Leicester v Forest Betting Tips & Predictions

Leicester are 8/11 favourites for their East Midlands derby with Nottingham Forest at the King Power Stadium on Monday Night Football.

The bottom two teams in the Premier League matchup on Monday night with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers in an almost must-win scenario. 

Leicester have one point from seven league matches, and face a newly-promoted Forest side which has lost four straight in the league.

While the teams haven’t met in the topflight since 1999, it isn’t long since they last faced each other, with Forest winning 4-1 in the FA Cup earlier this year.

A lot has changed for the away side since then, however.

Double Chance: Nottingham Forest Or Draw

15/13 (SportNation) 

Beaten 6-2 by Spurs before the international break, Leicester’s confidence is at rock-bottom. It is six straight league defeats for Rodgers’ side and they have conceded 22 goals in just seven matches. 

Their expected goals figures suggest they have performed slightly better than those results, but this is a team in disarray.

The picture isn’t much prettier for Forest, of course, after 3-2 losses to Bournemouth and Fulham. 

Yet, the poor results can at least be blamed on bedding in new players. This is a difficult game to predict, but Forest to avoid defeat has the best value in the results markets. 

Total Goals: Over 2.5

4/6 (William Hill)

These are two of the three leakiest defences in the Premier League. Over 2.5 is always a decent bet when Rodgers’ teams are involved, and it has hit in six of Leicester’s seven league matches this term.

A total of 16 goals have been scored in Forest’s last three league fixtures. Neither defence inspires any confidence whatsoever – this should be a fun 90 minutes for the respective attacks. 

First Team Booking: Nottingham Forest

4/6 (Boyle Sports)

Robert Jones is in charge here, and he averaged just 2.25 yellows per match last season. Forest, though, have received the third-most cards in the Premier League to date. Those two factors make it hard to pick between the cards over or under.

Forest to receive the first booking is the way to go instead. Leicester have been shown just nine cards in seven matches, and only Brentford commit fouls less frequently. 

All odds are subject to change

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