Match Preview – Bristol City vs Leicester City

So Leicester have back to back league wins at last, and no sooner has the demand for two wins been heeded than the urgency of a third becomes all encompassing.

Sequences of any kind have been rare for the Foxes this season. Leicester have yet to win, lose or draw three league games in a row this campaign. The last time City won three consecutive league matches was under Sven when the Foxes won five on the bounce early last year.

Another win looks all the more important given a quick glance at the fixture list. After this match, City will face four huge tests against clubs they are hoping to beat to a playoff spot; Reading, Birmingham, Blackpool and Hull.

With 13 games to go and at least 8 wins required for the Foxes to have any realistic hopes of a late promotion push it’s tempting to look at Bristol City and label this fixture a ‘must win’.

The Robins are without a win in seven, their only point in that run coming from a 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace. They’ve won at home just four times this season and the sides goal difference (-27) is the worst in the Championship.

Without former Leicester target Nicky Maynard, Bristol City have scored in just two of their last six games. Though it must be said they were hardly big scorers before that, owning as they do the Championship’s lowest goals per game record (0.82).

Defensively the Robins aren’t too sharp either, it’s nine league matches since they kept a clean sheet. If Leicester make that ten early on they should have enough. But this is Leicester, and this is the Championship. The only certainty is the uncertainty.

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