Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.
Leicester City bounced back from the 2-1 loss to Manchester United on the opening day with back-to-back victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. They’ll thus begin the new League Cup adventure high on confidence, aiming to beat last term success when they defeated the likes of Liverpool en route to the quarter-final. The Foxes were unlucky to lose to Manchester City only after a penalty shoot-out there.
Claude Puel’s men come into the tie with Fleetwood Town as massive favourites since there are two divisions between the two outfits. Nevertheless, the French manager will need a string approach from his lads knowing that Cod Army enter the game undefeated in last four league ties. Fleetwood Town kept a clean sheet in three games along the way and breaking them down will be a strong test for the mixed-up Leicester City squad. Jamie Vardy is not available to feature, while Puel will likely give rest to the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and James Maddison here.
Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town : Head-to-head
The two sides have never faced each other in a league match before.
Their maiden H2H encounter happened in the last 16 round of the FA Cup in January this year.
Cod Army forced a replay at King Power after holding the Premier League side to a goalless draw in the first leg at Highbury.
The Foxes confirmed the gulf in quality by winning the reverse fixture 2-0 in front of the home crowd.
Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town: Prediction
Fleetwood’s defensive line looks rock solid at the start of the new season and we find the value in backing the hosts to score less than two goals in the match at the odds of 3.00. More conservative punters can try with Leicester City Under 2.5 Team Goals at the 1.61 odds as well since Puel should mix up his cards in the final third here, resting his key players for the tough league tie with Liverpool on Saturday.
Moving forward, Fleetwood Town come into this undefeated in four straight outings, meaning the value is decent in backing them not to lose by two or more goals at the 2.05 odds.
Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town: Bet Tips
Leicester City Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00
Fleetwood Town +1.5 handicap @ 2.05.