Leicester City v Fleetwood Town Betting Preview | 16th January
In our Leicester vs Fleetwood betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Tuesday evening’s FA Cup replay.
Leicester City v Fleetwood Town Betting Preview
Venue: The King Power Stadium
Fleetwood earned this replay after their decent display in the first leg at Highbury. Üwe Rosler watched his side keep the Foxes to minimal efforts at goal and going forward they also pushed for a goal themselves, building pressure and seeing the corner count rise.
Claude Puel decided to rest some of his main names in the first tie, and I’d expect him to field an understrength team once again with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Harry Maguire on the bench in case they need to be utilised. A lot of this game hinges on whether the Ex Fleetwood striker starts or not, he will be eager to no doubt but as a key player Puel may want to rest him.
Fleetwood will be without new signings, and scorers against Southend on Saturday, Toumani Diagouraga and Paddy Madden for this one as they’re both cup tied. Nevertheless, Rosler highlighted that he has five strikers all competing for places and they’re looking strong in training.
Islam Slimani is likely to start this one, whether he partners Shinji Okazaki, Kelechi Iheanacho or Vardy it remains to be seen. Veteran defender Robert Huth could well make his first start of the season, Ben Chilwell is out however after picking up a red card in the weekend clash with Chelsea.
Potential Leicester Starting XI: Jakupovic, Amartey, Huth, Dragovic, Fuchs, Gray, Iborra, James, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy.
Potential Fleetwood Starting XI: Cairns, Coyle, Bolger, Pond, Eastham, Bell, Schwabl, Dempsey, McAleny, Cole, Hunter.
Stats & Facts
- Leicester have won 16 of their last 18 FA Cup ties against teams in lower divisions.
- Fleetwood have only beaten a team in a higher division once in the FA Cup, against Yeovil with Jamie Vardy getting on the scoresheet for the Cod Army.
With the Fleetwood manager coming out and saying they will have a go in this one I am not expecting another drab affair and one goal could open this one up. The Fylde Coast club are well set up to hit teams on the counter attack with the likes of Devante Cole, Jordy Hiwula, Ash Hunter and Conor McAleny in the squad, one thing they’re not lacking is pace.
Leicester are strong at the king power and they clearly have more quality than their counterparts but with Huth coming back in after a long lay off I can see them conceding.
- Leicester 3/10
- Draw 19/4
- Fleetwood 12/1
- Both Teams to Score – 13/10 (William Hill)