Leicester City vs Blackburn – Betting Preview
After barely advancing past two fourth-tier opponents to reach the fifth round, Leicester City will face Championship team Blackburn Rovers at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
The Foxes won 1-0 at Walsall to advance to the last-16 round, while their lower-tier opponents triumphed by the same score in a rematch away at Birmingham City.
Leicester City Preview
After a 1-0 loss to league-leading Arsenal at home on Saturday, Leicester was left clinging to a three-point advantage over the Premier League’s relegation zone (February 25).
The team’s three-game winning streak ended on February 19 after a humiliating 3-0 loss against Manchester United.
The FA Cup can often be a welcome distraction from a league campaign which is perhaps not going to plan, so Rodgers and Co will be keen to restore some confidence when Blackburn come calling!
The Foxes’ luck may have run out, but after consecutive 1-0 victories against Gillingham and Walsall in the first two rounds, they set out to secure another FA Cup quarterfinal trip.
Blackburn is aiming to go to the FA Cup quarterfinals for the first time since the 2014–15 season. Blackburn has already broken a terrible run of five straight third-round exits.
In the next two seasons, they made it as far as the fifth round before being eliminated by West Ham United and Manchester United, respectively.
The Riversiders, who are now fourth in the Championship standings, will also be bringing a nine-game unbeaten streak across all competitions to the King Power Stadium as the two teams square off for the first time since the 2013–14 second-tier season!
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
The energetic Blackburn team, which has only lost once this year, will present Leicester with another challenging 90 minutes as they continue their rough Premier League season.
It may be a back-and-forth contest, with the more seasoned Leicester team likely to perform well in front of their home crowd!
Even the market believes the support of the home crowd could be the difference maker as Leicester are the favourites to win @ 1.40.
That means Blackburn are the away underdogs @ 8.80.
The market odds of a stalemate, and that this one will require extra time to solve, stands @ 5.20.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.75.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.20.
Blackburn Rovers, have already shown they have the tools to unlock top-flight defences this season after striking twice at West Ham in the League Cup, not to mention they have netted at least once in 14 of their last 17 outings.
Plus, Leicester has the ability to score themselves too!
Blackburn might still be in the Championship, but their form has been excellent.
So perhaps we have an interesting game to look forward to!