Cheltenham Town vs Leicester City Match Info
Date: Saturday July 20 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Jonny-Rocks Stadium (Whaddon Road)
Cheltenham Town vs Leicester City Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
March 7 2009: Leicester City 4-0 Cheltenham Town
August 30 2008: Cheltenham Town 0-4 Leicester City
Cheltenham Town vs Leicester City Stats
- These clubs’ two previous games were in League One, from which Leicester were promoted as champions and Cheltenham relegated in 2008-09
- Cheltenham were unbeaten in their final 10 home matches last season
- A clean sheet was kept in four of Leicester’s final five games last term
Cheltenham Town vs Leicester City Match Preview
Harry Maguire’s future will be the main talking point surrounding this game – and the team-sheets will be studied frantically pre-match to see if the England defender will play any part.
That was the case at Scunthorpe on Tuesday when Leicester began their pre-season build-up, with Maguire playing the second half of his club’s 1-0 win amid huge speculation about whether he is set to join Manchester United.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed afterwards that bids had been rejected from two clubs, presumably United and Manchester City. It is believed the Foxes want £80million for Maguire, which would be a world record fee for a defender.
The situation could have moved on between the time this is being written on Thursday morning and kick-off on Saturday afternoon but, whatever happens, Rodgers is sure to be quizzed about Maguire by the press when he and his team turn up in Gloucestershire.
All that talk is irrelevant to Cheltenham Town, who will simply be glad to welcome a Premier League club having played three non-League teams so far in pre-season – and they failed to win the first two of those games, with the third due to take place on Friday.
Ayoze Perez, Leicester’s new £30million signing from Newcastle, scored the winner at Scunthorpe and he will be keen to continue bedding in with another goal in what is likely to be a more comfortable victory this time for the 2015-16 Premier League champions.
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Cheltenham Town vs Leicester City Betting Tips
Leicester City -2 on the handicap @ 15/8 with Paddy Power
Leicester City to win and over 2.5 goals in the match @ 4/5 with bet365