Saturday 1 Sep

Leicester vs Liverpool - Match Preview

01 Sep 2018 Tampines -Tanjong Pagar ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Leicester City

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  • L
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  • W


11:30 GMT
01 September 2018

Liverpool FC

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

11:30 GMT 01 September 2018

The Premier League has returned and is already as exciting as ever. One of the biggest games of matchweek four sees Liverpool travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in Saturday's early kick-off.


  • Following their 9th-place finish last season, Leicester have started well and have picked up six points from their opening three games. The Foxes started with a 2-1 defeat away to Manchester United before beating Wolves 2-0 and Southampton 2-1. Despite some performances that haven’t been particularly convincing, six points from nine is a good start.
  • Liverpool have been even better, they’ve followed up on last term with maximum points so far. They began the campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win against West Ham before a 2-0 win away at Crystal Palace and a 1-0 victory over Brighton at Anfield. The defence has significantly improved after being such a problem for most of last year.
  • If Leicester score on Saturday, James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho are likely to be the two providing either the assists or the goals in Jamie Vardy’s absence.
  • With such a wealth of attacking options, it could be Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino as well as others that come up with the goods in the East Midlands.


Since coming up the top-flight in 2014, Leicester’s home record against Liverpool is actually really impressive. They have beaten the English giants in three of the last four home fixtures in all competitions. It’s a game that tends to produce goals with six of the eight since 2014 seeing both teams score and over 2.5 goals. The last match between the two sides was at Anfield in late December last year and a Salah brace inspired Liverpool to a 2-1 win after Vardy’s opener.


Three points for the hosts would be a huge result and would provide a solid base for a strong season. However, they are without their star striker, Jamie Vardy who is serving the final game of a suspension. Other than that, Claude Puel has a fully available squad.

Latest matches: Leicester City

28.08.2018 EFL Leicester City Fleetwood Town 4:0 W
25.08.2018 Prem Southampton FC Leicester City 1:2 W
18.08.2018 Prem Leicester City Wolverhampton Wanderers 2:0 W
10.08.2018 Prem Manchester United Leicester City 2:1 L
04.08.2018 Club LOSC Leicester City 1:2 W


A win would maintain Jurgen Klopp’s 100% record and their injury situation is similar to their opponents. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still out while Dejan Lovren also misses out.

Latest matches: Liverpool FC

25.08.2018 Prem Liverpool FC Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1:0 W
20.08.2018 Prem Crystal Palace Liverpool FC 0:2 W
12.08.2018 Prem Liverpool FC West Ham United 4:0 W
07.08.2018 Club Liverpool FC Turin FC 3:1 W
04.08.2018 Club Liverpool FC SSC Napoli 5:0 W


Most football fans will expect a strong Liverpool win here and they are the favourites for the points but Leicester shouldn’t be written off. The Foxes have shown that they know how to beat them and even without Vardy, they are a strong side. As always in the fixture, there should be goals and I expect both teams to get on the scoresheet.

About the author - Tampines -Tanjong Pagar

  1. Tampines: Tampines Football Club, also known as Tampines Rovers, is a professional soccer team based in Singapore. They compete in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and have a rich history in Singaporean football. Here are some key points to consider about Tampines:


  • Experienced Squad: Tampines Rovers have a good mix of experienced players who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the team.
  • Strong Attack: The team boasts several talented attacking players who are capable of creating scoring opportunities and finding the back of the net.
  • Consistent Performers: Tampines Rovers have been consistently competitive in the SPL, often finishing near the top of the league table.


  • Defensive Vulnerabilities: At times, Tampines Rovers have shown vulnerabilities in their defense, which can lead to conceding goals.
  • Inconsistency: While they have had successful campaigns in the past, there have been instances where they struggled to maintain a consistent performance level.
  1. Tanjong Pagar: Tanjong Pagar United Football Club is another Singaporean soccer team that participates in the Singapore Premier League. After a hiatus, they made a return to the league in recent years. Here's an assessment of Tanjong Pagar:


  • Resurgence: After their return to the SPL, Tanjong Pagar has shown resilience and determination to re-establish themselves as a competitive team.
  • Young Talent: The team has invested in young players, giving them opportunities to develop and showcase their abilities.
  • Fighting Spirit: Tanjong Pagar has displayed a never-give-up attitude, often putting up spirited performances even against stronger opponents.


  • Limited Squad Depth: Tanjong Pagar may face challenges due to a relatively smaller squad and fewer resources compared to some other teams in the league.
  • Defensive Fragility: The team has struggled with defensive solidity at times, leading to conceding goals more frequently.

Overall, Tampines Rovers have a stronger track record and a more established presence in the Singapore Premier League. They possess experienced players and have a history of competitive performances. On the other hand, Tanjong Pagar is a team that has been rebuilding and showing signs of progress. While they may face challenges, they have displayed resilience and a commitment to improvement.

It's important to note that soccer teams' performance can vary over time, so it's always a good idea to keep up with the latest news and updates on their progress.

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