Leicester City vs Swansea City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Swansea City will look to win their third Premier League match in a row when they make the trip to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Last time: Leicester recorded a 2-1 win when they travelled to the Liberty Stadium earlier this season. Shinji Okazaki’s goal proved decisive as Leicester continued their strong recent run against Swansea.
This time: Leicester are available at 7/9 with Swansea at 22/5 and the draw priced at 141/50.
You might remember: The first ever Premier League meeting between these two teams took place at the Liberty Stadium in October 2014. Wilfried Bony scored twice as Swansea ran out 2-0 winners in front of their own supporters.
Leicester City's Last Six:
Leicester City’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1
It remains to be seen whether Riyad Mahrez comes back into the Leicester team this weekend. The Algerian did not play against Everton on Wednesday following the breakdown of his expected move to Manchester City, and head coach Claude Puel has a big decision whether to recall the in-form attacker for this match.
Swansea's Last Six:
Swansea City’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 3 Lost: 0
Andre Ayew could make his second debut for Swansea after sealing a return to the Welsh outfit ahead of the transfer deadline on Wednesday night. Fellow new arrival Andy King is also available. Renato Sanches is still on the sidelines for the Swans, but forwards Tammy Abraham and Bony are both in contention.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Leicester will attempt to continue their strong run of form against Swansea when the two teams meet at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Foxes have won five of their last six Premier League encounters with Swansea, including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture earlier this season. Leicester also won 2-1 when the pair met at the King Power last season, and Claude Puel’s side will fancy their chances of collecting another three points against the relegation-threatened club.
Leicester are available at 7/9 as the Foxes look to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at Everton on Wednesday night. Puel’s side entered the clash at Goodison Park off the back of three straight wins in all competitions, but a double from Theo Walcott helped the Toffees secure all the points. Leicester are back at home this weekend however, and they beat Watford 2-0 in their last league game on their own patch.
Swansea are 22/5 as the Welsh outfit look to build on back-to-back wins over Champions League hopefuls in the Premier League. The Swans followed a 1-0 success at home to Liverpool by beating Arsenal 3-1 on Tuesday night. The victory moved Carlos Carvalhal’s side out of the bottom three, and they will enter the match unbeaten in their last six in all competitions.
The draw is 14/5, and considering Swansea are on such a high, it could be a difficult afternoon for Leicester. That said, just eight of the previous 38 matches between these two teams have finished level, while Leicester have only drawn twice at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League this season. Swansea, meanwhile, have shared the points in just three of their 12 away Premier League fixtures.
Jamie Vardy is 16/5 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, while the England international can be backed at 6/1 to score two or more goals. Vardy netted his 11th Premier League goal of the campaign in the defeat to Everton on Wednesday night, and will fancy his chances of getting his name on the scoresheet once again.
Jordan Ayew is 10/1 to bag first as the 26-year-old looks to build on his strike against Arsenal last time out. Ayew has managed seven goals in 30 appearances for Swansea in all competitions this season, and the Ghana international can be backed at 28/1 to score two or more goals during the 90 minutes of action.
Predicted Score: Leicester City 2 - 1 Swansea
Look out for:
The first goalscorer market, which has plenty of excellent value. Aside from the forward players, the likes of Sam Clucas – who scored twice against Arsenal – and Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire can be backed at 22/1 and 21/1 respectively.
Leicester to win 2-1 at 17/2. There will not be an awful lot between the two teams this weekend, but the home side will fancy their chances of picking up all three points against the Welsh outfit.
It’s a long shot, but:
Swansea will be full of confidence following back-to-back Premier League wins, and the Swans can be backed at 69/1 for a repeat of the 3-1 scoreline against Arsenal on Tuesday night.
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.