Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
All eyes will be on Bet365 Stadium when Stoke City and Leicester City face each other in the FA Cup last 64. Stoke aim to bounce back from the Championship loss to Bournemouth, but you should bear in mind that the Potters failed to win the previous three home games in all competitions. Experienced attacker Steven Fletcher, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against Leicester.
The Foxes, on the other hand, are enjoying yet another successful season, with the team sitting in third position in the Premier League standings. Brendan Rodgers’ troops aim to build on a 2-1 win over Newcastle United, and given Stoke City’s anything but good form, away win should be considered. Fit-again defender Soyuncu is pushing for a start, as well as Iheanacho and Perez. When the two teams met in the FA Cup seven years ago Stoke defeated Leicester, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Steven Fletcher):
Steven Fletcher is a professional footballer who plays for Sheffield Wednesday. After ending his loan spell with Marseille, he joined the Owls on a free transfer in July 2016. Steven Fletcher was born in Shrewsbury, England on 26 March, 1987 and he began his youth career at Hibernian.
He made his debut for the Scottish outfit on 10 April, 2004 in a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock. After spending three years at Burnley and Wolverhampton Fletcher signed a four-year deal with Sunderland for a fee of £12 million. The left-footed attacker scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he was struggling in front of goal in the 2013/2014 season, scoring no more than three league goals.
Steven Fletcher was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent his mother’s home country. Fletcher made his Scotland debut in March 2008, in a friendly against Croatia. He did well to provide an assist for Kenny Miller, who scored the equaliser for the Scotts (1-1).
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.