This weekend marks the final of three matches pitting top-five clubs against those scrambling to avoid relegation. With home-field advantage, the struggling teams see this as a critical chance to score essential points and crank up the competition amongst each other.

After previously playing before Everton and Nottingham Forest, Leicester City is the last to go on the field this weekend. Their loss at Craven Cottage might have motivated the other two teams to secure victories and escape the bottom three, which consequently plunged Leicester City back into the relegation hazard. The players have openly expressed the need for a dramatic transformation if they intend to dodge participating in the Championship, just seven years post their England Champions crowning.

Under Dean Smith’s guidance, Leicester City has witnessed some sturdy outcomes, but the 5-3 defeat at Fulham is alarming. This setback came shortly after a penalty miss led to a 2-2 draw against Everton, underscoring the significance of these lost points.

Despite the struggles, Leicester City’s attacking prowess in the final third ensures they can manufacture scoring opportunities, particularly in their upcoming Monday night match against Liverpool. Liverpool’s recent history of only one clean sheet in their last five away Premier League matches provides a potential weakness for Leicester to capitalize on.

However, the timing might be unfortunate for Leicester, as Liverpool is riding a wave of six consecutive Premier League victories that have brought them within striking distance of 3rd placed Newcastle United. Regardless of the two teams above them playing on Saturday, Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp, is concentrating on their own performance, believing that a trio of victories could secure them a spot in the Champions League.

Four out of these six triumphs have been achieved at Anfield. Nonetheless, Liverpool has also demonstrated their capability against bottom six teams like Leeds United and West Ham United, indicating their attacking might could potentially trouble Leicester City more.

This upcoming match appears to promise a high scoring outcome, reminiscent of previous end-of-season encounters. Last year, Leicester City clinched a 1-0 victory, but the earlier five Premier League matches at King Power Stadium between the two teams have witnessed at least four goals being scored.

Both teams are likely to adopt an aggressive strategy given the paramount importance of the three points up for grabs. With both managers showing skepticism about their defensive form, Leicester City, unbeaten in two home games under Dean Smith, will have to contend with Liverpool’s recent successes against Leeds United and West Ham United.

Based on the odds, Liverpool is heavily favored to win a match

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