Leicester City vs Blackburn: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Leicester City vs Blackburn: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Leicester City play host to Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday at 7.30pm (UK time).

Leicester City vs Blackburn: Betting tips

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Leicester City vs Blackburn: Predictions

Leicester City vs Blackburn: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 1/1 with Bet UK
Correct score 3-2 28/1 with bet365
First Goalscorer Kelechi Iheanacho 11/4 with Betfair

Brendan Rodgers made history in 2021 after winning the FA Cup for the first time in Leicester City’s history, and while The Foxes haven’t quite managed to claw themselves away from relegation danger in the Premier League — sitting just three points above the drop zone — they will want a strong run in this competition.

The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have all already exited the FA Cup, so the chances of reaching Wembley and possibly lifting something tangible at the end of the season have certainly been amplified. Leicester have secured wins over Gillingham and Walsall to reach this stage of the competition against Blackburn.

Jon Dahl Tomasson has The Riversiders daring to dream of facing Leicester in the league next season — providing The Foxes stay up — with his side currently fourth in the Championship table. Their promotion-chasing ambitions will be put on the back-burner on Tuesday, though, as they travel to the King Power with the bit between their teeth.

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Leicester City vs Blackburn match stats

Kelechi Iheanacho will certainly fancy his chances against Blackburn later this week, with the Nigerian taking the absolute mickey out of this competition since emerging at City. In fact, Iheanacho has scored more FA Cup goals (17) than any other player since making his debut in the competition in 2016.

For Blackburn, their key player is, of course, attacking difference-maker Ben Brereton Diaz. The Chile international is once against Blackburn’s top scorer in all competitions this season with 11 goals, and has already netted against Premier League opposition, bagging against West Ham in the League Cup back in November.

Leicester City vs Blackburn: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Leicester City 3-2 Blackburn

Leicester City vs Blackburn head-to-head

22 Mar 2014 – Blackburn 1-1 Leicester City – Championship

17 Sep 2013 – Leicester City 2-1 Blackburn – Championship

26 Feb 2013 – Leicester City 3-0 Blackburn – Championship

25 Aug 2012 – Blackburn 2-1 Leicester City – Championship

13 Mar 2005 – Blackburn 1-0 Leicester City – FA Cup

It’s been nearly 10 years since these clubs last squared off. They met in the 2013/14 Championship season, with Leicester winning the King Power tie thanks to goals from Lloyd Dyer and David Nugent, who cancelled out Jordan Rhodes’ 70th-minute penalty.

FA Cup outright odds

Club Sky Bet
Manchester City 7/2
Liverpool 8/1
Manchester United  8/1
Chelsea 9/1
Arsenal 9/1
Newcastle 10/1
Tottenham 12/1
Brighton 16/1
Aston Villa 20/1
West Ham 25/1
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