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Maguire move on the cards as clubs rally to get England star

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One of the stand-out performers for England at the 2018 World Cup has been big defender Harry Maguire. He has shown great grit in the three-man backline alongside Kyle Walker and John Stones, and he popped up with a towering header to give England a lead against Sweden in their quarter-final battle. That was his first goal for his country and along with some great defensive headers and the ability to stride out from the back with the ball at his feet, he has attracted a lot of attention. So much so that Ladbrokes have reported that they have had to place five Premier League sides at 6/1 or less to sign him in the summer. Maguire moved to Leicester last summer from Hull last summer for an initial £12 million fee and was player of the year for the Foxes. Manchester United are the 9/4 favourites* (betting odds were taken from July 9th, 2018 at 11:43 pm) to be his next club after the summer transfer window with Liverpool and Manchester City also supposedly in the running. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “England fans have fallen in love with Maguire, but so have a whole host of football managers by the looks of it, with plenty thought to be interested in his services.”

Harry Maguire Club After Summer*

Man United – 9/4 Liverpool – 5/2 Man City – 11/4 Tottenham – 9/2 Chelsea – 6/1 Arsenal – 8/1 Real Madrid – 16/1 Barcelona – 16/1 * (betting odds were taken from July 9th, 2018 at 11:43 pm)  
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Tottenham v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

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Tottenham v Leicester Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm All of the pressure is off Tottenham’s shoulders now after picking up three home points against Newcastle in midweek which saw them lock in a Champions League place for next season. That saw them jump up into third and they just need to guarantee that they stay there. Leicester bust out of some really poor form in midweek as they delivered a big home win over Arsenal. That gives Leicester a confirmed top half of the table finish but boss Claude Puel still doesn’t look too secure in his job.

Tottenham News and Form

Spurs have secured a top four place and so there is nothing riding on this for them. They got over the line with a 1-0 win over Newcastle in midweek. Spurs have won all but one of their last seven at home now and with that kind of form, they will appeal to punters to win this as well. Tottenham’s last six wins on home soil have been with a clean sheet and Tottenham to win to nil at bet365 is at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 p.m.) and should plenty of appeal for punters. Tottenham have earned a clean sheet in 56% of their home fixtures so far, shipping just the twelve goals. Going forward in attack they have almost returned an average of two per game and they are on a fifteen match scoring streak in the top flight at home. A Tottenham 2-0 option in the bet365 correct score market is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 p.m.). Harry Kane got the goal for them against Newcastle in midweek and even though since coming back from injury he hasn’t looked fit or sharp, he has scored in three of Tottenham’s last four games. Of the goals that Spurs have come up with at home this season, 63% of them have been in the second half of matches.

Leicester News and Form

Leicester snapped a run of poor form with a success over Arsenal in the weekend. The Foxes had taken just one point from five matches before taking a 3-1 win at the King Power over the Gunners on Wednesday. Overall this season Leicester's away form is just W5 D5 L8 so nothing great at all and they have lost their last two out on the road against Burnley and Crystal Palace. This season out on the road they have gone D1 L6 in their seven games against the current top eight so that doesn't bode well for them really. They did show some signs of looking more like their old selves in midweek, being quick and direct on the break. Both teams to score is at 7/10 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 p.m.). At no point of the season have the Foxes looked very good at the back though, but a half-time draw could be a decent proposition as the Foxes have been level at half-time in 12 for their 18 away games this season. This may well be a good, relaxed and penalty entertaining fixture at Wembley.

Tottenham v Leicester Head to Head

Leicester got themselves a great 2-1 home win over Spurs at the King Power earlier in the season. That leaves things even in the last five Premier League contests with two wins each and a draw. Spurs have failed to win their last two home games against the Foxes with a draw and a loss recorded. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven Premier League meetings.

Tottenham v Leicester Betting Odds*

Tottenham 2/11, Draw 6/1, Leicester 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Tottenham v Leicester Predictions

Tottenham to win: Spurs haven’t looked particularly sharp lately but they got over the finish line in getting a top-four finish. So that means that they can relax a bit and that could play its part in this being a high scoring game. Look for Tottenham to win & over 2.5 goals.
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Leicester v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th May 2018

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Leicester v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 9th May 7.45pm Two sides who are just playing the season out and it’s the end of the season that will be welcome for both. Arsenal will look to put some poor away form this season behind them in going in search of a win at the King Power in midweek. Leicester are pretty cold with their form at the moment and boss Claude Puel is coming under a bit of late-season scrutiny. After a home loss against West Ham on the weekend, can the Foxes respond?

