Leicester-Milwall Betting Preview: Expect the Lions to compound the hosts' misery

Nigel Pearson's men have fallen to pieces in the last few weeks, and Al Hain-Cole expects their in-form guests to put another dent in their promotion ambitions on Friday evening
Leicester will be hoping to get their promotion push back on track when they play host to Millwall on Friday night, in the first game after the international break.

The Foxes have not recorded any victories in their last five attempts, and are in danger of losing out on a play-off place that for so long had looked like a certainty.

Nevertheless, Nigel Pearson’s men are favourites at 7/10 (1.70) with Paddy Power to clinch a victory that would take them above Nottingham Forest and into fifth place in the Championship table.

However, the visitors are in jubilant spirits after securing a place in the last four of the FA Cup, and may fancy their chances of recording their third consecutive victory in this match, at odds of 4/1 (5.00).

The hosts have drawn two of their last four winless matches, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them coming away with another frustrating stalemate on Friday.

Pearson will be alarmed as anyone at his team’s recent slump, in which they have lost six and won just one of their last 10 matches, with that last victory coming back at the end of February.

This is not the kind of shape they want to be in when they go head-to-head with one of their bona fide bogey teams, who have got the better of them in each of the last three matches.

After two away wins on the trot against Blackburn and Charlton, The Lions will be confident of upsetting the odds once again against their out of form opponents, and seem very generously priced at 11/10 (2.10) to merely avoid defeat at the King Power Stadium.

In fact, considering the contrasting moods in either camp, it is well worth taking up those 4/1 (5.00) odds on the visitors to inflict on the hosts their seventh defeat in 11 matches.

Millwall to win or draw at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power
Millwall to win at 4/1 (5.00) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.