2022-23 Premier League Betting Preview – Leicester City

Leicester City 2022-23 betting odds & predictions

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Leicester City 2022-23 Premier League Preview
Can the Foxes return to Europe?
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Leicester City Top-six Odds: 9/2 odds taken 1745 GMT, Wednesday 22 June

Leicester City were not quite at their best last season, but the Midlands club have turned themselves into genuine European contenders in recent years. Since shocking the world in 2016 when they won the Premier League title as 5,000/1 shots, the Foxes have had a few stints in Europe and have won the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

Brendan Rodgers’ troops underachieved last term, spending most of the season around mid-table. However, a strong end to their campaign saw them finish just outside of the European places in eighth. With no European football to contend with this season, the Midlands club can concentrate on securing a top-six finish as well as making the domestic cup competitions a priority.

In our 2022-23 Leicester Premier League betting preview, we take a look back at last season and look forward to the new campaign. We will also be tracking down the latest transfer news and giving you our predicted finish.

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2021-22 Review: Foxes miss out on Europe

For two seasons running, Leicester missed out on a UEFA Champions League spot on the final day. Manchester United stopped them in 2020, while Tottenham Hotspur ended their hopes at the end of the 2020-21 season. However, Rodgers’ Foxes were nowhere near the Champions League spots last term, as they spent the majority of the campaign in and around the middle of the table.

Leicester had UEFA Europa League commitments in the early months, and then were relegated into the UEFA Europa Conference League in the second half of the campaign. They reached their first ever European semi-final, eventually losing out to Jose Mourinho’s Roma in the last four of the Europa Conference League. The defence of their FA Cup crown ended with a whimper, as Nottingham Forest, who were then in the EFL Championship, thumped them 4-1 in the fourth round.

Our betting prediction:
Erling Haaland top goalscorer

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(odds taken 1750 GMT, Wednesday 22 June)

Leicester had a topsy-turvy time in the Premier League. They struggled for consistency all season, failing to win more than two games on the bounce. However, they did finish in strong fashion, collecting ten points from the last 12 on offer to take eighth position. Overall, City picked up 14 wins, suffered 14 losses and drew ten times. They finished four points behind the final European place.

Our betting prediction:
Tottenham to finish in the top four

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(odds taken 1758 GMT, Wednesday 22 June)



Leicester City Key Facts

  • Leicester won three and drew one of their final four league games last term
  • The Foxes were Premier League champions in 2016
  • City won the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history in 2021
  • Leicester missed out on Europe last season, finishing four points behind seventh-place West Ham United


Leicester Transfer News: Can City hold on to their best players?

Finances are expected to be tight at Leicester this summer, and we could see more outgoings than incomings at the King Power Stadium. According to reports, Rodgers is ready to offload several fringe players in the hope of reducing the wage bill, while one or two big names could also leave before the window slams shut.

Youri Tielemans, Leicester’s 2021 FA Cup final hero, is likely to leave the King Power very soon. The Belgium international has just a year left on his current contract and Leicester will be looking to cash in on the midfielder. A number of clubs are monitoring Tielemans, with Arsenal allegedly ready to match the £30m price tag. The popular Caglar Soyuncu could also move on this summer.

In terms of potential incomings, Burnley’s James Tarkowski is on the radar. Rodgers is keen to bolster the squad, and the boss told Sky Sports at the end of last season; “We’re very focused on the summer in terms of improving the squad.

“I said it needs a healthy shake-up, which most clubs always do around this period of time. You want to keep your core players, of course, but you want to add quality. We don’t have masses of money but we want to bring in players that are ready to adapt to how we want to work.”

2022-23 Key Fixtures: Foxes entertain Bees in game one

Leicester kick off their 2022-23 Premier League campaign with a game against Thomas Frank’s Brentford at the King Power Stadium. In what was their first season in the Premier League, the Bees finished just six points behind the Foxes last term.

Leicester then travel to Arsenal in game two and face Chelsea and Manchester United before the end of August. The first Midlands derby will be against Aston Villa in September. The final fixture of the campaign will see City host fellow European hopefuls West Ham in late May.

