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Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
13 February 2024, 11:38

Exceptional consistency in achieving positive results has helped Leicester maintain their place at the top. The team has gone four consecutive matches unbeaten in the league and will hope to maintain this run in the upcoming match when they host Sheffield Wednesday in the next Championship clash. Leicester’s impressive form let them seal their place as the first team in the table with a solid 11 points gap from the second place. Sheffield Wednesday is struggling in the relegation zone and having serious concerns that the team will start next season in the third English division. However, their last game against Birmingham City (won 2-0) gives hopes to fans and a morale boost before coming to King’s Power Stadium.

Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday Preview 

Leicester City Preview

Leicester is undoubtedly the best team in the Championship, having only one defeat in their last 17 games, with 13 wins and 3 draws. The comeback to Premier League seems imminent and despite a solid gap from the second-placed Southampton, Foxes continue to impress with their game, confidently winning their last three games in a row. Moreover, Leicester has the best home goal difference with 31 scored goals and only 9 conceded in 15 matches. The team is certainly flying high and it seems that there are no serious opponents for them in the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

Despite being an obvious outsider in the upcoming clash, Sheffield Wednesday is coming to King’s Power after a solid win over Birmingham which was praised by the head coach as well as the fans. Given the relegation zone situation, the Owls have to fight for each point in order to see themselves in the Championship next season. Currently, Sheffield Wednesday is in on the 23d place, and the gap to 21st-placed Huddersfield is 5 points. It is not a fatal gap but the team form is not cohesive, causing Danny Rohl to urge his players to concentrate on every game. In the first round, the Owls sensationally played 1-1 with Leicester but this result will not be easy to replay. In the light of the away form of Sheffield Wednesday, with only 7 points in 15 games (7-30 goal difference), the travel to King’s Power will be a hard test for the Owls’ determination to stay in the Championship for the next season.

Betting Tips for Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday

Handicap Leicester City (-1.5)

Being an obvious favourite of the upcoming match, Leicester does not suffer from the lack of concentration. While not being a direct competitor, the Owls still hurt the self-esteem of most likely champions of England’s second division with a draw in the first-round. Coupled with Foxes’ flying form and consistent attacking build-up, Leicester has all the chances to get a solid win with a handicap. Parimatch evaluates this Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday tip with odds of 1.85.

Total Over 2.5 Goals

Another thing to pay attention to is the attacking line of Leicester, who have scored 31 goals in 15 home league matches. Their attacking line is more than enough to expect a celebration of goals here which will be a pleasant spectacle for the Foxes’ fans. Parimatch gives the following Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday odds for this outcome - 1.61.

Half Time/Full Time - Leicester City

Leicester is the best team in the Championship in this statistics. Moreover, despite the comfort gap from second place, Foxes do not lose concentration given the tight schedule of Championship. Even though the Owls have a certain boost of confidence after their last win and positive memories from the first round clash, the chances in this match are still extremely low. Parimatch evaluates this Leicester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday prediction with odds of 1.72.

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