So much of what has been missing from Liverpool’s play this season was revived during a stirring 4-1 win over Swansea and bottom-placed Leicester could be in for a bumpy beginning to 2015 next up at Anfield.
Liverpool are priced as strong 4/9 favourites to claim an elusive third straight Premier League win of the season, while Leicester are long 13/2 shots for the upset and a draw is a 7/2 compromise.
Having put Swansea to the sword during their most vitalised Anfield display all season, we’re finding it tricky not to tip Liverpool to send Leicester home empty handed on New Year’s Day in our top bets for the contest.
Both teams to score and Liverpool to win @ 19/10
Searching for slightly more value than the straight-up home win, it seems sensible to throw some weight behind the visitors at least finding the Liverpool net.
In reaching a modest tally of 11 wins in all competitions this season, Brendan Rodgers’ side have only won without conceding on three occasions and just once at Anfield.
Adam Lallana to score anytime @ 9/5
Alongside fellow schemer Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool’s £25m summer signing Lallana put on his best showing of the season against Swansea, scoring twice.
The England international, who netted 10 times for Southampton last season, moved on to four league goals for his new club, while one of those came against this opposition at the King Power stadium.
Liverpool to score 2-3 goals @ evens
The Reds seems to have found their scoring boots at last, reaching 10 across their last four in all competitions.
Liverpool grabbed three in the reverse fixture too, while Nigel Pearson’s side have conceded on average 1.85 goals per league game from their last seven, including that defeat.
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