Leicester City will continue their march to the Championship title as they visit Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off at 15:00.
Enzo Maresca has strangely been coming in for criticism from some sections of the Leicester fanbase for playing boring football - despite his side now being ten points clear at the top of the table. That’s modern football for you.
Anyway, we’ve previewed their upcoming trip to the Potteries, and put forward a couple of betting selections to boot.
Wilfried Ndidi remains out with a leg injury, while Harry Souttar and Kelechi Iheanacho are both away on international duty. One boost for Maresca will be the return of Abdul Fatawa, who has now served his three-game suspension after being sent off against Coventry.
Stoke are without goalkeeper Frankie Fielding for the next month, but aside from that, Steven Schumacher has a fully fit squad to choose from. He may choose to shake things up in attack however, as his side were wasteful in their defeat to Sunderland.
Stoke are 3/1 to win this match, while Leicester are priced at 9/10. A draw can be backed at 13/5, BTTS is 4/5 and over 2.5 goals is 10/11.
Leicester to win and BTTS @ 11/4
Despite what a small portion of their fans may think at this moment in time, Leicester are proving themselves to be one of the greatest teams the Championship has ever seen. Breaking Reading’s record points total of 106 isn’t out of the question this term, but to do that they will have to continue racking up those wins.
After a 3-1 success over Swansea in midweek, their lead at the top of the league was restored to ten points. Interestingly, both teams have scored in five of the last six Leicester games, while they have won four of their last six in all competitions. Their thrilling attacking players should be able to take Stoke apart, but I also believe the Potters can get in on the goalscoring action.
Both teams have scored in three of their last four outings, and they’ve lost three of those matches. This pick is what the form book points to, and a price of 11/4 seems more than reasonable.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to score anytime @ 3/1
Leicester’s main man this season is likely to win the Championship Player of the Year away come May. From midfield, he’s scored an impressive ten goals in 28 league appearances this term, and given the rotation between the front three, he is also the only man we can guarantee starting.
Marseca lets him play with freedom, he scored again against Swansea in midweek and he has taken penalties on occasion this term too. All of this, and the fact I believe Leicester will score at least twice on Saturday, makes the 3/1 on offer for him to score anytime very generous.
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