Derby vs Leicester Betting Preview, FA Cup Betting Tips

Derby vs Leicester Odds – Friday 27nd January 2017 – 19:55 – BBC One

Derby are 13/8 with the draw at 9/4 and Leicester are 17/10

Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup

Derby welcome Leicester to the iPro Stadium in the FA Cup fourth round, with both sides looking to progress to the 5th round.

The Rams come into this match on the back of a five-goal thriller against Reading, with Derby winning 3-2.

John Swift (16) opened the scoring for the visitors, who are enjoying an excellent season under Jaap Stam.

Darren Bent (36) equalised for the Rams, ensuring that the home side went into half-time with honours even.

Tom Ince (63) and Will Hughes (74) ensured that Derby secured the win inside 11 second half minutes, taking the score to 3-1.

A goal from Yakou Meite (80) ensured that Steve McClaren’s side had a nervy last ten minutes, although Obita’s sending off late on was the only further incident.

Rams Looking To Promotion

Derby’s main aim this season will be promotion, they are just two points off the play-offs, Sheffield Wednesday narrowly above them.

They have lost to both Norwich and Leeds in their last six matches, despite having renewed confidence since McClaren’s return.

The Rams come into this match at the expense of West Brom, who they beat in the lst round, courtesy of goals from Darren Bent and Tom Ince.

Derby Favourites

Derby come into this match as favourites despite their own mixed form, with home advantage key.

This will be a tough fixture for Steve McClaren’s side, with Leicester desperate to do well in the cups having seen their league season crumble.

The Rams will be looking to better their recent record against the Foxes, they have lost the last three encounters.

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Foxes In Poor Form

Claudio Ranieri’s side come into this match on the back of a hammering away from home, with Southampton beating them 3-0.

James Ward-Prowse (26) opened the scoring for Southampton, with Jay Rodriguez doubling the advantage just 13 minutes later.

Dusan Tadic completed another miserable afternoon for the Foxes, with an 86th-minute penalty.

It was another dreadful performance and result from Leicester, who now face the realistic threat of relegation.

Consistency Needed

Given Leicester’s away form this season it is imperative they pick up home points, that was a truly terrible performance though.

They face a Derby side who are in mixed form themselves, they are one league below the Premier League champions as well.

That was Leicester’s 11th defeat of the season, they only lost three throughout their title winning campaign.

Champions Leicester find themselves 15th in the Premier League, three places and five points above the relegation zone.

Leicester Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, with their dismal away record informing those odds.

They will be looking to gain some momentum, given their appalling efforts in the league this year.

Ranieri’s side will be looking to better their overall record against Derby, with the Foxes winning 22, drawing 21 and losing 28 of their 71 meetings.

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Both teams are 4/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Derby are Thomas Ince and Darren Bent at 11/2 with Dave Nugent at 13/2. For Leicester, Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy are at 11/2 with Shinji Okazaki at 6/1.

The last time that these two sides met Leicester won 4-1 and the odds of the same result are 66/1.

Derby vs Leicester Odds

Tip 1 – Slimani to score first @ 11/2

Tip 2 – Leicester to win 2-1 @ 9/1