Leicester City begin life without Claudio Ranieri this evening as they host Liverpool in the first game since the Italian’s sacking.
It is always hard to guess how a team will react to a change in manager but I’m not expecting any massive tactical changes from the champions, who have placed Craig Shakespeare in charge on a caretaker basis.
The Foxes also dropped into the bottom three over the weekend thanks to Crystal Palace’s win over Middlesbrough so there is, of course, a massive incentive to get something out of tonight’s clash.
Liverpool ended a five-game winless run with a 2-0 success against Spurs in their last fixture and they should be confident of continuing their revival against an out-of-sorts Leicester.
The Reds are without a win on the road in the Premier League since a Merseyside derby success on December 19 but if they can produce a similar kind of performance as the one they managed against Tottenham they should be too strong for Leicester.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled for goals of late but against a suspect Leicester backline they should see a few chances come their way this evening.
In four of Leicester’s last five Premier League games, all of which ended in defeat, they’ve been behind at the break and I’m backing a Liverpool/Liverpool result in the half-time/full-time market at 7/5 as my top bet for this clash. It remains to be seen how Leicester’s players will react to Ranieri’s exit but aside from 45 minutes in Seville they’ve looked low on confidence for a long time and if Liverpool make a strong start they can grab a first-half goal and see the game out from there.