Leicester City hit the headlines during the 2015-16 season, and for all the right reasons, when they did the unthinkable and won the Premier League title, and doing so by 10 points. The team known as The Foxes, who play out of the King Power Stadium, were bottom of the table at Christmas in the 2014-15 season yet managed to turn their fortunes around to become only the third team in the history of the Premier League to be bottom at Christmas and not be relegated.
One season on and manager Claudio Ranieri worked wonders, turning Leicester City into a deadly counter-attacking team, one that simply could not stop winning.
Before a ball was kicked in the 2015-16 season, some bookmakers were offering odds of +500000 on Leicester City winning the Premier League, but these odds were quickly slashed as the Foxes tore apart anyone who dare stand in their way.
Forward Jamie Vardy scored 24 goals in 36 Premier League games, earning him a call-up to England’s Euro 2016 squad, while Riyad Mahrez put in dozens of scintillating performances to earn him his team’s Player of the Year award.
Elsewhere in the team, Kasper Schmeichel was phenomenal in goal, central defensive pair Robert Huth and captain Wes Morgan were rocks, and the combination of N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater in the centre of midfield was one of the bets pairings seen in the league.
While it remains to be seen if Leicester City can defend their Premier League title, one things is certain, there will be no astronomical odds on them doing so been offered any time soon; bookmakers hate to get their odds so horribly wrong.
Leicester Next Regular Season Game
Leicester City had an almost identical home and away record in 2015-16, finishing with 12 wins, six draws, and one defeat at home, and a 11-6-2 record away.
Many teams will be out to beat the champions this season, but who are Leicester’s next regular season game opponents? Let us find out.
Leicester Game Schedule
Leicester game schedule sees them begin the 2016-17 season on the road to newly promoted Hull City, which is a potential banana skin as teams joining the division are usually full of confidence and wanting to prove a point.
Plan your Leicester City betting action with the help of their full fixture list below.
What Are The Leicester City Standings
Early betting odds priced Leicester City to win the 2016-17 Premier League at +2600, making them seventh favorites. They were also +1300 to be relegated, 11th favorites for the drop.
Do the current Leicester City standings reflect those pre-tournament odds? Let us have a look.
Leicester Online Betting Tips
Every fan of English soccer is looking forward to seeing how Leicester City handle the pressure of being Premier League champions after their epic title win last season.
Bookmakers priced a Leicester City title at +2600 before a ball was kicked, making them seventh favorites for the league. Surprisingly, those same bookies think Leicester being relegated is a +1300 shot, with a top four finish priced at +500. This suggests that bookmakers are in the dark as to how the Foxes will perform this coming season.
Leicester boosted their striker options with the signing of Ahmed Musa for a club record fee in excess of £9 million, but it is England international Jamie Vardy who will be Leicester’s go-to forward.
Vardy bagged 24 goals in 36 games last season to finish second in the goalscoring charts behind Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. Arsenal attempted to sign Vardy in the close season, but he remained loyal to Leicester and keeping him at the King Power Stadium is better than any signing Leicester could have made. Expect him to be up their among the top goalscorers in 2016-17.
Leicester have a tough spell of games from September 24 to October 29 where they face Manchester United, Southampton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and Tottenham Hotspur. How they come through those games could affect their title odds dramatically so keep an eye on their results.
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