Football Bet of the Day: Foxes can give Cherries a stern cup test

 | February 26 | 

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We are down to the last 16 in the FA Cup with three fifth-round ties set for Tuesday as well as a host of key battles at both ends of the tables in Leagues One and Two, so it is going to be a busy night.

However, there looks a strong chance that a high-flying Championship outfit can cause a cup upset on their visit to a Premier League club who are finding victories difficult to come by.

Football Bet of the Day - Tuesday 27 February

  • Draw or Leicester Double Chance @ 5/4

The chasing pack had been written off for outright glory in the Championship a couple of weeks ago, but Leicester have left the door ajar following two defeats against Middlesbrough and Leeds.

However, Enzo Maresca’s side should not be panicking as they enjoy a six-point lead at the head of affairs in the second tier well into what is proving to be a memorable season, and they can receive another boost at Bournemouth on Tuesday.

Those defeats have represented slip-ups for the leaders, but the 3-1 loss at Elland Road on Friday against their closest title rivals fails to tell the whole story.

The Foxes outplayed their hosts for most of the game and had some great chances to put the game to bed before they were felled by three late goals. Even the most ardent of Leeds supporters will have found it hard to suggest that their team deserved to take three points.

Leicester’s pressing was excellent and only wayward finishing prevented them from claiming a win which would have left a chasm for their rivals to try and close, so their tactics were pretty much spot on and can work well again for them at Bournemouth.

The Cherries enjoyed an excellent run from the beginning of November when they won six of seven Premier League games and would have had the full set had it not been for the concession of an injury-time equaliser in a draw against Aston Villa.

However, things have not gone well since the start of the new year and the only victories they have posted in that time have both come in the FA Cup at QPR, where they had to recover from a two-goal deficit to win 3-2, and against Swansea.

This match looks tougher than both of those and it is worth remembering that Leicester have failed to score in just one away game this season.

Their trip to the Vitality Stadium represents a good chance for them to put aside their mini slump in the league and they definitely have the potential to make the Cherries fight all the way.

Backing the visitors in the double chance market at 5/4 looks the way to go with the bet turning out to be a winner if the Foxes can force extra-time in a match where there may not be too much of a difference between the quality of the two teams.

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