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Walsall vs Leicester City: Predictions, tips & betting odds

09:45 GMT 27/01/2023
Brendan Rodgers Leicester 2022-23
Brendan Rodgers' side have been poor defensively and there could be value in backing them to concede against lower league opponents

Premier League side Leicester City make the short trip to League Two outfit Walsall on Saturday afternoon with Brendan Rodgers' men aiming to avoid and FA Cup fourth round shock.

The Foxes overcame another fourth-tier outfit, Gillingham, in the previous round and are clear favourites this weekend despite their indifferent form in the English topflight.

Walsall vs Leicester City latest odds

The visitors are offered at 2/5 (1.40) with bet365 to claim their second win of 2023, while the hosts are priced at 13/2 (7.50) to record one of the biggest results in their recent history.

The draw meanwhile is available at 4/1 (5.00).

Walsall vs Leicester City first goal scorer odds

Kelechi Ịheanacho scored the only goal of the game in the previous round at Gillingham and the Nigerian forward is priced at 4/1 (5.00) to break the deadlock.

Jamie Vardy is the favourite to score first at 7/2 (4.50) with Leicester's top scorer this season Harvey Barnes available at a healthy looking 5/1 (6.00).

For the hosts, veteran striker Andy Williams is available at 14/1 (15.00).

Walsall vs Leicester City preview

Given their run of five Premier League without a win and their position of one point above the relegation zone it remains to be seen how seriously Leicester take the FA Cup.

The manager is likely to rest players and the hosts will be feeling confident of being able to be competitive in their own stadium where they have been in strong form.

Walsall have won seven of their last nine home games, and with Leicester in poor defensive form there could be some interest in backing the Saddlers to get on the score sheet.

Walsall vs Leicester City tips and predictions

The hosts are offered at 4/5 (1.80) to score a goal which looks like an interesting selection, while both teams to score can be backed at evens (2.00).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.