Liverpool can build on Stoke win as they visit Leicester
Brendan Rodgers’ Reds sit five points off fourth place, after their first three points in five Premier League matches against Stoke.
They are 3/1 with Coral to finish in the top four this season, though the next four weeks will be critical in turning their campaign around, as the busy Christmas period approaches. While teams usually struggle to string consistent results together, with a congested fixture list, Liverpool, 21/20 to beat Leicester, can aim to take advantage and quickly progress up the table in a short space of time.
Following a crucial 1-0 home win against Stoke, they travel to Leicester next, who currently prop up the Premier League, having accumulated just 10 points so far this term. Since beating Manchester United 5-3 at home, Leicester haven’t won, earning two points from a possible 18.
Glen Johnson was literally the hero against Stoke City, as he emerged bloodied having thrown his head at the ball to ensured it traveled over the line. He is a 16/1 anytime scorer chance against the Foxes, who are 14/5 for victory after a narrow 3-2 loss against QPR.
Foxes boss Nigel Pearson was complimentary of his side at the final whistle, noting the danger that they caused Harry Redknapp’s Hoops side.
“There were lots of positive things and we created enough chances to win. That remains very frustrating for us. We conceded two poor goals before half-time and we looked dangerous throughout the game,” Pearson said.
“It was about making sure we kept threatening and we were unlucky not to get anything from the game. Today it didn’t happen for us.
“The players have done so many good things but it hasn’t turned out the way we would have liked.”
Esteban Cambiasso put the visitors ahead, to score his second Premier League goal, with a well hit strike, and the Argentinian midfielder is 8/1 to net again anytime.
Leonardo Ulloa, meanwhile, is still the club’s lead scorer with five strikes, however has hit a goal drought, having not netted since the match against the Red Devils, when he bagged a brace. He is 13/2 to dispatch first, and 15/8 in the anytime market.
Up front for Liverpool, Rickie Lambert has been doing the business recently, having broken the deadlock against Crystal Palace, and finding the net in their Champions League fixture with Ludogorets.
The former Southampton striker is 4/1 to open the scoring, while skipper Steven Gerrard is 2/1 in the anytime market.