Both teams have failed to win a single league game between them this month, but Leicester are being considered as favourites going into Saturday’s clash against West Ham.
11th placed Leicester are being quoted at 11/9 to win this clash, while 14th place West Ham are at 27/10 to win at the King Power. A draw, at the time of writing, is at 5/2.
Several pundits have made their predictions for this clash, and all of them reckon Leicester should atleast be able to draw this game, if not win it. West Ham’s injury problems- there will be no Andriy Yarmolenko this weekend, and star marksman Marko Arnautovic struggles to train because of a knee injury, has raised the Foxes’ odds of winning this clash.
West Ham were poor on the road last season too, but did manage a 2-0 win over Leicester in the corresponding 2017/18 fixture.
Leicester’s three game winning streak across all competitions was brought to an abrupt halt as Everton came away from the King Power Stadium with three points thanks to a superb second half strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The visitors had taken the lead through Richarlison’s 7th minute strike, but a superb counter attack before half time saw Ricardo Pereira draw the Foxes level.
Leicester’s Wes Morgan had been sent off in mid September against Bournemouth, and he collected another second half sending off here, dismissed in the 63rd minute. Morgan’s dismissal helped Everton register back to back wins for the first time this season, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring a superb individual goal from long range to sink the Foxes. The Toffees had beaten Fulham 3-0 prior to their visit to the King Power, and are now level on points with Leicester, with both teams having 12 points to show for their efforts after 8 games. Continue reading
Claude Puel got the better of his former club for the second time in succession as Harry Maguire’s late goal helped Leicester beat ten man Southampton at St.Mary’s.
Like last weekend’s game against Wolves, the Foxes were on the backfoot for most of the first half, with Saints enjoying plenty of possession and the visitors missing suspended striker Jamie Vardy.
Saints took the lead through a fierce Ryan Bertrand strike seven minutes after the interval, but Demarai Gray responded almost immediately for Leicester. Gray’s goal ended a 22 game league drought for the strike- his last goal before this came against Newcastle in December last year.
With the game poised at 1-1, Saints striker Hojberg was sent off for diving Continue reading
A lucky Leicester side, by the admission of their own manager Claude Puel, edged Wolves 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to take home their first points of the new Premier League campaign.
Wolves were clearly the dominant side in the first half, with Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves both hitting the woodwork. The visitors also missed a relatively simple tap in chance, and instead went 1-0 behind after Matt Doherty headed into his own net. Marc Albrighton’s cross into the box took a deflection off Conor Coady and onto Doherty before ending up as an unwitting own goal. Continue reading