Leicester City vs Cardiff City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester City have a nice chance to complete a dream week with the third straight victory on Saturday afternoon when they play host to Cardiff City at King Power Stadium. The Foxes claimed huge Chelsea and Manchester City scalps within just four days to break into the top seven in the league ladder.
Claude Puel can be thrilled with his side’s defensive line led by Harry Maguire. The team conceded just one goal in two games against the likes of Chelsea (0-1 at Stamford Bridge) and Manchester City (2-1 at King Power). Apart from the rock-solid defense, Leicester showed a fantastic character to come from behind against defending champions and arguably the best team in the league on Boxing Day. Marc Albrighton’s header levelled it up for the Foxes just five minutes after Bernardo Silva’s opener for City. Both teams could have bagged the second later on, but it was right-winger Ricardo Fereira who set the final score with a stunning 81-st minute goal.
Leicester City vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head
Teams are locked at 15 wins each coming into their 37th head to head encounter.
Leicester City came on top when they played the Bluebirds in November away on the Welsh soil (0-1).
Just one of past five H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Leicester won 9, drew 3 and lost only 4 of 16 home matches against Cardiff City.
Leicester City vs Cardiff City: Prediction
The visitors somehow managed to hold on to a goalless draw away at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day. They were completely outplayed by Crystal Palace who took 12 corners and had more than 30 attempts towards Cardiff’s goal on the occasion.
The draw ended the Bluebirds’ two-loss thread as Neil Warnock’s men previously shipped as many as eight goals in back-to-back defeats to Watford and Manchester United. Cardiff City boats league’s weakest attacking record on travels as they bagged no more than five goals in nine away matches this season (2D 7L).
Leicester head into this as massive favourites following successive victories over Chelsea and Man City and we will back them to claim the spoils in a comfortable clean sheet win here.
Leicester City vs Cardiff City: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win @ 1.55 (11/20)
Leicester City to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).