Leicester City v Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 27, 2018
King Power Stadium - Premier League
Claude Puel's in form host Cardiff City this weekend, as The Foxes look to continue their strong run of recent form in the Premier League.
Leicester have already beaten Cardiff this season in Premier League action, with a 1-0 victory away from home, thanks to Demarai Gray's second half goal.
Leicester have no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Cardiff to the East Midlands, with Matty James and Daniel Amartey still long term absentees for Puel's side.
Cardiff will wait on late fitness tests on Calum Paterson and Jazz Richards, who are both recovering from injuries sustained over the festive period. Kenneth Zohore and Danny Ward are both still out of action, with long term injuries for the Welsh side.
Leicester City v Cardiff City Predictions and Preview
Puel's side have been excellent over Christmas, beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before a win at home against Manchester City, and they face Cardiff full of confidence.
That run of results has seen The Foxes rise up the Premier League table to 7th, and they look in a strong position to qualify for the Europa League for 2019-20.
Cardiff remain firmly mired in relegation trouble, although they have built up a three point cushion between themselves and the bottom three.
Their recent form is patchy with three defeats in their last five league matches, and manager Neil Warnock knows that they need points on the board.
Leicester's form and confidence are on the up, and that should see them clear to pick up all three points in this clash, a result which comes in at a profitable 11/20.
The Foxes have been efficient in attack, rather than beating teams by a cricket score, and they have only scored more than one goal on one occasion in their last six games.
With that in mind a Leicester win, with under 2.5 total goals scored is available at a price of 5/2.
Leicester City to win 2-0 at 7/1
Leicester have impressed in the recent performances, and they should have more than enough to see of a Cardiff side that is distinctly lacking in consistency. The Bluebirds are still in with a fighting chance of avoiding the drop, but their fate will decided by results against teams around them in the table.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 11/10
Former England international Vardy was the match winner against Chelsea, and a constant source of attacking threat in their win over Manchester City. He is currently Leicester's leading Premier League scorer so far this season, with six goals in 2018-19.