Preston North End

Preston North End vs Leicester City

, KO: 20:00 Apr 29, 2024, Deepdale
Leicester City

Leicester City continue their push towards automatic promotion as they travel to Preston North End for a Monday night Championship fixture. Preston have found things difficult lately and although Leicester have been poor on their recent travels, they should just have enough to edge this one.

With just two matches left to play, Preston North End's season appears to be effectively over as they have little to play for. They are currently 10th on the standings, well clear of the relegation zone and also not in contention for the promotion playoffs.

That mindset appears to be reflecting in their recent results as they have picked up just one win from their last six matches. Ryan Lowe’s men have suffered four defeats in that run and were beaten 1-0 by QPR in their previous Championship fixture.

Preston North End have also been unconvincing at home with just two wins from their last six matches at Deepdale. The goals also appear to have dried up lately, failing to score in five of their last six Championship matches.

Leicester City were in rampant mood last time out in the Championship as they ran out 5-0 winners over Leicester City. Abdul Fatawu netted a brace while Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy were also on the score sheet.

That was the second straight win for Leicester City, who appear to be turning up the style in the final weeks of the season. They remain four points clear at the top of the standings and can confirm automatic promotion with a win on Monday.

A major problem for Leicester City heading to Deepdale is their poor away form in recent weeks. Enzo Maresca’s men are winless in their last five away matches across all competitions, losing the last four.

How the bookies view it

Despite their problems on the road, Leicester City still have the upper hand among the bookies with a win priced at 13/20 by William Hill. A victory for Preston North End is valued at 4/1 by BoyleSports while a draw is set at odds of 16/5 by bet365.

Head to head

Leicester City have a 13-11 advantage with 13 draws from 37 previous matches against Preston North End. The Foxes have also won the last two meetings and claimed a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in October.

Players to watch

Preston North End may be struggling in attack lately but Leicester City’s defensive problems on the road could give them some confidence. Will Keane is their leading scorer with 13 goals and is priced at 7/2 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.

Jamie Vardy has been pivotal for Leicester City in recent weeks, scoring crucial goals at the business end of the season. The veteran striker has now found the net six times in the last eight matches and is priced at 8/5 by Paddy Power to maintain his scoring run.

Anything else catch the eye?

With neither defence looking convincing at the moment, both teams could be backed to score at 4/5 with 10bet. The last two meetings have produced over 2.5 goals and a repeat is priced at 4/5 with Coral while over 3.5 goals is valued at 41/20 by Unibet.

Leicester City have scored in both halves in their last two matches and a similar pattern is priced at 6/4 by BoyleSports. The Foxes are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered at 6/4 with bet365.

This match between Preston North End and Leicester City will be played on Apr 29, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Preston North End vs Leicester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Preston North End vs Leicester City Betting Tips & Predictions
Leicester City to score in both halves
Leicester City win & over 2.5 goals
Jamie Vardy anytime goalscorer

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