Hull City v Leicester City Tips – Tigers can send Foxes running
The Tigers will be looking to seal their first ever League Cup quarter-finals appearance tonight
October 27th, 2015
Championship outfit Hull City have never had a better chance not reach the last eight of the Capital One Cup when they face three-time League Cup winners Leicester tonight at Hull’s KC Stadium.
Claudio Ranieri’s men are performing above expectations in the top flight this season, however the Foxes boss will be expected to ring the changes for this clash, given that he will be affording much greater priority to the Premier League where his side sit comfortably in fifth position with 19 points, just three behind leaders Manchester City and Arsenal.
Indeed, the Foxes have suffered just one defeat in their last twelve outings in all competitions and should on paper prove too strong for their Championship opponents tonight. That said, Ranieri will be fielding a much changed side for this trip to East Yorkshire. The Leicester boss will likely recall Gokhan Inler, Nathan Dyer, Mark Schwarzer and Andrej Kramaric but will probably decide to rest Jamie Vardy, however it is expected that Leonardo Ulloa will play a part in the action having recovered from a muscle injury.
Hull City are unbeaten in their last eight outings, however they have only recorded two home wins since the beginning of February. Nevertheless, they put three past Ipswich Town last week without reply and head into this match on the back of a decent 2-0 win over Birmingham City at the weekend.
This has all the makings of a thoroughly entertaining encounter. A full strength Leicester City side would be expected to sail through into the quarter-finals of the competition, however with wholesale changes lined-up for the visitors, we fancy the hosts to knock their more illustrious opponents out of the Capital One Cup and seal for themselves their first ever place in the last eight of the tournament.
BETTING TIP – Hull City to win – William Hill 9/5