Whilst recognising the historic achievements of Matty Fryatt many Leicester fans have hailed Aleksander Tunchev as City’s player of the season so far. His loss for the remainder of the season is an enormous blow, the only consolation to be found from the injury is that it happened within the transfer window. It will surely not have escaped Nigel Pearson’s attention that Leicester have yet to keep a clean sheet in League One this season without Tunchev in the side.
This is Leicester’s first televised game of the season. The home fixture against Oldham in February is likely to be the last. Leicester’s record on Sky Sports last year was P7 W1 D5 L1 F3 A3 Pts8.
As usual, the numbers point strongly in City’s favour. Yeovil have won just two games at home this season, and have just one victory in their last seven league games. Whilst Leicester fans chuckled at the indignity of each of Hereford’s fiver goals against Oldham, Yeovil fans must have shuddered. With the Bulls and Crewe involved in mini revivals this is no time to slip into relegation form.
As with many sides at the bottom of the table goals have been a frequent problem for the Glovers. Danny Schofield is Yeovil’s top scorer with just four. This being said, Yeovil are currently on their longest streak of scoring in consecutive matches, it’s six games since they failed to score. But Leicester are on a scoring streak themselves. It’s 13 matches since Northampton Town kept a clean sheet at the Walkers Stadium.
On This Day
City hosted Arsenal in an FA Cup Fourth Round Replay on this day in 2000. This was the game that led Ian Ridley to label Leicester ‘Boring’ (he had a point) and for Arsene Wenger to remark that Leicester played for penalties (not so much). Just 15,235 were present to watch City triumph 6-5 from the spot.
Yeovil – 4/1 (Victor Chandler)
Draw – 5/2 (Bet365)
Leicester – 5/6 (totesport)