Leicester City, the 2015/16 Premier League winners, were relegated to the EFL Championship at the end of the last season. By the way the Foxes have started the 2023/24 campaign, it looks like they want to return to the top division as soon as possible, as they currently top the EFL Championship table with 21 points after eight matches.
However, Ipswich Town are also on 21 points but with a worse goal difference, meaning that Leicester City cannot afford to drop points. On Sunday, October 1, Enzo Maresca's men will pay a visit to Blackburn Rovers who have been rather inconsistent this term. The match is scheduled for 12:00 BST. In our Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City tips, we will take into account the current form of the two teams.
Both to score
One important fact to bear in mind is that both Blackburn and Leicester have midweek games in the EFL Cup on their calendars, against Cardiff City and Liverpool respectively. At the very least this means that neither team will be at their freshest going into Sunday’s game at Ewood Park. For this reason, we expect defensive mistakes on both sides which will result in both teams scoring. Bet365 gives 1.50 odds on this event.
Stats also speak favourably here, since Blackburn have conceded 16 times in eight league matches so far while scoring a respectable 12 goals. Leicester are not impenetrable either, as they have allowed five goals in the meantime. The Foxes have a solid attack with 14 scored goals.
Over 2.5 goals
As we’ve already mentioned in our Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City tips, we expect both teams to score. However, we believe it is unlikely that the game will end in a 1-1 draw, there should be at least three goals in the game instead. Bet365 offers 1.57 odds on it happening.
The primary reason for this claim is, of course, Blackburn’s defence which has been all over the place this year. Additionally, Leicester have enough talent in attack – with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Stephy Mavdidi and even Jamie Vardy – to take advantage of the home side’s problems at the back. The Riversiders should be even more prone to mistakes on Sunday because their squad is not the largest, meaning that many starters will also be there for the EFL match against Cardiff City on Wednesday and will carry at least some kind of fatigue against Leicester.
Both to score and Leicester City win
Going one step further in our predictions, we believe that it is possible for the Foxes to win the game even while conceding a goal. Bet365’s offer on both teams scoring and Leicester winning the match stands at 3.50.
Of course, Leicester have a tougher rival waiting for them in the EFL Cup and they will be playing away on Sunday. However, Maresca’s team has shown a lot of maturity in the 2023/24 campaign so far and should be able to overcome a chaotic Blackburn side even if they concede. They have already done so in matches against Southampton, Rotherham United and Cardiff City. Blackburn, who have lost three out of the last four league games, should not be that difficult of an opponent for the Foxes.
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