Peterborough United vs Leicester City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: League One outfit Peterborough United will attempt to dump Premier League opposition out of the FA Cup when they welcome Leicester City in the fourth round on Saturday afternoon.
Last time: Peterborough recorded a 2-1 win when the pair last clashed during the 2012-13 Championship campaign. Grant McCann scored late as the home side overcame a Leicester team that included Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy.
This time: Peterborough are 5/1 to triumph with Leicester at 8/13 and the draw available at 17/5.
You might remember: Paul Taylor scored the only goal of the match as Peterborough beat Leicester in March 2012. It was the first time that the Posh had overcome the Foxes in any competition since March 2009.
Peterborough United's Last Six:
Peterborough’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1
Jack Marriott scored twice in the last round against Aston Villa to take his tally to five goals in five FA Cup appearances this season.
Marriott, who has 23 strikes in total this term, could be joined by Marcus Maddison in the final third of the field.
Leicester City's Last Six:
Leicester City’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1
Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in the last round against Fleetwood Town, and the summer signing will be among those that come into the Leicester team here.
Adrien Silva and Daniel Amartey will also feature, but Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan are still on the sidelines for the former English champions.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Peterborough and Leicester will lock horns for the first time since February 2013 – when the Posh recorded a 2-1 win in their Championship fixture at the London Road Stadium. It would be fair to say that much has changed since then, with Leicester famously winning the Premier League title three years later, and Peterborough dropping since into the third tier. Leicester just about lead the head-to-head record against Peterborough seven wins to six.
Peterborough are 5/1 as they look to dump Premier League opposition out of the FA Cup. The Posh have beaten Tranmere Rovers, Woking and Aston Villa to reach the fourth round, and this is actually their best performance in the FA Cup since reaching the fourth round during the 2007-08 campaign. Not since the 1985-86 season have they made round five, but they will enter the match off the back of an impressive 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic in the league on Saturday afternoon.
Leicester are 8/13 as the Foxes attempt to continue their journey in the competition. Claude Puel’s side needed a replay to overcome Fleetwood Town in the third round, but they are rightly the favourites entering this match. The former English champions beat Watford 2-0 in the Premier League last time out, and picked up a draw at Chelsea in their last away fixture. Leicester made the fifth round of last season’s FA Cup before losing to Millwall.
The draw is 17/5, and as mentioned, Leicester could only draw 0-0 away to Fleetwood in the third round. That said, Peterborough have only drawn once on home soil in the Championship this season. These two teams have also only drawn four of their previous 17 matches in all competitions.
Jack Marriott is 6/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend as the Peterborough forward looks to continue his impressive 2017-18 season. A number of clubs – including Crystal Palace – are believed to be looking at the 23-year-old, who is 10/1 to net two or more goals.
Kelechi Iheanacho is 7/2 in the first goalscorer market, while the Nigerian can be backed at 9/2 to net two or more goals. The Leicester forward scored a brace against Fleetwood in the last round, and will be confident of causing the Peterborough defence some problems this weekend.
Predicted Score: Peterborough United 1 - 2 Leicester City
Look out for:
The correct score market – when backing Peterborough – provides some very interesting value. The League One side have proved difficult to beat in recent weeks, and they are as high as 17/1 to win 1-0.
Leicester to win with both teams on the scoresheet is available at 11/5. Puel will make changes from his normal Premier League XI, but the Foxes will still fancy their chances of overcoming the League One side this weekend.
It’s a long shot, but:
Peterborough have been in impressive form in recent weeks, and beat Oldham Athletic 3-0 in League One at the weekend. It is 35/1 that Peterborough win 2-0, while 3-0 to the hosts can be backed as high as 95/1.
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.