The fixture computer has handed Leicester City a favour this weekend. After a disappointing midweek outing at Leeds, this weekend’s match with Derby offers the perfect opportunity to bounce back.
There’s every reason to be confident. Rarely has this rivalry been dominated by one side so comprehensively over such a long period.
For a start the last four meetings between these sides have been dominated by the Foxes. Leicester have recorded four straight wins over the Rams, scoring nine times and conceding none at all.
Derby, meanwhile, have never won at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester’s home record remains the second best in the Championship. The visitors can point only to wins at the City Ground and Portman Road.
Derby’s scoring record on the road is hardly inspiring either. Only Ipswich have scored fewer away from home in the Championship than the seven Nigel Clough’s men have managed this season.
By the time this game kicks off both sides will know what a win will do for their league position. Leicester might be able to climb back into 3rd.
Derby could climb to 8th – their highest league position of the season. They’d need to turn the form book upside down to manage it.