Leicester City begin life without Claudio Ranieri when they welcome Liverpool to the King Power Stadium.
The 65-year-old Italian was removed from his role as the Foxes’ boss on Thursday night and, with a permanent successor yet to be appointed, Craig Shakespeare will be the man in the dugout for the home side when Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are the visitors.
Leicester find themselves in a ferocious fight to preserve their Premier League status this season and, following Crystal Palace’s vital victory against Middlesbrough at Selhurst Park on Saturday, they come into this match in the bottom three of the top flight.
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Last season’s Premier League champions have lost each of their last five league matches and the Foxes can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power to arrest that alarming run of results by claiming a vital victory against the Reds, with 3/1 (4.0) that Monday’s match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.
Liverpool won just one of their opening 10 matches in 2017, but Klopp’s charges will hope that an impressive 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield last time out will mark an upturn in fortunes for the men from Merseyside; Paddy Power go just 8/13 (1.62) that the away side take full points from this fixture.
There have been more than two goals scored in just one of Liverpool’s last six matches away from home in all competitions, while more than 10 hours have passed since Leicester City scored a Premier League goal; those anticipating another tight tussle here may well be tempted to take a chance on the even money (2.0) quote for fewer than three goals to be scored when these two teams lock horns.
There is 8/11 (1.73) on offer that there are more than two goals scored; that particular play would have paid dividends in five of Liverpool's six Premier League wins away from home so far this season, as well as at the end of normal time in seven of the last 10 ties that the Foxes have faced at King Power Stadium.
Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in all but one of their last eight victories in all competitions, while Leicester have drawn a blank in each of their last six league games. Paddy Power go 9/5 (2.80) that the Reds win without conceding against the Foxes and that selection could offer a solid option ahead of Monday’s match.