Coventry City v Leicester City latest odds, news and free bets

Just twelve points separated these two teams in the Championship last season, although the bookmakers expect the gap to be twice as big this time around thanks to Leicester spending a large fortune on players compared to the Sky Blues treading water. The Foxes will be led into battle by Sven-Goran Eriksson and the Swede has been making a new…

Just twelve points separated these two teams in the Championship last season, although the bookmakers expect the gap to be twice as big this time around thanks to Leicester spending a large fortune on players compared to the Sky Blues treading water.

The Foxes will be led into battle by Sven-Goran Eriksson and the Swede has been making a new signing every other week throughout the summer, including Matt Mills, David Nugent, Neil Danns and Michael Johnson.

Leicester are a best price 11/10 (William Hill – £30 free bets) to claim victory at the Ricoh Arena and it will be interesting to see how the new recruits bed down, with the Midlands club having the backing of a rich Thai investor.

There are rumours that Shane Long could also be on the way to the club, although it is likely to be Nugent leading the line and you can get 6/1 (bet365 – £200 free betting) about the former Portsmouth man opening the scoring.

Meanwhile, Coventry look set for a season of struggle under Andy Thorn who felt cheated when Marlon King decided to make the switch to Birmingham City and the new manager has also seen Kieran Westwood leave the club.

Even so, this is a Midlands derby and the home side will be looking to claim an early scalp of the division’s pre-season favourites, with Victor Chandler offering 14/5 that Coventry claim an opening day victory.

If you think that Leicester will prove too strong from the kick-off, Stan James offer 5/2 that the visitors lead at half-time and full-time.

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