Leicester to continue stride to safety against Potters

Published on March 31st, 2017 3:49 pm EST
Written By: Cian Murray
Leicester City number 9, James Vardy, is photographed in action. We are not sure what Craig Shakespeare has done since taking over at Leicester City, but whatever it is, it has worked.

They have won all three Premier League games and progressed in the Champions League and the man with the writer's name appears to be penning a very successful story.

The next chapter is a game against Stoke City, a side who have had their own drama this season.

Every step forward Mark Hughes' side take is usually followed by a half step back. There is progress, but it is slower than some fans would like and the fact that The Potters haven't scored in their last three away games is worrying.

Things don't get any easier for Stoke either, as they have only won of their last seven league games against Leicester. They are priced at around 14/5 to make it two out of eight and get an away win here.

Out of those seven meetings, four of the games have ended as a draw. If you think this trend will continue, you can back it at a price of 5/2.
We are going to go for the home win here as we just can't envisage The Foxes losing this one.

Leicester are the form team in the league and in our eyes, Stoke won't be able to halt that momentum.

If you feel the same, you can back a home win at a price of 21/20. With Stoke's recent trouble scoring when on the road, the 'both teams to score' market might be intriguing to some.

If you think Stoke are going to draw a blank, you can back against both sides hitting the net at a price of 11/10. You can also get Leicester to win to nil at odds of around 9/4.
When discussing the goalscorer markets, there is only one place to start - Jamie Vardy. The England international already has 10 goals in a team that is only six points from safety.

He is priced at 9/2 to get the first goal. Last year's player of the year, Riyad Mahrez, is around 13/2 to get off the mark first.

In terms of Stoke players, Saido Berahino leads the first goalscorer market at 7/1. We think the former West Brom striker should be at larger odds though, as he hasn't scored for his new club in the league yet and hasn't really looked up to the task.

Other players who have stepped up to the mantle for Stoke this season are Joe Allen and Peter Crouch. Veteran striker, Crouch, has scored seven times for the club and is priced at 15/2 to get the first goal in this game.

Welsh international, Allen, has added goal scoring exploits to his game this season, having already scored six. He is priced at 12/1 to open the scoring for The Potters.

Our money however, is being firmly placed on the shoulders of Jamie Vardy and Leicester City.

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