Defences To Come Out On Top When Leicester Host Stoke

The Premier League returns on Saturday lunchtime as Leicester welcome struggling Stoke to the King Power Stadium and it is the Foxes who are firm favourites for three points...

  • Leicester are unbeaten in five meetings with Stoke - Won Two, Drawn Three
  • Stoke have won one away game in the Premier League this season - Drawn Three, Lost Nine
  • Jamie Vardy has scored in five games in a row in all competitions

Saturday 24th February - 12.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Leicester v Stoke    
Tips Both teams to score - No    Best Bet @ 21 / 20  

Home And Away

Leicester, who start the day in eighth place in the league table, are 3/4 for the win (William Hill) as they bid to halt a three-match winless run in the top-flight and Claude Puel's men have been rock solid at home, where only Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and surprisingly Crystal Palace have won as the visiting side this season.

Stoke, who are 19th and two points adrift of safety, have the worst away record in the division as they have collected a paltry six points and no team has conceded more goals (32) on the road than the Potters.

Paul Lambert has made Stoke harder to beat since replacing Mark Hughes as manager though and they have kept two clean sheets in four of his matches in charge, albeit the positivity generated by the opening 2-0 win over Huddersfield has dissipated with a return of two points from three fixtures since.
Match Odds:

Lack Of Goals

With Stoke looking better defensively under Lambert and Puel ever the pragmatist, it might be worth a look at under 2.5 goals (10/11 with Hills), while ticking 'no' in the both teams to score bracket is a 21/20 bet (Bet Victor).

Indeed, Stoke have lost their past two visits to the King Power Stadium without scoring a goal and Jamie Vardy has been the bane of the Potters in their recent meetings.

Vardy has scored in three of the past four Leicester v Stoke clashes, including in both meetings at the King Power, and the man who has scored in five games in a row in all competitions going into this meeting is 10/3 favourite to score first on Saturday (Bet Victor).

Posted: Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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