Predicted Leicester XI vs Middlesbrough: fan favourite returns

Foxes of Leicester predict the Leicester City lineup for the upcoming match against Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon. Two LCFC fan favourites have returned and are ready for action. Meanwhile an up-and-coming defender might be ruled out of the contest. While another midfield general remains unavailable, lcfc.com, the club's official website, describe the injury situation as 'looking good at a crucial moment'. FoL also look at some statistics and expectations ahead of the game.

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There is plenty of good news for Leicester supporters at present. And, as previously mentioned, fitness concerns are said to be dissipating. Unfortunately Wilfred Ndidi is a long-term absentee, and Ben Nelson's a doubt. However, Marc Albrighton and returnee Kelechi Iheanacho are available again. Therefore, our guess at Enzo Maresca's Foxes XI is below:

Mads Hermansen; James Justin, Wout Faes, Jannik Vestergaard, Ricardo Pereira; Harry Winks, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall; Dennis Praet; Stephy Mavididi, Abdul Fatawu; Jamie Vardy.

Leicester City host Middlesbrough at King Power Stadium

Regarding recent history between the two Championship outfits, Leicester come out on top. The east Midlands team have won two past matches, also drawing two, and only lost to Boro on the one occasion over five clashes.

This fact, along with the information that City were triumphant in their most recent five fixtures in all competitions, gives them an apparent 60 per cent chance of victory. Incidentally, the northeastern team have been beaten three times and drawn two in their latest spell versus all clubs.

LCFC are top of the English second division with a 12-point lead over second-placed side Leeds United; Ipswich Town have now slipped to fourth. Michael Carrick's men are currently 13th in the table. Leicester meet their closest rivals for the Championship crown, Leeds, on February 23. That coming meeting is seen as a real decider this season.

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