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Wolves vs. Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
12 February 2020
Friday 14 February
Molineux – Premier League
Leicester City are trying to protect their place among the top four in England but face a Wolves with ambitions in Europe. The Foxes travel to the Black Country with a poor January in the back of their minds and are looking to put a difficult period behind them. But Wolves need the points to keep up with the teams fighting for a place in the Europa League, making the tie very interesting.
Wolverhampton are in fact unbeaten in four games against Leicester, not counting their defeat on penalties in the League Cup on September 25 in 2018. The last time Leicester won in the Premier League against Wolverhampton came in a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium in 2018 and the Wanderers are strong at home against the Foxes. In 36 home games, Leicester have only won nine times at Molineux and the Wolves have two last league games against Leicester – one of them coming in the Championship.
Nuno Espirito Santo has a full squad to pick from after the winter break and their return to the Premier League will hand him the possibility of bringing his best XI to the pitch without worrying about their legs. Phil Ofosu-Ayeh has been out since April last year and has yet to play this season, whilst Jonny Otto will have to be careful, as he is one yellow card away from a one-match suspension.
Both Jonny Evans and Caglar Söyüncü are expected to start for Leicester against Wolverhampton, but they need to be careful, as they are both on four yellow, but other than that, the attacking midfielder Bartosz Kapustka is the only one who is out injured. He was expected back in December but has been struggling to bounce back.
Wolves vs. Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Wolves bounced back from a slow start to the season and will have appreciated the recent short break. They are keeping up with themselves and the standard they se last season, but their inconsistency has kept them from picking up enough points to be sure of another season in Europe.
As they are currently preparing for the last 32 of the Europa League, Leicester are also ready to give Leicester a fight for the points at Molineux on Friday night. They start the weekend’s fixtures with a big game between two of the surprises in the League the last years and Wolves may be backed at 2.50 to win the game. The Foxes arrive without being overly productive since the New Years and are currently struggling to string together a great run of results.
The key members aren’t keeping up their great form during the first half and players like James Maddison and Jamie Vardy will have to lift their performances to help Leicester keep up with Manchester City and especially Liverpool.
But their performances have given them an eight-point gap down to Chelsea on fourth and they kept the Blues at bay with a 2-2 draw before the winter break. The Foxes are also still scoring goals and haven’t left the pitch without scoring since December 26 and may be backed at 2.95 to beat Wolves on Friday night. A draw stands at 3.30 and could be on the cards for a Wolves side who loves to share the spoils.
This term, Nuno’s side has drawn 11 games, but as the Foxes are trying to avoid a draw at any cost and only has four so far, it could be end to end stuff between two sides who are eager to impress and difficult to predict.
Total amount of goals Over 2.5 at 2.05
A mouth-watering game on Friday night, under the floodlights. Legs are rested, both sides are attacking with pace and high quality. It smells like goals and it has the potential to be a great game.
Both teams to score at 1.80
Wolves at home means goals, even if they draw, it should be a score draw. And Leicester rarely leave the pitch without getting on the scoreboard. Both teams to score wouldn’t surprise anyone and not even the bookies.