By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 22nd September 2018
Leicester welcome Huddersfield to the King Power Stadium on Saturday the 22nd September as part of the teatime kick-offs. David Wagner’s side will be looking to clinch a victory after last week’s disappointment against Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, Leicester will want to seal another win on home turf.
Leicester vs Huddersfield: Odds and predictions
Despite coming into this clash off the back of a 4-2 defeat against Bournemouth, Claude Puel’s men are just 6/10 to best their guests, with Wagner’s side tipped at 25/5, and a potential draw trading at 11/4.
But if Jamie Vardy has anything to say about it, the Foxes will cause Huddersfield defensive issues. Vardy will most likely lead the battle charge, and his pace and ability to find pockets of space to run into will lead to goal-scoring opportunities.
We’ve tipped the ex-England international to score, with odds of 3/1 as part of our Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions.
Yet, despite boasting a stuttering defence, Huddersfield are also capable of sealing a shock upset against the Terriers. Given that they may not be as potent up front, they will need lone wolf Steve Mounie to be at peak efficiency and convert in front of goal.
As Huddersfield’s biggest offensive threat, we’ve tipped Mounie to make it onto the score sheet, with odds trading at 15/2.
Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions: Head to head
In recent performances, Leicester have triumphed over the Terriers, but in the last few seasons the tide has turned in Huddersfield’s favour, and this may make Saturday’s game closer than previously predicted.
If the Foxes are to emerge as clear victors, they will need to nullify the attacking threat presented by Wagner’s side, who will use their physicality during corners and free-kicks to churn out goal-scoring chances.
We’ve tipped this Saturday’s game to be a scrappy affair, but expect Puel’s side to come away with all three points as part of our Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions.
Leicester vs Huddersfield betting tip: Predictions, best bet, scorer
Score prediction:Draw trading @ 14/5
Bizarrely, Man City are the sole side the Terriers have shut out on their travels in their last 18 away games, so we can assume that they will need to net if they are to earn a point.
Despite being lauded after the World Cup and linked with an £60m transfer to Manchester United, the Foxes’ Harry-Maguire-marshalled rearguard have shipped in eight of their last 10 King Power league matches.
The Away win/draw double chance odds of 13/10 look reasonable, but, with Aaron Mooy and friends winless in 12 Premier League road rumbles, the draw is more likely to be a rewarding Leicester vs Huddersfield betting prediction.
So based on pre-match verdicts and form, we’ve tipped a draw as the best result to bet on, as either side will probably cancel each other out.
Best bet: Both teams to score @ 21/20
The depressing statistics surrounding David Wagner’s side are manifold, which is why we’ve tipped both teams so score as part of our Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions.
In addition to recording one win in their last 16 outings, they’ve netted a miserable five goals during that sorrowful sequence. They’ve also lost their last seven away trips to the birthplace of Kasabian, Walkers Crisps and the ‘Elephant Man’ John Merrick.
Yet, with a home win priced up prohibitively, the odds offer little encouragement in terms of making Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions to the Yorkshiremen’s detriment and nor, upon closer examination, do the facts.
Scorer prediction: Rachid Ghezzal to score first @ 7/1
With the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray irregular contributors to the Foxes goals-for column, readers could be forgiven for considering the home portion of our Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions for scorers a classic example of no (Jamie) Vardy, no party.
However, with the tobacco-chewing, port-sipping striker just 3/1 to score first, it could be worth taking a chance on summer signing Rachid Ghezzal at 7/1 to bag the opener.
Our tip has netted in two of his three starts since his arrival from Monaco, and we’ve picked him to score as part of our Leicester vs Huddersfield predictions.
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- Leicester have lost their last two Premier League games. It’s their fifth run of consecutive losses under manager Claude Puel, but they haven’t lost three in a row since a run of five under Claudio Ranieri in February 2017.
- Since the start of last season, Leicester have been shown more Premier League red cards than any other side in the top flight (7).
- Four of Leicester’s eight Premier League goals this season have come in the 88th minute or later.