Leicester were disappointingly held away from home to League One outfit Fleetwood Town last weekend, although the ensuing replay does mean that the previously injured Jamie Vardy has a chance to shine against his former club, where he is still hailed a hero.
The Foxes followed that draw with another 0-0 draw, although that one was away to Chelsea in the Premier League so classes as a much more successful outcome. In fairness nobody could have complained if Leicester had won that game either, so it really was a good performance from Claude Puel’s men.
Fleetwood Town also had a good weekend as they beat Southend United 2-1 away from home, following on from a thrilling 3-2 win at Bury in midweek to leave them 11th in the table and with every chance of mounting a challenge for the playoff positions as the season goes on.
Indeed, the Cod Army are in fantastic form on their travels at the moment, winning five matches on the bounce and scoring at least two goals in all of them. Of course they all came against opposition considerably less talented than Leicester, but the visitors will definitely feel that they can give it a go.
Leicester’s main issue in the first meeting between these sides was a complete lack of any penetration going forward. With Jamie Vardy on the pitch that is much less likely to be an issue, and we’re expecting the Fleetwood defence to face a much more difficult task at the back this time round.
The hosts’ last home match ended 3-0 against Huddersfield, and they have failed to score just once at the King Power Stadium this season. They have won five of their last nine there in all competitions as well, although the fact they have conceded 16 goals in their 14 home games will give their visitors’ a bit of confidence.
This has all the makings of a high scoring game, provided Fleetwood Town have a go at their illustrious opponents. The visitors have seen three or more goals in 12 of their 18 away days this season and Leicester have in half of their home games, including three of their last four. This makes Leicester to Win and Over 2.5 Goals look a promising bet, along with a 3-1 correct score predictions.