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes have really hit a bad slump having picked up only one point in their last five matches and they haven’t scored in any of their last three. It has been such a disappointing finish from them and they haven’t even been able to raise themselves at the King Power. The Foxes are only D4 L2 in their last six home games and that is part of a home record of W6 D6 L6. They suffered a 2-0 loss at home against West Ham on the weekend which has left them with having conceded nine goals in their last four games played. So they can’t be trusted at the back and over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Leicester have taken an average of 1.2 goals per game at home in the league this season but are without one in their last two there. The Foxes have taken a home win against a current top six side, that being a 2-1 success over Spurs and they also held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power. Can they find a way to lift themselves for their final home game?

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners delivered a big 5-0 win over Burnley on the weekend in what was Arsene Wenger's last game in charge at the Emirates. While that extended their great home form, their away from is pretty shocking. They have lost their last six Premier League away games, going winless in seven. But they should get chances against Leicester and the Gunners have scored in all but one of their last eight on the road though and in the Ladbrokes correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Given the number of goals that they have conceded away from home this season then it is probably worth looking at Leicester to find a way through their defence. There has been a clean sheet for Arsenal in just 18% of their home games. They have conceded in each of their last eight away games, conceding at least two in each of their last three on the road. Overall they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game. Arsenal have tallied just three away wins all season. Their last game of the season is away from home too, at Huddersfield on the weekend.

Leicester v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal collected a great 4-3 win at home against Leicester right at the start of the season and that was after they had fallen 3-2 down in the second half of the game. That success extends their unbeaten form against Leicester in the Premier League never having lost to them before. Arsenal W9 D4 against them from their previous meetings with Leicester in the Premier League. Three of the last four between them at Leicester though have been draws.

Leicester v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 21/20, Leicester 5/2, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)

Leicester v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal to win: Not sure what happened to Leicester but they have dropped off a long way and just aren’t there right now. Even though they have not been fantastic away from home this season, Arsenal actually look a bit of value to go and get three points.
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Leicester v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th May 2018

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Leicester v West Ham Betting Tips - Premier League 5th May 3.00pm Neither side are particularly in great form but of the two of them, West Ham are certainly more desperate for the points. They are only three points away from the relegation zone heading into the weekend and have shipped eight goals in their last two games. Leicester were torn to shreds by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend, can they get some positive momentum back behind them on home soil?

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes are struggling towards the end of the season as they have only managed to pick up a D1 L3 record in their last four games played. It’s a poor finish that they have put together and they haven’t been difficult games in that sequence either. Leicester took a big 5-0 hammering by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend and that is nine goals shipped in their last four games. Both teams to score at William Hill is at 13/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:15 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Leicester have produced a W6 D6 L5 home record for the season and they are currently on a five-match winless streak at the King Power (D4 L1). So even though they have not been picking up the wins, they have still been hard to beat. In the William Hill correct score market a Leicester 2-1 option at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:15 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) and may well have plenty of appeal going into this one. The defences of both teams look pretty vulnerable really and even though Leicester have produced only two goals in their last four games, they look more of a threat than West Ham.

West Ham News and Form

West Ham’s relegation concerns are going to mount if they lose this one. They start the weekend just three points clear of the drop zone. Their defence has shipped eight goals in their last two league games and has looked a real mess. There has been just one clean sheet in their last eight league games now and in that sequence, they have conceded at least three goals in five of those eight fixtures. Leicester should get chances in this. Following this West Ham have a tough game against Manchester United so they really need something out of this. West Ham have taken one win in their last eight games (D2 L5) so the form is not there. They have produced just a D1 L4 record in their last five away games and have only tallied the two away successes all season too. At the back, the Irons have conceded at over two goals per game on their travels. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill is going to be worth a look as 72% of West Ham’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals while 56% have gone over 3.5 goals. Can their defence hang in there to get something out of this game?

