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BetStars Betting Preview: Leicester City vs. Stoke City

Three consecutive wins for the Foxes has moved them within six points of ninth-placed Stoke and a repeat of last season’s 3-0 score line could halve that gap by 5 o’clock on Saturday evening.

City are priced at 21/20 to take all three points with BetStars while the draw is available at 12/5. Leicester to win and both teams to score has also been a very popular bet with City fans in recent weeks and is available at 16/5.

Since the turn of 2017 Leicester have won every league game in which they have scored and they’re priced at 23/10 to win to nil on Saturday. Leicester to win 2-0 has been the most popular score line bet and with City’s strikers banging them in at one end and Kasper Schmeichel frustrating opposition strikers at the other it could be prudent to get on that bandwagon.

Those looking for value in the goal scorers markets may fancy Jamie Vardy to score 2 or more goals at 6/1 and BetStars are expecting plenty of backers for Robert Huth to score the first goal against his former club at 18/1.

Last season Leicester City were awarded the most penalties in the Premier League but BetStars are expecting punters to stay away from the penalty markets for this game given Stoke City have conceded a league low of just two this season.

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Albrighton: Play With Confidence

Despite having Jamie Vardy sent off and going 2-0 down in the first period at the bet365 Stadium in December, the Foxes battled to a precious Premier League point.

Leonardo Ulloa halved the deficit with just over 15 minutes to play, before Daniel Amartey nodded in late on to salvage a 2-2 draw in the Potteries.

“It’ll be a physical battle,” Albrighton told LCFC TV prior to Saturday’s game. “Obviously in previous years they’ve been renowned for being a big side. I do think they’ve changed that, but I think they’ve still got elements of it.

“They’ve got a tough back four that won’t let you past or in behind too easily, so it’s going to be tough for us.

“We played well at their place before the sending off and they got their goal, so I think we can take confidence from that and when they come to King Power Stadium and with the wins that we’ve got, I’m sure the place will be rocking. It’ll be a fantastic occasion to get a win.

“It’s been a good last few weeks in terms of results and even performances. We feel like we’ve played well in the games that we’ve won.

“We’ve had some spells in games where we look fantastic at times on the ball and if we can play with that confidence going into the games in this month then I’m sure we’ll have no problem.”

City’s last outing, albeit before the international break, saw them record their first Premier League win on the road this term.

The 3-2 victory at the London Stadium over West Ham United was certainly a welcome one and Albrighton believes it has relieved some pressure ahead of some tricky upcoming away trips.

He added: “We needed to break that duck. Everybody was talking about that and after we’d got those three home wins, everybody was looking at our away form. To have broken that is brilliant for us.

“It was good to get it off our back and we can now go into a couple more home games with confidence. When we do go away, people won’t be talking about that now and we can concentrate on getting the result.”