This game is very important for both Leicester City and Liverpool. Leicester City wants to overtake Everton and achieve relegation, while Liverpool wants to compete for the qualification for the Champions League next season. Therefore, both sides will do their best in this game.
Leicester City analysis
Leicester City created the biggest miracle in Premier League history in the 2015-2016 season and won the league championship. However, this team has encountered difficulties in declining strength and performance in the following seasons, falling from the Premier League hegemon to the edge of the relegation zone.
Leicester City did not effectively retain and strengthen their lineup after winning the championship. The core players of the championship season such as Kante, Mahrez, Drinkwater and others left the team one after another, while the new players introduced by the team such as Slimani, Fuchs and others were unable to fill the gaps they left behind. Especially on the defensive line, the team lost Fofana, a general, and Fuchs’ personal ability and coordination ability were not as good as Fofana’s, resulting in many loopholes in the team’s defense.
Leicester City also suffered a lot of injuries this season, affecting the team’s stability and combat effectiveness. The number one shooter Vardy was absent from many games due to a knee injury, and the team’s midfield core Didi, winger Barnes, defender Evans and others also had different degrees of injury problems, preventing the team from lining up their strongest lineup.
After 35 rounds of games this season, Leicester achieved 8 wins, 6 draws and 21 losses, scoring 30 points and ranking 19th, second from bottom in the relegation zone. From the league results, Leicester’s scoring ability at home is very poor. They achieved 4 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in the first 17 home games, scoring 21 goals and conceding 23 goals. Their home combat ability ranked 19th in the league, which was worse than their away performance (away combat ability ranked 15th in the league). On April 22nd Leicester beat Wolves at home to end their four-game losing streak in the league. The last home game drew Everton 2-2 and remained unbeaten in two consecutive home games. But they lost to Fulham away in the last round.
Liverpool’s main striker Mane transferred to Bayern in the summer transfer period, Minamino and Origi also left the team, and Liverpool spent 75 million euros to sign Benfica striker Nunez, and also introduced one midfielder and one defender.
After 35 rounds of games this season, Liverpool achieved 18 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, scoring 62 points and ranking fifth, falling back by three places from last season. Among them, they achieved 5 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in 17 away games, scoring 22 goals and conceding 26 goals. Their away combat ability ranked ninth in the league, far worse than their home performance (home combat ability ranked first in the league).
In the last away game, Liverpool beat West Ham United and got two consecutive away wins. The team played at home in the last two rounds and won all of them. They are currently on a six-game winning streak in the league.
Liverpool did not stick to their own style and system this season. They used three or five defenders in some games to increase the stability and thickness of their defense. Liverpool showed some innovation and variability in tactics, but there were also some risks and instability.
They got a 19-game unbeaten record in the second half of the season and won six consecutive games in the last few rounds, returning to the fourth place.
In the last 10 encounters between the two sides, Leicester achieved 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, and was at a disadvantage in the past encounters. Leicester won at home in the last two seasons, and lost all away games in the last two encounters.
The European odds initial plate opened: 5.25 4.0 1.6 data, after receiving the order, adjusted to 5.25 4.5 1.57, with the same winning odds, raising the draw odds and lowering the losing odds, it is expected that there may be a possibility of sharing the draw odds pressure, and the game may end in a draw.
Both teams have a strong desire to play, although there is a huge difference in strength, but Leicester City plays at home and has a certain advantage. According to the odds change, we need to guard against a draw. It is expected that the result of this game Leicester City vs Liverpool will be a draw.