Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: King Power Stadium

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Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Leicester City came close to getting a shock result at Old Trafford, but the Foxes ended up losing 2-1 against the Red Devils on the opening day. A third-minute penalty from Paul Pogba provided a massive setback for Leicester, while a late goal from Luke Shaw added to their miseries. Even a late goal from Jamie Vardy was unable to salvage anything for the visitors. Wolves came up with a spirited display to get a 2-2 comeback draw against Everton. Even though the blues took the lead through Richarlison twice in the match, Wolves were able to capitalise on Phil Jagielka’s red card to equalise through Ruben Neves and Roberto Jimenez.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Leicester welcome Wolves to the King Power Stadium for only the second time in the last decade. Compared with the opener against Manchester United, Leicester are expected to be slightly stronger as Jamie Vardy is expected to start the match. This substantially improves Leicester’s attacking strength – even if Kelechi Iheanacho is a strong player to hold the ball and bring others into play. Even though Wolves displayed a lot of spirit in the opener against Everton, they may struggle in this trip.

This is a game between two teams that have a lot of attacking potential. After having witnessed Leicester and Wolves being involved in high-scoring games to start the new season, there is a strong possibility of expecting the same in this match.

Leicester City win – 21/20

Total goals over 2.5 – 21/20

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Wolverhampton Wanderers have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
L A

10-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-10-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Leicester City Preview

Even though Leicester were unable to start the campaign in a positive fashion, manager Claude Puel will be able to pick up a lot of positives from the defeat against Manchester United. Leicester are expected to improve rapidly once they get Jamie Vardy back to full fitness. The England international was able to feature only for the last half an hour against United and his impact on the game was profound. Leicester, though, still need to come to terms with the absence of Riyad Mahrez, who was a major creative player in the team.

Leicester City Team News

Matthew James (Achilles tendon), Nampalys Mendy (knock), and Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring) are missing from action for Puel.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

Wolves have been placed as a potential surprise package for the 2018-19 season and the team did not disappoint on this front in the opening game of the campaign. The desire, nerves, and quality displayed in the comeback draw against Everton needs to be carried throughout the campaign if Wolves are to stay in the division. Nuno’s team are certainly one of the exciting packages in this upcoming campaign and the team has an interesting set of fixtures over the next month. After having spent substantial funds (Wolves have spent close to Arsenal in the summer) in order to get into the Premier League, Nuno has been once again given a free rein at improving the squad.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Ivan Cavaleiro (back), Adama Traore (shoulder), and Dominic Iorfa (groin) are the players unavailable for Nuno.

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wolverhampton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Sidelined Players

Leicester City
22 Matthew James Injured
20 Shinji Okazaki Injured
Wolverhampton Wanderers
7 Ivan Cavaleiro Injured

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 89
14 LB Ricardo Pereira 175 70
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 77
15 CD Harry Maguire 194 100
6 CD Jonny Evans 188 79
24 CDM Nampalys Mendy 167 68
25 CDM Onyinye Ndidi 183 80
11 CM Marc Albrighton 175 67
7 CM Demarai Gray 180 74
10 CM James Maddison 175 73
9 CF Jamie Vardy 179 74
No. Pos Player M kg
11 GK Rui Patricio 189 84
5 CD Ryan Bennett 188 70
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
28 CM Joao Moutinho 170 61
19 RM Jonny 175 70
10 AM Helder Costa 178 73
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
18 AM Diogo Jota 178 70
9 CF Raul Jimenez 188 79