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The Foxes vs The Terriers

Leicester City
vs.
Huddersfield Town

King Power Stadium

1 January 2013

15:00

Huddersfield travel to the King Power Stadium on New Years Day looking to stop the slump that has seen them go 9 games without a victory.

It will be a tough ask against one of the favourites to exit this division at the right end, made more so difficult with the news that Jermaine Beckford is ineligible to face his parent team.

The Terriers have performed well on the road but have only picked up one point against the top 11 Championship sides.

Leicester boast an impressive 10 clean sheets and the tightest defence in the Championship..

Vital Quotes: Simon Grayson

"They have a very good squad and it looks likely that they will recruit a couple of players in time for the game on New Year`s Day.

"We will go there with one defeat in five looking to perform an upset. Everyone will be expecting Leicester to win the game, but we have got players here who have shown what they can do already this season."

"Playing away from home may help; we showed at Palace what we could do and that we aren't frightened of taking on the big boys. We will go to Leicester and be positive in our approach and try and get the win."

"Starting 2013 with a win would be nice and I hope that if we do we can kick on and get a little run going.'

Leicester City Team News:

Zak Whitbread & Jamie Vardy are injury concerns after missing the trip to Burnley.

Chris Wood is set for a debut after joining from WBA.

Manchester United loanee Michael Keane is available after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Player to watch: Chris Wood

The striker may have just joined The Foxes, but Town already know all too well how much of a handful he can be

Huddersfield Town Team News:

Jermaine Beckford inelligible.

Jack Hunt faces late fitness test.

Calum Woods & Danny Ward struggling to be fit.

Alan Lee returns from suspension.

James Vaughan expected to start with Lee Novak

Simon Church has returned to Reading.

Player to watch: James Vaughan

Big games require big players & James Vaughan is that man for Huddersfield Town

Match Facts & Stats

Leicester are targeting a fifth consecutive victory over Huddersfield and a second successive double.

Huddersfield have won more league matches than they have lost at Leicester; won 12, lost 11, drawn three.

It's 58 years since the Terriers last picked up maximum away points over the Foxes.

Huddersfield have not lost any of their last four opening league fixtures of a new year.

Ref Watch:

REF: MARK HAYWOOD Assistants: Robert Merchant and Nigel Murphy Fourth Official: Geoffrey Russell

Match Prediction:

Leicester City 2-2 Huddersfield Town

Next Fixtures:

5 Jan (FACUP) Charlton (A)15:00

12 Jan Birmingham (H) 15:00


Writer:Terrier24
Date:Tuesday January 1 2013
Time: 1:59PM

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