Are Leicester Serious Premier League Title Contenders?

The league leaders travel to reigning champions Liverpool this Sunday, hoping to take advantage of Jurgen Klopp’s depleted Reds

Are Leicester Serious Premier League Title Contenders?
Are Leicester Serious Premier League Title Contenders?

Leicester City travel to Anfield this Sunday hoping to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table.

An away win for the Foxes would mean Leicester have beaten the last two league champions on the road inside the opening nine games of the season.

It would be a remarkable feat and, given Liverpool’s injury crisis, it’s a very feasible outcome in the eyes of the bookmakers regardless of Jurgen Klopp’s incredible home record in the league.

Most betting apps rate Leicester’s chances of a win around the 11/4 mark, which is much shorter than usual for a visiting side to Anfield, but Liverpool (10/11) look vulnerable at the back in particular without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Indeed, four wins from four on the road this season in the Premier League puts Brendan Rodgers’ side in a strong position, yet their title odds (25/1) put them well shy of favourites Manchester City (6/4) and defending champions Liverpool (13/8).

Latest Premier League Title Odds

TeamOdds
Man City6/4
Liverpool13/8
Chelsea8/1
Tottenham10/1
Leicester25/1
Man Utd25/1
Arsenal66/1

With the current table-toppers and 2015-16 champions only fifth in the betting pecking order, are Leicester being written off again?

“I think people are taking them seriously,” former Leicester and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey told bookmakers.co.uk.

“Whether they’re title contenders or not, they are a big threat to anyone in the league and since this is such a crazy season you never know who’s going to be in the race towards the end of the season.”

This weekend’s meeting has the extra intrigue of pitting Rodgers against Klopp, the man who succeeded him as Liverpool boss in 2015.