Leicester City - Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview: Pearson's men to put on a show as they near promotion

The Foxes face the Owls on Friday night with the hosts on the verge of securing a return to the Premier League and our tipster is backing the leaders to win in style
After heartbreak in the Championship play-offs last season, Leicester City are within touching distance of promotion to the top flight for the first time in a decade as they face Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.

If Nigel Pearson's side win and QPR and Derby drop points on Saturday, the Foxes would find themselves in the Premier League. However, Sheffield Wednesday stand in their way and, after Stuart Gray took over earlier this season, they have gone from a relegation-threatened team to a safe mid-table side courtesy of some solid results.

Leicester came from behind to draw against Wigan in midweek, which continued their 20-match unbeaten run in the Championship.

With a victory last weekend away at Burnley, the Foxes have put themselves in pole position to gain promotion, and win the league, with seven points now separating them and second-placed Burnley. Paddy Power price them at 4/9 (1.44) to win on Friday.

The Owls come into this match after a heavy defeat at home to Watford, losing 4-1. This followed a solid win against Brighton at home. With consistency lacking for Stuart Gray's side this season, they have been unable to put any major runs together since February but have picked up enough points to move clear of the drop-zone.

Earlier in the season a Conor Wickham double saw Wednesday come out on top against Leicester after conceding to the visitors early on. Paddy Power price the same outcome at 13/2 (7.50), with the draw priced at 31/10 (4.10).

With Leicester too skinny to touch outright but looking in particularly good form, it is worth looking at the handicap market to find a price that stands out.

Leicester -1 at 13/10 (2.30) seems like a fantastic price with Paddy Power. Wednesday come into this game after losing their last three away games and, with this bet landing in the last five matches that Leicester have won, it is certainly worth investing in this price.

Leicester City to win -1 European handicap at 13/10 (2.30) 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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