Fleetwood Town v Leicester City Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Strong in attack but weak at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects the Cod Army to enjoy an entertaining FA Cup clash against Puel's team

Fleetwood Town will be looking to cause an upset when they welcome Leicester City to Highbury Stadium for Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round clash.

The Cod Army have never even played against top flight opposition before, let alone made it past this round of the competition. 

Match Odds

Nevertheless, they are available at 17/4 (5.25) with dabblebet bet to make history with a memorable victory over the 2016 Premier League champions.

Having progressed from each of their last eight Third Round ties against teams from the third tier or below, Claude Puel’s men are clear 8/13 (1.62) favourites to ease past their League One opponents in this one.

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The hosts did need a replay to make it past Hereford in the last round after being held to a 1-1 draw in the original tie, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them playing out another stalemate here.

Team News

Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson and Robert Huth remain injured for the visitors, but Jamie Vardy is hoping to return to face his former club after missing out on Monday’s win over Huddersfield.

For the Cod Army, striker Conor McAleny continues to be eased back into the side by Uwe Rosler, while Bobby Grant is also eyeing a return after a long lay-off.

High-scoring form

Although McAleny’s absence has not been too keenly felt thanks to the prolific form of Devante Cole in attack, Fleetwood have had more problems at the other end of the pitch this season.

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Having scored more goals than second-placed Shrewsbury in League One, they have also conceded more than all but four other teams themselves.

While they may therefore fancy their chances of having some joy against an opposition defence that has kept just one clean sheet in eight, the lower league outfit will surely struggle to keep things tight at the back.

Tips and Predictions

All in all, odds of 3/4 (1.75) seem generous on over 2.5 goals being scored for Leicester’s eighth game in nine, as well as a fifth in seven for Fleetwood.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals for a 2.5pt stake at 3/4 (1.75) with dabblebet

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