Why Leicester City will go on to win the Premier League title
With just seven matches remaining, Leicester City have a five-point cushion at the top of the Premier League table. While Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur are doing their best to pile the pressure on, Claudio Ranieri’s men just seem to be able to find a way to win and are maintaining their advantage at the summit.
Leicester have done superbly well so far but they still have seven cup finals to negotiate before they get their hands on the Premier League title. The Foxes, led by Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, have continued to exceed all expectations throughout the campaign but are now so close to winning the title in extraordinary fashion.
At the time of writing, the Foxes are priced at 8/15 with Coral to go on and win the crown this season. On current form, it would take a brave man to back against them – especially considering they have won four of their last five matches by the odd goal.
For the majority of the year, Ranieri has stayed calm but the pressure and excitement is beginning to grip the Leicester boss.
If Leicester do go on to win the title, Ranieri will forever be remembered for masterminding what will be regarded as the craziest Premier League triumph of all time. Most fans have been waiting for Leicester to slip up but they aren’t showing any immediate signs of weakness right now – but that could all change of course.
Following Alan Shearer’s advice in his Coral piece earlier this month, there may still be plenty of twists and turns and it would be foolish to completely rule both Tottenham and Arsenal out until it’s mathematically impossible for them to win the crown.
As long as Spurs continue to keep the pressure on, they can still win the title – it’s as simple as that. But the number of games is dwindling. Leicester are just a few weeks away from their first Premier League title and the Foxes are showing no signs of letting up in their pursuit of the crown.
At the start of the season, nobody expected Leicester to be fighting for the crown and who knows, they may even go on to win it – with a bit of luck on the injury front.
At the start of the season, it was all about Leicester’s attack – they would ship goals, but had the confidence that they could outscore the opposition. That has changed in recent weeks and results are being ground out. However, if Ranieri’s men continue to defend well, they are still capable of scoring enough goals to win the division.