Leicester City vs Preston Predictions

Leicester vs Preston Predictions for Wednesday’s Championship clash. Leicester City could extend their lead to seven points above third place when they welcome Preston North End on Wednesday evening. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Leicester City vs Preston Predictions

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Championship’s Titans Collide in Crucial Showdown

Key Stats
– Leicester City have triumphed in 6 out of their recent 8 home games in the Championship.
– Preston North End suffered a startling 4-0 defeat in their last Championship outing.
– Jamie Vardy has found the back of the net three times in his last four appearances.

As Leicester City gear up to face Preston North End on Wednesday evening, the stakes could hardly be higher. The Foxes, reigning supreme at the pinnacle of the Championship standings, have the enticing prospect of surging seven points ahead of their adversaries, who currently occupy the third spot. Preston, having recently been humbled by West Bromwich Albion, will be desperate to resurrect their formidable early-season form.

Leicester’s recent performances depict a fascinating trajectory. Earlier in the season, they accumulated points without necessarily commanding games. However, since the international hiatus, they’ve undergone a renaissance, hammering in 11 goals across four games. This fiery streak saw them conquer the likes of Southampton, Norwich City, Bristol City, and Blackburn Rovers. Their recent 4-1 victory at Ewood Park, where Jamie Vardy registered another goal, maintained their dominance two points above Ipswich Town.


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In stark contrast, Preston’s commendable surge at the onset of the 2023-24 EFL season has been somewhat halted. Their recent 4-0 defeat at Deepdale against the Baggies was particularly jarring, considering they had only conceded six goals previously. This eye-opening loss casts a looming shadow as they prepare to meet the table-toppers and subsequently second-placed Ipswich.

Top Players to Watch

Leicester boasts an array of star performers this season. Looking at BettingTips4You Expert Rating, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall takes the crown with an impressive 7.87. Close on his heels are the likes of Wout Faes (7.39) and Callum Doyle (7.31). These ratings, combined with their recent form, paint a picture of a side brimming with talent and in scintillating form.

Preston, although recently shaken, are not devoid of standouts. Liam Lindsay, with a 7.19 rating, has been stellar at the back. Will Keane, a forward, isn’t far behind with a 7.17 rating and has been pivotal with his goal contributions.

Tactical Insights

Considering the three-day interval, Leicester’s Enzo Maresca is likely to maintain consistency in his squad selection, with only minor enforced changes. Jannik Vestergaard’s absence due to accumulated yellows may pave the way for Conor Coady. Meanwhile, the injured Kasey McAteer will certainly miss out, leaving Maresca with a decision on whether to rest the evergreen Vardy.

For Preston, manager Ryan Lowe has tactical decisions to make following their recent loss. The return of Robbie Brady could see Liam Millar relegated to the bench, while Ben Whiteman might be reintroduced to bolster their midfield.


1. Match Outcome: Given Leicester’s rich vein of form, especially at home, and Preston’s recent stumble, a home win seems plausible. However, predicting a straightforward win may carry short odds. Hence, considering the wealth of goals Leicester has scored lately, a prediction of ‘Leicester to Win and Over 2.5 Goals’ might offer more value.

2. Correct Score: Analysing recent matches and goal patterns, a 3-1 victory in favour of Leicester seems likely. The Foxes have shown their goal-scoring prowess, while Preston has the ability to find the net despite their recent blip.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Jamie Vardy, with three goals in his last four games, is in sublime form. Predicting him to score anytime during the match appears a safe bet. For those looking for higher odds, betting on Vardy to open the scoring might be an enticing option.

4. Corner Prediction: Leicester, on average, earn 5.6 corners per game, while Preston notch up 4.3. Given Leicester’s dominance in matches, it’s reasonable to predict they’ll win the corner count. An over 9.5 corners for the entire match, considering both teams’ stats, could also be a justified prediction.

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