When Leicester City arrives at Banks’s Stadium for the fourth round on Saturday afternoon, League Two team Walsall will try to pull off an FA Cup giant killing. To go to round four, Michael Flynn’s team defeated Stockport County, while the Foxes had previously overcome Gillingham 1-0.
Having faith in Flynn despite their problems in the fall has paid off for Walsall, who welcome Leicester to Bank’s Stadium while on a roll in league and cup play, including a measure of retribution against Stockport.
Less than two weeks after suffering their lone defeat in their previous 13 games across all competitions, which was a 2-0 loss to the Hatters in league play, Walsall exacted revenge by defeating a fellow fourth-tier team 2-1 in the FA Cup third round, thanks to goals from Danny Johnson and Andy Williams either side of a Paddy Madden response.
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Despite Walsall’s impressive run, Flynn’s team has only kept one clean sheet in their previous eight games across all competitions, and in each of their last four games at Banks’s Stadium, they have given up at least one goal.
On the other side, Kelechi Iheanacho’s lone goal in Leicester’s FA Cup third-round match against Gillingham, which the Foxes entered after three straight Premier League losses, may have helped keep Brendan Rodgers in his position.
It would have been inconceivable for Leicester to lose to Neil Harris’s crisis club, but Iheanacho’s goal in the 56th minute was enough to advance the 2020–21 champions to round four as they take a much-needed vacation from their dismal Premier League results.
In the fourth round of the 1977–1978 FA Cup, Walsall defeated Leicester 1-0; however, the Saddlers have lost five of their previous six encounters with the Foxes and drawn one, including a 4–1 League One setback in the 2008–09 season.
Walsall vs Leicester City Game Information
- Date: 01/28/2023
- Time: 07:30 AM ET
- Location: Poundland Bescot Stadium.
- How to Watch: Walsall vs Leicester City ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Walsall vs Leicester City Betting Lines
Walsall is +700 according to our Vegas FA Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $700.On the other side, Leicester City is -260 according to the Vegas FA Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Walsall at a 12.50% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Leicester City has 72.22% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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