The Meteoric Rise of Leicester City

We take a look at Leicester’s odds on this day for the past five years and the change in opponents during that time.

The Meteoric Rise of Leicester City

It’s a pretty obvious statement that Leicester City’s rise to glory over the past few years has been something special. But we’ve dug a little deeper and picked out what odds the Foxes were on this day for the five previous seasons to win their next match. It’s worth bearing in mind the Ranieri’s men are currently 6/4 favourites to beat Club Brugge away in the Champions League…

Back in 2011, Brighton were the visitors to the King Power Stadium. Sven Goran-Eriksson’s Leicester side went into the game in 10th place in the Championship and were best-price 11/10. The Foxes took the three points on the day thanks to Yuki Abe’s solitary strike.

A trip to Wolves was the task a year later in 2012. Wolves had started Championship life poorly following their relegation from the top-flight and Leicester had yet to pick up a point away from home in the league. The visitors went into the game as underdogs at 9/5 and although Schmeichel, Morgan, Drinkwater, King and Vardy all featured, goals from Ebanks-Blake and Stearman were enough to down the Foxes.

On this day in 2013, Leicester met Wigan at home and having won three of their opening five Championship games, they were generously priced at 13/10. A first half header from Moore and a late penalty from Nugent gave Leicester a comfortable 2-0 win.

Following promotion from the Championship, 2014 brought a tough test in the form of a visiting Man Utd side. Leicester were best-price 5/1 to win the game and what a bet that would have been. The Foxes produced an inspired comeback from 3-1 down to beat Man Utd 5-3, in a game that might also be remembered for that Di Maria lob.

This time last year Leicester were preparing to visit Stoke. Leicester were unbeaten in the league going into the game and were best-price 2/1. The visitors produced another brilliant comeback as they came from 2-0 down to grab a share of the spoils, thanks to goals from Mahrez and Vardy. Little did Leicester know, they would go on to be crowned Premier League champions.

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