Predicted Leicester City v Sunderland line-ups

To be played on Saturday 8th August 2015 at 15:00. Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester

Claudio Ranieri will be hoping to kickstart his managerial career at Leicester City with a win this afternoon.

The Foxes will kick off their 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a home victory over fellow relegation candidates Sunderland.

Leicester played tremendously well in the final months of last season to escape the drop to the Championship, but they are once again being tipped by many to get relegated from the Premier League.

Sunderland also struggled for survival for much of the 2014-15 campaign, but they eventually retained their Premier League status.

Leicester will be confident of winning at home against Sunderland today, having won five and lost just one of their last six Premier League matches at the King Power Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Black Cats are winless in five Premier League games on the opening weekend.

However, Leicester last beat Sunderland in November 2001, when Ade Akinbiyi scored the game's only goal.

Leicester predicted lineup

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Robert Huth
  • Wes Morgan
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Shinji Okazaki
  • Leonardo Ulloa
  • Jamie Vardy

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Adam Johnson
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Jeremain Lens

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