Leicester v West Ham Head to Head

West Ham and Leicester played out a 1-1 draw in the capital earlier this season and that result extended Leicester unbeaten form against the Hammers to seven matches (W5 D2). So the Foxes hold the advantage in the current head to head for sure. Each of their last three wins at home in all competitions against West Ham have been produced by a one-goal margin. Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in all but one of the last seven clashes as well.

Leicester v West Ham Betting Odds*

Leicester 6/5, West Ham 11/5, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Leicester v West Ham Predictions

Leicester to win: Things haven’t been going smoothly for Leicester but West Ham’s defence is a shambles at the best of times. The Foxes should be able to rally themselves to three points in what is their penultimate home game of the season.
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Crystal Palace v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th April 2018

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Crystal Palace v Leicester Betting Tips - Premier League 28th April 3.00pm Crystal Palace should be safe for the season as they go into this one with a six-point buffer between themselves and the drop zone. Three points out of this home game though would certainly go a long way to settling them down further. Leicester haven’t quite been at their best recently and could only manage a draw at home on Thursday against Southampton. But at least they did get last weekend off for a rest.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace are doing well to keep themselves afloat and away from relegation this season with five points returned from their last three league games. In their last home game, they took a 3-2 victory over Brighton, showing a bit of character there to dig that out. That snapped a three-match losing streak of home form that they were on as well. Palace drew 0-0 at Watford on the weekend to pick up another survival point. Back at home they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last five and have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three at Selhurst Park. Both teams to score at William Hill is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Palace have scored in all but one of their last six games at Selhurst Park and the Eagles are actually undefeated at home against sides sitting between 7th and 13th currently in the table. In the William Hill correct score market a Crystal Palace 2-1 option is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). 65% of games at Selhurst Park this season have ended over 2.5 goals so this should be entertaining.

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes are not quite on top of their game at the moment with just a W2 D4 L4 record in their last ten played. They faced Southampton last week at the King Power and for most of the game they were pretty flat and played out a 0-0 draw only. Leicester suffered a 2-1 loss at Burnley in their last away game and that is a W2 L3 record in their last five road games, so they are hit and miss. Leicester's overall away record is W5 D5 L7 for the season. It is worth going and having a look at a half-time draw at William Hill because the Foxes have been drawing at half time in 12 of their 17 away games. Their production in front of goal on the road has been pretty good as they have averaged 1.6 goals per away game, however, they haven’t been tight at the back at all, conceding at around the same rate. The Foxes have earned a clean sheet in just 18% of their away games. But as a positive that have scored in each of their last five road games and Jamie Vardy has a nine-goal haul for the season on the road, making him their top away scorer. 65% of their away games this term have ended over 2.5 goals.

Crystal Palace v Leicester Head to Head

Crystal Palace picked up a 3-0 success on the road at the King Power back in December, a result which many wouldn’t have seen coming. Leicester are up in the recent head to head meetings though with a W3 D1 L1 record in their last five league outings against the Eagles. Leicester are unbeaten (W1 D1) from their last two visits to Selhurst Park as well. Each of the last three Premier League fixtures between the pair have gone above the 2.5 goal line but both teams have scored in just two of the last seven games.

Crystal Palace v Leicester Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 21/20, Draw 5/2, Leicester 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)

Crystal Palace v Leicester Predictions

Crystal Palace to win: The Eagles are playing decent enough stuff, there is plenty of energy and commitment from them and that can see them to three points in his one. Leicester just haven’t quite been at their best recently and unlike the Eagles, have nothing to play for.
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Leicester v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th April 2018

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Leicester v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 19th April 7.45pm Things are looking a bit desperate now in the relegation zone for Southampton who are five points away from safety. They are struggling and they blew a 2-0 lead at home against Chelsea on the weekend to come away empty handed. Leicester have lost their last two league games now though having gone down against Burnley on the weekend. Will they be able to respond at home and sink the Saints further towards the Championship?

