England: Premier League
Match start: 18:30 (GMT+2)
According to incredible coincidence of the calendar schedule of EPL and the League Cup the teams of Craig Shakespeare and Jürgen Klopp will play the second meeting at the King Power arena on Saturday for last 4 days.
The winner of the first Cup battle became Leicester (2:0). As we predicted the coaching staff of Liverpool had made a lot of changes and high lighted the fact that the Reds are not interested in this Cup tournament.
Leicester (the head coach Craig Shakespeare)
And though the starting line-up of the hosts without Kasper Schmeichel, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy was far from being ideal but in comparison with extremely experimental squad of Liverpool the Foxes were much better and that is why they deserve the 4th round of the Carabao Cup.
Let us remind that the winner of the Cup tournament is getting the berth at the next Europa League championship. And next possible opponents of Leicester are Manchester City, MU, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.
Liverpool (the head coach Jürgen Klopp)
But for the current guests of the King Power Arena the attitude to the game against EPL 2016 champion has changed greatly. This time the goalkeeper of grandee from Merseyside will be Simon Mignolet and the starting line-up will include Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can, James Milner, Dejan Lovren.
Right before the 6th round the Reds have only 8 points and Liverpool is behind the two leaders of the champion’s race Manchester City and Manchester United with 5 points.
The favorite of the forthcoming battle according to bookmakers is considered to be the team of Jürgen Klopp, and the quotations for two battles of the current opponents at the King Power Arena are practically equal:
Leicester – 4.00, draw – 3.60, Liverpool – 1.85;
But this time the advantage of the team of Craig Shakespeare isn’t as clear as it was last Tuesday. The squad of the guests will have all best players.
Our tip: Both teams to score – odds 1.67 Betfair