Mahrez misses out? Predicted lineups for Leicester vs. Boro

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

Leicester City host Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium this weekend.

Champions Leicester City will host newly promoted Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium this weekend.

With both sides struggling for form, it could be an interesting game. Here’s how the sides may line up.

Leicester City

Ron-Robert Zieler will continue in goal due to Kasper Schmeichel’s persisting injury while Danny Simpson should play at right-back. The partnership of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan will play with Christian Fuchs on the left hand side.

Leicester City's Ron-Robert ZielerLeicester City's Ron-Robert Zieler

Riyad Mahrez may miss out due to rest, which means Jeffrey Schlupp could play on the right. Daniel Amartey and Andy King will play as a result of Danny Drinkwater’s violent conduct suspension. Marc Albrighton will play on the left.

Up front, Islam Slimani is a doubt which means Shinji Okazaki will once again partner Jamie Vardy.

Middlesbrough

Victor Valdes will be in between the sticks for Boro while Antonio Barragan and Emilio Nsue should flank Calum Chambers and Ben Gibson in the centre of defence.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action with Middlesbrough's Calum ChambersChelsea's Eden Hazard in action with Middlesbrough's Calum Chambers

Adam Forshaw and Adam Clayton will play in the middle in a double pivot behind the three more advanced midfielders, Adama Traore, Gaston Ramirez and Stewart Downing.

Alvaro Negredo should continue as the lone striker up top.

Middlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo with Middlesbrough manager Aitor KarankaMiddlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo with Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

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