Leicester News and Form

Leicester are just in a little dip of form having lost back to back games, which was after drawing back to back games. So they are W2 D2 L2 in their last six. They haven't collected a win in any of their last four home games (D3 L1) and have surprisingly failed to delivered there in some easier-looking fixtures recently. Leicester are W6 D5 L5 for the season at the King Power and have netted in each of their last seven there. Overall home and away they are on a ten-match scoring streak of form, so it’s likely that the will score. Both teams to score with Paddy Power is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) and that’s because Leicester aren’t particularly tight at the back. They don't have a clean sheet in any of their last four home games, so will be a little vulnerable there. Leicester have produced 22 goals in their 16 home fixtures and just 44% of their home fixtures have managed to get above 2.5 goals. Jamie Vardy is on a four-match scoring streak in the Premier League and is the 7/2 first goalscorer favorite* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) with Paddy Power.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton will have been disappointed with themselves having thrown away a 2-0 lead to come away empty-handed against Chelsea. Basically, they can’t afford to lose this now. They are on a four-match losing streak at the moment though, going winless in seven (D2 L5). The Saints have conceded exactly three goals in each of their last four games, but they have shown a bit of fight with back to back 3-2 losses against Arsenal and then Chelsea. Away from home in the top flight Southampton are on a three-match losing streak away from St Mary’s and have won just twice on their travels all season (D6 L8). That’s been terribly bad form from them and the Saints are averaging under a goal per game away from home so far, conceding at 1.8 on average per game. There has been no clean sheet in their last six road games and overall have only managed one in 19% of their away games. They just have to go out and continue to try and be bold at the moment because they are in dire straits. There’s just no point holding back at the moment. In the Paddy Power correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018).

Leicester v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton suffered a 4-1 home loss against the Foxes earlier this season. In the previous seven Premier League meetings the Foxes are W3 D2 L2 against the Saints. Last season’s meeting at the King Power ended in a 0-0 draw and the Foxes are unbeaten in their last four home games against Southampton in all competitions. Leicester have not conceded in their last three at home against the Saints.

Leicester v Southampton Betting Odds*

Leicester 5/4, Southampton 11/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)

Leicester v Southampton Predictions

Leicester to win: The confidence of the Saints can’t be high, not after what happened to them on the weekend. Leicester are, by and large, a solid home side and can rally themselves to get three midweek points on the board to help secure their top half of the table finish.
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Burnley v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th April 2018

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Burnley v Leicester Betting Preview - Championship 14th April 3.00pm Neither of these have anything to play for but for a top half of the table finish. They are sat together in the table heading into the weekend, with Burnley in seventh, six points ahead of the Foxes. The Clarets made it four straight wins as they took a victory out at Watford last weekend. Things didn't go quite as well for Leicester Who suffered a surprise home defeat against the visiting Newcastle.

Burnley News and Form

It has been a great run then from Burnley who are on a four-match winning streak. Each of their last three have been out on the road. They haven’t actually been in great form at Turf Moor. Their win over Everton in their last home fixture snapped a five-match winless streak that they were on there (D2 L3). Overall their home form reads W6 D4 L5 for the season. They have not kept a home clean sheet in their last six and both teams to score at William Hill for 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018) looks a good place to start. fixtures at Turf Moor have not been high scoring ones this season as Burnley themselves have scored 12 and conceded 12 in their fifteen matches. Just 20% of their home games have made it over the 2.5 goal line. They are on a three-match scoring streak at home right now and they have taken a clean sheet in 40% of their home fixtures. Of the goals they have produced at Turf Moor, two-thirds of them have come in the second half of matches, while two-thirds of their goals conceded have been in the second half of matches too.

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes were on a two-match winning streak in the league before losing at home to Newcastle last weekend, which made the defeat even more surprising. The Foxes are on a two-match winning streak away from home though still so they have that going for them. They are only at W5 D5 L6 for the season on their travels but they have been fairly reliable in front of goal and have netted one each of their last four away games and in each of their last nine home and away combined. The half time draw at William Hill has to be worth consider really because Leicester have been level at the break in 12 of their 16 road games this season. Jamie Vardy is the William Hill 4/1 second favourite First Goalscorer option behind Burnley’s Chris Wood at 7/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018). Leicester have only managed to collect one clean sheet in their last eight league games so there is a decent chance of both teams producing a goal in this one. In the William Hill correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018). The Foxes have only taken a clean sheet 19% of their away games this season.

