West Ham vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

West Ham vs Leicester prediction: West Ham 1-3 Leicester

West Ham’s mixed form continues.

On Boxing Day, the Hammers were beaten again so continue to languish in the table.

Can they stop a high-flying Leicester City side?

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West Ham United vs Leicester City: Who will win?

West Ham, despite home advantage, are big underdogs at 10/3 to win this match.

Leicester City meanwhile are 8/11 to leave the London Stadium with a win.

A draw is 29/10.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Both teams to score is 8/15.

Leicester to win and both teams to score is 15/8.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Sébastien Haller could lead the line for West Ham. He is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 23/10 to score anytime.

Michail Antonio could also be a threat. He is 15/2 to score first and 5/2 to score anytime.

Jamie Vardy meanwhile is by far the Premier League’s top goal-scorer. He is 12/5 to score first and 4/6 to net yet again.

Kelechi Ịheanachọ has also be amongst the goals lately. The Nigerian is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 8/5 to score anytime.

Both Antonio and Haller to score is 12/1.

Both Aaron Cresswell and Robert Snodgrass to score is 60/1.

Both James Maddison and Vardy to score is 11/2.

Both Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans to score is 50/1.

West Ham United vs Leicester City: Match preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 19: Declan Rice of West Ham United shows appreciation to fans after the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 19, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

West Ham’s woes continue.

On Thursday, they travelled to Selhurst Park and took the lead in the 57th minute through Robert Snodgrass.

However, Crystal Palace fought back and a 90th minute goal saw the Eagles to a 2-1 win.

That means Manuel Pellegrini’s side have only won two of their last 13 games in all competitions.

Overall, they’ve lost nine of their 18 Premier League matches so far.

Their ninth defeat of the league campaign 12 months ago came on 30 December so not much has changed.

However, Boxing Day’s defeat means the Hammers are now just one points and one place above the relegation zone.

They do have a game in hand on everybody else but that is at home to league-leaders Liverpool so they can not realistically call upon that.

On New Years’ Day, they host AFC Bournemouth in another massive game.

Can they ensure they do not go into that one in the bottom three with a surprise result here?

Leicester to leave London victorious?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester’s underwhelming form in what has otherwise been a magnificent season, continues.

On Thursday, Brendan Rodgers’ side were hammered by his former employers as Liverpool ran riot in a 4-0 win at the KP Stadium.

That followed a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City and, possibly most disappointing of all, a 1-1 home draw with Norwich.

Prior to this wobble, the Foxes had won eight Premier League games in a row and they’ve also got through to their first semi-final for 20 years in the Carabao Cup.

So, they remain very much in the upper echelons of the table and remain ten-points clear of fifth place.

Nevertheless, they’ll be desperate to end this alarming drop off in form.

After this, they travel to Newcastle United on New Years’ Day.

Those represent two winnable matches so will Leicester simply prove too strong for West Ham?

West Ham United team news vs Leicester City

West Ham United’s Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring his side’s first goal Chelsea v West Ham United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge 30-11-2019 . (Photo by Tess Derry/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

At this time of year, managers up and down the land rotate their squads to help cope with the festive fixture pileup.

However, in Manuel Pellegrini’s case, he’ll make changes in search of the winning formulae.

In goal, David Martin has now joined Łukasz Fabiański in the treatment room.

So, the hapless Roberto will be back in the sticks; not ideal.

In defence, both full-backs will change from Thursday.

Ryan Fredericks and Aaron Cresswell will come in for Pablo Zabaleta and Arthur Masuaku respectively.

At centre-back, Issa Diop is expected to come back in for Fabián Balbuena to partner Angelo Ogbonna.

In midfield, Robert Snodgrass is likely to move inside, alongside Mark Noble and Declan Rice.

Out-wide, Felipe Anderson could come in for Pablo Fornals with Michail Antonio keeping his place, moving to the right.

Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini and Albian Ajeti are the other options.

Sébastien Haller is likely to keep his place in the XI, leading the line.

Can this side defeat Leicester?

Leicester City team news vs West Ham United

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Çağlar Söyüncü of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

After being given the run around by Liverpool on Thursday night, Brendan Rodgers will have to make changes to his starting XI.

Kasper Schmeichel has kept the joint-most clean sheets in the league this season, seven, and will get the chance to add to that here.

Ahead of him, Jonny Evans and Çağlar Söyüncü could well continue at centre-back.

At right-back though, James Justin will get a rare start, allowing Ricardo Pereira a rest.

On the other side, likewise, Christian Fuchs could deputise for Ben Chilwell.

In midfield, Hamza Choudhury is a leading candidate to come in.

Wilfred Ndidi could drop out.

James Maddison and Youri Tielemans are expected to start once more; Dennis Praet could be back on the bench.

Further forward, Ayoze Pérez and Kelechi Ịheanachọ could also come in to support Jamie Vardy.

He has 17 Premier League goals already so can he add to those at the London Stadium?

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Leicester City.

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs West Ham United.

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

The Premier League table as it stands:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Liverpool FC26251061154676
2Manchester City26173667293854
3Leicester City26155654262850
4Chelsea FC2713594537844
5Tottenham Hotspur2711794436840
6Sheffield United2610972824439
7Manchester United2610883829938
8Wolverhampton Wanderers2681263532336
9Everton FC26106103438-436
10Arsenal FC2671363634234
11Burnley FC26104123039-934
12Southampton FC2694133248-1631
13Newcastle United2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove Albion2669113138-727
16AFC Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham United2666143045-1524
19Watford FC2659122440-1624
20Norwich City2646162448-2418
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