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Leicester City smashed into odds-on to beat Hull City on Saturday

Leicester City's Ahmed Musa

Leicester all the rage ahead of a clash against a Tigers side who don’t look ready for new Premier League season

It appears as though the Foxes have been handed a gimme on the opening day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, with Hull in a whole world of trouble leading up to the Saturday lunchtime clash.

Steve Bruce left the KC Stadium shortly after the Tigers enjoyed promotion from the Championship, while Mohamed Diame has also jumped ship and Hull have several injury worries ahead of their match against the champions.

Punters have taken note and the bookmakers have slashed the original 13/10 quotes about a Leicester win so that the best odds about the visitors is now 19/20 with William Hill.

A William Hill spokesman told “Leicester have been all the rage in the past few days and our traders are ready to cut their odds again. The Foxes have been popular in accumulator bets along with Manchester City and we could do with at least one of these teams failing to win.

“Punters have been quick to latch on to Hull’s various woes and never has a team looked worse-equipped for a Premier League campaign”.

The bookies are wary of a Foxes team who stormed the title last season and have looked bright in pre-season, with City narrowly losing the Community Shield match to Manchester United after running them close.

Ahmed Musa has joined the squad and brings pace and attacking vim, while Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez demonstrated last season that they can fill their boots against all types of opposition.

Perhaps the money will continue to come for Leicester and the bookmakers will be donning the tin helmets by the time kick-off comes around, with the champions all the rage against a side who have several defensive worries.

Claudio Ranieri has preached caution ahead of the game and also claims that Leicester should be 6000/1 to win the title this term, although he will secretly be confident of kicking a team when they’re down this weekend.

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