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Leicester vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

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Both Leicester and Wolves will be targeting a top-six finish this season, though the latter may find their European commitments could get in the way.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side were brilliant in their first season back in the top flight, securing 7th place and a European tour.

However, their European campaign could prove to be a burden in terms of the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Leicester will be looking for a return to Europe this season.

Since Brendan Rodgers took over at the King Power, the Foxes have looked a force to be reckoned with.

That opinion was only strengthened during the summer transfer window, with Leicester signing Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet and James Justin.

Leicester vs Wolves: Who will win?

While the two clubs are evenly matched on paper, there’s a pretty clear favourite in the betting odds.

Leicester go into the game at odds of 6/5 to get off to a winning start at the King Power.

Meanwhile, coming off the back of their win against FC Pyunik, Wolves are priced at 12/5.

While that may come as a surprise, with Wolves playing twice within 3 days, fatigue may set in.

If you fancy a draw, that’s priced at 11/5.

We predict that Leicester will comfortably win the game 2-0, which is priced at 10/1.

Many punters could find some luck in the goalscorers market this weekend.

Jamie Vardy is currently favourite to score first, priced at 15/4.

That’s followed by Wolves talisman Raúl Jiménez, who can be found at odds of 11/2.

Foxes newboy Ayoze Perez is 13/2 to score first, while James Maddison is an attractive option at 15/2.


Ayoze Perez

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Ayoze Perez celebrates his first Newcastle goal in front of the Gallowgate enders during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton FC at St. James Park on April 20, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Leicester vs Wolves match preview

After a pretty decent start to his Leicester career, Brendan Rodgers will be looking to continue their momentum into the new season.

The Foxes only lost three of their last 11 games in the previous Premier League season, winning six of those.

For a new boss, that’s isn’t bad going.

Though, after signing a plethora of top talent, Leicester fans will be expecting more.

The Foxes signed Ayoze Perez for a hefty fee of £30million, with the Spaniard likely to take the pressure off Jamie Vardy to score.

Rodgers was also able to sign Youri Tielemans permanently after his hugely successful loan spell at the King Power.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Youri Tielemans and Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Belgian midfielder scored three goals and assisted five in his 13 appearances.

His compatriot Dennis Praet also signed, providing some extra creativity in what could be an exciting team to watch.

Should all Leicester’s main signings perform as initially expected, the Foxes could be on for a top-six push this season.

An opening day win against another top-six rival in Wolves would certainly go a long way to achieving that goal.

 

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Will Wolves’ European dream cause issues?

What a brilliant season it was for Wolves last year.

In their first season back in the Premier League, Nuno Espírito Santo guided his side to a seventh-place finish.

Due to Manchester City’s domestic dominance, that position also secured them a place in the Europa League.

While they are still in the process of qualification, it’s expected Wolves will reach the group stages.

Though, could that prove to be a burden on their Premier League fixtures?

If Premier League teams have learned one thing over the past two seasons or so, it’s that not being prepared for Europe can be disastrous.

Under Ronald Koeman, Everton played in the Europa League back in 2017.

However, after their qualification process started in July, the competition soon took its toll.

Before the Toffees knew it, they were down towards the bottom of the table and genuine relegation candidates.

They turned it around, but Burnley found themselves in the same position last year.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Wolves player Ryan Bennett in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Could Wolves’ signings prove the difference?

After tangling with the Europa League and Premier League, Burnley struggled and just managed to reach the 40 point mark last season.

While Wolves’ current side is better than both Everton and Burnley’s teams back then, both of their struggles are a reminder that squad management is key.

The Midlands side have brought in some good players to help ease the burden of Europe, namely Patrick Cutrone, Bruno Jordão, Jesús Vallejo and Pedro Neto.

Wolves also secured Raúl Jiménez and Leander Dendoncker in permanent deals after their impressive loan spells.

After playing in the Europa League just three days before the clash with Leicester, this weekend’s clash will serve as a test to see whether Wolves are ready to compete on several fronts this season.

 

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Leicester team news vs Wolves

Leicester have no injury concerns going into the new season, with Brendan Rodgers having a full squad to choose from.

New boy Ayoze Perez will almost certainly partner Jamie Vardy up front, while Caglar Soyuncu should be the man to replace Harry Maguire in the heart of defence.

Wolves team news vs Leicester

It won’t be ideal going into this game for Nuno Espírito Santo.

Having played on Thursday night, the Portuguese boss has decisions to make over fatigue and fitness.

Patrick Cutrone could start the game having only played under 30 minutes in the win over FC Pyunik.

Jesús Vallejo could also feature, having sat on the bench.

Leicester predicted XI vs Wolves

Wolves predicted XI vs Leicester

Leicester official videos pre Wolves

Wolves official videos pre Leicester

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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