We are bound to see an exciting game this coming Saturday as both Walsall and Leicester City are looking to add some much-needed points to their respective accounts.
Walsall scored 14 goals, conceded 14 and fought their way to three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
When it comes to goal-scoring Leicester City are not the most prolific side. They scored a sustainable 19 times in their previous ten matches, making it 1.9 goals per game. They conceded eight goals for an average of 0.8 a game, achieving a clean sheet in five of these matches.
With Leicester City looking the superior side, we expect them to get the better of Walsall, and with goals flowing freely, the hosts could be in for a hammering.
Walsall vs Leicester City Prediction
In their last three matches, Walsall won 2-1 and 1-2 against first Mansfield then Stockport County, before drawing 1-1 against Tranmere. Walsall just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six FA Cup matches at the Poundland Bescot Stadium. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored seven and conceded nine goals.
Leicester City Form
In their previous three games, Leicester City lost 2-0 and 2-0 against Newcastle and Nottingham Forest, respectively, before drawing 2-2 with Brighton. Leicester City have been outstanding on their travels lately, winning five of their previous six away matches in the FA Cup. They saw no draws but lost once, while scoring 11 and conceding five goals.
Walsall vs Leicester City Stats
- In 28 of the last 30 Walsall matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 14 of the last 16 Walsall home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Walsall have won 8 of the last 10 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- Walsall have not lost 11 of the last 12 matches
- Walsall have won 9 of the last 11 matches
- Leicester have scored in the last 18 away matches in a row
- In the last 10 Leicester matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Leicester have won 5 of the last 6 away matches without conceding a goal
- In the last 5 Leicester away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Leicester have won 5 of the last 6 away matches
Walsall vs Leicester City Team News
Leicester City could have up to eight players on the injured and absent players for their match on Saturday atPoundland Bescot Stadium
Names like Boubakary Soumare, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Dennis Praet, Jonny Evans, James Maddison, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Walsall.
Walsall vs Leicester City H2H
This is the first time Walsall squares up against Leicester City in the FA Cup in the 21st century, thus both face a whole new experience of coming up against an unknown opponent.
Walsall vs Leicester City Betting Tips
With two goals in six matches Andrew Williams has been a regular feature on the scoresheet in recent matches, making him a tempting betting prospect, when going up against Leicester City and their defence. The visitors hope Kelechi Iheanacho adds another to his current tally of five goals in his latest matches.
Walsall claimed seven wins in their previous 10 matches at Poundland Bescot Stadium across all tournaments. They lost three as well, while visitors Leicester City won five of their last 10 away matches. They drew zero and lost five. Walsall might win at Poundland Bescot Stadium this coming Saturday, but don't expect them to keep a clean sheet as well. They won just two games to nil in their last 10 matches on home soil.
Walsall saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Leicester City's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.9 goals in these matches.