Leicester City vs West Ham: Preview and Prediction

Leicester City vs West Ham English Premier League Match Preview and Prediction 17-April-2016

Leicester City vs West Ham Match Kick-Off Time 17-April-2016

Leicester City host West Ham in search for three points to move closer to their maiden English Premier League title.

Another 6 points will guarantee the Foxes as the new champions and this is the moment you can say with certainty that the Premier League title is theirs to lose. Coming on the back of five consecutive wins the confidence and morale will be high in the Leicester camp.

West Ham have drawn all of their last three league matches and their Champions League dreams have vanished and they can now focus to guarantee a Europa League place for next season. They must start taking full points as both Southampton and Liverpool are slowly closing on them.

Leicester City Form Guide:

Leicester City are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches and lost only once in their last 11 Premier League outings.

The Foxes are on a five match winning run and haven’t conceded a goal in those five matches.

At home, Leicester lost only once the whole season and are unbeaten in the last 12. They have kept a clean sheets in 7 of their last 8 matches at home.

West Ham Form Guide

West Ham are unbeaten in their last 7 Premier League games, but 4 of those are draws. The Hammers have conceded 2 or more goals in each of their last 4 league games.

West Ham are on a poor away form and won just twice in their last 11 league outings, with 5 draws and 4 defeats. Their last three away games have seen over 3.5 goals with both teams scoring 2 or more goals in each of them.

Leicester City: Team News

Matthew James is the only player sidelined for Leicester through injury and Claudio Ranieri is expected to back his normal starters to get the job done at King Power stadium against the visiting Hammers.

Leicester City: Expected Starting Line-up (4-4-2)

Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Simpson
Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater, Mahrez
Okazaki, Vardy.

West Ham: Team News

Sam Byram is alredy out with an injury, while Diafra Sakho is a doubt after failing to recover from a knee injury that kept him out of the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United in midweek.

Andy Carroll is likely to start up-front with Emenike expected to come in for Valencia in the right wing.

West Ham: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)

Antonio, Reid, Obnonna, Cresswell
Kouyate, Noble
Payet, Lanzini, Emmenike

Leicester City vs West Ham: Head-to-Head Stats

Leicester City have won the last two Premier League meetings with West Ham by the same 2-1 score-line. The teams have met three times since the Foxes won promotion and the overall records tips 2 wins and a loss in favor of Leicester City.

Their last meeting was in the Capital One Cup in September 2015, which was won by Leicester after taking the game to added extra time.

Leicester City vs West Ham: Prediction

Leicester City are pretty close to winning this season’s Premier League and they need just another 6 points to be crowned as Champions. Their recent performances show that they are just getting better game after game and with another 5 matches to achieve this they are likely to go all-out attack against West Ham.

The Hammers are poor on the road lately and their overall form hasn’t been that great otherwise. They will be thinking of a point, but I am sure this is very unlikely on Saturday’s encounter.

My Prediction for this match is a 2-0 win for Leicester City and at the end of this week they will be just three points of their first Premiership title in their history.

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