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    06/01/2018 Kick Off:  12:45 pm Highbury Stadium V Predicted Score:0 - 2

    Away Leicester City

      Match Summary

      1 Look out for:

      Leicester to win both halves is very good value at 16/5. Puel’s side have plenty of time to prepare for the match after playing on Monday, and will be eyeing a run in the FA Cup this season. They should start and finish well.

      2 We fancy:

      Leicester to win both halves is very good value at 16/5. Puel’s side have plenty of time to prepare for the match after playing on Monday, and will be eyeing a run in the FA Cup this season. They should start and finish well.

      3 It's a long shot, but…

      Fleetwood to win 2-0 is available at 35/1. Uwe Rosler’s side have been victorious in two of their last three in the league, and are certainly capable of claiming a big scalp on home soil.

       

      Team News

      Fleetwood Town's Last Six:

        Fleetwood’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 0 Lost: 3

        Wes Burns came off the bench in Fleetwood’s 2-1 home defeat to Bradford City at the weekend, but the forward is pushing for a start in this match.

        Conor McAleny could also be included in the home side’s starting XI.

        Leicester City's Last Six:

          Leicester’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4

          Jamie Vardy was rested for Leicester’s clash with Huddersfield Town at the weekend, and the England international is also expected to sit out this match.

          Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to lead the away side’s line this weekend, while Matt James could also keep his spot in the XI.

          Fleetwood Town vs Leicester City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

          Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho during a pre season friendly match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

          Leicester will attempt to book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they travel to League One outfit Fleetwood on Saturday afternoon. The Foxes will enter the match off the back of a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League at the weekend, while Fleetwood suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Bradford City. It will be the first time that these two teams lock horns in a senior football match.

          Fleetwood are 9/2 to win as they look to build on their victories over Chorley and Hereford in the early stages of this season’s FA Cup. The Lancashire outfit have actually never been past the third round of this particular competition, and it will be a big ask to beat Leicester this weekend. That said, Cod Army will enter the match having won two of their last three games in the league.

          Leicester are 4/6 to book their spot in the fourth round of the competition. The Foxes recently lost to Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, but will fancy their chances of making an impression in the FA Cup this season. They won impressively at home to Huddersfield on New Year’s Day, and reached the fifth round of last season’s FA Cup before losing to Millwall.

          The draw is 63/20, and with Leicester boss Claude Puel expected to make a number of changes, Fleetwood might fancy their chances of holding the former Premier League champions. Leicester have also drawn four of their 11 away league fixtures this season, while Fleetwood have four home draws to their name in League One.

          Conor McAleny is 10/1 in the first goalscorer market. The former Everton youngster has netted twice for Fleetwood in the league this season, and is expected to be given a starting role. The striker can also be backed at 25/1 to net two or more times against Leicester in the third round of the cup.

          Kelechi Iheanacho is 4/1 in the first goalscorer market, while the forward can be backed at 13/2 to net two or more goals for Leicester. The Nigerian should start through the middle for the visitors, and will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net against the League One outfit.

          Predicted Score: Fleetwood Town 0 - 2 Leicester City

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          Written by Matt Law

          Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.