Predicted Leicester City v Stoke City line-ups

Match to be played on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Leicester City will be looking to maintain their positive start to the New Year with victory over Stoke City at home in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Foxes will head into the game at the King Power Stadium on the back of two successive wins - 1-0 against Newcastle United at home in the third round of the FA Cup and 1-0 against Aston Villa in the league.

Nigel Pearson’s side started 2015 with a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield and find themselves at the foot of the Premier League table with just 17 points from 21 matches.

Meanwhile, visiting Stoke are currently 11th in the standings with 26 points from 21 matches and will head into Saturday’s encounter on the back of a 3-0 away defeat to Arsenal.

The Potters are having a good season, though, and will be looking to pick up all three points in Leicester to continue their push for a top-half finish in the Premier League this campaign.

Predicted line-ups:

Leicester City XI: Schwarzer; Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky; Vardy, Hammond, Cambiasso, Knockaert; Nugent, Ulloa

Stoke City XI: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Walters, Whelan, Cameron, Assaidi; Krkic, Crouch

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