Liverpool FC VS Leicester City, Match predictions | Premier League

Liverpool FC VS Leicester City, Match predictions | Premier League

Leicester made a fine recovery after their opening matchday defeat but now come up against a Liverpool side that looks extremely formidable and in top form. The foxes look like they have just run into some good form since last game with new signing Maddison making a huge impact on the game. English defender Harry Maguire has become a vital part of this team after a transfer window that saw him being linked to many top clubs including the likes of Manchester United. Maguire chose to stay at Leicester and Claude Puel will be thanking his stars that the English superstar stayed at the club after a stellar World cup. His English compatriot Jamie Vardy, however, will miss the game due to a suspension and Leicester will know what a huge miss that would be. Vardy has scored seven goals in his last five games against Liverpool and the Foxes will surely find it hard to cope in attack without him. 

They come up against a Liverpool side that looks ever so dominant. Three games, three clean sheets and a free-flowing front three. Klopp’s men have really stepped up and have had a fantastic start to the season. However, after having a tough draw at the UEFA Champions League, Klopp will eventually look to rotate his squad due to the intensity of the games they will be playing especially because they drew Chelsea in the Carabao cup. But Klopp knows that having had a great transfer window, he has all the weapons in his armory to rotate his squad and yet achieve the game style that Liverpool fans yearn to watch their team play. 

Leicester will have to pull the rabbit out of the hat if they are to beat this in form Liverpool squad without Jamie Vardy and Puel will have to find ways to challenge Van Dijk and coat the back. Liverpool, on the other hand, will look to build on the early momentum and the lead they have taken early in the Premier League. 

Arsenal VS Manchester City, Match Prediction | Premier League

Arsenal VS Manchester City, Match Prediction | Premier League

Arsenal VS Manchester City, Kick-Off: 12th August, 08:30 PM (IST)

The opening weekend of the Premier League has launched up a very appealing match as Arsenal take on Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday. City open their title defence against Unai Emery‘s Arsenal – who are headed towards the latest season by a new manager for the first time in 22 years.

The post-Arsene Wenger period begins at the Emirates as Unai Emery takes charge of his first Premier League match and he could barely have been given a tougher start at home to the champions of the last season. Man City have not been very busy in the transfer market over the summer as they just have one major addition in the form of Riyad Mahrez, while the Gunners have completed 5 major signings.

Here is everything you need to learn about the encounter between the Gunners and the Premier League Champions this weekend.

Team News

Arsenal: Aaron Ramsey suffered a slight calf injury but has returned to training and could be fit but Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny are set to be long-term absentees. Nacho Monreal may not entirely be match fit so Maitland-Niles will possibly start as the left-back.

Manchester City: Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne are ready to play for City, despite just returning to training this week. Danilo has been sidelined as he picked up an injury during the World Cup with Brazil, while David Silva is also under the treatment and has been absent throughout City’s pre-season campaign.

Predicted Line-ups

Arsenal: Bernd Leno | Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopolous, Shkodran Mustafi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles | Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey | Mesut Ozil, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester City: Ederson Moraes | Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy | Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva | Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero.

Key Players

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil, who is in the heart of controversy after retiring from the German National team due to racism, looks set to be the key player for Arsenal for another season after encouraging performances in the pre-season friendlies.

Manchester CitySergio Aguero comes to the match after scoring a brace against Chelsea to lift the Community shield just last week. One of the best ever strikers in the Premier League coming in hot form is bad news for Arsenal.

Form – Last 5

ArsenalW | D | W | D | W

Manchester CityW | W | L | L | W

Score Prediction

Arsenal 2 – 3 Manchester City: During their pre-season campaign, the Gunners have been phenomenal but City were outstanding last weekend against Chelsea in their Community Shield match showing that their title-winning spark isn’t over yet. Therefore, the match seems to be leaning in the favour of Manchester City but we can never really predict Premier League football.