It’s going to be a great Saturday, packed with much-coveted English Premier League (EPL) action. What’s there more to want from life? The teams of Leicester City and Liverpool, seventh and first in the group respectively, are meeting today.
Liverpool vs Leicester City – Winning Matters
Liverpool are the clear champions. They managed to rout all teams in the previous season of the league. It wasn’t surprising that Liverpool have been doing so well in the past clashes, really. The teams have excelled at virtually the majority of their games. Nothing to stop them really from repeating this today.
Leicester City, though are also an opponent that you wouldn’t want to trifle with. The teams have already 2 victories and a narrow loss. But they are in top form and a defeat over Liverpool may be just what they need to go to the top of the charts again. As to the event itself, we recommend that you check out the quick reference guide here:
Saturday 12.30pm Sky Sports Premier League
Venue King Power Stadium
Last season Leicester 2 Liverpool 3
Referee Paul Tierney
This season G2 Y7 R0 3.5 cards/game
Odds H 7-1 A 1-2 D 4-1
Where to watch? On BigWorldSports we make sure that you are caught up to the latest events and scores. That’s why we provide you with reliable live streaming options on top of all other solutions that we bring to the table. You will be able to follow through with everything that transpires on the field in real time. Now, let’s look at the teams.
Subs from Ward, Jakupovic, Evans, Amartey, Simpson, Okazaki, Benalouane, Fuchs, King, Choudhury, Iborra, Ghezzal, Okazaki, Diabaté
Injured James (achilles, Oct)
Suspended Vardy (last of three)
Discipline Y4 R1
Leading scorers Gray, Maddison, Maguire, Vardy 1
Subs from Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Fabinho, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Solanke, Jones, Camacho, Phillips
Injured Lovren (stomach, Sep), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, May)
Discipline Y3 R0
Leading scorer Mané 3
Checking the Statistics at a Glance
We have also taken pains to find reliable information about the previous games between the teams. Our research took us to Skysports’ page where we found a lot about the previous games between the teams. Here’s a detailed and useful breakdown of Skysports’ analysis:
- Leicester have won three of their last four home meetings with Liverpool in all competitions, though they did lose this exact fixture 3-2 last season.
- Liverpool have won eight of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Leicester (D2 L2), though they have lost this fixture in two of the last three seasons (2015-16 and 2016-17).
- Leicester have lost their last 10 Premier League matches against sides starting the day top of the table, scoring just four goals while conceding 25 in those matches.
- Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games without conceding a goal – they last had a longer winning run without conceding in December 2005, a run of eight under Rafael Benitez.
- Liverpool are looking to win their opening four games of a Premier League season for the first time. They last opened a top-flight campaign with four wins back in 1990-91 under Kenny Dalglish.
- Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their opening three Premier League games in 2018-19 – the only previous occasion they haven’t conceded in any of their first four league games in a season was back in 2005-06.
- Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson could become the fourth goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep a clean sheet in his first four starts, after Alex Manninger (first six), Anders Lindegaard (first five) and Jose Reina (first four).
- Since Leicester returned to the Premier League in 2014-15, Jamie Vardy has scored 43% of Leicester’s league goals against ‘big six’ opposition (27 of 63 goals) – however, he is suspended and will miss this match.
- 50% of the six 90th minute goals scored in the 2018-19 Premier League season have been scored by Leicester (2) or Liverpool (1), while these sides are responsible for 12 of the 37 goals scored in the final minute in 2018 (Leicester with eight, Liverpool with four).
- Since the start of last season, Liverpool have not won any of the eight Premier League matches when Mo Salah has started but failed to register a goal or assist (D4 L4).