West Ham United vs Leicester City Predictions
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- Both teams have scored in four of West Ham’s last six matches.
- Both teams have notched in six of Leicester’s last eight away assignments.
- Leicester have lost just one league game on the road this season.
- West Ham have dropped points in three of their last five league games.
West Ham’s massive test
West Ham are an unfamiliar name in the top-four conversation this season, though the Irons face a huge test of their Champions League qualification aspirations when third-placed Leicester City visit the capital on Sunday.
The Hammers just about held on to three points in a pulsating encounter with Wolves in their last outing, where Jesse Lingard – who notched a stunning solo goal – was once again the star of the show.
West Ham conceded twice from a position of strength against Wanderers however, and the absence of their key defensive screen Declan Rice left a gaping hole at the base of the Irons’ midfield.
Leicester more comfortable as visitors
Seven of Leicester’s eight Premier League defeats this season have come at the King Power Stadium, and the Foxes were turned over on their own patch again by runaway leaders Manchester City last weekend.
On the road, the Foxes are a much more potent force however, and Brendan Rodgers old employers Liverpool are the only team to have beaten City on their travels this term.
Leicester’s chances of finding more joy as the visiting team on Sunday are bolstered by the return to full fitness of Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison.
Goals at both ends in London?
With six goals in their last two games, a West Ham team inspired by the resurgence of Jesse Lingard have carried plenty of attacking threat, though the Hammers haven’t looked quite as slick closer to their own end.
Indeed, both teams have scored in five of the Irons’ last six league matches, and backing action at either end is the way to go again when Leicester and West Ham trade blows in a battle for a top-four berth.
Both teams have notched in six of Leicester’s last eight matches, and City will have to work hard again to push for victory against David Moyes’ vastly-improved West Ham outfit.
However, the Foxes’ pursuit of points will be aided by two key absentees for the hosts in the form of Declan Rice and Michail Antonio, and our 2-1 correct score prediction tips Leicester to take full advantage of West Ham’s double injury setback.
West Ham injuries and team news
Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko are joined in the treatment room by Declan Rice and Michail Antonio this weekend in a massive double injury blow for West Ham. Mark Noble is expected to continue in midfield in place of Rice.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Wes Morgan, Cengiz Under, James Justin and Harvey Barnes are still out for Leicester, while Caglar Soyuncu – who tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty – will also miss Sunday’s game.
James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira came off the bench last weekend however, and both are in line to start following their comebacks.