Wolves v Leicester – Match Preview and Betting Tips
Wolves v Leicester – Sat 19th Jan, 12:30, Molineux Stadium
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Here we have the meeting of two talented, but very inconsistent teams this season. Wolves have lost their last two matches in a row without scoring a goal, although they did play with ten men for 70+ minutes against Man City.
Leicester lost their last match 2-1 at home to Southampton, despite the Saints going down to ten men just before half time. But, they have won three of their last five Premier League matches, beating Everton away, Man City at home and Chelsea on the road.
Strangely, their two losses have come against teams near the bottom of the table losing to both Southampton and Cardiff City. It is hard to know if Leicester will turn up in this match, but the same can be said for Wolves.
In reality, this is a nightmare of an early kick-off game to predict. I would recommend leaving this game out of all your tips, and not just because it is the early kickoff, but because this really could go either way.
Wolves have lost three of their last five home matches (2-0) to Palace, Liverpool and Huddersfield. But, they did beat Chelsea (2-1) and Bournemouth (2-0). Overall, Wolves have been hit and miss at home this season, with them actually picking up more points on the road.
The Foxes are fairly capable on the road, as they look to make it three away victories in a row. Also, they have scored in 18 of their 22 Premier League matches this season while only failing to score in one away match.
Firstly, Wolves are 11/8 to win, the draw is 9/4 and a Leicester win is 13/5.
On the form, a Leicester away win looks pretty good value at 13/5, but I can see this ending in a draw. Wolves have only drawn two matches this season, but they are low and confidence and struggling at home with five losses in their last seven games.
Meanwhile, Leicester are a tough team to beat on the road, but they have struggled in their recent performances. Again, this game could go either way, but I have a feeling this could end 1-1.
To start, Leicester are 7/10 to win or draw at bet365. This is a great price for a Leicester team that has only lost one game in their last six away matches while beating Chelsea and Everton in their last two.
I cannot see this being a high scoring match, but both teams to score is best priced at 15/13 with SportNation. Leicester have scored in all but one away match, but they have been leaky at the back in their last two matches.
Wolves certainly have the team and ability to get a goal, we will just need both teams to be clinical on the day.