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Jon Wilde 03 Jan 2020
  • Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic predictions for their FA Cup third-round tie on Saturday

  • We are backing Leicester for a routine victory at the King Power Stadium

  • Watch and bet on live streaming of this match at bet365 > Live Streaming

Leicester City
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FA Cup
17:31
04 Jan
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Wigan Athletic
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Odds correct at the time of writing
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Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Score Prediction

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Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Match Info

Date: Saturday January 4 2020
Kick-off time: 5.31pm GMT
Venue: King Power Stadium
Referee: Simon Hooper

Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Head-To-Head Record

4 previous matches (all in the Championship)

April 1 2014: Wigan Athletic 2-2 Leicester City
September 14 2013: Leicester City 2-0 Wigan Athletic

April 16 2005: Leicester City 0-2 Wigan Athletic
November 20 2004: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Leicester City

Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Stats

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in six of Leicester’s last seven matches
  • Wigan have won only one of their latest 14 games
  • But Wigan have not lost any of their last nine away matches by more than one goal

Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Match Preview

If any club is well placed to target the FA Cup this season it is Leicester – and their bid should begin with a routine victory at home to Wigan.

With no European football to distract them and a 14-point cushion bolstering their position in the Premier League’s top four, Leicester may as well have a right go at trying to reach Wembley and adding this famous old trophy to the English title they captured in 2016.

Manager Brendan Rodgers certainly has a deep enough squad to do it. He rang the changes last Saturday away to West Ham and a largely second-string side won 2-1, so the Foxes could go a long way in this competition if they can avoid Liverpool and Manchester City in the draw.

They certainly cannot complain about their third-round tie because opponents Wigan, who lifted the FA Cup in 2013, are struggling at the wrong end of the Championship table and again find themselves in a relegation battle – they dropped out of their current division in both 2015 and 2017 before immediately bouncing back each time.

The main problem for the Latics is that they simply do not score enough goals, having bagged two or more in only six of their 26 league matches so far this season.

With Leicester having a defensive record that befits their present status as the country’s second best team, we expect them to keep a clean sheet here and show they mean business in the FA Cup with a routine yet decisive success.

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Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Betting Tips

Leicester City to win to nil @ 21/20 with BetVictor
Leicester City to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 31/20 with Coral

Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Best Bet

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    Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Match Info Date: Saturday January 4 2020 Kick-off time: 5.31pm GMT Venue: King Power Stadium Referee: Simon Hooper Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic Head-To-Head Record 4 previous matches (all in the Championship) April 1 2014: Wigan Athletic 2-2 Leicester City September 14 2013: Leicester City 2-0 Wigan Athletic April 16…