Match Preview: Yeovil Town


League One has been loaded with new experiences for Leicester fans, experiences most hoped they would never live to see. Yeovil at home on what is forecast to be a chilly Tuesday evening in November is surely one of them. On this day eight years ago City faced Newcastle Utd at home, now they host a team whos nickname I was forced to google. Victory will take the Foxes top of League One, and the indications are they should manage it.

There have been no previous meetings between Leicester and the Glovers.

Key Stats
Leicester did a professional job of despatching Stevenage at the weekend, even though Matty Fryatt did his best to keep things interesting with that amazing miss. Interestingly, despite being far and away Leicester’s leading goalscorer, Fryatt is behind both Steve Howard and Lloyd Dyer in the first goalscorer category. The Fryarstarter has only opened the scoring on three occasions this season, leaving others to break the deadlock.

A win for City would be their first back to back victories for a month, but Leicester have averaged just a goal a game at home in their last five league outings. The Walkers Stadium seems to be acing less like a fortress and more akin to a pressure cooker. An early goal would settle many nerves, but City have only scored four in the opening 30 minutes so far this season.

Yeovil Town are unbeaten in their last five in all competitions and have kept clean sheets in each of their last three league games. This being said, Russell Slade’s men have been shutout in four of their last five away matches in League One. The Glovers have scored only 14 goals all season, the third worst record in the division. With just three wins all season, confidence is low. Indeed, if City do strike early the numbers look favourable. Yeovil have yet to come back from behind to win and have scored just three goals when conceding first, letting in 12 at the other end.

On This Day
Leicester treated home fans to a grandstand finished on this day in 1998. Trailing at home to Leeds Utd in the League Cup 4th Round thanks to Harry Kewell’s 17th minute effort, Leicester snatched victory with two goals in the dying minutes. First, Muzzy Izzet’s lob levelled the score in the 88th minute, then Gary Parker’s stoppage time penalty put Leicester into a quarter-final with Blackburn.

Selected Odds
Leicester – 4/7 (Blue Square)
Draw – 3/1 (Bet365)
Yeovil – 6/1 (Bet365)

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