Lionsbet Preview: Stoke City - Leicester City: Expect few goals in Staffordshire

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Both sides have been struggling in front of goal lately and it is likely that this continues when they clash

Stoke City welcome Leicester City to bet365 Stadium for their English Premier League encounter on Saturday afternoon.

With three victories in ten games, Mark Hughes’s men are in 14th spot on the log, four places above the relegation zone and will be looking to push further away in this duel.

Two of their three victories recorded in the English top flight thus far have come on their turf. Besides, they are unbeaten in four of their last six engagements at the bet365 Stadium.

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It is also noteworthy that 22 of their previous 59 meetings with their foes ended in favour of them. Therefore LionsBet has tagged them as slight favourites at odds of (2.65).

Knowing well that four of their last nine meetings ended in stalemate, the same betting firm has offered (3.35) for a repeat of this outcome.

For Leicester, they will be coming into this engagement on the back of their 2-0 win over Everton and will be hoping to cause an upset in the tie in order to continue their three match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Though they have been impressive at home, their record away from King Power Stadium is nothing to write home about - winning just three of their previous 11 matches. Therefore, the betting outfit is pricing (2.80) for them to cause havoc.

Stoke have escaped defeat in seven of their last ten outings with their opponents, as such, odds of  (1.35) support them for a double chance.

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Also both teams have not been clinical enough in front of goal, with the Staffordshire outfit registering a paltry seven goals in seven ties while their rivals have netted 11 times in nine duels. In the light of this, (1.80) is on offer for less than three goals to surface here.

Jamie Vardy has scored in three of his last four league appearances against Stoke and LionsBet has tipped the 30-year-old to find the back of the net anytime at (1.85).