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Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester City 1/14/23 EPL Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forest
January 14, 2023 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Leicester City +165 / Nottingham Forest +170 // Total: 2.5
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Nottingham Forest and Leicester City face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at City Ground. When these two teams faced off on October 3rd it was Leicester City that secured the 4-0 victory. 

Leicester City currently sits in 13th place in the standings having picked up 17 points. Last Saturday they faced off against Gillingham, and they were able to win 1-0. They had 70 percent of the possession and six shots on target. On Tuesday, they faced off against Newcastle in the EFL Cup, and they were defeated 2-0. Leicester City had only one shot on target. Leicester City is dealing with all kinds of injury issues and Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand, James Maddison, Dennis Praet, Boubakary Soumare, James Justin, and Jonny Evans. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall could be back for this game, but if he does play, it’s expected that he would come off the bench. 

On the other side of this matchup is Nottingham Forest, who sits in 15th place in the standings having picked up 17 points. On Tuesday against the Wolves it took a penalty shootout, but they were able to secure the victory. Willy Boly scored in the 18th minute and that led to the victory. They had 34 percent of the possession and two shots on target. Boly had to leave the last game, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to play in this game. If he can’t go, it’s a big loss for the team. Omar Richards, Cheikhou Kouyate, Giulian Biancone, Jesse Lingard, and Moussa Niakhate have already been leaned on in this game. Scott McKenna is someone who could move into the starting lineup here. 

I really don’t trust either of the teams, but I especially don’t trust this Leicester City team. This Leicester City team is dealing with so many injuries, and in their midweek game, they failed to score any goals. I do think Nottingham Forest does find the back of the net, and that will be enough for the home team to get the job done. Back Nottingham Forest on the money line to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Nottingham Forest ML +170

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Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle

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