Argyle v Leicester

Leicester City (H) | Match Preview

The Game   
Argyle v Leicester City. Home Park. Friday, 12 April. 8pm. Sky Bet Championship.  

The Opposition  
Leicester come into this fixture on top of the Championship table, level on points with Ipswich Town, but with a game in hand and ahead of the Tractor Boys on goal difference.  

After a win on 13 February, Leicester had won 25 of their 32 games, and were 12 points clear of the field. Since then, their form has stuttered a little, and they have won just three of their last ten games, losing six of them. In April, the Foxes have won home games against Norwich City and Birmingham City but lost away to Millwall on Tuesday night.  

The Gaffer  
Enzo Maresca was appointed Leicester manager following the club's relegation last season. His sole managerial stint prior to that was a six-month period in charge of Parma, in Italy's Serie B. Either side of his Parma reign, Maresca was the manager of Manchester City's B Team and, after being dismissed by Parma, returned to City to be one of Pep Guardiola's assistants.  

As a player, Maresca was an Italy Under-21 International, and played for West Bromwich Albion, Juventus, Fiorentina, Sevilla, Olympiacos, Malaga, Sampdoria, and Palermo.  

Enzo Maresca


The Squad  
Stephy Mavididi signed in the summer, from French club Montpelier, and has impressed in his first season at the King Power, scoring 12 goals. The Derby-born winger began his career at Arsenal and, after loans at Charlton Athletic and Preston North End, moved to Juventus. Whilst there, he had a loan at Dijon, before moving on to Montpellier.  



Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (above) has been named as one of the three shortlisted finalists for the Sky Bet Championship player of the season. The 25-year-old midfielder came through the ranks at Leicester, spending time on loan at Blackpool in League One and Luton Town in the Championship, at the latter of which he was named player of the year. The following season, he broke into Leicester’s first team, and has now played 123 times for the Foxes.  

Earlier This Season   
The sides met at the King Power Stadium in December, with Leicester winning 4-0. The scoreline only tells part of the story, Argyle were a Stephy Mavididi goal behind and well in the game until a flurry of strikes by the Foxes early in the second half - and had chances to level the game before the hosts struck.  

Goals from Patson Daka, a second from Mavididi, and Wilfred Ndidi all came within seven minutes and took the game out of Plymouth’s reach.  

Argyle v Leicester


Project 35 Fixture

The game is our second dedicated Project 35 fixture of the season. We are once again putting out the call for supporters and members of the community to bring items of in-date, non-perishable food to Home Park. The ambitious aim will be to surpass our record-breaking total achieved earlier this season, which was 1.4 tonnes of food.

Click here for more information about the Project 35 fixture.

If you have a season ticket and cannot attend the match, you can make your ticket available via the Ticket Exchange and receive face value credit if your ticket is resold.  Find out more about the Ticket Exchange.  

Argyle TV  
Commentary for the game will be provided by Charlie Price and Brian McGlinchey.  

Argyle TV’s pre-match show, hosted by Erin Black and former Argyle defender Marc Edworthy, will begin at 6.45pm and is available to watch for free on YouTube.  

The match is being screened by Sky Sports, which means there are restrictions on domestic broadcast and certain international territories.  

Please click here to learn more about Argyle TV for this game.  

Buy a match pass to watch the game,  here.