Both of these teams recorded 3-2 wins in the Champions League in midweek but Liverpool have more reason to feel confident heading into Sunday’s crunch clash. Their victory against Atletico Madrid continued their unbeaten start to the season and maintained their incredible scoring form on their travels.
Leicester are yet to follow up a midweek match with a weekend victory this season so look uneasy favourites when they make a tricky trip to Brentford on Sunday. Wednesday’s Europa League visit to Russia was their fourth midweek game with the others followed by a 2-1 defeat at Brighton and 2-2 draws with Burnley and Crystal Palace.
Wolves are enjoying a fine run of form under new manager Bruno Lage and will be determined to keep it going against Leeds at Elland Road. The Portuguese lost his first three league matches – which arguably belied impressive performances – but has turned it round to win four of the last five and their last three matches.
Claudio Ranieri’s return to English football proved to be a real baptism of fire as Watford were torn to shreds by a rampant Liverpool at Vicarage Road and they will hope to fare better against the blue half of Merseyside. Watford’s decision to dismiss Xisco Munoz and bring in the experienced Italian faces an immediate examination with Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea and Manchester City all to play in the next six matches.
Southampton got the monkey off their back with a first league win of the season last weekend and will want to double their tally against still-winless Burnley. Summer arrival Armando Broja justified Ralph Hasenhuttl’s decision to leave Adam Armstrong on the bench with his first Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 victory over Leeds.