Leicester City v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
August 14, 2018
King Power Stadium - Premier League
Leicester City host newly promoted Wolves in their first home game of the 2018-19 Premier League season, in an intriguing Midlands derby.
These two last faced each other in the 2012-13 Championship season, with respective 2-1 home wins for either side.
Wolves last won away at Leicester back in 2007.
Jamie Vardy should start for Leicester after his goal scoring substitute role in their opening fixture away at Manchester United. He has been eased back into the first team after his exploits at the World Cup - and he could replace Kelechi Iheanacho.
Daniel Amartey is also likely to be hooked from right back, with Ricardo Pereira moving into defence, and Marc Albrighton starting.
Wolves have a slight injury concern over full back Jonny Rodriguez, who was substituted during their 2-2 opening day draw at home to Everton. If he is unfit, Roman Saiss or Ruben Vinagre could start.
Leicester City v Wolves Preview and Predictions
Leicester performed well in patches against Manchester United, with new signing James Maddison impressing in midfield and Vardy making an impact from the bench. However they could not find a killer touch to secure a point, much to the irritation of manager Claude Puel after the game.
Wolves, who have spent big this summer, showed their quality against Everton - but they did show their inexperience at times, which allowed the Toffees to claim a draw.
The added spice of this being an infrequent derby game adds another level to it, but with their Premier League experience and the power of the home support, Leicester should edge the win - at 21/20.
Wolves demonstrated a real attacking threat against Everton, and they should cause Leicester problems, and a BTTS bet comes in at 4/5.
Leicester City to win 2-1 at 17/2
Home form has been key for Leicester in both their title winning season, and ever since, and the force of the King Power, on its first outing of the season will boost them. Wolves still remain a threat and could be a real surprise package this season, but The Foxes should be just too strong.
Jamie Vardy to score first at 3/1
Vardy netted against Manchester United, and he looks as hungry for goals as ever - and he does have a record of starting the season well, netting three and four goals inside his firs five club games in the last two respective seasons with Leicester.