It’s West Midlands versus East in the Premier League this weekend, as Wolves host Leicester at Molineux on Sunday afternoon. The visitors finally ended their long winless run in midweek, and are looking to avenge a loss to the high-flying Foxes earlier in the season here.
Where and when: Molineux Stadium – 7 February, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Wolves vs. Leicester: Sky Sports
Last time: Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot, as Leicester beat Wolves 1-0 at the King Power Stadium in November.
Wolves v Leicester Predictions and Preview
The big games keep coming thick and fast in the Premier League, and this clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City is huge for both of these Midlands clubs. The hosts are aiming to build up some momentum and climb back into the top half of the table, while the visitors have loftier ambitions for the season.
Leicester are riding high in the Champions League spots at present, as they look to go one better from last season’s fifth-placed finish. Brendan Rodgers has his team playing some exciting attacking football, although the Foxes manager will hope to have star striker Vardy back in the fold this weekend.
The likes of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes have been excellent in recent matches, but Leicester remain a different proposition with Vardy in the side. Currently 50/50 to make it after sitting out Wednesday’s 2-0 victory away to Fulham, the Foxes will look even more tempting at 5/4 with William Hill if he does.
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Leicester to win to nil
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The home team are 27/11 for the win in this Wolves v Leicester preview, following their comeback victory over Arsenal on Tuesday. Benefitting from David Luiz’s controversial red card, that win ended a barren run of eight without victory for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
That saw the Wanderers slip right down a table they were looking upwards at prior to Raul Jimenez’s sickening head injury. Willian Jose’s arrival gives Wolves a renewed spearhead up top, even if the Brazilian striker is yet to find the net in his three appearances so far for the club.
Even so, beating this Leicester team is going to be difficult for Wolves. The Foxes may have lost to Leeds United last weekend, but that was their first defeat in 10 in all conceptions. Leicester won six of those, drawing the other three. A stalemate this weekend is priced at 5/2 in the betting.
One to watch for Wolves: Willian Jose looked set to open his account for Wolves before being felled by David Luiz in Tuesday’s victory over Arsenal. The new recruit is 13/2 to bag his first Wanderers goal with the opener in these Wolves v Leicester predictions.
One to watch for Leicester: Harvey Barnes has been in great form this season. He has seven goals in the league, with six of those the first goal for his team. The promising midfielder is 15/2 to break the deadlock on Sunday afternoon.
Long shot: There’s only been one goal in the last three meetings between these clubs. Before that, Wolves beat Leicester 4-3 at Molineux in January 2019. The hosts are available at 150/1 to win by the same scoreline here, rising to an eye-popping 1,207/1 if they do so from behind with Barnes scoring first.