Following the international break, the EFL Championship is back with a calendar as busy as ever. After both playing on the weekend, Leicester City and Sunderland will next face each other at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, October 24. The kick-off is scheduled for 8 pm local time.
The Foxes are seen as the favourites going into the match, as they currently top the league with 33 points after 12 games. Sunderland, however, may still be able to put up a fight as they need to redeem themselves after two consecutive losses. We will reflect more on the two teams’ form in our Leicester City vs Sunderland tips.
Leicester City win
Although we believe that Sunderland are capable of causing some trouble to the hosts, we still see Leicester City likely to get their 12th win of the season in the 2023/24 EFL Championship. The odds on it happening stand at 1.53 on Bet365.
So far, the Foxes have won all of their league matches but for the home clash against Hull City back in September. However, Enzo Maresca’s team looked superior on that day too, they just got unlucky.
Sunderland, on the other hand, have lost three of their last five EFL Championship games. Moreover, those wins came against Sheffield Wednesday and Watford, two teams sitting in the bottom half of the table. While the Black Cats still continue in sixth place, their recent form does not favour them.
Over 2.5 goals
It is also important to note that Tuesday’s match will see two of the most attacking sides in the league go against each other. Leicester City have the best attack in the EFL Championship with 26 goals scored, but Sunderland are not that far behind, with an offensive record of 21 goals.
The context also promises a high-scoring game at King Power Stadium. Sunderland are on a run of two consecutive losses and will be motivated to perform at their best against the league leaders. However, this should leave free space at the back, and the Black Cats do not have the most secure backline. Their 14 conceded goals illustrate this point.
As for the Foxes, they must continue their dominant run if they want to return to the Premier League as soon as possible. Whether Sunderland scores in the end or not, we can still see at least three goals in the upcoming match, and Bet365 gives 1.65 odds on over 2.5 goals.
Under 10 corners
Perhaps the riskiest part of our Leicester City vs Sunderland tips, we expect a low number of corner kicks on Sunday. With both teams still recovering from their weekend matches, there will be an incentive to conserve the players’ energy as they will have to play again next weekend.
We may see both Leicester and Sunderland try to play through the middle and keep the ball under control instead of launching one swift attack after another. It is usually crosses and long shots that lead to corner kicks, and we do not expect a lot of them on Tuesday.
This does not have to contradict our previous tip. For example, Leicester City beat Swansea City 3-1 on Saturday but there were just six corner kicks in that game. And there were eight corners in their 3-0 home win over Preston North End before the break. Thus, the 2.10 odds on under 10 corner kicks are worth considering.
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