Competition: Premier League – Leicester City vs. Swansea City
Venue: King Power Stadium – Saturday, April 18th – 15:00 BST (10:00 ET)
Match Odds: Leicester 11/10 – Draw 23/10 – Swansea 5/2
Nigel Pearson’s Leicester have bridged the gap between fellow relegation strugglers recently with back-to-back wins and will be hoping to make it three on the bounce as they look to pull of a great escape.
They are currently three points off of safety and the battle should go down to the wire as Leicester can produce results with five of their last seven at home, starting with Swansea on Saturday.Embed from Getty Images
It is important that Leicester take something from this game as they have the worst home record in the Premier League this year. That will need to improve if they are to avoid the drop.
Leicester City’s home record in the Premier League: P14 – W3 – D5 – L6
Swansea could be without striker Bafetimbi Gomis on Saturday as the striker left the Everton match early following a hamstring injury last week, and his absence will be a blow to the Swans.
With not much to play for, and only a slight chance of European football, Swansea are arguably playing for pride now, with a best ever Premier League finish on the cards should they finish 8th.Embed from Getty Images
They equalled their record points tally in the Premier League with a draw at Everton last week and know another point will set a new record.
Swansea’s away record in the Premier League: P15 – W5 – D3 – L7
Garry Monk has done a stellar job up to now, and it’s not in his nature to set up a team that won’t attack so we’re hoping for an open game that should thrill.
Leicester City have no injury or suspension concerns for this week so Nigel Pearson has a full squad to pick from. However, we are expecting the same XI to play from last weekend’s win at West Brom, with David Nugent playing the number ten role.Embed from Getty Images
Swansea City will be without Kyle Naughton and Tom Carroll, who remain long-term absentees. Jefferson Montero, Nelson Oliveira and Bafetimbi Gomis are all doubts but Montero and Oliveira will be pushing for a start. Neil Taylor is out serving a suspension.
Leicester’s last five in the Premier League: L/D/L/W/W
Swansea’s last five in the Premier League: L/L/W/W/D
Key Stat: The home team has won this fixture in the last seven meetings between the two sides in all competitions.Embed from Getty Images
Key Player: David Nugent – With an eye for goal and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Nugent could be the difference in this one.
Leicester City 2-2 Swansea City – We’re hoping this will be an open game with plenty of goals. Leicester need to try and pick up all three points but a score draw looks the most likely result against a solid Swansea side looking to set a record points tally in the Premier League.