Wolverhampton v Leicester Premier League betting preview and tips

13:30 Sat 19 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
Units: 1/5
Odds: -189

Back in August, these teams met at the King Power Stadium and Leicester ran out 2-0 winners, although it’s worth noting that Wolverhampton Wanderers were the better team in that particular clash.

Wind the clock forward and there are just two points between these Midlands rivals, with Nuno Espirito Santo having engineered some pretty accomplished performances against some of the best teams that the Premier League has to offer.

Victories over Chelsea and Tottenham have been particularly eye-catching, while Wolves have also taken points off Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal even if they have floundered against some of the lesser lights in the division.

It’s been strange at Molineux where Wolves are 4-2-5 for the season, a record which is similar to a Cardiff side who are at far greater risk of being relegated come the final reckoning.

Leicester are also a peculiar side to work out, with the Foxes marginally better away from home this season and they come into this game after losing at home to Southampton last weekend.

It was a result which intensifies the pressure on Claude Puel and it’s thought that the Frenchman is now living on borrowed time at the King Power, with a defeat in this match potentially pushing him closer to the edge.

Although Leicester engineered victories over Manchester City and Chelsea during the Christmas break, these have been followed by home defeats against Cardiff and Saints, even if they did win at Everton.

Puel’s defensive tactics have been criticised by the fans and the Foxes’ matches don’t tend to feature more than two goals, with this one likely to be low scoring in a clash where both sides might end up being happy to settle for a single point.

BETTING TIP
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.53 with bet365

Team News

Wolverhampton: 3-5-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Leicester: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 11
    Rui Patricio
  • 27
    Romain Saiss
  • 16
    Conor Coady
  • 05
    Ryan Bennett
  • 29
    Ruben Vinagre
  • 08
    Rúben Neves
  • 28
    Joao Moutinho
  • 32
    Leander Dendoncker
  • 19
    Jonny
  • 18
    Diogo Jota
  • 09
    Raul Jimenez
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 02
    Danny Simpson
  • 05
    Wes Morgan
  • 15
    Harry Maguire
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 24
    Nampalys Mendy
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 14
    Ricardo Pereira
  • 07
    Demarai Gray
  • 19
    Harvey Barnes
  • 09
    Jamie Vardy

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14