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    01/01/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm King Power Stadium V Predicted Score:2 - 0

    Away Huddersfield

      Match Summary

      1 Look out for:

      Terriers on a leash. Huddersfield failed to score in nine of their opening 20 matches this season, and are finding the net at a ratio of less than a goal a game. Leicester are 6/5 to keep a clean sheet, and 9/5 to win to nil.

      2 We fancy:

      Mahrez to score and Leicester to win at 5/2. Whether he’s playing for a move or simply rediscovering his mojo, the tricky forward has been impressive of late. If you think he’ll score the first in a 2-0 win for the Foxes, the odds are 28/1.

      3 It's a long shot, but…

      Depoitre to score the only goal of the game at 66/1. Whether starting or coming off the bench, the Huddersfield striker will pose a threat to the home side’s defence if the game is tight.

       

      Team News

      Leicester City's Last Six:

        Leicester’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 2

        Claude Puel is missing two defenders for this one, although his squad should be able to cope with the absences. Danny Simpson has a hamstring problem that’s set to keep him out for another couple of weeks, while Robert Huth is nearing fitness after a lengthy layoff.

        Huddersfield's Last Six:

          Huddersfield’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2

          Terriers boss David Wagner is without a few key names for this trip down the M1, including Elias Kachunga who had a goal ruled out for offside in September’s game at the King Power. Michael Hefele, Philip Billing and Jon Stankovic also miss out.

          Leicester City vs Huddersfield Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

          Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy

          The hosts are looking to put their recent stutter behind them after the excellent start Puel made to life in charge of Leicester. Huddersfield meanwhile are pushing for an unlikely spot in the top half of the table, as they look to put as much distance between themselves and the relegation places as possible.

          Leicester are 7/10 for the win and deserved favourites in this one. The recent 3-0 defeat at home against Crystal Palace was a blip rather than the norm for the Foxes in front of their own supporters. It was the only game the Foxes have lost at the King Power against a team below them in the table, and came on the back of victories over Tottenham and Burnley.

          Huddersfield are 5/1 to pick up their third away win of the season. The Terriers scored seven goals in their other two victories on the road at Palace and Watford, so they’re not shy when it comes to opening up away from the John Smith’s Stadium. Wagner’s side are 14/1 to score over 2.5 goals, so this bet could be a tempter.

          The draw is 3/1 and would be a third stalemate of the Christmas period for Huddersfield. After 1-1 draws against Southampton and Stoke, a repeat of this scoreline is priced at 7/1. The odds jump up to 20/1 for a 2-2 draw. If the Terriers are hungry and Leicester’s talented attackers have their shooting boots on, this could be another shout for an outside bet.

          Jamie Vardy is the favourite to open the scoring at 16/5, while the England striker is 11/10 to score anytime. Riyad Mahrez has returned to goalscoring form in recent weeks and is available at 11/5 to find the net during the game. If you think the Algerian will be the first to bag, it’s 11/2.

          Depoitre is 9/1 to open the scoring as he did in the first meeting between these two this season. The Belgian is 16/5 to score anytime, and 8/1 to find the net in a Huddersfield victory. Steve Mounie is the same price, while Tom Ince is 9/1 after opening his Terriers account on Boxing Day.

          Predicted Score: Leicester City 2 - 0 Huddersfield

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