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Prediction: Wolves vs Leicester

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 13 Feb 2020

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The Premier League is back once again this weekend as a string of clubs say goodbye to the winter break and hello to a competitive schedule. The games are going to come thick and fast for sides in the top flight now with just three months remaining until the season comes to an end. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a Valentine’s Day special as Wolverhampton Wanderers prepare to host Leicester City on Friday Night Football.

Wolves

The big problem for Wolves seems to be scoring at the moment and with a real lack of depth from an attacking point of view, Nuno Espirito Santo may live to regret not bringing in a few extra faces during the January transfer window. They have been able to keep up the pace in the top flight for so long this season alongside the Europa League, but now is the point where they’ll start to begin thinking about rotation – and that could be the key to unlocking them.

Team News

The big hope for Wolves will be that Adama Traore is fully fit after sustaining a knock against Manchester United. Vinagre is still out of action whereas at the back, Saiss and Dendoncker will battle it out for a place in the starting XI.

Leicester

Brendan Rodgers is sitting pretty at the King Power Stadium with a comfortable cushion in the top four. While they won’t want to get complacent, fans can certainly be allowed to dream of life back in the Champions League. They will be desperate to hold onto some of their star players when the summer transfer window rolls around but for now, it legitimately feels like they could wrap up third place around April time if they can keep taking advantage of the inconsistency around them.

Team News

Leicester fans will be hoping to see Ndidi return from injury for this one whereas Morgan, Mendy, James and Amartey are all still on the shelf through injury.

Factors to Consider

  • At the start of the season back in August, Leicester and Wolves drew 0-0.
  • Wolves have won one, drawn three and lost two of their last six games.
  • Leicester have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
  • Wolves have scored five goals and conceded six in their last six games.
  • Leicester have scored 10 goals and conceded nine in their last six games.

Conclusion

This has the potential to be one of the best matches of the season so far with both teams possessing a great deal of quality within their ranks. Wolves know Molineux like the back of their hand and always seem to control teams pretty well there, but the Foxes have the talent up top to break them down. While we do believe Wolves will dominate the aerial battles and in the middle of the park, we think Leicester will just about have enough to come away from Wolverhampton with a point.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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