Leicester City predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 44
- Winning Bets: 25
- Average Odds: 2.26
- Overall Stake : 325
- Profit: 379.78
- Yield: 16.86 %
Everyone’s favourite underdogs are back for another year in England’s top flight. The previous season was the most impressive season they had since the famous victory in 2015/16. Though no-one is holding their breath for another out-of-the-blue championship title, there’s clear evidence of gradual improvement. After a 12th-place finish in 2016, they climbed up to 7 and then to 5 last year. The Foxes are becoming a well-established name among the best in England.
At odds of 2.37 for a Top 6 Finish, it seems the bookies are taking note as well. This makes them the 8th most likely team to end on a high note, which is quite impressive for a club that barely climbed out of the Championship a few years ago. Some pundits are already naming Leicester a viable contender for this year’s title – but it would still be a long-shot.
Leicester Key Players
Matches with Leicester continue to be a treat for the fans due to their aggressive, exciting style of play. The issue with Brendan Rodgers’s explosive approach was that it relied heavily on a limited number of key players at his disposal.
A few years down the line, it seems Rodgers is finally figuring out a different approach with the resources at hand. The anchoring part hinges on Wilfred Ndidi, one of the best defensive midfielders in the league. His ball-winning ability continues to impress, as does his ability to quickly pass to Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy for crowd-pleasing finishes.
As far as this year’s transfers are concerned, there are a few worth mentioning. Left-back Ben Chilwell went to Chelsea in one of the more high-profile transfers of the summer. He was replaced by centre-back Wesley Fofana and right-back Timothy Castagne, which should give the Foxes a wider presence in the backline.
The East Midlands derby is the game Foxes’ fans are most eagerly anticipating each season. This fiercely-contested match pits Leicester City against Championship heavyweights Derby County. The 2019/20 season almost brought this match upon us, however, the Rams failed in their attempt to get promoted into the top tier of English football. Leicester City supporters will relish a chance to go head-to-head with Derby County as the Rams boast a more favourable record. Derby won the total of 46 matches in last 108 meetings, compared to 34 wins by Leicester. Alongside Derby County, another great rival of Leicester City is definitely Nottingham Forest. Moreover, any match involving these three clubs will be considered a big game on the calendar.
The club we know today as Leicester City was first founded back in 1884 under the name of Leicester Fosse. A group of old boys from Wyggeston School came together and formed a club that was introduced into the Football Association (FA) six years later, in 1890. Leicester City had their fair share of stints throughout top two echelons of English football. The 2000s saw Leicester City take part in the UEFA Cup even. It was at the turn of the millennium that decline of Leicester City begun, resulting in relegation into the third tier. When one door closes, another opens and suffering lasted for nine long years. The club takeover by tragically deceased Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in August 2010 saw Leicester City start their dream journey which resulted in Foxes getting their hands on the Premier League trophy in 2015/16. In fact, to this date, Leicester City remain the only club to pull off a seven-year rise from the third level of competition to the champions’ pedestal.
Leicester City results
- Leicester City - Southampton
- Burnley - Leicester City