Walsall vs Leicester Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 28/01/2023

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Walsall - Leicester

England FA Cup - Banks's Stadium

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

Walsall vs Leicester – Free Betting Tips

Premier League Leicester City make the short trip to Walsall of League Two this weekend in the FA Cup. The visitors are the big favourite to win the game with all bookmakers but this competition is famous for producing shock results which is one of the main reasons that this game is being televised live on the BBC.

Both Teams to Score

We're predicting goals in Saturday's early kick-off in the FA Cup as each of the last four meetings between these two clubs in all competitions have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard. Both teams have scored in four of Walsall's last five outings in league and cup, while Leicester have only managed to keep one clean sheet in their last six attempts.

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Over 2.5 Goals

At least three goals have been scored in each of the last four encounters between Walsall and Leicester, and we're expecting another action-packed 90-minutes this weekend. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Walsall's last five outings and on each of those occasions, the scoreline had ended 2-1. Leicester's last game against Brighton produced four goals as the teams shared a point each in a 2-2 draw, so there is plenty of hope for another goals-filled match on Saturday.

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Stats, Markets & Odds for Walsall vs Leicester

Last Five - Leicester

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Leicester

Leicester

2

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Leicester

Leicester

0

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Leicester

Leicester

1

2

W

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Leicester

Leicester

0

5

W

30/01/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Leicester

Leicester

1

3

W

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Walsall vs Leicester.

Walsall: 44/5 (9.80) – 10.2%

Draw: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%

Leicester: 7/20 (1.35) – 74.1%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As you can see, all of the bookmakers are backing the Premier League side to win this weekend and it seems there is very little chance of an upset. If you fancy Leicester to Win-to-Nil on Saturday, you can get odds of 6/5 (2.20) – 45.4% on that outcome, while Walsall to Win-to-Nil is priced at 17/1 (18.00) – 5.6%.

How will the teams lineups for this FA Cup clash?

Walsall

Walsall were away at Stockport County in the last round of the FA Cup, winning the tie in dramatic style. The first half ended goalless but Johnson broke the deadlock for Walsall in the 63rd-minute. Stockport looked like they have forced a replay when Madden equalised in the 88th-minute, only for William to convert a penalty deep into stoppage time to win the game for the visitors.

Predicted Lineup: Evans (GK), Daniels, White, Monthe, Gordon, Kinsella, Maddox, Comley, Hutchinson, Johnson & Knowles

Leicester

The Foxes were away at Gillingham in the last round but only managed to sneak a 1-0 victory in the end. The pair went in at the break goalless but just 11-minutes into the second forty-five, Iheanacho scored what turned out to be the only goal of the game after good work from Vardy who claimed the assists. Leicester are going to need to up their game this weekend as Walsall might not be as forgiving as Gillingham were.

Predicted Lineup: Ward (GK), Amartey, Castagne, Faes, Thomas, Mendy, Praet, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes & Vardy

Starting Lineups

Walsall

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5
Donervon Daniels
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14
Brandon Comley
ms
1
Owen Evans
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3
Liam Gordon
gy
10
Tom Knowles
gb
23
Isaac Hutchinson
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31
Robbie Willmott
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24
Joseph Low
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16
Jacob Maddox
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Substitutes
7
Joe Riley
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18
Oisin McEntee
ie
21
Taylor Allen
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42
Yann Songo'o
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12
Jackson Smith
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15
Douglas James Taylor
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25
Ronan Maher
ie
9
Conor Wilkinson
ie

Leicester

Leicester
24
Nampalys Mendy
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7
Harvey Barnes
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22
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
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10
James Maddison
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20
Patson Daka
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18
Daniel Amartey
gh
33
Luke Thomas
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27
Timothy Castagne
be
8
Youri Tielemans
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31
Daniel Iversen
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3
Wout Faes
be
Substitutes
34
Lewis Brunt
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16
Victor Kristiansen
dk
4
Caglar Soyuncu
tr
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng
26
Dennis Praet
be
23
Jannik Vestergaard
dk
11
Marc Albrighton
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12
Alex Smithies
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Harvey Barnes

Barnes has arguably been Leicester's best play this season and we can see the 25-year-old making the difference in this FA Cup tie.

Barnes joint-top scores in the Premier League this season for Leicester, netting 7-goals along with fellow midfielder Maddison. Manager Brendan Rodgers is going to need another top performance from Barnes if the Foxes are to get through to the next round and hopefully go all the way and claim the FA Cup trophy this season.

this season could prove to be Barnes' best in front of goal having previously scored 9-goals in the 2018/19 campaign on loan at West Brom and netting 9 for Leicester in the 2020/21 season. Walsall are going to have to keep Barnes quiet this weekend as he not only scores goals, he supplies them as well.

Walsall vs Leicester – Q&A

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  • Who are the favourite to win? – Leicester are the overwhelming favourite to win this cup tie.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Walsall 2-3 Leicester (Friendly).
  • What time is kick-off? – 12:30 GMT, 13:30 CET.
  • Whic TV channel in the UK will show a live broadcast of the Walsall vs Leicester FA CUP round 4 clash? The match will be lve on BBC Sport Web, BBC Player and BBC Red Button.
  • Have these teams clashed before in the FC Cup tournament? No, this will be the first encounter in an FC fixture between Walsall and Leicester.
  • How does Walsall compare against Leicester in H2H stats? These teams have had 3 encounters. The Foxes won 2 while the other meeting ended a draw.
  • How did Walsall perform in the round 3 FA Cup match? They defeated Stockport 2-1 away from home.
  • What was the score by Leicester in the round 3 game? The Foxes won 1-0 against Gillingham to make it to this round 4 of the FA Cup.

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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.