After losing four games in a row in the Premier League, Leicester City will be turning their attention into the FA Cup as they host Derby County at the King Power Stadium in Round 4 of the English main cup.
Leicester City Need A Win
The Premier League title holders need to wake up as they have failed to win in their last five league games. The team is closing to the relegation zone as they could be the second team ever to win the Premier League and get relegated after Man City. Leicester City have collected a total of 1 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in the Premier League. Their last league match was against Manchester United at home where they lost 3-0.
Leicester City are currently sitting in the 16th place in the league table. They have 21 points from 5 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses. The team scored 24 goals and conceded 41 since the start of the season.
Daniel Amartey was the last Leicester player to return from AFCON duty over the weekend but he may not be fit enough to feature until the weekend. Claudio Ranieri hopes Islam Slimani can recover from his groin injury to face Swansea at the weekend, while Leonardo Ulloa’s thigh injury is improving. If fit, Ulloa could be brought in from the cold and be handed a rare start here.
Derby To Surprise The Premier League Champions
Derby County have collected a total of 6 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Championship. Their last league match was against Newcastle United away from home where they lost 1-0.
Derby County are currently sitting in the 8th place in the league table. They have 46 points from 13 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses. They have scored 30 goals and conceded 22 since the start of the season.
Craig Bryson was brought off at half-time in Derby’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle at the weekend and may not feature here. The away side are still expected to be without Will Hughes, while James Wilson, Max Lowe, Craig Forsyth and George Thorne will miss out. With Derby chasing promotion, this game doesn’t come at an ideal time for the Rams. That may reflect some of the choices Steve McClaren makes in naming his team.
Head To Head
Leicester City have won 3 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in January 2017 when the final score was 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture.
Both teams to score @ 1.95 – Get Free Bet Here
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Leicester to win @ 2.05 – Get Free Bet Here