Liverpool vs Leicester Odds: Expect a familiar story in this head-to-head cup clash
And then there were eight. Holders Man City won't be there after their shock exit from the competition they've dominated for the last seven or so years, but there is still some stiff competition between those remaining.
Among them is the standout tie where Liverpool and Leicester meet in the quarter-final stage on Wednesday at Anfield. That's the focus here, where we will pick out our two best bets for the game in a bid to find you some potential punting value.
Liverpool vs Leicester Tips
Liverpool vs Leicester Odds
These three selections together may seem like foregone conclusions almost and that's because the stats heavily support them.
Liverpool have won 20 of their 26 matches across all competitions this season losing only once, as well as coming out victorious in six of their last eight encounters with Wednesday's opponents.
BTTS has landed in eight of the last 12 times Liverpool and Leicester have played one another; which has also been in the case in Liverpool's two most recent matches which Virgil Van Dijk has been sidelined for.
The last four meetings have all seen over 2.5 goals scored in the match, in addition to the fact that Liverpool hold a 77.8% record in the league this season for their games hitting it over the 2.5 goals mark.
On the whole, the bet has landed in six of Liverpool and Leicester's last eight head-to-heads and there is every reason to believe this one will follow the same trend.
Liverpool's busy festive calendar of four games in 12 days dictates that changes are a must. While Liverpool maybe don't possess the level of depth that Man City or Chelsea do, their rotation options shouldn't be underestimated.
Both Minamino and Origi have found themselves on the scoresheets of LFC's two previous EFL Cup games this season, including a brace for the Japanese international vs Norwich in the third round.
This could be the last chance for Origi to put himself in the shop window as a potential January move beckons. As for Minamino, the African Cup of Nations is likely to bring an increase in game time and so the step up against Premier League quality opposition is necessary to prove his worth to Jurgen and the team.
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