Leicester City vs Norwich City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester have been on a roll this season. Against popular expectations, the Foxes and Liverpool are locked in for the title-race at the moment, instead of Pep Guardiola and his boys. At the King Power Stadium this weekend, Brendan Rodgers’s men will try their best to make mincemeat out of one of the worst teams in the competition at the moment, Norwich.
Leicester City vs Norwich City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Leicester won 1-0.
- Norwich lost the previous three games on the trot.
- Eight of the last ten clashes had over 2.5 match goals.
- Norwich failed to score in two of their prior three visits to this stadium.
- At this stadium, the Foxes hold a 100% winning record in PL encounters.
Leicester City vs Norwich City Prediction
Leicester won on the road the last match-day in the competition, as they defeated Aston Villa at their home with a 1-4 scoreline. Jamie Vardy had played destructor-in-chief, as he continued his scoring run for the eighth PL game in a row.
Meanwhile, current Championship title-holders, Norwich, were defeated at home by the runners-up of the same competition, Sheffield United, the previous game week. The hosts did have a 1-0 lead at half time, but the Blades slotted in two unanswered goals to take the lead back, and held the scorecard till the very end.
At present, take into consideration the momentum Leicester have built for themselves. They are second in table, above the likes of Chelsea, City, United, Arsenal, Spurs etc. The Foxes are on a nine-game winning run in all competitions, and won 15 of their previous 17 as well. At home, they remained invincible in 14 of their last 15, and won 12 of their prior 15 appearances here.
On the other hand, Norwich have two wins to show for, from their last 15 match-ups, and have easily been the worst team on the road this season in the PL. In fact, after a five-game losing streak away from home to start their season, the team has managed a total of one away victory this whole campaign.
Moreover, Leicester have been the dominant side in recent h2h clashes. To quote a stat, the last they lost against this opponent was back in 2011.
Taking into consideration these observations, expect Leicester to emerge victorious quite easily this weekend at the King Power Stadium.
In addition, Leicester have the best defense in the entire contest, and they have so far conceded a total of four goals at home this PL run. On the other hand, Norwich failed to find the back of the net in six of their previous eight road games, and as mentioned earlier, they are the worst team on the road of all the 20 teams in contention.
As such, expect Leicester to keep a clean sheet this Saturday.
Finally, Jamie Vardy is the current top-scorer in the Premier League, and he’s on a course to repeat the heroics of his 2015-16 campaign. The English striker has found the back of the net in the prior eight league games in a row, and at home this weekend, against the 19th placed team in the table, he’s easily a shoo-in to find the back of the net any time.
Moreover, this weekend, Vardy is also the top pick for FLP fans to use the Triple Captain chip.
Leicester City vs Norwich City Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Leicester to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Leicester to Win to Nil @ 2.00 (1/1)
Jamie Vardy to Score Any Time @ 1.50 (1/2).