So far so good for Sven-Goran Eriksson this season, who saw his team edge the Midlands derby at Coventry on Saturday before a comprehensive Carling Cup win at Rotherham on Tuesday, with the home supporters getting a first glimpse of the new-look Leicester team when they entertain Reading on Saturday.
While the Foxes have been busy recruiting the likes of David Nugent and Sean St Ledger, the Royals have been struggling to keep hold of their best players and Matt Mills actually left the Madejski Stadium for Leicester in the summer.
City are 5/6 (William Hill – £25 free bet) to collect three points and enjoy their unbeaten start to the season, with the club still pursuing the signature of Bristol City’s Nicky Lambert after several unsuccessful bids.
Darius Vassell is suspended after his red card at the Ricoh Arena, although Nugent came close to scoring in that game and can be backed at 5/1 (bet365 – £200 free betting) to break the deadlock, with Paul Gallagher a 15/2 chance (Paddy Power).
Reading have seen Shane Long recently follow Mills out of the exit door, with the Ireland striker heading to West Brom and Brian McDermott might struggle to steer the team towards another top six finish this term.
However, they did win this fixture last season and Ladbrokes offer 4/1 that the visitors are celebrating again, with Mathieu Manset pressing for a first-team start after a late brace salvaged a point against Millwall on Saturday.