Football: Home Comforts for Leicester, Swansea

The Premier League returns to action Saturday after the international break, and we hope to celebrate with a double.

Stoke visit  Leicester, and whilst it’s true the Potters are having a solid season, they have picked up just four points in their last seven away games, failing to score in their last three.

Leicester, by contrast, are flying since the departure of Claudio Ranieri as manager, and look to win three successive home games in the league for the first time in over a year. In fact, interim manager Craig Shakespeare could join an illustrious list of Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti in winning his first four Premier League games.

On Sunday, Swansea host Middlesbrough. Both teams require the three points desperately, as relegation looms, but the Welsh unit have shown better form since the appointment of Paul Clement as manager.

When he arrived at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea were four points adrift at the bottom of the table, with just three wins from 19 games. As it stands, Swansea are now out of the relegation zone (just!), having won their last three home games.

Lying in 19th position in the league, Boro are five points behind Sunday’s opponents and haven’t won in the league in their last 11 attempts. In fact the last time the Teessiders won an away Premier game was in August!

Both home teams are widely quoted at evens to win their games, resulting in a 3/1 double.

Recommendation: Leicester and Swansea to both win, 3/1 double

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