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Betting Preview: Leicester City – Huddersfield Town: Back either team to win

11:44 EAT 01/01/2018
Jamie Vardy Riyad Mahrez Leicester City
Only three points separate these two on the log which suggests its set to be a tight contest in East Midlands

Leicester City kick off 2018 hosting Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town at the King Power Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Things have certainly improved for the Foxes since Claude Puel came on board however they went down 2-1 to Liverpool at Anfield after taking an early lead.

It was their third league defeat in four games and despite the disappointment, they remain in eighth position and will hope to get their first win of the year at odds of (1.66) as quoted by Bet365.

The Terriers could only draw with high flying Burnley at the weekend but it was still a great result for the newcomers as they lie in 11th spot, six points clear of the drop zone.

David Wagner’s side have done very well in their maiden campaign and are tipped to win in East Midlands at odds of (6.00).

Both sides played out to a 1-1 draw earlier in September and it’s (3.80) with the same betting firm for another stalemate.

Leicester City are unbeaten in their last eight home league games against Huddersfield Town since October 1954. Odds of (1.14) support them with a double chance in this game.

However there hasn’t been a draw between these two in 14 previous top flight meetings in East Midlands with the Foxes winning six and the Terriers winning eight. Either team claiming victory is priced at (1.28).

Wagner’s men have looked astute at the back this term, often frustrating their opponents from getting the goals in. Punters can back this match to produce less than three goals at odds of (1.28).

Regarding both teams finding the back of the net, NO is the favoured outcome and it’s offered at (1.80).

Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 12 Premier League goals this season (six goals, six assists) three more than he managed during the 2016-2017 campaign. Bet365 tips the Algerian international to score anytime at odds of (3.00).

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