a gluttony of goals in this game, and it might well be, but I can’t look past the draw. Whether a big scoring draw, or 0-0, I think it suits both teams to share the spoils. The draw is the sensible option, but it’s fragile, so covering your bet with a likelier-than-ever Leicester win will still give us decent odds, and cover 2 out of 3 outcomes. Double Chance Draw/Leicester is the bet I’m taking at @ 5/6 with Bet Victor.

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