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Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers odds and betting statistics

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Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers match preview

A huge game for Leicester City in their battle against the drop.

The Foxes kick off second bottom, above only Southampton, two points adrift Nottingham Forest and Everton immediately above them.

Amazingly, Leicester have accumulated just one point from their last nine fixtures, winning only two of 16 outings since the World Cup.

This saw Brendan Rodgers sacked earlier this month, with Dean Smith taking over until the end of the season.

Smith faced the ultimate baptism of fire a week ago, namely a trip to Manchester City, a game his team did well to only lose 3-1.

After this, Leicester face Leeds (A), Everton (H) and then Fulham (A) in a sequence of four fixtures that’ll almost certainly determine if they stay up or not.

Wolverhampton Wanderers meantime are pulling away from the relegation dog-fight, currently 13th, seven points clear of the bottom three.

Julen Lopetegui’s team come into this one following back-to-back wins, beating Chelsea, courtesy of Matheus Nunes’ stunning volley, and then Brentford 2-0 last weekend.

Diego Costa tackling home his first goal for the club, before Hwang Hee-chan’s deflected shot sealed the win.

So, having won three of their last four at Molineux, Wolves are edging towards safety, now targeting their first away win since 11 February.

Leicester won the reverse fixture 4-0 in October, but haven’t done the double over Wolves since 1995/96.

If the Foxes are going to stay up, that fact needs to change at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City team news

Dean Smith, understandably, set up with a back five at the Etihad, but is unlikely to do the same here.

He is without winger Harvey Barnes, which is a massive blow.

In better news, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is back, so will start in midfield.

Up front, Jamie Vardy’s only Premier League goal this season came at Molineux, so Kelechi Ịheanachọ, who scored off the bench last week, could lead the line.

Predicted XI (4-5-1): Iversen; Castagne, Faes, Souttar, Kristiansen; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Mendy, Tetê, Maddison; Ịheanachọ.

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news

After scoring his first goal for anyone since 10 November 2021 last weekend, a wait of 521 days, Diego Costa will lead Wolves’ attack, possibly partnered by Matheus Cunha.

Julen Lopetegui has switched to a 4-4-2 for their last two games and, given that they’ve won both, he could stick with it here.

Rúben Neves will return, having served of his two-match suspension, while right-back Nélson Semedo is one booking away from a two-game ban of his own.

Daniel Podence is also available, having not (yet) been banned following the alleged spitting incident against Nottingham Forest.

Predicted XI (4-4-2): José Sá; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Lemina, Neves, Nunes, Sarabia; Diego Costa, Cunha.

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