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Match Preview: Peterborough vs Leicester City

The Foxes head east for a fourth round FA Cup match against the Posh

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon - Emirates FA Cup - Third Round - Wembley Stadium Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images

Peterborough United vs Leicester City FA Cup 4th Round

Saturday 7:30 AM ET, Live on Fox Sports 1 from the ABAX Stadium

The Posh surprised Aston Villa on their way to the fourth round, coming from behind to snatch a well deserved 3-1 victory. It took the Foxes two tries but they finally won the Vardy Derby against Fleetwood town thanks to two goals from Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Opposition

The Posh are already five games into their FA Cup campaign. The League One side needed replays in the first two rounds against Tranmere and Woking respectively. They’ve seemed to drastically improve in replays as well, scoring five goals each time to defeat their opponents.

Aston Villa v Peterborough United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Sealing the victory over Aston Villa
Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Jack Marriott is the Posh’s man in form, scoring 18 goals in the league so far this season. He also capped off their dramatic win at Aston Villa. He will certainly be on the Foxes defenders minds each time he gets the ball.

The Foxes

Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero last round, scoring two much needed goals. After a slight injury to start the season, the new man has struggled to find any sort of form. He washed that away last round with a beautiful touch that lead to his first goal and if it wasn’t for a tight out-of-bounds call, he would’ve had a hat trick.

Leicester City v Fleetwood Town - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay
Nacho, Nacho Man!
Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

The Prediction

I don’t think Claude Puel will want another replay situation, so he should be putting a side out strong enough to capture victory. The good news is the squad is almost healthy so we may be seeing the likes of Robert Huth making his way back into the side. If the Foxes score early, and I think they will, I like them to coast to a 3-0 lead at half and play a professional second half.