Newly-promoted Wolves travel across the midlands to 2015-16 Premier League champions Leicester City with both sides seeking their first wins of the new season. Leicester showed promise against Manchester United but went down 2-1 whilst Wolves pushed Everton all the way in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Molineux. Both sides will be looking to play on the front foot and it promises to be a fascinating encounter at the King Power Stadium.
English Premier League
Leicester City vs Wolves
King Power Stadium
Saturday 18th August 2018
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Match Winner Odds:
Leicester City – $2.05 – Ladbrokes
Wolves – $3.8 – William Hill
Draw – $3.3 – Bet Victor
Claude Puel is still yet to fully win over the Leicester faithful who want to see their team challenging once more in the upper echelons of English football.
Their 8th placed finish last term was respectable considering their poor start to the campaign but they will be hoping to kick on and challenge for European football this term.
Jamie Vardy is the go-to man for Leicester and despite starting last week on the bench, he made an instant impact scoring the consolation goal at Old Trafford.
Form: Last 5 Matches: L W D L D
Nuno Esporito Santo drew huge plaudits for his team’s performances last season as they stormed the Championship and secured promotion to the Premier League.
Their huge Portuguese playing contingent is sure to add an exciting element to the league this season if their 2-2 draw with Everton last week is anything to go by.
Raul Jimenez is on loan at Wolves from Benfica and the Mexican opened his account in style last weekend with a debut goal against Everton.
Form: Last 5 Matches: D L D D W
Head to Head
Wolves just pip the head to head between the two sides – leading 42:36 whilst an additional 32 matches have finished as draws.
The sides last met over 5 years ago with Leicester winning 2-1 as part of their promotion season back to the Premier League.
Predicted Starting Line Ups:
|Kasper Schmeichel (GK)||Rui Patricio (GK)|
|Jonny Evans||Ryan Bennett|
|Wes Morgan||Connor Coady|
|Harry Maguire||Willy Boly|
|Ben Chilwell||Matt Doherty|
|Wilfred Ndidi||Ruben Neves|
|Vicente Iborra||Joao Moutinho|
|James Maddison||Jonathan Castro|
|Demarai Gray||Raul Jimenez|
|Jamie Vardy||Diogo Jota|
Odds and Predictions
Leicester are always an attacking force at home and Wolves possess plenty of attacking talent.
Both teams to score – YES – looks a decent bet at $1.91 with William Hill.
Jamie Vardy is prolific at Premier League level and he’ll be desperate to continue his good start to the season.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime looks a super bet at $2.33 with Uni Bet.
This should be a real spectacle between two very exciting sides that are awash with attacking prowess.
Over 2.5 goals in the game looks an excellent move at $2.13 with Marathon Bet.
Wolves will most certainly push Leicester all the way but the Foxes at home are a very difficult side to beat.
Leicester City to win the match looks a very good value bet at $2.05 with Ladbrokes.
Everton 2 – 1 Southampton – $9.5 with Coral.
Top Betting Tip
In what looks to be somewhat of a Midlands Derby, this could be a very entertaining clash between two sides that look to play attractive football and two managers that pride themselves on such and Leicester should come through this one.
Leicester City to win the match and both teams to score looks a very worthwhile punt at $4.5 with 188 Bet.