Leicester City shocked the soccer world after winning the Premier League championship as 5000/1 underdogs. After a decade away from the top division, The Foxes returned to the Premier League for the 2014-15 season where they finished 14th in the standings. Prior to their championship, Leicester City’s highest-ever finish was second place in the top division during the 1928-29 campaign. Other notable victories for Leicester City include the FA Community Shield in 1971 as well as capturing the League Cup on three separate occasions.
The Foxes have also been FA Cup runners up four times — a tournament record for the most defeats in the final without having won the championship. The club also holds a joint-record seven second-tier titles — six Second Division and one Championship.
Arthur Chandler, who played for The Foxes from 1923 to 1935, is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 273 goals. Arthur Rowley’s 44 goals in a single season is also a franchise milestone set during the 1956-57 campaign. Current forward Jamie Vardy set a club record last season by scoring in 11 consecutive matches.
Former defender/midfielder Graham Cross, who suited up for Leicester City from 1961 to 1975, is the franchise’s all-time leader in appearances with 599.
Leicester Betting Lines Today
The Foxes only lost one game on home soil in 2015-16 — something to keep in mind as you prepare for the Premier League betting season.
Whether at home or on the road, Premier League match or Cup competition, keeping track of Leicester City's upcoming game is critical in order to make sure you're making the right betting options.
Keep track of Leicester City's schedule on a weekly basis before putting your money on The Foxes. Plan well in advance and pay close attention to all the stats to make an informed bet.
Leicester Standings Right Now
It will be rather difficult for Leicester City to repeat as champions, but expect the Foxes to be in the running once again.
With teams like Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United making off-season moves on and off the field, the pressure will be on Leicester to keep up with the Premier League giants.
Pay close attention to where Leicester City and their upcoming opponents sit on a weekly basis before placing your bets.
How To Win At Leicester Betting
There won’t be any 5000/1 odds for The Foxes when the 2016-17 Premier League rolls around.
Coming off the franchise’s greatest season ever, manager Claudio Ranieri is hoping to repeat the same magic and prove that their title victory wasn’t a fluke by any stretch of the imagination.
Leicester City finished with an impressive record of 23 wins, 12 draws and just three defeats last season — winning the Premier League crown 10 points ahead of second-place Arsenal.
The usual suspects will be Premier League favorites entering the 2016-17 season — Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea — but let’s not count out The Foxes, who Bet365.com has at +2800 to repeat as champions. The online sportsbook also pegs Leicester City at +500 to finish in the top four of the standings.
Leicester City is also pegged at +2000 to win the FA Cup and +2500 to capture the England EFL Cup.
Leicester’s title victory last season also qualified The Foxes for the 2017 UEFA Champions League where they’re +10000 underdogs to win Europe’s top-tier tournament.
The Foxes will also play for this year’s Community Shield against Manchester United. Leicester enters the match as +275 underdogs.
Striker Jamie Vardy, who finished second in Premier League scoring with 24 goals in 2015-16, primarily carried the Foxes’ offense. Bet365.com has Vardy at +1600 to lead the Premier League in goals in the upcoming season.
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