Leicester City are in a god run of form winning 4 of their last 5 Championship games and after scoring 7 goals in back to back home games, they head to Wayne Rooney’s Birmingham City, who secured their first win in 4 games with a 1-0 away win at Cardiff City.
The top of the Championship is where Leicester City have been for pretty much all of the season so far and with strength in depth and a strong attack minded players, they can cause Birmingham many problems.
A slight wobble a few weeks ago with back to back losses against Middlesbrough and Leeds have been followed up by 13 points out of a possible 15.
Leicester City have been sharing the goals around and Dewsbury-Hall has been a start player for The Foxes scoring 7 so far this season. His attacking runs from midfield with his sweet left foot have caused defences many problems. He is destined for The Premier League and it will very likely be with Leciester as they look for another win to take them clear of Ipswich and more importantly, clear of Leeds United in third place.
The veteran striker Jamie Vardy has six goals to his name this season and his experience is paying off as defenders aren’t able to cope with his movement and the clinical finishing he possesses is showing dividends this season.
Ex Manchester City striker Iheanacho has five goals along with Mavididi and having four good strikers in the squad enables rotation and also with three games a week at times during the season, can maintain a high level of qualify which has been evident so far this season.
Leicester City top the Championship with 52 points and with Leeds dropping points at the weekend, they have the chance to go 13 points clear of third place, which gives them a nice cushion going into the festive period, where games continue to come thick and fast.
Birmingham City showed promise at the start of the season, then bringing in Wayne Rooney hasn’t had the desired effect. Even though they won 1-0 at Cardiff City, they haven’t been able to play with any real purpose in games and the visit of the league leaders will be a tough one for them.
Can Wayne Rooney pull out a massive result and give Birmingham renewed hope of a good festive period? It will be interesting to see the approach as Leicester City only need one chance to put the ball in the back of the net.
|Birmingham City to win
|3/1 William Hill
|Leicester City to win
|8/15 William Hill
|Leicester City to win to Nil
Leicester City have taken no prisoners so far this season and gone about their business well. With the one aim of promotion back to the Premier League, they have delivered a perfect first half of the season.
With games coming thick and fast over the festive period, Leicester can secure another three points in this one and shut out the home side.
Therefore, our punters.pub bet of the day is Leicester City to win to nil with Bet365 at odds of 9/5.