Soccer Pick: Swansea Playing for Points League Positions & Pride Against Leicester This Saturday

Lee Phelps

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:33 AM GMT

Friday, Apr. 17, 2015 11:33 AM GMT

If you measure this game in terms of desperation, Leicester win hands down, but of course we have to look at the odds instead. That is what William Hill's Lee Phelps has done for his free soccer pick.

Leicester City will be glancing back at Sunderland last season for inspiration knowing they can escape relegation in their remaining seven games. The commitment and spirit is definitely there as is the fitness, goals in the final five minutes in their last three games proves that.

Soccer odds makers have made host Leicester +115 favorites with Swansea +275 underdogs and the Draw priced at +240 at Bet365

 

Leicester City
The early season form the Foxes showed seems to be back, the home crowd are behind their players and the Walkers Stadium will be bouncing at kick-off. The goals are starting to fly in again too, Leicester have scored two or more goals in three successive Premier League games for the first time since November 2003. They have not done it in four consecutive PL games since May 2000.

Leo Ulloa is still goal-shy but David Nugent has started to get his rewards for a lot of hard work this season, in fact he needs one more goal to match his best total of six goals in a top flight campaign. Four of his five PL goals this season have come away from home, though.

The head-to-head results favour the home side too – they have won the last seven competitive meetings between Leicester City and Swansea City.

Nigel Pearson has had his ups and downs this season, but knows what his team needs now: “"We have almost the entirety of the first-team squad available now, which is very encouraging," said Pearson.

"The mood remains very positive. What it has given the players is something more tangible to reflect on.

"The players have known that some of their performances have warranted picking up better rewards in games, but when you do pick up good results on the back of good performances, it adds to the belief.

"It is important for us that everyone stays very much focused on what is now a seven-game season."

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Swansea City
Swansea are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games (W2 D1). If they don’t lose this one they will match their best run since January 2013.

The big miss for them is Bafetimbi Gomis. He went off injured in their last game having scored three in three and looked like he was filling the void left by Wilfried Bony’s departure.

The Swans have won five games on their road this season, starting with that 2-1 victory at Old Trafford way back in August. Since then each of the four have been 1-0 wins, so if they keep a clean sheet, they usually get three points.

 

Soccer picks
I don’t see them stopping this Leicester team scoring at the moment, so can the match the home goals tally? They have managed a goal a game (15) so far on their travels, so if you believe Pearson’s players can score two, the stats show they will win so add Leicester to your soccer picks this Saturday.

Free Soccer Pick: Leicester win and over 2.5 goals 3.4 (12/5)

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