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Rupert Wyman 18th Jan 2009 - 12:39

Fox hunting not on the cards in Somerset

League 1 table-toppers Leicester City travel to Somerset to face strugglers Yeovil Town at Huish Park tonight.

The Foxes are four points clear at the top of the table as they are seeking to make their stay in the third tier as short as possible.

Nigel Pearson's side have not lost a league match since October and are the clear favourites at 8/15 to win the League 1 title.

Tonight's match was rearranged for this evening from the weekend so that it could be televised live on Sky Sports 1 and as a result the Foxes were without a match on Saturday yet their nearest challengers the MK Dons lost away at Carlisle thus keeping their four point lead intact.

Therefore an away win tonight would mean Leicester's lead would be extended to seven points. You can get 4/5 about Leicester leaving the West Country with the points and this looks like the bet.

A shock home win is priced at 7/2 with the draw at 5/2 but Yeovil should be no match for the League 1 pacesetters.

The Glovers currently find themselves just two points above the relegation zone and have only two home wins in the league all season.

Yeovil's biggest problem has been scoring goals as they have only scored 23 in the league, with only Hereford (22) and Leyton Orient (19) scoring fewer.

To try and rectify this manager Russell Slade has brought in Luke Rodgers from Port Vale. The striker netted two in six games whilst on loan and this persuaded the ex-Grimsby boss to snap him up permanently.

Rodgers is 7/1 to net the first goal of the evening and 2/1 to score at anytime.

Leicester's Matty Fryatt is the League 1 top scorer and he has 18 to his name already this season, just five fewer than the whole Yeovil team.

Fryatt is too good for League 1 and despite struggling in the Championship with City after his move from Walsall, he should kick on at the higher level next season if the inevitable promotion occurs at the end of the season.

Fryatt is the 4/1 favourite to notch the first goal of the game and even money to grab one at anytime.

His strike-partner big Steve Howard has just four league goals to his name but is 5/1 for the first goal, 5/4 anytime. A better value bet could be either Lloyd Dyer or Andy King, as both have seven league goals from midfield so far but perhaps the best bet is captain Matt Oakley.

Oakley is 10/1 to get the first goal and 4/1 to score anytime and with five league goals this season he looks like a bit of value.

Yeovil's captain on the other hand will not be featuring this evening as Terry Skiverton starts a three-match ban following his dismissal last time out during the defeat at home to Scunthorpe.

When combining Yeovil's impotent attack with Leicester's mean defence (just 19 conceded in 24 matches) a clean sheet looks on the cards for the away side.

The Leicester defence, which tonight should be lead by Liverpool's on-loan defender Jack Hobbs and ex-Cambridge stopper Michael Morrison, has kept ten clean sheets already this season. To record their eleventh at Huish Park tonight it is 6/5 and this looks cracking value.

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