West Ham v Leicester Premier League betting preview and tips

16:00 Sat 20 Apr
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 2
Units: 1/5
Odds: +140

Leicester City supporters got their wish when Claude Puel was deposed and his successor hasn’t been looking back in recent weeks.

Brendan Rodgers is a familiar face in the Premier League and he’s seen his team win five of their previous six encounters at the time of writing. That has included four consecutive wins over Fulham, Burnley, Bournemouth and Huddersfield.

The quality of the opponents has clearly been modest and a trip to the London Stadium represents a tougher assignment on paper, although the Foxes are now gunning for seventh spot and they look capable of beating West Ham.

Rodgers arrived at the King Power Stadium with a reputation for free-flowing attacking football and the northern Irishman is clearly getting a tune out of Jamie Vardy who has been banging in the goals.

Eight goals in as many games means that the visitors will have the most lethal finisher on the pitch, while James Maddison is producing some sparkling performances and there’s just a really good feel about the Leicester team.

As for West Ham, they have won eight times on home soil this season but they have also been beaten six times in front of their own supporters and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Manuel Pellegrini leaves after just one season in charge of a club who seem perpetually troubled.

The Hammers’ recent form has been shabby and they were somewhat fortunate to beat Huddersfield 4-3 at home before getting turned over by Everton. Marko Arnautovic looks disinterested and Leicester will be confident of taming the attacking players representing the home side.

The Foxes have won seven times on the road and confidence is incredibly high due to the recent spate of wins, with England pair Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell enjoying an excellent season from a defensive point-of-view.

BETTING TIP
Leicester @ 2.40 with bet365

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bet365 Match Odds

Full Time Result
West Ham : +230 Draw : +250 Leicester : +130
+230 +250 +130
Total Goals
Under 2.5 Goals : +110 Over 2.5 Goals : -139
+110 -139
Both teams to score
Yes : -175 No : +125
-175 +125
Asian-Hcp
West Ham 0.25 : -112 Leicester -0.25 : +100.9
-112 +100.9

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Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 34 26 7 1 77:20 85
2 Manchester City 33 27 2 4 86:22 83
3 Tottenham 33 22 1 10 64:34 67
4 Arsenal 33 20 6 7 66:40 66
5 Chelsea 34 20 6 8 57:36 66
6 Manchester Unit 33 19 7 7 63:44 64
7 Leicester 34 14 5 15 46:45 47
8 Wolverhampton W 33 13 8 12 41:42 47
9 Everton 34 13 7 14 46:44 46
10 Watford 33 13 7 13 47:48 46
11 West Ham 34 12 6 16 42:52 42
12 Bournemouth 34 12 5 17 49:61 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 11 6 17 40:46 39
14 Burnley 34 11 6 17 42:60 39
15 Newcastle Unite 34 10 8 16 32:43 38
16 Southampton 33 9 9 15 39:54 36
17 Brighton 33 9 6 18 32:53 33
18 Cardiff 34 9 4 21 30:63 31
19 Fulham 34 5 5 24 32:76 20
20 Huddersfield 34 3 5 26 19:67 14