Leicester City vs Wolves predictions and betting
Leicester City is scheduled to take on Wolves on Sunday which looks like a good game to watch despite the hosts having a slight edge over the visitors.
The Wolves have had a decent season so far and are coming off a victory over the weekend that has filled them with extra confidence for the games to come.
With both teams eyeing for a good season, every win matter from now on for them to consolidate their respective positions in the table. Hopefully, it will be a treat for the football fans on Sunday.
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Leicester City vs Wolves predictions and betting : Recent form
Leicester City looked like they were heading to yet another inconsistent season with some unexpected defeats in the middle. But it seems like they have pulled back things significantly and are now looking like a quality side.
They started off with wins against West Brom and Burnley, but their biggest win came against Manchester City at Etihad stadium with a 5-2 margin. But their successful run didn’t last as they lost back to back games against West Ham and Aston Villa. It seemed like they learnt their lesson and have made a good comeback with wins against Arsenal and Leeds United in the last two games.
They are currently in the 2nd position with 5 wins and 15 points. A win here might help them climb to the top given that Liverpool have a tough game against City this weekend.
Even though Wolves haven’t played against big teams except that Man City game, they have been able to live up to the challenge so far.
They won the opener against Sheffield United but lost 1-3 against Manchester City at home which was followed by humiliation at the hands of West Ham.
From then on, they have won against Fulham, Leeds United and Crystal Palace putting some inspiring performances to stay relevant in the league. They are currently sitting in the 6th position with 4 wins but can makeup places big time if they can outclass Leicester on Sunday.
Leicester vs Wolves predictions and betting : Head-to-head
Last 5 games: Leicester – 2, Wolves – 1, Draw - 2
Recent Meeting: Wolves managed a goal-less draw against Leicester in a premier league fixture.
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Leicester vs Wolves predictions and betting analysis: Offensive and defensive stats
The Wolves would probably field a 3-4-2-1 formation for this contest whereas the hosts would go in with a 3-4-2-1 that will give them enough to defend as well as attack their opponents.
The Leicester attack is somewhat reliant on the England striker Jamie Vardy who has scored 8 goals so far this season and scored an important brace against Leeds. In addition to this, he has 2.1 shots per game and has more than 61.9% success in passes along with 0.9 key pass and 0.6 dribble per game so far.
He will be joined by the likes of Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes who will have to create more chances for the striker. Youri has returned to form with 2 goals last night and would be willing to replicate it against the Wolves. In addition to this, he has 0.9 shot per game, 1.1 dribbles per game but has to cut down the number of fouls per game in premier league this season.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with 3 goals and an assist but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top. The England striker has 72.6% pass accuracy in addition to 2.6 shots on target every game.
The Wolves attack will be led by Podence and Jimenez at the front. Daniel Podence is a young talent from Portugal who opened his account against Crystal Palace in addition to two assists in three games. He has 81.9% pass accuracy and dribbles very well with an average of 1.4 per match. He has 1.6 shots on target and provides 1 key pass every game so far.
Raul Jiminez is a key component in this attack who has scored 4 goals in 6 games for the team. He has a good header, passes extremely well and has an accurate finishing touch. Apart from 79.2% pass accuracy, he has won an average of 1.6 aerial duels and has created 3.1 shots on target per game in the recent games. This pair will have the strong backing of Semedo, Neto, Neves and Dendoncker in the mid field.
The Leicester defense has made a huge statement after doing a good job against Leeds on Monday. Wesley Fofana who replaced Soyuncu was exceptional and has 79.7% pass success along with 1.3 tackles per game, 2.3 interceptions per game and 3.4 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the center back.
Jonny Evans will come in handy with his reputation of scoring apart from his defending skills. He has 82.8% pass accuracy along with 1.6 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 2.6 clears per game in the recent past.
With Timothy Castagne ruled out for at least 4 weeks, James Justin will have to assume responsibility in place of the talented defender. James Justin has 76.6% pass accuracy and has won 1.3 aerial duels per game so far.
The Wolves defense would be desperate to hold on to a clean sheet on Sunday. Conor Coady will be the center back in the eleven who has 87.5% pass accuracy and likes to play long balls.
In addition to this, he has 1.2 tackles, 1 interception and 2.6 blocks per game in 10 appearances. Maximilian Kilman will join him to guard the goal post and was exceptional in his last match with 92.1% pass completion rate. He also got 1 interception and 3.5 clears per game so far.
Willy Boly will either play left or right center back and has great tackling skills. In addition to tackling, he is exceptional in aerial duels winning 3 per game along with 81.1% pass accuracy. Apart from this, he has 1.7 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 4 clears so far in 8 matches.