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Leicester City vs Norwich City Prediction & Betting Tips

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          Leicester City vs Norwich City Prediction & Betting Tips

          The final stages of this fascinating Championship season are soon approaching and for both Leicester City and Norwich City they will hope to achieve whatever aspirations they may have for the rest of the season.

          Date: 1/4/24

          Kick-off Time: 12:30 pm

          Location: King Power Stadium

          The hosts will be eager to concentrate on matters on the pitch following the disciplinary charges set to them this past week. Leicester City were charged with breaking financial PSR rules but rather fortunately in their case any points deductions wont impact them this season, rather the next. This is more of a short-term gain for Leicester City but if they were not to get promoted this season, it could impact their promotion charge next season.

          The Foxes find them in an interesting position ahead of the season run-in compared to their position a month or two ago. Leicester was at one point 17 points clear of the chasing pack and it seemed only a formality that they would steamroll their way into the Premier League at the earliest opportunity. Instead, Enzo Maresca’s men find themselves in second place, albeit via goal difference to Leeds United. Leicester does have a game in hand but arguably shouldn’t be in this position considering their assertive dominance earlier on in the season.

          Leicester City as mentioned are behind Leeds United after 37 games played. The Foxes have accumulated 2.2 points per game and results elsewhere could mean they take the lead back in the Championship. However, failure to win could result in them being overtaken by Ipswich Town.

          It is worth mentioning that the home side are amongst the league leaders when it comes to goalscoring. Enzo Maresca has implemented a style of play and vision adopted from his work under Pep Guardiola to transform the Foxes into the second-best attacking outlet in the league. After 37 games, Leicester City have scored 74 goals which gives them an average of exactly two goals a game. Only Ipswich Town have a better attacking record. They also rank second highest in passed made with 24,265 – second behind Southampton.

          On the defensive side of things, they boast the second-best defence in the league. The 33 goals conceded in 37 games, gives them an average of 0.89 goals conceded.

          For Norwich City, they will be hoping to capitalize on Leicester City’s drop from the top of the league, in order to establish their aims for the rest of the season. The Canaries are currently occupying the final play-off spot in the top six and know that any slip up could allow the likes of Hull City or Coventry City to take advantage. Both of the aforementioned teams have a game in hand over the Canaries.

          A defeat away at Leicester City will more than likely not impact their actual position but it will undoubtedly invite pressure from those teams involved. The away side are in their second full season back in the Championship after suffering relegation in 2022. Last season they failed to live up to their pre-season expectations of potential champions and lumbered to a disappointing 13th placed finish.

          Now under the stewardship of David Wagner, Norwich City are making good progress and are looking for a potential route back via a trip to Wembley. Wagner has experience in guiding a team through those latter stages, having guided Huddersfield Town to an unexpected promotion in 2017.

          Norwich City have played 38 games so far this season and have accumulated 61 points – which gives them an average of 1.6 points per game. Their attacking numbers make for good reading as they’ve scored 69 goals in those 38 games. An average of 1.8 goals per game scored is offset however by the 1.4 goals per game conceded in the other side of the pitch.

          The reverse fixture fell in favour of the Foxes. A 2-0 victory for Leicester City ensured all three points. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho from the penalty spot and Kasey McAteer. History favours the home side in this fixture. Leicester City have won 26 of the 51 meetings between the two sides in its entirety.

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          Team News

          Leicester City Team News

          Leicester City have no real injury concerns whatsoever. Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca does have two suspension concerns with Jamie Vardy and Wout Faes beings the ones at risk.

          Norwich City Team News

          Norwich City have a four-man strong injury list. Shane Duffy, Jonathan Rowe, Dimitros Giannoulis and Grant Hanley will all miss out. There are also suspension concerns over the likes of Kenny McClean and Ashley Barnes.

          Recent Form

          Leicester City enter this game on the back off three defeats in their last five league games. Two of those defeats took place at the King Power against Middlesbrough and QPR respectively. Having only picked up only four points from a possible 15, it’s a sharp decline from the five that preceded it when they obtained 13 from a possible 15.

          In their last league game, away at play-off chasing Hull City, they managed to recover twice from losing positions. Fabio Carvalho and Anaiss Zaroury’s goals were cancelled out by a brace from Jamie Vardy.

          Vardy, 37, has been ever reliable for the Foxes once again notching up 13 goals back in the second tier. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has provided a creative outlet this season, laying on 12 assists for his teammates.

          As for the away side, they actually have the better form over the last five games than their opponents Leicester City. The East Anglian outfit have won three from their last five in the league, drawing once and losing the other. Ten points from a possible 15 could give David Wagner’s side confidence of obtaining a win over the Foxes.

          One of their more recent games, Norwich ran out 3-0 winners away at Stoke City. Goals from Josh Sargent, Gabriel Sara and Ashley Barnes ensured the victory. Josh Sargent will be pivotal for the away side as the American leads the club’s scoring charts with 13 goals scored in this season.

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          Where to Watch

          Leicester City against Norwich City will be broadcasted via Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football at 12 pm on Monday 1st April.