Premier League preview and odds: Liverpool vs Leicester City

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Published: 09/09/2016
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Premier League preview and odds: Liverpool vs Leicester City

September 10 , 2016 17:30pm - Anfield

Premier League

Liverpool will christen their new main stand on Saturday when they welcome the reigning Premier League champions Leicetser City to Anfield for Saturday`s evening kick off game.

Klopp hoping for vocal boost at home

Liverpool will be cheered on by an extra 9,000 voices on Saturday as the new main stand at Anfield opens to the public for the very first time. Reds Boss Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that the home crowd can roar his team onto victory against the defending league champions.

Liverpool were one of only two teams to beat Leicester in the league last season (the other being Arsenal) and they will be gunning for a similar result this time round. Last year, it took a single Christian Benteke goal to separate the sides, but with the Belgian striker now departed, it is expected that Daniel Sturridge will be given the nod to start up front having recovered from a recent niggle.

The Reds have picked up just four points from the three away games that they have played so far and will be going all out for the win here as they look to avoid being cut adrift from the league`s pace setters.

Ever since he lifted the Premier League trophy back in May, Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has insisted that his side will not be in contention for the title this time round. The arrival of Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho to the coaching roster has certainly made a title defence more difficult, while an opening day defeat to newly-promoted Hull City added further weight to the Italians prediction.

However, the Foxes followed up that shock Day One defeat with a draw against Arsenal - the only team to beat them twice last year - and a win over Swansea, and cannot be ruled out of the title race just yet.

Team news

Sheyi Ojo, Loris Karius, Emre Can and Joe Gomez are all out of action for the home side while.

Meanwhile, Leicester are back to full strength and are expected to start with the XI that prevailed against Swansea.

Recent form (All comps)

Liverpool: DWLWL

Leicester City: WDLLL

Betting odds and tips

Liverpool were relentless going forward in all three of their opening games but were let down by a lack of composure in the final third against Burnley and Spurs. With Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings all fit and available, it should not be too long before Klopp`s men start finding the net again.

Leicester lost here last year and will find it hard to shut out the Reds once again.

You can back the home win at 7/10 with Bet365

By Neil Morris

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