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04-03-2020 | 18:35 Football

"Handful": Pundit prediction on Leicester City v Birmingham City FA Cup clash

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted Leicester City's 2 - 0 win over Birmingham City in the FA Cup fifth round tie this evening. The Foxes will return to action after playing five games without a win. Still they are favorites to secure their place in the Champions League next season, with the club sitting on the 3rd place of the Premier League table. Meanwhile, lately Birmingham have enjoyed 10 unbeaten league games. However, Lawrenson thinks it isn't enough to win Brendan Rodger's side. Former Liverpool player has predicted the Foxes' win, saying: "Birmingham are unbeaten for 10 games in the Championship and their big striker Lukas Jutkiewicz is a handful up front. I still fancy Leicester here, though, despite their poor recent form and the fact they seem to struggle without Wilfred Ndidi in midfield - he is back in training after his knee injury but missed Friday's defeat by Norwich. A lot will depend on the team they put out - I've talked about some of the other teams involved in the FA Cup maybe having different priorities, but why would you not try to get to the final if you were Brendan Rodgers? A cup run and a day at Wembley is the chance to crown what has already been a very good season for the Foxes, so I think Rodgers will go with a strong line-up."
Source: www.leicestermercury.co.uk

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