Leicester City vs Stoke City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leicester City vs Stoke City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Leicester City were thrashed 5-1 by Manchester City in the latest Premier League outing, while Claude Puel’s team quickly recovered to get a 1-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup. Jamie Vardy came up with the only goal of the game in the 66th minute, as Leicester were finally able to make their dominance pay. Stoke City were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton at the Bet365 stadium. Despite having most of the ball, it was Brighton who created more openings. José Izquierdo’s opening goal in the first half was cancelled out by Xherdan Shaqiri in the 68th minute.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a fixture where Stoke City have struggled a lot in recent times, as their last win over Leicester was more than three years ago. Since then, however, Leicester have picked up only two wins in five meetings. Both of those victories have been at the King Power stadium. After having seen Stoke lose four consecutive away matches, Claude Puel and his team are likely to be confident coming into the match. In fact, Stoke have been losing at half-time and full-time in three out of the six away games. I would back a Leicester win at both halves. Jamie Vardy simply cannot stop scoring and the striker has come up with goals in each of his last five appearances in all competitions. The England international has also come up with three goals in his last five games against Stoke. I would back Jamie Vardy to score anytime.

Leicester City win at half-time and full-time – 13/8

Jamie Vardy to score anytime – 21/20

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Stoke City

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Leicester City

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

10-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

05-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Leicester City Preview

The top six places are slowly slipping away from Leicester City due to an inconsistent run of form. The club may have qualified for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, but a return of just one win in the last five league matches does not bode well. However, Burnley remain within touching distance and leapfrogging the Clarets should not be too much of an issue. After the heavy loss against Manchester City at Etihad stadium, Leicester City have now conceded 40 goals in the 27 league games. The team has conceded more goals than they have scored in the league this season. Jamie Vardy has taken his league tally to 13 goals.

Leicester City Team News

Shinji Okazaki (knee) is the only player unavailable for Leicester City.

Stoke City Preview

Stoke City continue to struggle for points and the club are looking likely to get relegated, as teams around them have been picking up points at a much greater pace in recent weeks. One of the positives for Stoke manager Paul Lambert is the substantial improvement in the defensive performances. The Potters have conceded 53 goals – more than any other team – so far this season. However, they have let in a relatively modest seven goals in the last six games – even Chelsea have conceded more than Stoke City during this period. After his goal against Brighton, Xherdan Shaqiri is now on to 6 goals for the campaign.

Stoke City Team News

Peter Crouch (ankle) and Stephen Ireland (calf) are the names missing from action for Stoke City.

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City vs Stoke City Sidelined Players

Leicester City
20 Shinji Okazaki Injured
Stoke City
7 Stephen Ireland Injured
25 Peter Crouch Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 89
5 CD Wes Morgan 186 93
2 LB Danny Simpson 176 78
15 CD Harry Maguire 194 100
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 77
11 CM Marc Albrighton 175 67
26 CM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
22 CDM Matthew James 181 73
25 CDM Onyinye Ndidi 183 80
7 CM Demarai Gray 180 74
9 CF Jamie Vardy 179 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
15 CD Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
6 CD Kurt Zouma 190 92
2 LB Moritz Bauer 181 73
21 RB Konstantinos Stafylidis 178 70
10 RM Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 191 91
27 CM Badou Ndiaye 181 74
20 CDM Geoff Cameron 191 84
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
22 LM Xherdan Shaqiri 169 72
18 CF Mame Biram Diouf 185 81