Both Leicester and Liverpool have a limited amount of time to climb the Premier League standings before the season is over.
The teams will meet on Monday following significant outcomes for rivals in the fights to remain in the league and qualify for the Champions League.
With only one victory in their last 13, Leicester is in danger of being relegated. Leicester is pleading for assistance from other teams before this difficult matchup.
When Sampdoria plays Empoli in Genoa on Monday night, they will try to maintain their chances of surviving. La Samp is now on a three-game losing streak, and the squad is still having trouble scoring goals.
Empoli, however, is safe after moving 11 points clear of the drop zone. Since they gained nothing from the match on Monday, the visitors should be pleased.
Leicester vs Liverpool
The Foxes’ relegation concerns have grown after a devastating 5-3 loss at Fulham the previous time out, an afternoon when my Craven Cottage pick lost.
With only three rounds of games left, Dean Smith’s team is currently in the relegation zone as a result of the humiliating loss and other outcomes.
On Monday night at home, Leicester will try to increase their chances of surviving by defeating a hot Liverpool team.
Following a run of six straight Premier League victories, including their most recent 1-0 victory against Brentford at Anfield, the Reds have forced their way back into the top-four discussion.
Therefore, the fight for Champions League qualifying appears poised for a dramatic conclusion as Jurgen Klopp’s team begins the weekend just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester United and three points behind Newcastle.
The Foxes were previously more accustomed to attending Liverpool’s fight for the top four, which the Reds have now gatecrashed courtesy to six straight victories.
After this contest, Jurgen Klopp’s team would trail Newcastle and Manchester United by two games, thus they could need to maintain their unblemished record to snag an unexpected fourth-place finish.
First off, in the Premier League this year, only three clubs have let up more goals than the Foxes. Dean Smith’s team has gone sixteen games without keeping a clean sheet in all competitions, so it’s doubtful they’ll escape this one without giving up a goal.
However, Leicester averaged one goal per game throughout that time, so we anticipate them to at least score once tonight. The hosts’ good scoring record should see them take at least one chance against Liverpool, but the visitors’ six-game winning streak has seen them score 17 times, including a 6-1 thumping away to third-bottom Leeds.
Mohamed Salah, who is aiming to become the first Reds player to score 20+ league goals in three straight seasons since Roger Hunt in the mid-60s, ought to give the opposition a run for their money in this match.
He has scored seven goals in his past six games, leaving him only one goal short of tying the game. He also enters this match in excellent form. Despite his recent success, he is a solid bet to score again against a porous Leicester defense.
Tip: BTTS (YES)/ Mo Salah to Score
BTTS – ❌
Salah to score – ❌
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Sampdoria vs Empoli
Since Sampdoria has already been demoted and is now having a terrible season, they have nothing to play for in their remaining games. With four rounds remaining, they are 13 points outside of the safety zone in 20th position after 34 games and 17 points. It is their first relegation from Serie A in almost ten years.
It was clear from the beginning of the season that Sampdoria would have it tough. In the third round, they were demoted and remained there.
In former seasons, Empoli frequently switched between Serie A and Serie B. In the previous one, they rather easily avoided the trip to Serie A by placing 14th and ensuring their survival. They could come in somewhere close to where they did last season. With 38 points from 34 games, they are 14th, eleven points above the relegation zone. They may theoretically guarantee their safety with a victory over last-place Sampdoria.
Between the end of January and the end of April, Empoli was in horrible shape and only managed one victory in 13 games. Nevertheless, they ended that skid with victories against Bologna and Salernitana in their next two games.
When Empoli travels to take on last-place Sampdoria on Monday, they will be looking for their third straight victory. Sampdoria’s 2-0 loss to Udinese in their last match secured their relegation, and La Samp’s problems in the final third were once more on display in that vital setback.
Sampdoria is the lowest-scoring team in Serie A with only 20 goals in 34 games. On Monday, they play Empoli, who have scored just 13 goals in 17 away games this season. When the clubs previously faced off in January, just one goal was scored (1-0 Empoli), and the rematch on Monday is expected to have little action as well.
With only 20 goals scored in 34 games, Sampdoria has the lowest offensive record in Serie A. They do much badly at home, scoring only nine goals in 17 Serie A games.
Sampdoria also went three games without scoring when playing Fiorentina, Torino, and Udinese.
Empoli is one of the least prolific clubs in Serie A with 31 goals scored. They now rank as the fifth weakest squad in that division, but fortunately for them, their defense has been strong all season.
Empoli has gone three games without scoring on the road.
In the previous three head-to-head matches, at least one team was without a goal.
Tip: Draw / Over 2.5 – ✅
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Below are our top betting fixtures for Monday;
- Betis v Rayo Vallecano Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ✅
- Boca Juniors v Belgrano ✅
- Al Masry v El Dakhlya Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ❌
- Sampdoria v Empoli ✅ Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet
- Goias v Botafogo Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ✅
- Guadalajara v Atlas ❌
Over 2.5 Goals
- Leicester City v Liverpool ✅
- Sampdoria v Empoli ❌ Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet
- Boca Juniors v Belgrano Bet9ja, Paripesa, 1xBet ❌
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