Leicester City vs. Stoke City EPL Picks: Lock The Draw In While It's Still Hot

Nigel Seeley

Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:12 PM GMT

Leicester face a tough challenge at the weekend against Stoke and going against goals at the King Power looks the way to go for our soccer picks. Find out our best selections here!

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Free Premier League Pick: Draw +240 
Best Line Offered: at Bet365

 

Leicester City vs. Stoke City Game Overview
Leicester's Champions League credentials will be put under the sternest of tests this weekend when Claudio Ranieri's side host Stoke at the King Power. The Foxes' have been a revelation all season and many experts are just waiting for their fantastic campaign to capitulate at any time, I'm not so sure it will.

Bookies have finally given this Leicester side the greatness they deserve, and many are just waking up to the fact that they are the real deal with many making them odds-on for this one, but even though I do believe that they will be playing Champions League football next season, I still can't back them even at the 2.10 that is being offered by Stan James soccer odds board. The temperatures have dropped all over the UK in the last few days and so have the goals dropped as well, and the best way to profit on Saturday and also in a lot of Premier League matches this weekend is to go against goals.

Leicester, after a season of attacking football, have really tightened it up in recent weeks and I'm expecting more of the same on Saturday.
Four of their last five home matches in all competitions have featured less than three goals and in their last two home matches in the Premier League both have ended goalless. The visitors have always been known for their resilience on the road, and they've also had two recent away day 0-0s at Newcastle and West Ham, and this fantastic defense will be a tough one to break down for the home side.

The weather will be Stoke-like with sub zero temperatures all week and that will be a big positive for Mark Hughes' side who will relish the challenge of this local-ish derby and are 4.0 with Betfred come away from it with a win.

 

Betting Analysis
Under 2.5 goals on Saturday is 1.72 with BetVictor and that is certainly the way to profit as now the games become fewer for Leicester the goal will as well, as the fans will believe that they can make the Champions League and that they can win the title and the expectance will be on them to before.

Leicester will welcome back a whole host of players who missed the 2-0 FA Cup defeat at home to Tottenham which will include Algerian midfield playmaker Riyad Mahrez (who might not fancy the weather much) and top goalscorer Jamie Vardy.

Vardy was breaking Premier League goalscoring records at the backend of 2015, but the England international is still awaiting his first goal of 2016 and that is another reason to go against goals.

I'm expecting this to be tight and the home support look set to be in for a very frustrating afternoon, and I like honours to be shared, so I fancy the draw at 3.50 with Betfred and at a very tasty 9.50 with Betfred again on no goalscorer, that is well worth a very small soccer pick and it could happen for the third successive Premier League match at the King Power.