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LEICESTER CITY V NORWICH CITY MATCH/BETTING PREVIEW

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Leicester City are odds-on to claim yet another record-extending victory on Saturday, so it could be another long afternoon for struggling Norwich at the King Power.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Saturday, 14th December
Kick-off: 16: 00 UK Time
Venue: King Power stadium
TV Channel: Sky Sports

Brendan Rodgers side underlined their ‘title ambitions’ when they thrashed Aston Villa 4-1 on Sunday, setting a new club record of eight successive topflight wins. Jamie Vardy yet again showed his mettle in the victory, helping himself to a brace, the eighth consecutive time he’s found the net this season.

Following their latest victory, Rodgers has been quick to downplay any notions of challenging Liverpool who remain eighth points clear at the top, for the title just yet. But the numbers the Foxes are swiftly racking up is quite staggering — another win here will leave them five more victories away from matching Arsenal’s run in the 2002 title-winning campaign.

Leicester have won plaudits all season for their disciplined approach at the rear, yet they retain that tendency to go goal-crazy upfront as have already been illustrated in very big wins versus Newcastle and Southampton.

They could fill their boots with a couple more here, and the in-form Vardy particularly will fancy his chances against a side that parade the second-worst defence in the league: only Southampton (35) have conceded more than Norwich’s 34 goals so far.

The Canaries suffered their second successive 2-1 loss to Sheffield United last time out, that one coming after they had led all through half time. They have lost the most games in the division (11) so far, with six of the defeats coming on the road from their eight away league games this season.

Team news

Leicester City

There are no missing players for Rodger’s team aside long-term absentee, Matty James.

Norwich City

The crocked trio of Timm Klose, Grant Hanley and Josip Drmic are all ruled out for the trip to Leicestershire.

Head to head

Leicester City have earned 22 wins from the last 54 meetings with Norwich in all competitions, with the Canaries triumphing 20 times. 12 games had remained deadlocked after ninety minutes.

Match stats

Leicester have won their last three games against Norwich in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals in five of the last six meetings between the two sides in all competitions.

Leicester have scored at least twice in their last eight league matches.

Norwich are winless in ten of their last eleven games in the Premier League.

Team form

Leicester are market favourites for a win thanks to their brilliant form in recent weeks which have seen them go on an eight-game winning streak. Leicester’s last five league games(WWWWW)

Norwich are battling with relegation and their recent games have not yielded much dividends. They did beat Everton in their last away game in November but the Foxes are another animal. Norwich’s last five league games (LWDLL)

Betting preview

It is simply a case of the division’s best attack going up against it’s worst defence here. Leicester City have failed to score in just two of their 16 league games, and that was against teams in the top six (Wolves and Manchester United respectively). The goal options thus finds an appeal and opens up, particularly the over 3.5 market which is 23/20.

Jamie Vardy is the bookmakers favourite on the goalscorer markets and backing him will bring little value. But I will expect a player of James Maddison’s ilk to join the party. He’s priced up at a better 15/8 to score anytime here.

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