Liverpool vs Leicester CityEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 27, 2023, Anfield
Liverpool host Championship side Leicester City in the Carabao Cup third round with both teams looking to continue their progress in the competition. Leicester have impressed this season and could make things tricky for Liverpool, although the Reds are still expected to come out on top.
It has been a superb start to the season for Liverpool, who are unbeaten across all competitions so far. Since playing out a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League, they have gone on to win every single fixture, both domestically and in Europe.
Having drawn a bye in the opening two rounds of the Carabao Cup, Liverpool are set to play their first match in this season’s competition. They head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 3-1 victory over West Ham in a Premier League fixture last Sunday.
While things are undoubtedly going well for Liverpool at the moment, they have looked slightly suspect at the back this season. Jurgen Klopp's men have kept just one clean sheet across all competitions this season and have even been made to come from behind a few times.
Leicester City have been comfortable in the Carabao Cup so far, although they have only faced lower league opposition. They claimed a 2-0 victory over League One side Burton Albion in the first round of the competition before picking up a similar win over League Two’s Tranmere Rovers.
Both results are part of an excellent start to the season for Leicester City, who have lost just once across all competitions so far. Enzo Maresca’s men are currently top of the Championship standings and head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Bristol City last weekend.
Leicester City’s Carabao Cup wins have come away from home, which highlights how much they have impressed on their travels this season. They have won every single match across all competitions on the road this season and will head to Anfield with plenty of confidence.
How the bookies view it
Liverpool are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with Paddy Power offering odds of 4/9 for a home win. A victory for Leicester City is valued at 6/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 15/4 by bet365.
Head to head
Liverpool have a 46-25 advantage with 21 draws from 105 previous matches against Leicester City. The Reds have also won the last four fixtures and ran out 4-0 winners in the last meeting at Anfield.
Players to watch
Liverpool are expected to ring in the changes on Tuesday with Diogo Jota likely to start after coming off the bench to score at the weekend. The Portuguese forward was also on target in the last meeting with Leicester City and is priced at 13/8 by Paddy Power to find the net.
Kelechi Iheanacho has a good scoring record in Cup competitions and could be the one to watch for Leicester City. The Nigerian attacker was on target in the win over Burton Albion and is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to get on the score sheet on Wednesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in Liverpool’s last three matches and a repeat is priced at 13/10 with BetVictor. The Reds have also scored in both halves in their last three matches at Anfield and Wednesday’s clash could be set to follow a similar pattern at 21/20 with Betfred.
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