Leicester City vs Norwich City, English Premier League, Matchday 27
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT, Saturday, 27-February-2016.
Leicester City will be keen to bounce back from the defeat they suffered at Arsenal in the dying minutes of the match as they host a struggling Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.
Leicester starts the match at top of the Premier League table, knowing well that dropping points here will let the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal to bypass them. Norwich are in no kind of form lately and are 17th in the league with a big risk of dropping further into the relegation zone.
Leicester vs Norwich : Form Comparison
Last Five Premier League Matches
Leicester’s defeat at Arsenal last weekend was their third of the season in Premier League. The Foxes managed 4 wins in their last 9 nine league matches, with 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Leicester City have scored at least one goal in their last 6 league matches, with 4 of them ending in wins. Leicester have kept a clean sheet in the last four home games.
Norwich City have not won in their last six league matches, with 5 of them ending in defeats. The last weekend’s 2-2 draw at home against West Ham put an end to their 5 match losing streak.
Norwich have lost 9 of their 13 away matches in Premier League this season and only managed 2 wins. They have lost their last 4 away games and scored only one goal in the process.
Norwich’s last away win this season was against Manchester United by 2 goals to 1 on 19th December 2015.
Leicester City : Team News
Jeffrey Schlupp and Matty James are the injured and will miss the clash against Norwich. Danny Simpson will serve his one match suspension after getting send-off for two bookable offenses against Arsenal in their last match.
The 35 year-old veteran Wasilewski and the new signing Daniel Amartey could be in contention to replace the suspended Simpson at the right back. And this will be the only expected change for Claudio Ranieri in his favourite 4-4-2 formation.
Leicester City Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Schmeichel – Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Wasilewski/Amartey – Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater, Mahrez – Vardy, Okazaki.
Norwich City : Team News
Liverpool loanee Andre Wisdom is the only player injured for Norwich. Alexander Tettey, who served his one match ban against West Ham is expected to start from the bench for the Canaries.
Norwich City Predicted Line-up (4-4-1-1)
Ruudy – Bassong, Klose, Brady, Martin – Howson, O’Neil, Redmond, Naismith – Hoolahan – Jerome.
Leicester vs Norwich : Head-to-Head Stats
Last 6 Matches:
Leicester: 3 wins, Draws: 1, Norwich: 3 wins
Norwich 1 : 2 Leicester (03-10-2015, Premier League)
Norwich 1 : 2 Leicester (18-02-2012, FA Cup)
Leicester 2 : 3 Norwich (08-03-2011, Championship)
Norwich 4 : 3 Leicester (28-09-2010, Championship)
Leicester 4 : 0 Norwich (16-02-2008, Championship)
Norwich 0 : 0 Leicester (19-01-2008, Championship)
Leicester vs Norwich : Prediction
Norwich squandered a 2 goal lead at their home in the draw against West Ham. Moreover, their away form is terrible while Leicester City are almost unplayable at King Power Stadium.
This is a straight win for Leicester City as Jamie Vardy is just one short of reaching 20 Premier League goals this season.