Leicester may have claimed a useful away goal in their clash with Sevilla in the Champions League this week, but their season doggedly refuses to improve nonetheless: they’ve now failed to win inside 90 minutes in their last nine games across all competitions. On Monday night they face the unwelcome prospect of Liverpool visiting the King Power: while Liverpool have not started the year well, their 2-0 win over Spurs will have given them renewed confidence for this clash.
Leicester come into this game with a weak home record against top-six sides: they’ve won just one of their last six at the King Power against such opposition, failing to score in three of the last five and going down 0-3 in each of the last two (against Man Utd and Chelsea). However, they will hope to fare better and at least get on the scoresheet against Liverpool, who have kept only one clean sheet in their last eight visits to bottom-six sides en route to a W3-D2-L3 line across that stretch. Indeed, they haven’t won any of their last three at all venues against bottom-six sides.
Liverpool will go into this game with more rest time and a decent scoring record in away games against bottom-six sides (they’ve scored at least two in six of their last seven in such fixtures), but we don’t have confidence in them to win the match when they concede so frequently to such teams. We’ll back Both Teams to Score in this one.
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