Leicester City vs Bournemouth tips Joey Barton
Leicester City start the weekend in tenth place and only three points off seventh. If Manchester City win the FA Cup this season, seventh will be enough to qualify for the Europa League as it was last season (or in other words the top six dominate). They have had an up and down season but are on an up at present with three wins from their last four games and their new boss has settled in well. Home form has recovered of late with wins in their last two games. Jamie Vardy is back in form too with four goals in his last four games including two against Fulham. Bournemouth are 12th in the table, three points behind their opponents but a comfortable 10 above the relegation zone. It's their home form that is keeping them out of trouble with seven victories this season, though they have only two points from their last three. It's their away form that has hit them hard with nine straight defeats (often heavy ones) before winning at bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town. They have conceded 35 away league goals this season and more look on the way. Back Leicester City to get a home win in this game.
Leicester City vs Bournemouth tips Erik Perrins 11
Back to back home wins for the Foxes and they have beaten Fulham and Burnley in the last two games under Brendan Rodgers. Leicester will have eyes on finishing seventh and with Huddersfield and Newcastle next up I feel Leicester can go on a run of wins. There's not much between these in the table and both are likely to finish midtable. I think Bournemouth's away record is so bad (11 defeats in 15) that it's just hard to see them getting anything against a Leicester side that will likely end the season strongly under Bournemouth.
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Leicester City have never been in danger of the drop this term, but they have also looked off the pace for so much of it. That is until recently under Brendan Rodgers. The former Liverpool boss has them in a good way right now, and given that their opponents are not very good at all away from home, they can make it three wins on the bounce. They play to their strengths and out muscle the Cherries in the end to win.