Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Liverpool and Leicester City, the two old rivals, face each other at Anfield in the EFL Cup last 32. The Reds look unstoppable at the moment, with the team eyeing their seventh consecutive win in all competitions and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. All Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, and Ryan Gravenberch should be recalled to the starting XI, while both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara remain in the recovery room.
The Foxes, on the other hand, extended their winning run in the Championship to three games, with the team beating Bristol City thanks to Jamie Vardy’s goal. The experienced forward should be rested against Liverpool, with Kelechi Iheanacho likely to step up, while both Thomas Cannon and Dennis Praet continue to miss out with injuries. Anyhow, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered as both sides have been in a fine form of late.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.