Gillingham v Leicester City FA Cup Betting Tips 7/1/23
League Two Gillingham welcomes Leicester to Priestfield Stadium in the FA Cup third round. The Gills progressed past lower league opponents to reach this stage and Neil Harris’ side will welcome the break from a poor league campaign. Leicester are also likely to feel some relief from their Premier League duties as Brendan Rodgers’ side has struggled post-World Cup. With both sides lacking form and consistency, an intriguing match could unfold. This fixture kicks off at 12:30 on Saturday and will be shown live on the BBC.
Form and Team News
Gillingham fell to a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions after a 1-0 loss at Stevenage last time out. The Gills also lost to Sutton (2-1) and Colchester (1-0) in League Two and against Wolves in the EFL Cup (2-0). Leicester has also suffered a string of defeats and lost their last three in the Premier League. A 1-0 home loss against Fulham on Tuesday followed a defeat at Liverpool (2-1) and at home against Newcastle (3-0).
Regarding team news, Gillingham goalkeeper Glenn Morris is doubtful. For Leicester Boubakary Soumare, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Paston Daka and James Justin are doubtful. James Maddison, Jonny Evans, Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira are ruled out.
Match Winner Betting Tips
Despite the recent poor form of Gillingham and Leicester, one clear match winner is favoured by the bookmakers. Gillingham are rock bottom of League Two after a 12-match winless run. The Gills have also lost eight of their last nine league matches so a home victory appears unlikely. At 16/1, Coral has the best odds for a potential Gillingham win. Furthermore, even holding Leicester to a draw could be difficult for Harris’ side. Gillingham has only drawn twice in their last 11, while Leicester hasn’t had a stalemate in their last 10 competitive matches. Due to this, a draw also seems unlikely and 10Bet has the best odds at 6/1. Leicester will see this match as a chance to bounce back from their Premier League woes. As a result, we are tipping the Foxes to showcase their quality and defeat Gillingham in the FA Cup. Rodgers’ side has also won four of their last five on the road and Bet365 is offering 2/9 odds for an away victory.
Win to Nil Bets
Across the board, there is little worth in an outright Leicester win at Gillingham. Alternatively, the win-to-nil bet presents an option with better value. Gillingham has been goal shy this season, scoring seven in 23 league matches. The Gills have also failed to score in three of their last four meetings with Leicester. In addition, the Foxes have won to nil in four of their last five away matches. Therefore, we are backing an away win to nil and Coral has the best value at 4/5.
Anytime Goal Scorer Betting
As Gillingham has struggled for goals recently, both of our goalscorer picks come from Leicester’s ranks this weekend. First, midfielder Youri Tielemans carries a scoring threat and came close against Fulham last time out, hitting the crossbar late on. The Belgian has also scored three goals in his last five away matches and Paddy Power has the best odds for a Tielemans anytime goal at 3/1. However, forward Harvey Barnes is in decent form this season and has scored three in his last five away matches. He is also the Foxes’ second top scorer this season with six goals and we are backing Barnes to score again. There is decent value on a Barnes anytime strike against Gillingham and Bet365 has the best value at 6/4.
Our Gillingham v Leicester City FA Cup Betting Tips
Match winner bet – Leicester – 2/9 with Bet365
Win to nil – Leicester – 4/5 with Coral
Anytime goalscorer – Harvey Barnes – 6/4 with Bet365
Even though Gillingham and Leicester come into this contest in poor form, the Foxes have an edge due to their quality. It has been a tough season for the Gills in League Two and it is unlikely the Kent side will get any sympathy from visiting Leicester in the FA Cup. Please remember that our betting tips each weekend look to provide good value. However, they are never guaranteed to win. Players can find all the latest information about UK free bets and offers on our homepage. Always remember to practice safer gambling when taking part in any wager.