Leicester vs Liverpool Prediction: Premier League Match on 15.05.2023
Leicester, under new manager Dean Smith, has still struggled for form. Their form has not improved enough to see them climb out of the relegation zone.
Leicester are running out of matches to avoid relegation; the only positive thing is that they are two points from safety. They will look to get a positive result against Liverpool.
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Leicester’s Need for a Morale-Boosting Result
Leicester will look to be compact and narrow in their approach. They will defend in numbers and attack in transitions.
The clash with Liverpool represents one of these opportunities for Dean Smith and his men, they must contend with a team in hot form and getting positive about sealing a top-four finish.
Liverpool will play on the front foot, press hard, and dominate the ball. They will win the ball higher up the pitch and create chances.
Jurgen Klopp is missing the services of right-back Calvin Ramsey who underwent surgery and has been out of contention since February 16, 2023.
Liverpool’s Good Run of Form in the Run-In
With four matches remaining in the season and Man United’s form flailing, Liverpool can smell blood in the water. They will be looking to apply more pressure with a win at King Power.
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Dean Smith will have to choose a squad without long-term absentee Ryan Bertrand, who has not featured all season. The Englishman is sidelined after undergoing knee surgery.
In their last five outings, they have still lost two matches, drawn twice, and won just once. They have picked up five points from fifteen, which is the exact tally as 17th-placed Everton and a point less than 16th-placed Nottingham Forest and 15th-placed West Ham over the same run of games.
The Reds will also be without defensive midfielder Stefan Bajcetic. The 18-year-old midfielder has been out since tearing his abductor muscle on March 13, 2023.
Leicester need to get as many points as possible from the last three matches to stand a chance of eclipsing the two sides within three points above them.
James Justin is also out of contention for the clash with Liverpool. The 25-year-old right-back is nursing an Achilles tendon rupture and has been out for a massive 30 matches.
A rejuvenated, in-form Liverpool side will travel to a subdued and desperate King Power Stadium to go one-on-one against the relegation-battling Leicester City on Monday at 19:00 GMT.
Liverpool will win the match and bolster their top-four chances in the business end.
Klopp will be aware of the potential for a fight from Leicester as they bid to keep their Premier League status. He will urge his men to be complacent and to give Leicester all the due respect.
Liverpool sit one point behind fourth-placed Man United, albeit having played a match more. With a run-in of three matches still to come, starting with the clash at the King Power on Monday, Jurgen Klopp and his charges are increasingly optimistic about leapfrogging the Old Trafford side to the top four.
Jurgen Klopp has seen his side get into the kind of groove that he is used to in recent years, a winning run that has brought the Merseyside club to the verge of the top four.
The Reds have won their last five matches, taking maximum points, as they keep up the pressure in the business end.
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Leicester will also be without center-back Johny Evans, recovering from a calf injury. The defender has been out for 25 matches and is unlikely to feature on Monday against Liverpool.