Wolves vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 January 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Two of the most inconsistent sides in the Premier League are set to open matchday No 23 on Saturday afternoon at Molineux.
Wolves will be looking to return to winning ways after back-to-back league defeats against Crystal Palace and Manchester City saw them drop down to bottom half of the standings.
Nevertheless, they can break back into the top ten with a win over the 8th-placed Leicester City who sit 8th with a two-point cushion on Wolves.
The hosts are finally looking towards an easier fixture on paper following games against top two Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester City within past two weeks. They saw off a mixed line-up of Liverpool’s 2-1 at home in the third round of the FA Cup via goals from Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves.
Nonetheless, they were condemned on a defeat on Monday when they played Manchester City shorthanded for 71 minutes due to a Willy Bonny red card early in the affair at Etihad. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men lost 3-0 at the end.
Wolves vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Leicester City lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into the landmark 70th meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The two sides met each other twice this season and Leicester City were more successful on both occasions.
The Foxed picked up a 2-0 victory in the league clash at King Power, while they also advanced form the third round of the League Cup on penalties after the regular match at Molineux produced no goals.
Wolves vs Leicester City: Prediction
Wolves did not score a single goal in last two league matches against Crystal Palace (0-2 loss) and Manchester City (3-0 defeat). Interestingly, this negative run came after a shocking 1-3 victory over Tottenham Hotspur away at Wembley.
The Foxes, on the other side, lost back-to-back fixtures to the likes of Newport County (fourth division of English football) and Southampton (relegation strugglers) 1-2 apiece. They lost three of past four matches in all competitions, a thread which began with a disappointing 0-1 defeat to Cardiff City at King Power.
It’s really hard to predict the outcome between two such inconsistent sides which is why we would suggest you to be careful with the stakes. Since Leicester produced super disappointing displays against opposition weaker than Wolves in last two outings, we do find the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.20.
Wolves vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Wolves to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Wolves Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).