Leicester vs Norwich by Luke
Leicester wasn't very lucky in the previous game, since the team comes from a 2:1 defeat away to Arsenal last weekend. Despite that defeat, they remained first at the table, however this time with only two points more than their closest followers from Tottenham and Arsenal.
Home side was dominant during the game, with the visitors trying more on counter attacks and getting the lead in 45th minute from a penalty kick taken by Vardy. However, they stood playing with a man less in 54th minute when right full back Simpsons had to leave the field due second yellow card. From that moment on, the Gunners increased the tempo and were even more dominant, reverting the scoreline with goals in 70th minute via Walcott and in fifth minute of additional time via Welbeck.They should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Okazaki and of course Vardy as their strikers. January arrival Daniel Amartey should replace right back Danny Simpson (19/0) who is suspended now. Midfielder Matthew James (0/0) and left full back Jeffrey Schulp (14/1) are injured. Manager will surely continue with the similar side that impressed in previous weeks.
The team remains without a victory in last six Premier League matches, but have improved a bit in their 2:2 draw at home against West Ham two weeks ago. That result still remains a bit of improvement for Norwich, since the team has lost quite convincingly all previous six matches, five in Premier League.
However, the team won't pleased with the final result, since they have formed a double lead in 65th minute and looked like really strong favorites to get the three pointer. They scored both goals in the second half, via Brady in 54th and Hoolahan in 65th, but equalized within just three minutes later on - via Payet in 74th and Noble three minutes later. Overall impression is that despite being 2:0 down, players of West Ham did deserve something more ouf of the match. Desite 0-1-5 record in last six matches, Norwich still remains outside of the relegation zone, now actually being tied up with relegating placed Newcastle and it's just a matter of time when will they slip down further in case they continue in the same manner. Visitors will be playing in 4-4-1-1 formation with Mbokani as striker and Hoolahan as his offensive support. Defensive midfielder Alexander Tettey (21/2) is serving his second suspension game ban, while only injury absentee remains right back Andre Wisdom (7/0) due knee injury.
The Foxes are still remaining first at the table despite the defeat last time out and I believe they now have every reason to feel as strong favorites in front of out of form Norwich. They should be able to obtain all three points here rather easy as I don't expect them to make setbacks in the title bid, at least not in front of own fans against such opponents.