Leicester City are once again at the King Power Stadium as they host Cardiff City this weekend. The Foxes have risen to seventh place in the table and the team finds itself fighting for a European spot after having shaken up the top four with their recent results. Cardiff City remain in the fear of relegation despite having picked up a point on Boxing Day. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leicester City were able to come up with another shocking performance to beat Manchester City at the King Power Stadium. The 2-1 victory comes just a few days after the 1-0 win over Chelsea.
Cardiff City were able to enjoy a point from a match against Crystal Palace after a goalless draw, but they had to endure quite a lot of shots (31) in the process. Cardiff have picked up only four points from the last five matches.
The recent game between Leicester and Cardiff produced a 1-0 win for the former at the Cardiff City Stadium back in November. Interestingly, Cardiff’s last trip to the King Power Stadium was back in 2012 when they picked up a 1-0 win thanks to Craig Bellamy’s goal. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Leicester.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Leicester City win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
The away performances of Cardiff have been very poor with the team only managing two points on the road this season. Even though Leicester do not have the best home record in the league, they happen to be quite strong at finding form with subtle changes. Claude Puel has responded to the club going to a difficult run of games by requesting the highest workrate possible from the players, who have responded in style. The wins over Chelsea and Manchester City will provide Leicester with a new level of confidence. Our preview would opt for a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Leicester City win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Leicester City vs Cardiff City draw odds: 4.20
Cardiff City win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
The home team have come up with a mediocre return of six goals in the last six matches. In fact, Cardiff have scored more goals (7) than Leicester during this period. However, the match taking place at King Power Stadium changes the dynamic of the situation while Leicester’s back-to-back wins also improve their confidence. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Leicester.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Leicester 2-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Leicester have not been high goals and manager Claude Puel always favours a solid team rather than an entertaining outfit. Jamie Vardy may once again continue as the sole striker with the James Maddison playing behind him. Cardiff struggle when it comes to creating away chances and our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jamie Vardy is back on form once again even if Leicester have not been playing to his strengths this season. The striker is on six goals for the campaign and he has been able to get three of those goals in the last five league matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jamie Vardy.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jamie Vardy at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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