Burnley v Leicester Head to Head

The Foxes collected a 1-0 home win over Burnley earlier in the season and that three of the last four games between these two have ended in a 1-0 scoreline, with Leicester winning two, Burnley the other won. The Foxes have won three of their last four against the Clarets in the Premier League and from the five previous Premier League classes are W3 D1 L1 against them. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings.

Burnley v Leicester Betting Odds*

Burnley 13/8, Leicester 7/4, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018)

Burnley v Leicester Predictions

We guess the way to look at this is by asking whether Burnley are likely to win five games on the bounce? That’s a big streak of form to put together and maybe the law of averages will come into play enough in this one for Leicester to pick themselves up a point.
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Leicester v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th April 2018

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Leicester v Newcastle Betting Tips - Premier League 7th April 3.00pm Both of these have found a little bit of form in having won their last two games respectively in the league. Leicester took a solid away win at Brighton on the weekend to continue to hold down a top-eight place while Newcastle were narrowly getting the better of Huddersfield. So it may be a tight old battle between the two of them at the King Power

Leicester News and Form

Leicester are four games unbeaten in the league now, winning their two with successes at West Brom and Brighton. This weekend it is back to the King Power where they have taken three straight draws and all of those 1-1 ties as well. The 1-1 correct score with Paddy Power is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:01 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The Foxes are on a six-match scoring streak at the King Power, but they don’t have a clean sheet in their last three so the both teams to score at Paddy Power is worth considering at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Jamie Vardy has been in decent form recently in front of goal and the England man is at 10/3 odds with Paddy Power* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) in the first goalscorer market. Regardless of the result, it may be worth looking under 2.5 goals for the game as 60% of Leicester's home games have finished under the goal line.

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle have produced well recently, well enough to get themselves safe from any relegation worries. They are seven points clear of the bottom three heading into the weekend and they have taken a W3 D4 L8 record on their travels this season in the top flight. They are without a win in any of their last four away from St James Park though (D2 L2) so may struggle to do enough to get the wins on the board. The Magpies have averaged exactly one goal per away game this term while they have shipped at 1.7 per game on average. There has been no clean sheet in their last four away games. 64% of the goals they have conceded on the road have been in the second half of matches. Five times this season Newcastle have been drawing 0-0 and that’s a decent half time correct score option at Paddy Power. They are picking up the points but they are still lacking the goals to go out and threaten teams greatly. But as a positive, they do have the best defensive record of all teams starting eighth or lower this weekend in the top flight.

Leicester v Newcastle Head to Head

Leicester took a 3-2 away win at St James Park earlier in the season and that moved them onto a four-match winning streak against the Magpies in the Premier League. Three of their last four wins against Newcastle have come with a clean sheet. On home soil, Leicester will be defending a seven-match undefeated streak of form against the Magpies in all competitions (W3 D4). They have won each of their last three at home against Newcastle now.

Leicester v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Leicester 10/11, Draw 5/2, Newcastle 3/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:11 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Leicester v Newcastle Predictions

Leicester to win: Leicester have home form against the Magpies and they are playing well enough at the moment to extend that. The two should be pretty evenly matched up but Leicester have the extra bit of quality going for them. Home win.
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Do a Leicester – Premier League History

