Leicester City vs Swansea City
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 27 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
The defending Premier League Champions Leicester City are looking for their first win of the season when they taken on Swansea City on Saturday evening. The Foxes suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Hull City on the opening day of the new season and were held to a goal-less draw by an understrength Arsenal in the following week. They did have the best of the chances in both the games and somehow the finishing has let them down.
Swansea City started with a 1-0 away win against the newly promoted Burnley in their first match of the season. And then suffered a surprise home defeat to another promoted side Hull City. The Swans narrowly escaped relegation last season and they will be hoping for none the less a top half finish this term.
Leicester City: Team News
Nampalys Mendy who limped off the pitch during the goal-less draw against Arsenal is set to miss the weekend fixture against Swansea. Andy King is expected to partner Danny Drinkwater in the midfield.
Leicester: Expected Starting Line-up (4-4-2)
Schmeichel – Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Simpson – Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez – Vardy, Okazaki.
Swansea City: Team News
The new signing Borja Baston is out for the next three weeks with a thigh injury and he is the only injury concern for Francesco Guidolin for the trip to Leicester.
Swansea: Expected Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Fabianski – Amat, Fernandez, Naughton – Cork, Fer – Routledge, Sigurdsson, Barrow – Llorente.
Leicester vs Swansea: Head-to-Head Stats
Leicester defeated Swansea 4-0 at home and 3-0 away in the two Premier League matches of last season. This put them on a three match winning run and each of those wins with a clean sheet.
The Foxes are also on a five match winning run against Swansea at home and have scored two or more goals in each of them.
Leictester vs Swansea: Prediction
Leicester will be desperate to get back to winning ways after failing in the opening two matches of the season. And there is no best opponent to face at the moment than Swansea, who lost in each of the last five trips to the King Power Stadium. Moreover, the Foxes have scored 9 goals without reply in the last three encounters against the Swans. They must win this and pretty easily.
Leictester vs Swansea: Betting Tips
- Leicester to win at 1.75
- Jamie Vardy to score any-time at 2.50.