By News Team
Last Updated: 22nd July 2021
Having lost out on Champions League football by a point on the final day of the season last year, Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester side will be looking to go one better in 2021/22.
It is now two seasons in a row that Leicester have missed out on Champions League football but having made some brilliant signings early on in the transfer window, they are up there as one of the favourites to make the top four of the Premier League. Will it be third time lucky for Brendan Rodgers and his side?
Ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Leicester City – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.
Who is the manager of Leicester?
Brendan Rodgers has brought back Leicester’s beautiful style of play and led them to back-to-back fifth placed finishes in the Premier League. Not only has Rodgers re-introduced European football to the King Power Stadium, he saw his side win their first ever FA Cup trophy as they ran out 1-0 winners against Chelsea in May.
It is safe to say that Brendan Rodgers has gone down a hit with the Leicester City faithful.
Who are Leicester’s key players?
Leicester’s squad ranges from some fantastic young talents to the experienced faces Leicester fans have come to trust and love. Last season, the likes of Harvey Barnes and James Maddison took the league by storm and if they can avoid injury over the course of the 2021/22 season, they will be key to the Foxes brilliant attack alongside Jamie Vardy yet again.
Leicester have managed to get their transfer business done early on this summer with the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare all penning deals at the King Power Stadium. All three of these players will be key to Leicester’s success this season.
Where is Leicester’s stadium?
Leicester play their home fixtures at the King Power Stadium. With a capacity of 32,261, the King Power Stadium is the 20th largest ground in England.
When is the next Leicester Premier League game?
Leicester’s opening game of the 2021/22 Premier League season is on August 14th, where they will be hosting Wolves at the King Power Stadium. This fixture is then followed by back-to-back away games against West Ham on the 23rd August and Norwich City on 28th August. Leicester’s first big test arrives at the beginning of September where they host Manchester City.
Leicester’s Premier League fixtures
Leicester City’s Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:
|14/08/2021||15:00||Leicester v Wolves|
|23/08/2021||20:00||West Ham v Leicester City|
|28/08/2021||15:00||Norwich City v Leicester City|
|11/09/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Manchester City|
|18/09/2021||15:00||Brighton v Leicester City|
|25/09/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Burnley|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Crystal Palace v Leicester City|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Manchester United|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Brentford v Leicester City|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Arsenal|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Leeds United v Leicester City|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Chelsea|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Watford|
|01/12/2021||19:45||Southampton v Leicester City|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Leicester City|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Newcastle United|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Leicester City v Spurs|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Everton v Leicester City|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Manchester City v Leicester City|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Liverpool|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Norwich City|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Burnley v Leicester City|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Brighton|
|09/02/2022||20:00||Liverpool v Leicester City|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Leicester City v West Ham|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Wolves v Leicester City|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Leicester City|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Leeds United|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Leicester City|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Brentford|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Manchester United v Leicester City|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Crystal Palace|
|16/04/2022||15:00||Newcastle United v Leicester City|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Aston Villa|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Spurs v Leicester City|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Everton|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Watford v Leicester City|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Leicester City v Southampton|
What are the Leicester odds to win the Premier League?
Back in 2015, Leicester City defied 5,000/1 odds to produce one of the greatest upsets in football history as they went on to win the Premier League. This season, they are a significant amount shorter to win the Premier League at a price of 33/1. Having missed out on the top four in the last couple seasons, this will be Brendan Rodgers and his side’s major goal and they have everything to make it happen. A return to the top four for Leicester City is priced at 9/2. As for individual honours, Jamie Vardy is at a massive 28/1 to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot this term. It has only been a season since Jamie Vardy last won the Golden Boot and after missing out last season, he will be fighting to reclaim his prize. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
What are the odds that Leicester win the next game?
As mentioned, Leicester’s opening game of the season is against Wolves. Leicester are currently unbeaten against Wolves since January 2019 and with Wolves losing Nuno Esperito Santo to Spurs, Leicester head into this fixture as favourites at 8/13 whilst a draw is priced at 14/5 and a surprise loss at 24/5.
What’s the latest Leicester transfer and injury news?
Leicester managed to secure their top targets very early on this summer with Ryan Bertrand, Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare all penning deals at the King Power Stadium. Leicester’s business does not seem to end there with reports suggesting that they are keen to bring in Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard to enhance their attack.
As for injuries, Leicester will be without James Justin who is recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and his return date is still a way off. Timothy Castagne has an injury but he is expected to be available for the start of the season.