Leicester City will be looking to consolidate their lead at the top of the standings as they travel to Middlesbrough for a Championship fixture on Saturday. The Foxes remain head and shoulders above everyone else and should have the upper hand over Boro, who have stumbled slightly in recent weeks.
Middlesbrough head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a thrilling 3-3 draw at Plymouth Argyle in their previous Championship. In an end to end encounter with plenty of chances, Josh Coburn netted a brace while Sam Greenwood was also on target.
After enduring a difficult start to the season, Middlesbrough have been picking up their form in recent weeks with just one defeat in their last 10 matches across all competitions. They have claimed eight wins in that run and are currently just four points off the playoff places.
The one blemish in Middlesbrough’s recent resurgence came in their previous fixture at the Riverside Stadium as they were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City. Michael Carrick’s men had claimed three straight home wins prior to that defeat and will be looking to channel those performances against the Championship leaders on Saturday.
Leicester are coming off a rare defeat as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Leeds United last time out in the Championship. Despite seeing a lot of possession, they appeared to lack ideas in the final third and finished with just a single attempt on target.
That was only the second Championship defeat of the season for Leicester City, who remain three points clear at the top of the standings. Enzo Maresca’s men had claimed nine straight wins prior to that result and will be keen to quickly get things back on track.
The interesting thing about Leicester City’s campaign is that their defeats have come at home as they have remained imperious on their travels. The Foxes have conceded in all seven of their Championship away matches this season, keeping just two clean sheets in that run.
Leicester City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 13/10 by BoyleSports to claim the win. Middlesbrough ate considered outsiders with a home win valued at 21/10 by bet365 while Paddy Power is offering odds of 5/2 for a draw.
Leicester City have a 20-16 advantage with 20 draws from 56 previous matches against Middlesbrough. However the most recent meeting between both teams was a Premier League fixture back in 2017 which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Josh Coburn has caught the eye for Middlesbrough lately and could be the one to each on Saturday. The forward netted a brace last time out at Plymouth and is priced at 5/2 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Kelechi Iheanacho remains the leading scorer for Leicester City and could be worth keeping an eye on. The Nigerian attacker has scored in three of his last four away matches and is priced at 15/8 by bet365 to find the net once again.
Middlesbrough have seen over 3.5 goals in their last two matches and a repeat is priced at 37/20 by Unibet. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 8/11 by 10bet while William Hill is offering odds of 6/10 on both teams to score.
Leicester City have opened the scoring in six of their seven away matches this season and are priced at 20/23 by Coral to score first on Saturday.
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Nov 11, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Middlesbrough vs Leicester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.