Leicester vs Middlesbrough
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Leicester vs Middlesbrough

Leicester currently have a five point advantage to QPR who are not in action this weekend, and another win for the Foxes here could extend this lead to 8 points. Nigel Pearson’s players will be full of confidence for the visit of Middlesbrough. Leicester overall home record stands at an impressive 10 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss, with their only defeat so far coming against East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest in their derby match back in mid-November. But since then Leicester have won four of their last five. The defender Ritchie De Laet is fit after suffered hamstring injury during against Leeds, while the striker Chris Wood is doubtful. Middlesbrough have made steady progress under manager Karanka and have risen up the table to 9th place on the back of a six match unbeaten run. Away form has also been improved. Middlesbrough have two wins and one draw on the last three matches on road:11.01.2014. Blackpool – Middlesbrough 0:201.01.2014. Bolton – Middlesbrough 2:221.12.2013. Millwall – Middlesbrough 0:2Middlesbrough’s overall away record stands at 3 wins, 4 draws, 6 losses with the score 18:21 and they’ve kept just three clean sheets on their travels and a trip to Leicester will severely test their defensive qualities in this encounter. Daniel Ayala is in the squad after signing permanently from Norwich following the expiry of his loan deal, but Albert Adomah is doubtful with an ankle injury. I expect both teams to play an open game with at least three goals.