Who Are City’s Biggest Challengers: Can Rodgers bring European football back?

The 2020-21 season was a memorable one for Rodgers’ Leicester. The Midlands club beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final to win the trophy for the first time in their history. They finished fifth in the league, losing out on a place in the top four on the final day for the second season running.

Leicester failed to replicate those heights last season. However, Rodgers is one of the most experienced managers in the Premier League, and the Foxes will surely improve on last season’s eighth-place finish. Leicester will be hoping to be in the mix for the European slots this time around, but who will be their biggest challengers?

Manchester United Preview: Can Ten Hag hit the ground running?

Since the great Sir Alex Ferguson departed Old Trafford, Man United have been starved of success, and the glory days are a distant memory for the record English champions. Last term, the underperforming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked midway through the 2021-22 campaign, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick doing a decent enough job until the end.

United have been well off the pace in recent years, while rivals Man City and Liverpool have dominated England’s top division. It is likely to take Erik Ten Hag time to settle into his new surroundings, but the Red Devils could be a team to watch out if the Dutchman hits the ground running. You can currently get the eye-opening odds of 25/1 for United to win the Premier League title for a first time in a decade.

Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Conte to build on last season?

In Antonio Conte, Tottenham have one of the best managers in world football. The Italian guided Spurs to a top-four finish against all odds last term, with the north Londoners edging out Arsenal in the race to the final UEFA Champions League place. Conte described the achievement as one of the best of his career.

We never really know what to expect from this current crop of Tottenham players. However, with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son up top, the Lilywhites have one of the best strike forces in the Premier League, which could get even stronger this summer. Conte is more than capable of attracting the world’s best players to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Lilywhites could challenge this season.

Arsenal Preview: Gunners to break into top four?

After years away from the Champions League, getting back into the top four will be Arsenal’s priority this season. The Gunners missed out on the top four in agonising fashion last season, with rivals Tottenham pipping them to the post on the last day.

Arsenal are definitely building something good under Mikel Arteta, but winning the Premier League title seems way off right now. Still, the Gunners will be desperate to bring Champions League football back to the Emirates Stadium this time around.

West Ham United Preview: Europe again for the Hammers?

Under the experienced David Moyes, West Ham United been the surprise package in the Premier League over the past couple of seasons. The Hammers finished sixth in the 2020-21 campaign to book their spot in the Europa League.

West Ham have turned themselves into a genuine top-four contender, and they have qualified for Europe via their league position two years running for the first time in the club’s history. The Irons have a tough start against the Premier League champions, but West Ham fear no foe right now and will relish the opportunity of upsetting one of the big boys early doors.

Newcastle United Preview: Can the Magpies finish in the top six?

Backed by very generous owners, Newcastle United have an open chequebook this summer. They made some huge signings back in January, and Eddie Howe’s Magpies won several matches to finish in 11th spot. It was a remarkable turnaround for Newcastle, who spent the first half of the season in the bottom three.

At the time of writing, Newcastle are the seventh favourites behind the top six to win the title. It may be too early to think about being top dogs in England, but the Magpies may just break into Europe this term, while the cup competitions could also take priority. Who will be their biggest rivals this term?

Players to Watch Out For in the 2022-23 Season: Maddison the main man?

Leicester will be hopeful of keeping hold of James Maddison, who could be a key player this season. Like most of City’s players, Maddison underperformed at times last term, though the playmaker did still shine on occasions. The former Norwich City man scored 12 Premier League goals and netted four times in Europe. Maddison is our Leicester player to watch out for in the 2022-23 campaign.

Our Leicester City Predictions: No Europe for the Foxes

Man City and Liverpool are nailed on for a top-four finish, while you would fully expect the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs to battle it out for the two remaining spots. Therefore, the top six seems a likelier outcome for the Foxes, but West Ham and Newcastle have the same idea. This is a big season for Rodgers but, unfortunately for him, we can see his side missing out on the top six once again (1/8).

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