Tranmere Rovers vs Leicester City Match Analysis & Prediction
29/08/2023 9:45 pm
Leicester City make the trip to Prenton Park to face Tranmere Rover on Tuesday night in the second round of the EFL Cup.
It is the first time the two teams are set to meet in the competition since the final in 2000, in which Leicester City won 2-1 at Wembley.
nder the helm of new manager Ian Daes, Tranmere have endured a difficult start to the season, currently sitting 21st in the League Two table, having won just one of their first five matches.
In their trip to Meadow Lane last time out, Tranmere showed some fight late on in the second half, with Josh Hawkes bagging a late goal, but they could not overturn a two-goal deficit, losing 2-1 to newly-promoted Notts County.
Leicester have made a very promising start to the campaign, currently sitting top of the Championship table, having won their first four league matches.
The Foxes have won every league game by a one-goal margin, but they have done enough to lay down an early marker as contenders for promotion while also securing their spot in the second round of the EFL Cup.
To reach this stage of the competition, Enzo Maresca’s side secured a relatively comfortable win against League One side Burton Albion, with Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi getting on the scoresheet to claim a 2-0 victory.
Last time out, the Foxes extended their winning run to five matches across all competitions, with Kasey McAteer scoring a brace away at Rotherham United to steer his side to a 2-1 victory.
Tranmere Rovers vs. Leicester City Head to head
In the six previous meetings between these two teams, Tranmere have claimed three victories while Leicester have won one, and they have drawn in two.
23/02/1994Leicester City1Tranmere Rovers1Championship
19/11/1995Leicester City0Tranmere Rovers1Championship
13/04/1996Tranmere Rovers1Leicester City1Championship
23/08/2008Leicester City3Tranmere Rovers1League One
11/03/2009Tranmere Rovers2Leicester City0League One
Tranmere Rovers Team News
Tranmere played central midfielder Chris Merrie in a makeshift left-back role at the weekend, and he could keep his place in the side.
Lee Vaughan and Luke Norris suffered injuries in the recent 4-3 defeat to Salford City, with both being ruled out of the last game, meaning Joe Yarney could get the nod at right-back while Kristian Dennis may lead the line.
Tranmere Rovers's Last 5 Matches
08/08/2023Barnsley2Tranmere Rovers2(P)League Cup
12/08/2023Milton Keynes Dons1Tranmere Rovers0League Two
15/08/2023Tranmere Rovers3Harrogate Town0League Two
19/08/2023Tranmere Rovers3Salford City4League Two
26/08/2023Notts County2Tranmere Rovers1League Two
Leicester City Team News
Leicester are likelyto give game time to some of their out of favour players, although McAteer is likely to keep his place in the starting XI, given his heroics at the weekend.
Jamie Vardy has only featured as a bit-part player so far this season, but he could be given a chance in the starting side, replacing Iheanacho.
Leicester City's Last 5 Matches
06/08/2023Leicester City2Coventry City1Championship
09/08/2023Burton Albion0Leicester City2League Cup
12/08/2023Huddersfield Town0Leicester City1Championship
19/08/2023Leicester City2Cardiff City1Championship
26/08/2023Rotherham United1Leicester City2Championship
Tranmere Rovers vs. Leicester City: Odds and Predictions
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