Leicester City v West Ham United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 23, 2018
King Power Stadium - Premier League
Two teams who are both looking to avoid going three defeats in a row meet this weekend as Leicester City welcome West Ham United to the King Power. If both teams attack like they can, we could be in for an open and exciting game of football.
West Ham won last season’s corresponding fixture 2-0, after the teams had drawn 1-1 earlier in the campaign. That win was the Hammers’ only one against Leicester in their last seven attempts though, with the Foxes winning five of those.
Wes Morgan is suspended for the hosts after his recent red card, while Matthew James has been ruled out through injury. Jamie Vardy is expected to be okay after an illness, while Demarai Gray is closing in a return to action.
Andriy Yarmolenko is set to miss six months after injuring his Achilles at the weekend. That’s a major blow for Manuel Pellegrini, who’s also without Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez, Pedro Obiang and Winston Reid this weekend.
Leicester City v West Ham United Preview and Predictions
With the injuries piling up for West Ham, Leicester’s chances of picking up their fifth victory of the season can only improve. However, the Foxes have been inconsistent so far this term, after already losing five times.
Irons fans must’ve thought their team was about to go on a run after their positive results against Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United. However, since defeating United, the Hammers have lost 1-0 to Brighton and then Tottenham to lose all of their promising momentum.
The visitors are 59/20 to pull a much-needed victory out of the bag, but a home win looks the likelier option for Saturday’s encounter. Leicester are 6/5 to take all three points, after they fell to a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on Monday night, despite taking the lead on the half-hour mark.
The Foxes lost 2-1 to Everton in their last home match, so they’ll be looking to put on a strong performance for their supporters. A couple of wins would put Claude Puel’s side right back into contention for the European places, while a draw here - which is priced at 27/11 - would see them rooted in mid-table.
Over 2.5 goals at 11/10
Both of these teams have dangerous players going forward, while they’ve conceded 29 goals between them so far this season.
Leicester to win 1-0 at 7/1
Or if you think the game’s going to be a tight one, back the hosts to pick up the three points by inflicting a third straight 1-0 defeat on the Hammers.