Leicester City will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Championship on Monday night when they make the trip to St Andrews to lock horns with Wayne Rooney’s Birmingham City.
It has been a tricky start to life at Birmingham City for Wayne Rooney. When he joined the club, the Blues were fighting for the play-offs, but a less-than-smooth transition has seen them slide down the Championship table.
As things stand, Rooney’s side occupy 17th-position in the Championship, but did manage to win their most recent league outing with a Juninho Bacuna goal securing a much-needed 1-0 win over Cardiff City.
Birmingham City v Leicester City
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MAR 2020 FA CUP Leicester 1-0 Birmingham
JAN 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 1-2 Leicester
AUG 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Leicester 3-2 Birmingham
APR 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Leicester 2-2 Birmingham
OCT 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 1-1 Leicester
MAR 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Leicester 3-1 Birmingham
OCT 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 2-0 Leicester
APR 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP Leicester 1-2 Birmingham
SEP 2006 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 1-1 Leicester
MAR 2004 PREMIER LEAGUE Birmingham 0-1 Leicester
Leicester City enjoyed a remarkable start to life back in the second-tier, but now face fierce competition from Ipswich Town for the Championship title.
At the time of writing, they are level on points with Ipswich – narrowly leading the Championship on goal difference – but have the opportunity to extend that lead to three points with a victory on Monday night.
James Justin missed the Foxes’ last game in a bid to manage his minutes upon his return from injury, but is likely to be recalled back into the side for this game. Jamie Vardy, though, is set to miss his third consecutive match with a knee problem.
Leicester have proven themselves to know where the back of the net is this season, scoring the most amount of goals in the league so far, and I expect that to continue on Monday night with another high-scoring victory. At 23/20 with starsports.bet, I am backing a Leicester win and over 2.5 goals.
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PROFIT/LOSS (DEC 2023): LOSS -10.74 points