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Preview: Leicester City (A)

28 August 2018

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Joey Barton and his side travel to Premier League side Leicester City in the Carabao Cup second round tie on Tuesday evening.

Fleetwood made history in the first round after drawing 1-1 with Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road, and with the 4-3 wins on penalties, the club entered the second round for the first time in their history.

Fleetwood were drawn against Leicester City in the second round, with the two clubs having met twice last season in the Emirates FA Cup. 

First team coach Steve Eyre spoke to the press ahead of the game at the King Power Stadium; and here is what he had to say about the match. 

Steve Eyre said…

“This a game we are all looking forward to. We want to test ourselves against the best, and we hope Leicester are at full strength when we play them. 

"Leicester will be looking at this competition as one they can win, and when we travel down their, they will know that we are fully commited to the game and we will give this tie everything we have."

The Form Guide…

Town are unbeaten on the road after wins against Oxford United and Scunthorpe, and a draw on Saturday against Charlton in the capital City.

The club remain 6th in the Sky Bet League One table, and this will be their third game in six days. Bradford City are the visitors to Highbury this weekend, in a game where Joey Barton will be looking for his first win at home.

Leicester City have started off the 2018/19 Premier League season with two wins from their opening three matches. The Foxes lost the opening game of the season at Manchester United, with former Town man Jamie Vardy scoring a late goal in their 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.

With a win over newly promoted Wolves, and a late win on Saturday at St Mary’s Stadium, Claude Puel’s side sit 7th in the table on six points. The Foxes will host Liverpool on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.

2018/19 League Form:

Fleetwood Town: L W D W D (8 points)

Leicester City: L W W (4 points)

We’ve Met Before

The two side met twice last season in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup. The first meeting was at Highbury at the start of the year, and the teams played out a goalless draw, meaning a replay was on the cards at the King Power.

History was made in the second tie, with VAR being used for the first time against Town. Two goals for striker Kelechi Inheanacho gave the Foxes a 2-0 victory, however despite the defeat, it was a successful FA Cup campaign for the Cod Army.  

Betting Preview

Joey Barton’s side are priced at 10/1 to progress into the third round for the first time.

Leicester are favourites at 1/4 to win at home, with a draw between the two sides 9/2, which will see the tie go straight to penalties.

Fancy Town to win on penalties like in the first round? The odds are at 9/1.  

You can find more odds for the match on SkyBet. Please bet and gamble responsibly.

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