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Leicester City and Swansea City will face each other at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night after contrasting results in the FA Cup fourth round.
Leicester City managed to overcome a poor first-half performance against Birmingham City and secure a 3-0 victory, while Swansea City suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Bournemouth.
Leicester City struggled in the first half of their FA Cup match against Birmingham City. However, tactical changes during halftime turned the game in their favor, with goals from Jamie Vardy, Yunus Akgun, and Denis Praet securing their place in the fifth round.
Although Leicester is currently experiencing a two-game winless streak in the Championship, they remain at the top of the league standings, seven points ahead of second-placed Ipswich Town.
Leicester’s midfield trio of Harry Winks, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and Wilfred Ndidi have the quality to play in the Premier League.
However, with Ndidi sidelined due to injury, manager Enzo Maresca is keen to sign Stefano Sensi from Inter Milan before the January transfer window closes.
Swansea City has suffered consecutive 5-0 defeats against Southampton and Bournemouth recently. The team currently sits in 16th position in the Championship standings and faces an uphill battle to secure a playoff spot.
Leicester City will welcome back striker Patson Daka from his involvement with Zambia at the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, Harry Souttar remains on international duty with Australia, and Abdul Fatawu is suspended for this match.
Swansea City will be without attacker Jamal Lowe due to a muscle injury, and forward Josh Ginnelly is still recovering from a long-term injury. Liam Walsh is also unlikely to feature due to a calf injury.
Leicester City: (4-3-3)
Justin, Vestergaard, Faes, Pereira;
Winks, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall;
Mavididi, McAteer, Cannon
Swansea City: (4-3-3)
Darling, Wood, Humphreys, Tymon;
Ashby, Grimes, Fulton;
Paterson, Cullen, Yates
Prediction: Leicester City 3-0 Swansea City
Leicester City are the clear favorites in this match, having rested key players during their FA Cup victory. Swansea City’s recent away performances have been poor, and they face a tough challenge against the league leaders.