Leicester City vs. Derby County: FA Cup Fourth Round Replay – Match Preview

Leicester City entertain Derby County in a FA Cup Fourth Round replay on Wednesday evening.

The Premier League champions are incredibly close to the drop zone following another league defeat last weekend.

A 3-0 loss at home to Manchester United means they are very much in a battle to beat the drop.

Derby County were beaten away at Newcastle United and are now three points off the play-off spots.

Matt Ritchie scored the only goal as Newcastle returned to the top of the Championship over the weekend.

The original fixture finished 2-2, with Darren Bent scoring for both sides in an entertaining tie.

Match history
The last league meeting between the pair came back in 2014, with Leicester City easing to a 4-1 success in the Championship.

Last five meetings (Championship unless stated)
Derby County 2 Leicester City 2 (FA Cup) – 27/01/17
Leicester City 4 Derby County 1 – 10/01/14
Leicester City 2 Derby County 1 (EFL Cup) – 24/09/13
Derby County 0 Leicester City 1 – 17/08/13
Derby County 2 Leicester City 1 – 16/06/13

Both teams to score – Evens with 888 Sport

Team news
Ben Chilwell is likely to start from full-back ahead of Christian Fuchs for the hosts.

Leicester could line up with a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Andy King starting behind the striker.

Craig Bryson is a major doubt for Derby after he was forced off against Newcastle on the weekend.

They will also be without Will Hughes, James Wilson and George Thorne for the fixture.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Chilwell;  Ndidi, Drinkwater; Mahrez, King, Albrighton; Vardy
Derby County (4-3-3): Carson; Christie, Keogh, Pearce, Olsson; Sart, Johnson, Butterfield; Ince, Bent, Russell

Predictions

Result: Leicester City (21/20 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (17/2 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Andy King (28/5 with 888 Sport)

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