Leicester v Liverpool – 101 Great Goals prediction: Foxes 1 – Reds 3
Liverpool have a stronger squad than Leicester and can be expected to take this a little bit more seriously.
With pressure slightly increasing on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, a trophy, even the Carabao Cup, could be welcome at Anfield.
Leicester v Liverpool betting tips
Liverpool are strong favourites at 10/11 to win this match. Leicester are 3/1 to bag a win in 90 minutes.
Daniel Sturridge, who has a great record in this competition, is 9/2 to score first.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is 15/4 to score anytime, which looks an attractive offer.
Leicester v Liverpool Carabao Cup match preview
Leicester and Liverpool play each other twice this week.
First on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup, then in the Premier League on Saturday.
Such is the squad strength of both Premier League sides that we will likely see two completely different sides in the two matches.
Leicester & Liverpool are Carabao Cup contenders
Nevertheless, both Leicester and Liverpool can realistically win the Carabao Cup and victory could be a boost after recent struggles.
Leicester find themselves much lower down the Premier League table than many would have expected at this point.
A difficult fixture list and the Adrien Silva situation has not helped their cause at all.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have struggled recently and are effectively still looking to bounce back from the 5-0 shellacking at Manchester City.
Leicester team news v Liverpool
In his press conference on Monday, Craig Shakespeare revealed that Jamie Vardy is a major doubt through injury.
Shakespeare: “He’s got a tight groin. He won’t be one to risk, so we’ll assess him tomorrow.” It would be a surprise if Vardy was risked at all.
Matty James and Christian Fuchs are definitely out the Carabao Cup match.
The Leicester boss also confirmed two players that would be included in the starting XI: Josh Knight and Hamza Choudhury.
Liverpool team news v Leicester
Jurgen Klopp did his best not to reveal who would play for Liverpool at Leicester in his pre-match presser.
But, the genial German did give plenty away.
Goalkeeper Danny Ward, Marko Grujic and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all confirmed starters. Dom Solanke should also play as well.
Sadio Mane is suspended for Liverpool.