High flying Leicester City gets a taste of the FA Cup this weekend as they travel to take on Championship side Stoke City. The match schedules for Saturday at Bet365 Stadium with a kickoff at 6 pm.
The Foxes make their trip while sitting third in the Premier League after an impressive start of the season. Their opponents are currently sitting eight on the Championship table.
Leicester holds a four unbeaten match streak and enters this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Newcastle United. The victory came with Liverpool’s shocking loss to Southampton, leaving the Foxes with one point off the top spot.
Brendan Rodgers seems keen to make up for last season’s mishap where the side lost a spot in the Champions League on the final day against Manchester United. However, the side is well on their way for their third Europa League draw this decade.
The side is tied against Slavia Praha in their last 32 tie of the Europa League that comes next month. Brendan Rodgers is also pushing for silverware on three fronts in the second half of the 2020-21 season campaign.
Stoke City have not managed to go all the way in their bid for a FA Cup win. The side had only reached the finals in 2010-11 when they went down 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley. Potter looks keen to make it hard for Rodgers.
Stoke City vs. Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other, with Stoke City with three wins while Leicester with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth
Stoke City 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Coventry City 0-0 Stoke City
Stoke City 1-3 Tottenham
Stoke City1-0 Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle 1-2 Leicester
Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester
Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United
Tottenham 0-2 Leicester
Leicester 0-2 Everton
Stoke City Team News
In-form forward Tyrese Campbell, with six goals in their last 16 outings, remains sidelined with an injury. Other absentees ahead of the clash include Steven Fletcher, Morgan Fox, Lee Gregory, Angus Gunn, and Adam Davies.
Leicester City Team News
James Madison will be unavailable for selection with a knee injury. James Vardy is another figure who will not be considered for selection. Ricardo Perreira might get some minutes this weekend after an ACL injury return.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot overlook Leicester’s current form against Stoke’s drawing plight in the Championship.
Leicester City Win
Home: No Score
Goals Under 2.5