Gillingham vs Leicester Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 07/01/2023

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Gillingham vs Leicester Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 07/01/2023

Gillingham - Leicester

England FA Cup - MEMS Priestfield Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Gillingham and Leicester meet at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, January 6th. Can Leicester leave their league woes behind when they take on the Gills in the cup? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Betting Tips for Gillingham vs Leicester

Leicester are favourites to prevail when they visit League Two’s bottom club Gillingham in the FA Cup on Saturday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Leicester to Win to Nil

Leicester slipped to yet another defeat in the Premier League when they somehow lost at home to Fulham despite creating a number of excellent chances. However, a date with League Two’s bottom club Gillingham could allow the Foxes to exorcise some of their frustrations. The struggling Gills have failed to score in three of their last four assignments in all competitions, including Wolves in the Carabao Cup, and they could fail to notch again against another Premier League opponent on Saturday.

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Leicester -1.0 Goal Handicap

Brenden Rodgers’ Foxes created enough chances to plunder at least a couple of goals against Fulham and you get the sense that Leicester’s players will be itching to set a few wrongs right against Gillingham on Saturday. Visitors to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium beat the -1.0 goal handicap in two of the last three matches at that venue and Leicester have the quality to do the same. With that in mind, we recommend backing City with a one goal disadvantage.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Gillingham vs Leicester

View our list of the best stats for Saturday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most compelling odds.

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Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup contest between Gillingham and Leicester.

Gillingham odds: 12/1 (13.0) – 7.7%

Draw odds: 28/5 (6.6) – 15.2%

Leicester odds: 1/5 (1.2) – 83.3%

Leicester have been priced as overwhelming favourites to swat Gillingham aside on Saturday and at 14/25 (1.56) – 64.1% for there to be over 2.5 goals, the bookies believe the Foxes will enjoy themselves in the final third. Leicester are also priced at 4/7 (1.57) – 63.6% to be in front in the half time result market.

Gillingham vs Leicester Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Saturday’s FA Cup encounter between Gillingham and Leicester.

Gillingham

First-choice Gillingham keeper Glenn Morris returned from injury against Stevenage on Monday, though his comeback didn't have the impact the club hoped. The relegation candidates lost 1-0 against Borough and they are now five points off safety in League Two.

Predicted Lineup for Gillingham: Morris – McKenzie, Wright, Ehmer, Tutonda – Jeffries, Williams, O'Keefe, MacDonald – Kashket, Mandron

Leicester

Leicester have a lengthy injury list at present which includes James Justin, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison, Dennis Praet, Patson Daka, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Boubakary Soumare and Ryan Bertrand. With options light, Brendan Rodgers cannot rotate his team a whole lot.

Predicted Lineup for Leicester: Ward – Castagne, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Thomas – Mendy, Ndidi – Albrighton, Perez – Iheanacho, Vardy

Player to Watch – Çağlar Söyüncü

Turkish defender Çağlar Söyüncü isn’t enjoying the best of campaigns for Leicester and the 26-year-old seems to be falling completely out of favour under Brendan Rodgers. Söyüncü was a fan favourite and defensive mainstay for the Foxes last term, and he will hope to be selected on Saturday to remind Rodgers of his talents.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Gillingham vs Leicester Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Gillingham vs Leicester prediction

Who are the current FA Cup holders?

Liverpool are the current holders of the FA Cup.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 12:30 BST.

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

Leicester have been priced as odds-on favourites to win on Saturday.