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It's been a very long time since there was an intruder into the Premiership who might just take the title. The Premiership has generally been a carve-up mainly concerning Man. Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea. Although, of late, Man. City have shown more than a passing interest. The only other team to earn a mention in the leagues history is Blackburn Rovers who did a "Leicester" in 1994/95 season when they astounded everyone, except their manager, Kenny Dalglish, when they took the top spot. Going back in time and including the old Football League there was hardly ever an upset. e.g. a team from the bottom half of the previous season's league table winning the title. Those that do stand out are very few indeed. For me there are only two which are memorable. In the old Football League in 1960/61 Ipswich Town were promoted as Division 2 Champions. They then did the unthinkable and won the First Division Title at the first attempt. This gave them entry into the European Cup in which they won their first tie 14 - 1 on aggregate versus Maltese side Floriana. They were then seen off by A.C. Milan. Their glory days in the First Division didn't last for too long either. They finished their second season in the top division just four points above the relegated sides. The following season saw them relegated as wooden spoonists. The next interlopers of note, were Blackburn Rovers. They found themselves in the newly formed Premier League having won via the "play-offs". By this time they had a new chairman, Jack Walker who had installed Kenny Dalglish as manager. They had been quietly plied their trade in the new Premier League. Finishing fourth in the inaugural season 13 points behind champions Man. Utd. The following season again ended in Man. Utd being crowned Champions and just 8 points behind in second place was Blackburn Rovers. The 1994/95 season saw them finish ahead of Man. Utd, depriving them of a third successive title by 0ne point. From this high position they soon found themselves floundering finishing 7th, 13th and then 6th, before being relegated (19th) in the 1998/99 season. They returned to the Premiership for the 2001/02 season after finishing seccond behind Fulham. The 2002/03 season saw their best position (6th) during their eleven year spell before once more being relegated. Apart from that one season their form was never realy more than moderate. Man. Ciry were promoted from the First Division at the end of 2001/02 season. However they didn't make too much of an impact until the 2009/10 season whenthey finished 5th. Thereafter they didn't act like intruders as they finished third the following season and then finished as Premiership Champions 2011/12. This was folloewd by another second place and then they won their second Premiership title in 2013/14. Last season they again slipped to second place. So now we cannot really call them intruders. With all the money now floating around the Premiership clubs it remains to be seen whether any other non-fashionable sides make any kind of breakthrough. The likes of Arsenal cannot be ruled out, of course, but will we see a resurgent Tottenham hotspurs or Liverpool make their presence felt in the coming seasons? Man. utd must always be considered too but only time will tell what damage has been done to them since Ferguson left them pretty much high and dry.
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Brighton v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st March 2018

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Brighton v Leicester Betting Tips - Premier League 31st March 3.00pm The Seagulls have a nice cushion of six points between themselves and the drop zone and anything out of this one would be a positive return to action as they take on a side sitting above them in the Premier League table. Leicester snapped a log winless streak just before the break, so will they pick up from there or need some time to get back into the groove of things?

Brighton News and Form

Brighton have been ticking along nicely since the end of January really and are W3 D2 L1 in their last six Premier League fixtures.So they are up in mid-table looking pretty safe at the moment and their home form has been great. They have won each of their last three at the Amex in the top flight, netting a total of nine goals in that positive sequence too. It has all been very good from them and the last time they took a home win it was Arsenal they beat by a 2-1 scoreline. They are still getting troubled at the back and they haven’t managed a league clean sheet this year. So both teams to score at bet365 for 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) looks a viable enough option for this one at the Amex. Brighton have a five-match scoring streak going at home (their last nine overall home and away combined) and have netted at least two of their own in each of their last three. 67% of their league goals at the Amex this term have been after the halftime break.

Leicester News and Form

Leicester were not running in particularly hot form leading up to the international break. They did bag a 4-1 victory over bottom side West Brom in tier the last match, but they were without a win in their five previous games (D3 L2) in the league. Their triumph over the Baggies at the Hawthorns snapped a five-match winless streak of away from that Leicester were on, losing four of those. So their away form isn’t great at the moment which could present Brighton a good chance in this. Leicester haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last six league outings, but they have scored in each of their last seven so over 2.5 goals at bet365 for 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) looks good value as this could be a really entertaining match up at the Amex. Leicester have been level at half time in eleven of their away fixtures this season and 67% of their fixtures away from the King Power have made it over the 2.5 goal line. Of the goals that Leicester have conceded this season, almost two-thirds of them have been in the second half of matches. Leicester City have scored in 80% of their away matches.    

Brighton v Leicester Head to Head

It was Leicester on top when the two met at the King Power earlier in the season, beating the Seagulls 2-0. That was their first game since the 2013/14 Championship season when Brighton won both fixtures. The Seagulls are on a four-match unbeaten streak at home against Leicester (W3 D1). Both teams have scored in just three of the last eight league meetings between them.

Brighton v Leicester Betting Odds*

Leicester 6/4, Brighton 9/5, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 04:13 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)

Brighton v Leicester Predictions

Draw: While Leicester are sitting above Brighton, the Seagulls should have enough spirit about them to grind out a point for themselves in this one. It would be a good point to nudge them towards safety at the end of the season.
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