Leicester City vs West Ham United: Predictions, tips, betting odds & match preview
Leicester City vs West Ham: Predictions
Leicester City will look to follow up their astounding 5-2 win over Manchester City by taking all three points against West Ham United on Sunday.
The Foxes did a wonderful job in nullifying Pep Guardiola’s side, not giving an inch of space to the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden, before proving to once again be lethal on the counter-attack.
West Ham, meanwhile, will also head into this match full of confidence having beat Wolves 4-0 last time out to finally register their first points of the season after back-to-back defeats against Newcastle United and Arsenal. David Moyes will have been pleased with the attacking flair his side showed against Wolves and will likely fancy his chances against an opponent that has beaten him just twice in eight meetings during his managerial career.
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Leicester City vs West Ham: Team Stats
Ayoze Perez was left on the bench for the Foxes’ demolition of Man City but given his good record against West Ham, Brendan Rodgers might well return him to the line-up for this one. The Spaniard has three goals and three assists against the Hammers in seven career meetings to date, including two goals and two assists in 4-1 and 2-1 wins last season.
With both sides notching a combined nine goals in their last matches, expect more fireworks at the King Power Stadium, with the home side coming out on top.
Leicester City vs West Ham: Team News
Perhaps unsurprisingly given their exertions, Dennis Praet, Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans were all withdrawn during Leicester’s thumping win at Manchester City but only the Belgian is expected to miss out here. Ricardo Pereira, Filip Benkovic and Wilfried Ndidi all remain in the treatment room for the Foxes however.
Full-back Ryan Fredericks could miss out for West Ham after suffering from a hamstring issue last weekend. Issa Diop and Josh Cullen continue to self-isolate after testing positive for Coronavirus but David Moyes will welcome several faces back to the starting eleven after making a host of changes for the midweek EFL Cup defeat at Everton.
22 January 2020 — Leicester City 4-1 West Ham United
28 December 2019 — West Ham United 1-2 Leicester City
20 April 2019 — West Ham United 2-2 Leicester City
27 October 2018 — Leicester City 1-1 West Ham United
5 May 2018 — Leicester City 0-2 West Ham United
Leicester have dominated the recent meetings between these clubs, with the Foxes unbeaten in their last four games against West Ham.
In fact, their record stretches to just one defeat in their last 12 meetings across all competitions although, as mentioned, Moyes has a favourable record against Leicester — the Hammers will hope that continues here.