Odds: Leicester 1/2, Draw 3/1, Sheff Utd 11/2
Kick Off: 1945, 16/02/2018
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Leicester suffered their heaviest defeat of the season when losing 5-1 at Premier League champions-elect Manchester City last Saturday and Claude Puel will be expecting a response.
The Foxes made 10 changes for the fourth-round trip to Peterborough, who would have fancied their chances of an upset in front of the TV cameras. Instead, Puel’s men were a class above the League One side with Kelechi Iheanacho and debutant Fousseni Diabate both scoring twice before Wilfred Ndidi completed a 5-1 rout in stoppage time.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
The Riyad Mahrez saga seems to have had a negative impact on and off the pitch with Leicester winless in three Premier League outings since the Algerian was denied a move to Manchester City on deadline day.
Mahrez was missing for the 2-1 loss at Everton and the 1-1 home draw with resurgent Swansea before making a return from the bench on Saturday – ironically against City as the leaders ran riot at the Etihad Stadium.
The four-time FA Cup runners-up have advanced to the quarter-finals just once in the last 12 seasons but will see this as an ideal opportunity to move one step closer to a Wembley appearance.
We expect the Premier League side’s quality to shine through after a tight first half so 3/1 for draw half-time/Leicester full-time stands out from the Leicester vs Sheff Utd odds.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
Sheffield United returned to winning ways in the Championship as Billy Sharp’s brace, a stunning volley and a late penalty, secured a 2-1 victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds at Bramall Lane.
It ended a two-game losing run – both without scoring – for Chris Wilder’s side, who remain well in contention for a play-off place with them just three points behind Bristol City in sixth.
The Blades, semi-finalists in 2013/14, posted 1-0 wins over Ipswich and Preston on their way to the fifth round and have been competitive on the road in the league recently, drawing at Aston Villa and Derby and beating Norwich before going down to Championship leaders Wolves.
Wilder’s side have only been blanked twice in their last eight games on their travels in all competitions so 11/5 for Leicester to win and both teams to score completes our Leicester vs Sheff Utd betting tips.
Man City 5-1 LEICESTER – Jamie Vardy
SHEFF UTD 2-1 Leeds – Billy Sharp (2)
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