Leicester City vs Wolves Odds, Pick | Premier League Match Analysis
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Leicester City vs Wolves Odds
Leicester City Odds
|Over/Under||2.5 (+116/ -140)|
|Both Teams to Score (Yes/No)||(-118/ -108)|
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Leicester City vs Wolves will be a vital game for the Foxes as they avoid relegation from the Premier League. Leicester rank 19th in the table, two points behind Everton who sit just outside the relegation zone, while the Wolves rest far more comfortably in 13th place, seven points clear of the bottom three. Both sides will consider this game winnable and will play to gain three points.
New Leicester manager Dean Smith will hope to get points in this match after his disappointing 3-1 defeat against Manchester City last Saturday. Smith was hired to Leicester in early April to help the squad avoid relegation. They’re going to need a strong result in this match to gain momentum heading into their final matches – three against top 10 sides – if they’re going to pick up enough points to compete in the EPL next season.
Wolves won’t be an easy match for Leicester. They’ve picked up points in their last three EPL matches, including impressive home wins over 9th-place Brentford and 11th-place Chelsea, successfully keeping both sides to zero goals. The resurgent side will hope to continue their streak of good results with a win over the Foxes.
Doubt Creeping Into Picture For Leicester City
Leicester have been struggling recently, and with many injuries on their squad there’s little prospect for improvement. The Foxes have been winless in their last 10 matches and are 0-1 under new manager Dean Smith. They will battle to find points against Wolves to help hold their spot in the EPL which they’ve held since 2014.
The Foxes will likely be missing a few key players for this match. Most notably, they’ll be missing top goal scorer Harvey Barnes and defender Johnny Evans. Barnes is responsible for 10 goals in 28 EPL appearances this season. They will also likely sit versatile Ricardo Perieira who’s struggled with a hamstring injury, as well as James Justin, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard.
After a streak of poor results, it’s hard to believe that Leicester are going to turn it around given all of their injuries and change at manager. While the Foxes have only lost one of their past 25 home fixtures against the Wolves, they’ve lost each of their last five home matches in all competitions. The latter statistic feels more significant, but we’ll see which streak Leicester will continue this Saturday.
Wolves Breaking Out of Relegation Zone
Under manager Julen Lopetegui, Wolverhampton have escaped the relegation zone with impressive results in the PL. This team feels like they’re on the upturn after their recent wins over Chelsea and Brentford. While Wolves recently claimed a more secure position away from the relegation zone, they still need to earn points with only nine separating them from last place.
Looking ahead, Wolves have some difficult matches, including fixtures against top-seven sides Brighton, Aston Villa, Manchester United and Arsenal. They know that they need to secure more points in their match against Leicester to steer clear of relegation.
For this Saturday fixture, Wolves will welcome back key midfielder Ruben Neves, who missed the last two matches after sustaining his 10th yellow card this EPL season. They’ve fared well without their Portuguese veteran in the midfield, and I expect an even better Wolves performance upon his return this weekend.
Leicester City vs Wolves Pick
I expect a close low-scoring match between Leicester and Wolves. Both teams need this win. Leicester will fight to escape the relegation zone and Wolves must claim more points ahead of a challenging schedule.
Even though Leicester have home field advantage, their performance in King Power Stadium has been poor all season and they’ve failed to capture three points in over two months. I have no faith in Leicester to finally grab three points on Saturday with all of their injuries.
Given Wolves’ recent momentum and return of Neves to the midfield, I think they have the edge in this match. I’m taking Wolves on the draw no bet line at +114. While I could see this match ending in a 0-0 or 1-1 draw, I feel as though Wolves have a better chance at coming out on top.
Pick: Wolves – Draw No Bet (+114)
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