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Bristol City v Leicester: Prediction, Tips and Odds

After a dip in form, promotion-chasing Leicester will be eager to get their pursuit of reaching the Premier League back on track when they head to a Bristol City side on the slide in the Championship.

Bristol City v Leicester betting tips and predictions

Leicester -1 on Asian handicap – 5/4

Leicester are facing mounting off-field trouble but they remain well-placed in the Championship promotion race and can register a vital victory over mid-table Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Enzo Maresca’s side have collected just four points from their last five games and have relinquished top spot to Leeds, who reached the summit with a 2-0 victory at home to Millwall just before the international break.

A response is needed from the Foxes and they are set to be boosted by the return of some key players, with Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy expected to be fit enough to start.

Pereira was sorely missed during the recent dip in results and Vardy was in great form, scoring eight goals in his last eight appearances, before sitting out the 4-2 FA Cup quarter-final loss at Chelsea with a minor injury.

The Foxes should be close to full strength and that will make life difficult for their hosts, who have endured a largely frustrating campaign.

Bristol City reached the end of 2023 in eighth place and had hoped to at least sustain a push for a play-off place.

However, they have gathered just 11 points from 13 matches since the turn of the year to leave themselves only eight points above the relegation zone.

Staying up remains highly likely but head coach Liam Manning will want to see some signs of improvement to maintain the belief that he is the right man to take the club forward.

A summer shake-up seems likely for the West Country outfit, but they could continue to struggle in the short term and may be swept aside by the Foxes.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to score or assist – 6/5

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been one of the top midfielders in the Championship this season and his energy and ability could be key factors in sealing the points on Friday.

Leicester’s promotion push has been a team effort but no individual has shone more brightly than Dewsbury-Hall, who has contributed 10 Championship goals and 12 assists.

The 25-year-old’s performances dipped in recent weeks as the balance of Leicester’s team was upset by the absences of Pereira and Ndidi.

But Pereira and Ndidi are ready to return against City and their involvement could stimulate a return to form for Dewsbury-Hall, who looks a solid 6/5 shot to deliver either a goal or an assist.

Leicester to score over 1.5 goals – 4/5

There have been times this season that sections of Leicester fans have criticised the head coach, Maresca, for a perceived cautious style of play.

However, the Foxes are the Championship’s second top scorers with 74 goals and they can do plenty of damage to Bristol City, who have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 games.

Leicester have bagged at least two goals on 12 of their 19 Championship road trips and they look a solid 4/5 wager to notch at least twice against the Robins.

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Bristol City v Leicester odds

Bristol City - 15/4
Draw -
Leicester -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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