Leicester vs Wolves | Premier League – Matchweek 2 of 38 Betting Preview and Tips
Leicester vs Wolves – Sat 18th August, Kick Off 15:00, King Power Stadium, Referee: Mike Dean
Leicester played well at United on Friday night and should take a lot of positives from the game. They finished the game with higher overall possession, shots, key passes and passes in the attacking third. Of course, stats mean nothing, as United still came away with three points. But, Leicester should take comfort in creating some great chances against United at Old Trafford.
A point-blank effort from Maddison was expertly saved from De Gea. A vital tackle from Baily preventing Ihanacho from getting his shot away when he was played through on goal. Also, Pogba was on hand with a crucial last-gasp deflection to prevent what looked like a shot De Gea was not going to reach. Then, De Gea made another crucial save to deny a Demarai Gray header before Vardy got a consolation goal in extra time.
Wolves had a fairly nervous start to their Premier League campaign. Richarlison opened the scoring for Everton from a badly defended set piece. After, Wolves looked on the back foot before the Jagielka red card challenge changed the dynamic of the game.
Ruben Neves scored an excellent free-kick, but, there can be question marks over Pickford’s positioning for the goal. He takes a step the wrong way just as the ball is being hit and couldn’t get enough contact on the ball to keep it out. Great strike, but a taller and better-positioned keeper like Courtois (a reference to the World Cup comment) would have kept it out.
Richarlison restored the lead with just ten men on the pitch after receiving Tosun’s pass. Then, Wolves reacted to the goal and pressed with great intensity until finally scoring with ten minutes to go from a Jimenez header, ultimately sharing the points.
Jamie Vardy will be fit enough to lead the line against Wolves and could prove to be a dangerous combination with James Maddison, who impressed against United on his Prem debut. But, we do not think Wolves will make it easy for them and expect BTTS in this match-up.
Under Claude Paul, Leicester has only kept four clean sheets at home and only five in 29 games in the Premier League. Wolves are more than capable of causing issues and should take positives from their opening performance against Everton.
The best odds for BTTS are 10/11 with Betfred. But, Wolves showed their defence frailties even against a 10 men Everton. We can also see over 2.5 goals at 21/20 with Bethard. Or BTTS match result for Leicester at 10/3 with Betway.
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