Successive away losses in the Championship do not bode well for Leicester ahead of a trip to Premier League high-fliers Norwich in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.
The Canaries, eighth in the top flight table, are behind only Manchester City and Manchester United in a Premier League form guide based on the last six games.
They have won their last two games and four of their last six in all competitions.
And with Nigel Pearson suggesting he might use the cup to assess his some of his fringe players, the omens do not look good for the Foxes.
Of their 15 away league games this season Leicester have been level at the interval in nine.
This is reflected in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, where Norwich are odds-on at 83/100 to win on Saturday and 11/20 to make it through to the next round.
If there is a glimmer of hope for Leicester, it is that Norwich boss Paul Lambert is also likely to rotate his squad for the game, as he has done in rounds three and four.
It’s also worth mentioning that Norwich’s FA Cup forays are normally truncated affairs – they have only made the FA Cup quarter-finals six times in their history.
But this year things appear to be different. As well as confounding expectations in the league – as Lambert is fond of reminding journalists, not too many commentators gave his side much hope of survival at the start of the season – Norwich have impressed in the world’s oldest football competition.
Leicester’s Championship rivals Burnley were dispatched 4-1 in round three, while West Brom succumbed 2-1 at the Hawthorns in round four as the Canaries demonstrated their steel.
With this in mind, Leicester will do well to escape Carrow Road with a draw at 5/2, never mind a victory at 16/5.
However, it could be that they hold out until half time before Norwich ease to victory after the interval.
Despite having only the 13th best away record in the Championship overall, Leicester are the league’s third-best performers in the first half of games on their travels.
Particularly striking is the fact that of their 15 away games this season, they have been level at the interval in nine.
Meanwhile, a half time draw is the most popular result in Norwich’s home games this season, suggesting the teams could be level after 45 minutes on Saturday – an eventuality priced at 23/20.
But with Norwich clearly the superior outfit, expect them to come good in the end, making a draw/Norwich win a good option in the half time/full time market at odds of 15/4.
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