English Championship: Game Week 3
Stadium: King Power Stadium
19th August 2023
Leicester City will welcome Cardiff City at King Power Stadium in Gameweek 3 of the English Championship. Foxes are sitting in second place in early phase of the tournament. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Leicester City form
Enzo Maresca's Leicester team have not been very impressive in their opening matches against Coventry City and Huddersfield Town. Nevertheless, they managed to secure 2-1 and 1-0 victories, which would have surely boosted Maresca's confidence as he builds his team at the King Power Stadium. It is expected that there will be some player transfers before the end of August, but it seems like Leicester is already ahead of teams like Leeds United and Southampton, who were also relegated from the Premier League last season. Leicester has scored all three of their goals in the Championship after the 73rd minute, suggesting that they may be one of the fittest teams in the league. However, it is still early in the season, and their upcoming opponents have already proven that they can perform well against top teams.
Leicester City Predicted Lineup
Hermansen; Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Doyle; Praet, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; Marcal-Madivadua, Iheanacho, Mavididi
Cardiff City form
Cardiff left Leeds feeling unsatisfied after their first game of the season ended in a 2-2 draw, despite being ahead by two goals at halftime. Although their new head coach Erol Bulut saw some positives from the match, the team has struggled to impress in subsequent home games against Colchester United and Queens Park Rangers. The match against QPR on August 12 seemed like a good opportunity for Cardiff to bounce back, but QPR managed to secure a 2-1 victory after a heavy defeat in their previous game against Watford. Bulut now needs his team to respond positively and avoid getting involved in a relegation battle early in the season, after having a week to reflect on the disappointing performance. The last time these two teams faced each other in a competitive match was in December 2018, where Cardiff came out on top with a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium, back when both teams were in the Premier League.
Cardiff City Predicted Lineup
Alnwick; Ng, McGuinness, Goutas, O'Dowda; Wintle, Adams; Bowler, Ramsey, Grant; Ugbo
Leicester City vs Cardiff City Expert Tips
Cardiff may perceive an opportunity to play with a degree of liberation when facing opponents who are favored to win the league. However, this is improbable to alter the final outcome, as the Foxes are expected to secure a comfortable victory in this match. Expect over 2.5 goals in the game.