Match Preview – Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Saturday’s win over Hull City was Leicester’s fourth home league victory in a row. It’s tempting to ask, have the Foxes cracked it at the KP?

Well. Maybe. If Leicester can beat Nottingham Forest, it’ll be the first time the Foxes have won as many as five successive home league games at this level since City’s first season at the Walkers Stadium (Leicester won their first six league games at their new home).

But then again, maybe not. Whilst Leicester’s home record against sides in the top half has been impressive (bettered only by Southamton, in fact) against the division’s strugglers the Foxes have, well, struggled. The record reads three wins, three draws and three defeats at home to sides in the bottom half of the Championship. It’s a statistic that cruely highlights why Leicester’s playoff aspirations have yet to become anything more concrete than that.

Just two months ago Nottingham Forest were dispatched by the biggest winning margin a Leicester side has managed against the Reds since 1913. But a recent revival from Steve Coterill’s men, in particular that 7-3 hammering of Leeds, should be enough to convince fans and the players not to expect such an easy ride this time around.

A fifth of Forest’s league matches this season have ended in 1-0 defeats. Leicester fans would undoubtedly settle for the same again.

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