Swansea v Leicester: Champions will stand up and be counted

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Even by the unpredictable standards of Leicester City, few envisaged last season’s Premier League champions mounting such a timid title defence.

Ahead of their trip to south Wales, the Foxes find themselves just a point above the relegation zone and sliding ever closer to oblivion following a run of four straight defeats and just two league wins in 15 games.

Sunday’s opponents Swansea City aren’t about to offer Claudio Ranieri’s side an olive branch given their own precarious position.

But a quick look at recent history will show you that the King Power outfit are more than capable of turning over their latest opponents. More on that later.

Swansea have won three of their five top-flight games since the turn of the year, including an impressive 3-2 away victory at Liverpool.

And with the visitors failing to win a single league game on the road this term it’s easy, if not remarkable, to see why Paul Clement’s side are the 11/8 favourites with Ranieri’s underdogs 11/5 to take all three points and the draw available at the same price.

However, Leicester have won four of their five Premier League meetings against the Swans. And buoyed by their midweek Emirates FA Cup win over Derby County, Jamie Vardy and co. can finally kick on and start to steer themselves to safety.

The aforementioned Vardy has failed to hit the heights of last season but he is still his team’s leading scorer with five goals.

And having scored in the reverse fixture – a 2-1 win – he’s worth a punt at 6/1 to score first or 9/4 at any time.

Elsewhere, Swansea have the leakiest defence in the division (54 goals conceded) while the Foxes’ backline is also very porous so the 8/11 for Both Teams to Score looks a banker.

Meanwhile, if you’re not convinced by our reasoning and want to lump on the home side then make sure you’re all over our Headline Price Boost – Swansea to win and Both Teams to Score, was 7/2, NOW 9/2!

Click here for the latest Swansea v Leicester odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.