Leicester City v Middlesbrough tips: Stalemate at the King Power Stadium
Leicester City and Middlesbrough will fight it out for desperately-needed points at the King Power Stadium this weekend
November 25th, 2016
Looking at Leicester City’s European campaign this season, one could be forgiven for assuming that all would be well on the domestic front. After all, the Foxes have guaranteed for themselves a place in the last sixteen of Europe’s top-tier cup competition and are certain to finish in pole position in what was admittedly a relatively easy Group G.
Things are certainly not going well in domestic competition however with Claudio Ranieri’s men sitting just two points above the relegation zone after the first twelve Premier League games. Indeed they desperately need to get their act together should they with to suffer the ignominy of following their title success of 2015/16 with a relegation battle in 2016/17.
It really doesn’t bode too well when the Foxes have won just twice in their last seven league outings and with their last two games ending in defeat to Watford and West Bromwich Albion, we certainly won’t be siding with the visitors to seal the three points against Middlesbrough. Oh how things can change in just a single season.
Middlesbrough sit a point below the Foxes in the Premier League table and they too are looking nervously over their shoulders, however despite stumbling in the early stages of their first season back in the top flight they have found their feet somewhat of late with creditable recent draws against the likes of Manchester City (at the Etihad), Arsenal (at the Emirates) and West Ham United (at the London Stadium). Couple this with a 2-0 win over mid-table Bournemouth at the end of October and we fancy the visitors to at least manage a point against the underperforming Foxes on Saturday afternoon.