Leicester City vs Stoke City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester City made their way into the quarterfinal of the FA Cup beating the Championship outfit Sheffield United 1-0 last weekend at King Power Stadium. Can they also get their Premier League campaign back on track on Saturday afternoon against the relegation-threatened Stoke City?
The Foxes have been fairly easy to break down recently and the lack of solidness at the back caused the run of two losses and a draw in last three league outings. The latest of the failures was the most painful one since Claude Puel’s men fell 5-1 away at runaway leaders Manchester City. Things do look somewhat better for them at home where Leicester City have picked up seven points from last three league outings, but such form dated back to the period before the Riyad Mahrez & Man City saga on the last day of the winter transfer window.
Puel’s men are now up against Stoke City who have been struggling badly throughout the entire season. Paul Lambert has failed to shift the team’s fortunes around and the Potters still sit in the drop zone being two points shy of safety ahead of this trip to Leicester. They have been dreadful travellers for a while now and have taken a league low 1 point from last 7 away fixtures this term.
Lambert seemed to have fixed the defensive holes, but they popped up once again just lately when the Potters have shipped three goals in last two league ties against the likes of AFC Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Leicester City vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
Stoke City have been slightly more successful over the history and they lead the head to head tie by four wins.
However, their record at King Power Stadium has been anything but impressive so far with them winning no more than 4 of 29 H2H encounters with the Foxes there.
Leicester City are unbeaten in last five ties against the Potters having netted two or more goals in each of the matches along the way.
Leicester City vs Stoke City: Prediction
Stoke’s visit is a perfect occasion for the Foxes to rebound from a tough 5-1 loss away at Manchester City.
Given the Potters’ poor record n the road and the lack of meticulousness in their defensive line, we have to go with the home win as well as with Leicester to net two or more goals (both picks at the same 1.72 odds).
Leicester City vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win @ 1.72
Leicester City Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72