Saturday, April 20, 2019

Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leicester City

Prediction: Leicester to Win from Behind

Odds: 17/1

Bookmaker: 888Sport

Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to get their home form back on track on Saturday afternoon as they face an out of form Leicester City at Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have dropped to 11th in the Premier League table but could go above their opponents in the table up to eighth with a victory. Meanwhile, the Foxes head across the Midlands with the opportunity to reclaim seventh despite a tricky spell of results in recent weeks.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Despite Wolves having done tremendously so far in their first season back in the Premier League, the team are currently going through an inconsistent period. They managed to beat Tottenham Hotspur and Wembley just before New Year, whilst also getting beyond the irrepressible Liverpool in the FA Cup third round. However, they did also lose to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace and fell to a difficult 3-0 defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City last time out. Whilst Wolves’ home form has been key for them so far this season, results as Molineux have started to turn somewhat. Nuno’s troops have lost their last two league games 2-0 on home soil to Liverpool and Crystal Palace. As a matter of fact, they have lost five out of their last five Premier League games at Molineux. They will surely have to rectify that if they are to target European football.

Team News

Willy Boly will not be eligible for the game against Leicester having been sent off at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City on Monday evening. Other than that, Nuno can boast a perfect bill of health for his squad.

Leicester City

One thing pretty much sums up Leicester City’s recent form – inconsistent. Despite fantastic wins over Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton over the festive period, Claude Puel’s Foxes also lost to Cardiff City and were embarrassingly knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two minnows Newport County. Their last game also ended in a frustrating scoreline as they lost 2-1 to Southampton. Despite that, they did win their last away league game which means they now have the opportunity to make it three consecutive away wins in the Premier League for the first time since April 2016.

Intriguingly, the East-Midlanders have performed better when on the road this season than when at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes have claimed 14 points when at home, whilst they have taken 17 points on their travels. Only Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have better away records this season than Puel’s troops. This then is something that they will hope to continue against this weekend’s opponents.

Team News

Jonny Evans has returned to action for Leicester and will be available for the game. However, long-term absentee Daniel Amartey remains ruled out. Other than that, the Foxes have a clean bill of health as they head to Molineux.

Key Facts To Consider

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers have the slightly better record between the two teams (W42, D32, L38)
  • The two teams have already met this season with Leicester claiming a 2-0 victory in the Premier League and a penalty shootout win following a 0-0 stalemate in the Carabao Cup
  • Wolves won the last Premier League clash between the two at Molineux as they came from 3-0 down to claim a 4-3 victory
  • Leicester have not completed a league double over Wolves since the 95/96 season
  • The Foxes have only failed to score in four Premier League games this season

Conclusion

Both teams come into this clash in an extremely similar position and having almost identical targets. The inconsistencies of both Leicester and Wolves makes a prediction extremely difficult. However, Leicester have a theme of conceding early this season so it could be a clever bet to see them come from behind at Molineux to claim victory.

Prediction: Leicester to Win from Behind

Odds: 17/1

Bookmaker: 888Sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Orme


Daniel is currently a second-year football journalism student at the University of Derby. He has been freelance writing for approximately four years now and brings considerable experience. A season ticket holder at local club Leicester City, he witnessed the Foxes miraculously lifting the Premier League trophy in the 2015/16 campaign.

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