West Ham vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
Mid-table rivals West Ham United and Leicester City are set to battle each other in the 35th round of the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at London Stadium. The clash has prospects of producing a high-scoring thriller as both sides fancy attacking football.
Hosts had a very challenging schedule in the last couple of weeks. Tough series of fixtures against Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United caused a thread of three successive defeats. Can the Hammers bring it to an end this time around in front of the home crowd?
They go up against a side which won four of last five league outings. Nevertheless, Leicester’s winning streak came to a surprising end last Friday when the Foxes fell 0-1 at home to Newcastle United.
West Ham vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Overall, West Ham lead the tie by four wins, but they were much more successful in H2H clashes on the home patch.
The Hammers won 24, drew 10 and lost only 8 of 42 home outings against Leicester City.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in the first part of the season back in late-October last year.
Just one of past five head to head clashes between these two likes produced three or more goals.
West Ham vs Leicester City: Prediction
We believe the time has come for the low-scoring head to head tradition to be broken here. Neither of two teams actually has a big imperative when it comes to result. They are similar in terms of quality, they both have a strong firepower on display in the final third and they are both quite vulnerable defensively.
The home court advantage might play a big role for the team led by Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers won five, drew one and lost one of last seven games at London Stadium in all competitions. Each of last seven games Leicester City played on the road saw goals scored at both ends.
We feel you can’t make a mistake backing Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS at 1.95 odds. Alternatively, West Ham are well worth backing to score two or more goals on the afternoon at 2.37 odds.
West Ham vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.95 (19/20)
West Ham Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).