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22 Feb 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Leicester vs Stoke Preview

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When? Saturday 24th February, 12:30 (UK)

Where? King Power Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Leicester - https://www.ticketbis.net/leicester-city-v-stoke-city-tickets/ev331470

Stoke – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Leicester W2, D3
Premier League meetings: Leicester W3, Stoke W1, D3
All-time meetings: Leicester W33, Stoke W33, D34

LEICESTER

Predicted line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Dragovic, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton; Diabate; Vardy

Unavailable: Okazaki (Injured)

Doubtful:

STOKE

Predicted line-up: Butland; Bauer, Zouma, Shawcross, Pieters; N'Diaye, Adam; Shaqiri, Allen, Choupo-Moting; Diouf

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Crouch (Injured), Ireland (Injured)

PREDICTION
Going into this clash with Stoke on Saturday lunchtime, Leicester have failed to win any of their last three league outings and they start this upcoming weekend lying eighth in the Premier League table. Even with this small blip in form the are only a point behind Burnley in seventh and they will still have desires of finishing as the best club outside the ‘Big Six’ and potentially entering next season’s Europa League.

They will look to return to winning ways against Paul Lambert’s Stoke side who find themselves lying second from bottom in the Premier League and are in desperate need of points. Only three points separate them and Newcastle in 13th and every result between now and the end of the season is going to matter. Unfortunately for the Potters, you would imagine that the Foxes will exit their slump and pick up all three points.

MEMORABLE MEETING
During Leicester’s title winning season of 2015-16 they recorded numerous wins at the King Power Stadium on the way to lifting their first ever Premier League trophy. One of those victories came against Stoke in January 2016 and it was a comprehensive one to boot. Goals from Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa made sure that Leicester’s fantastic campaign up until this point showed no signs of slowing down as the Foxes won 3-0.


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