West Ham vs Leicester Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Opening match in this round, West Ham vs Leicester will be a perfect opportunity to successfully start a betting weekend. Major bookmakers provided plenty of different games to play for this match, combining them with very good betting odds. Therefore this match should definitely find its place on your betting tickets.
West Ham are in a very bad form. They lost in three and failed to win in their last five league matches. They also conceded at least two goals in their last four matches and in this match they enter significantly weakened for many missing players which will additionally affect to their performances and maybe even to the final outcome of the match. They are currently in the relegation zone and desperate for points so we expect to see one very closed match from their side where team will be mostly focused on defense, patiently waiting for a chance to score after a counterattack.
On the other side, Leicester are entering this match after 2-0 defeat last time out against Manchester City. However, they are undefeated in five matches before, winning in two of them. So far they are safely placed at the middle of the table, but for sure this season they aim to top ten and in this match we expect absolute offensive at the opposition goal. They will dominate in speed, control the ball and create many scoring chances.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, Leicester are undefeated in their last six matches against West Ham in all competitions, winning in five of them. Both statistically and according to current form and recent performances, in this match they are favorites to win. Don’t forget to read our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions, try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
West Ham have big injury concerns for this game. Sam Byram, Chicharito and José Fonte are injured and they can't play on this match. André Ayew, James Collins, Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available for the match and they are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Leicester don't have many missing players for this game. Matty James and Robert Huth are injured and they will not play on Friday night. Adrien Silva is another one player who can't play on this match. All other players are available to play and all of them are ready for this hard away game with Hammers.
Possible starting lineups
West Ham: Hart; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Reid, Zabaleta; Obiang, Noble, Kouyate; Lanzini, Carroll, Ayew
Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, Iborra, Gray; Mahrez; Vardy
West Ham vs Leicester Prediction
What a great football game to place our bets on Friday night when West Ham play at home against Leicester City. Both teams are highly motivated for the match and they will play aggressive football from the first minute. It will be a true football fight for the points with lots of midfield duels and fouls. West Ham are not in fine fettle and they don't play strong in defending. The Hammers have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches and if want to win some points here then have to play much better in defense line. They have failed to win their last 5 matches and all players are eager to beat Foxes in front of their fans. On the other side Leicester are undefeated in their last 6 matches against West Ham in all competitions. They have won their last two visits to east London and for sure Foxes are eager to win another one game.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match West Ham vs Leicester Prediction: Both teams to score. It will be an interesting game and we expect from the visitors to score a goal more. Our second betting pick for the match is Leicester to win, and our risky bet goes on correct score 1-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.