Leicester City vs Stoke City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.
Leicester City will welcome Stoke City to King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they hope to extend their winning streak.
At the aftermath of Claudio Ranieri sacking in February, the Foxes won four matches on the bounce. This includes a brilliant comeback win in the Champions League tie against Sevilla and the Premier League victory over Liverpool by a 3-1 margin. In the last round, they played an absolute thriller at the Wembley stadium, seeing-off West Ham by a 3-2 margin.
Leicester City finally started to look like the team that won the Premier League last season, but they way too deep in the league table to achieve anything substantial this season. They are currently 15th in the standings, 6 points above the relegation zone.
Meantime, Stoke City are 9th in the table, but their 36 points is just 6 more than Leicester’s 30. They were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea in the last round, a match in which they did extremely well and deserved at least a point.
However, Stoke City are in a poor run of form after picking a meagre 7 points from their last 5 games. Away from home, they lost in 5 of the last 7 managing a win and a draw.
Leicester City vs Stoke City: Head to Head Statistics
These two teams have played a total of 58 games previously and this fixture will be their 29th game at King Power Stadium.
Since the Foxes came back to Premier League in 2014, they have won twice against Stoke City, lost once and drawn twice.
The Foxes are unbeaten in their last 3 encounters against Stoke City with a win and 2 draws.
Leicester City have scored at least 2 goals in each of the last 3 encounters and the games have seen a minimum of 3 goals.
At King Power Stadium, Leicester have lost just 4 games to the Potters and won 11, they have drawn 13 games.
Leicester City vs Stoke City: Prediction
Leicester certainly looked like a champion team since the departure of Ranieri. Out of their 4 wins since then, three were at the King Power stadium which all came by a comfortable 2 goal margins.
With a poor form in away games, the Potters are bound to here. They haven’t scored in the last three away from home. Also, conceded 3 or more goals in 4 of the last 7 road games. So, the brave punters can opt for a Leicester win with Asian Handicap of -1.5 goals, offered at mouth-watering odds of 3.90 by Unibet.
Leicester City vs Stoke City: Bet Tips