Despite the Premier League season only being three weeks old, Liverpool are starting to look like genuine title contenders.
Against West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton, the Reds have found a way to win and Manchester City’s draw at Wolves has given them an early advantage.
Jurgen Klopp will now prepare his team for a tricky assignment at the King Power Stadium although the bookmakers expect the Merseyside team to continue their 100% start at the expense of a Foxes team who have won their previous two matches.
William Hill are among those bookmakers offering a best price 1/2 about a Liverpool team who are yet to concede a top flight goal this season, with new goalkeeper Alisson looking a considerable upgrade on Loris Karius.
Reds to Win to Nil?
Virgin van Dijk and Joe Gomez look like the central defensive partnership of the future, with BetVictor offering 17/10 about a Reds win to nil and it’s a bet that has copped on the previous three occasions this season.
Another bet that’s proved profitable is Mohamed Salah to score first, with the Egyptian notching the opener against the Hammers and Seagulls, while he won a penalty for the first goal at Selhurst Park.
Ladbrokes have 13/5 that last season’s Premier League top scorer bags the first match of this encounter, with Leicester spending a lot of time on the training ground this week trying to figure out how to counteract a dangerous front three that also includes Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
The Foxes came from behind to win at Southampton and make it consecutive wins after beating Wolves, although Paddy Power are prepared to lay 6/1 about the Midlands side pulling off what would be regarded as a shock on Saturday lunchtime.
Jamie Vardy being suspended for this clash is hardly ideal even if his teammates managed to fashion enough chances to win at St Mary’s, with Kelechi Iheanacho likely to continue as the lone forward in this encounter.
Can Leicester Nick a Point?
Manager Claude Puel would clearly regard it as a success if Leicester could somehow nick a point against a team who sparkle even brighter thanks to the industry of Naby Keita, while James Milner’s role within the Reds team shouldn’t be underestimated.
Unibet have 19/5 that this match ends all square and it might be that the match is largely played in the Leicester half, with Nampalys Mendy and Wilfried Ndidi likely to be overworked in the middle of the park.
These are the sort of matches where Liverpool will have to grow accustomed to teams defending deep and trying to soak up pressure, with Crystal Palace nearly making it to half-time with the scoreline goalless which sets a particular blueprint for future teams.
Bet365 go 15/2 that Liverpool enjoy another 2-0 victory on the road, with the Reds unable to get a killer second against Brighton although there’s always the danger for Leicester that they will concede a second goal by simply going forward in search of an equaliser.
Perhaps set pieces could be where Leicester enjoy a profitable situation, with Paddy Power going 35/1 that Harry Maguire opens the scoring in this clash and the England central defender will surely be a handful in these type of situations after his exploits for England.