Wolves vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
It will be an interesting clash at Molineux when Wolves host the Foxes in the Premier League. While the host relies on their home ground advantage, Leicester City will rely on their overall league performance.
With both teams coming in hot, we can expect a goal fiasco at Molineux Stadium.
- Wolves: 25 matches – 8 wins – 11 draws – 6 losses – 35 points.
- Leicester: 25 matches – 15 matches – 4 draws – 6 losses – 49 points.
The team from Wolverhampton is 9th in the standings while Leicester is third.
Wolves vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)
- The team that hosts have stayed unbeaten in their last eight fixtures.
- Wolves have recorded four of the recent five wins.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last four fixtures.
- Their previous encounter ended in a goalless draw.
Wolves vs Leicester Match Preview
Wolves kept cool in their previous time out, against Manchester United as the match ended in a goalless draw at the Old Trafford. However, the host managed only three wins in their last ten fixtures across all major contests.
The Wolves are on a three-game winless streak at home with their recent home match ending in a defeat. To make it worse, the 3-2 win over Manchester City in later December was their prior win at home.
Their gaffer, Nuno Esperito favors the 3-5-2 formation. It gives Wolves solidity at the back with three center halves vigilantly guarding the backdoor and two wingbacks shuttling down the flanks. They are defensively strong but it is not sure whether they can hold the Foxes.
With a massive 49 points in the league, Leicester City is 15 points above the hosting contingent in the Premier League table.
Leicester City did show some promise in the league and a good challenge for Liverpool. But their eight-game winning streak in the campaign was halted with a draw to Norwich at home. Thereafter, the Foxes went on to lose four of their ten league matches.
The Foxes will be visiting after a 2-2 draw on the road with Chelsea in their prior clash in the campaign. With just three losses in their last ten away fixtures in all major competitions, Leicester will probably hope to head back home with something from the match.
Brendan Rodgers believes in his teams keeping possession of the ball and playing a flowing passing game with the ball always moving. Defensively, he likes his team to put a lot of pressure on the opposing team with more involvement in counter-attacks.
Considering Wolve’s strong defensive line and Leicester strong pressing, we can expect a close encounter to unveil at Molineux.
Wolves vs Leicester Prediction
Even though Wolves have secured the bragging rights at home in the past four meetings with the Foxes, Nuno has not faced Brendan’s team at home yet.
The host will be at a backhand as Wolves are struggling at home this season with just four wins out of 12 home matches.
Leicester has not held back their guns when playing away from home. They have marked seven wins in their 12 away fixtures in the league this season.
In their prior h2h encounter, both teams deemed it hard to find a goal in the match. But with their increased urgency for points, we can expect some fireworks in the game.
For the punters, finding a full-time winner will be hard. Hence, it will be safer to go with a double chance in the game. Since Leicester is in a better position than Wolves in the Premier League table, the punters can go with the Foxes to probably win if it doesn’t end in a draw.
As such, it will be safe to go with a double chance favoring Leicester City in the clash which is sizing to be with a probable BTTS in ninety minutes.
Wolves vs Leicester Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Leicester @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).