Leicester v Bournemouth
15:00 - 21/5/2017 - King Power Stadium, Leicester
Leicester suffered their worst home defeat since returning to the Premier League as Harry Kane and co. put them to the sword in a 6-1 thrashing. It was just their fourth defeat from 12 under Craig Shakespeare, but their first at home with the others coming away at top-seven clubs. Eight of these 12 games have featured at least three goals with half having four or more as their improvement upfront has been matched by some lacklustre defending.
By beating Burnley at home last weekend, Bournemouth are guaranteed their highest league finish in their 118-year history. They’ve lost just one of their last five on the road, at Spurs, but overall it’s just three away victories this season, all against bottom-seven clubs. Their away games haven’t been short of goals with only Leicester, Watford and Hull conceding more, resulting in 11 of their last 16 featuring at least three strikes and eight having four or more.
First-choice centre-backs Robert Huth and Wes Morgan both missed the hammering from Spurs and remain doubts, while the influential Drinkwater is also absent. The Foxes have conceded at least twice in eight of the 10 games the midfielder has missed this season and with the Cherries ‘overs’ trend, we’ll back there being at least four strikes here. Additionally, Joshua King has been sensational since Callum Wilson got injured, bagging 12 in 14 and is a tempting price to net once more against this depleted Leicester defence.
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