Leicester v Huddersfield: Foxes guarantee goals

Will Claude Puel inspire Leicester when they host Huddersfield?
Will Claude Puel inspire Leicester when they host Huddersfield?

Dan Fitch is backing both teams to score when Leicester take on Huddersfield...

"Five of those six matches have seen Leicester score and concede."

Back both teams to score at 2.01/1

Leicester 1.738/11 v Huddersfield 5.59/2; The Draw 3.9
Monday, 15:00

Foxes need a home victory

Leicester badly need a win having failed to claim victory in any of their last four league games.

With tough away fixtures against Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City to come in the next few weeks, Leicester's home form will be crucial if they are to not slide back down the league.

The good news for Claude Puel is that in this winless run, only against Crystal Palace were they well beaten, drawing 2-2 with Manchester United and losing 2-1 against Watford and Liverpool. What will concern him is that Leicester have taken the lead in each of their last three games, only to fail to take advantage as their porous defence allows the opposition to get back into the game.

It's a far cry from the title winning season in which Leicester protected leads so well. Two of the back four that won the Premier League - Robert Huth and Danny Simpson - are currently out with injuries.

Huddersfield have found some away form

Huddersfield are unbeaten in four and crucially that includes two games on the road.

While the Terriers have consistently picked up points at home, they've struggled to do likewise on their travels. They will be encouraged then by their 4-1 win at Southampton and 1-1 draw at Watford before Christmas, which doubled their tally of away points for the season.

If Huddersfield can continue in this vein then they will stay up. Currently eleventh, they are exceeding expectations, but will be wary of the fact that only six points separates them from the relegation zone.

David Wagner will be without a number of squad members for the trip to Leicester. Philip Billing, Michael Hefele, Elias Kachunga and Jon Gorenc Stankovic are all out injured.

Leicester should not be such big favourites

Leicester are the favourites at 1.738/11, with the draw at 3.9 and Huddersfield at 5.59/2.

Though Leicester have home advantage, their price holds little appeal considering the respective form of the two teams. If you fancy Huddersfield to continue their unbeaten run, then the odds of 2.47/5 for them in the Double Chance market looks like good value, but otherwise the results markets are better avoided.

Goals from both teams likely

Under 2.5 goals is the favourite at 1.8810/11, with overs at 2.0421/20.

Huddersfield come into this match off the back of three successive draws that saw less than three goals, but with Leicester's last six matches producing over 2.5 goals, you have to question whether unders really should be favourite.

Five of those six matches have seen Leicester score and concede, making Both Teams To Score a standout bet at 2.01/1.

Vardy could get Leicester off to another quick start

Jamie Vardy has scored in three of his last four games and can be backed at 2.111/10 to add to his tally. With Leicester having taken the lead in each of their last three games, Vardy to score the First Goal at 4.47/2 could also deliver.

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