Wolves vs Leicester: It’s a fight for the Premier League’s best of the rest as two mid-table sides battle for that all-important seventh-place spot at Molineux.
Wolves vs Leicester match preview
It’s easy to forget Wolves are in their first season back in the Premier League considering the strong squad Nuno has assembled as well as the impressive results against the top sides this season.
They may have lost 3-0 to Manchester City last time out, but before that they knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup, beat Tottenham and Chelsea last month and held Manchester United, City and Arsenal to draws.
However, Nuno’s men have made a habit of dropping points against teams they really should be beating. They’ve lost to likes of Crystal Palace, Huddersfield, Watford, Cardiff and Brighton, with those first three games coming at Molineux.
They also fell to a 2-0 loss when they visited today’s opponents Leicester at the King Power Stadium back in August and lost on penalties in the Carabao Cup at home a month later.
Leicester have also been painfully inconsistent this season, following up back-to-back wins against Chelsea and Man City last month with a home defeat to Cardiff and an embarrassing FA Cup exit to League Two side Newport County.
But five of Leicester’s nine Premier League wins have bizarrely come on the road this season, with their last two coming at Everton and Chelsea without conceding.
The Foxes seem to be much tighter away from home, having conceded no more than one goal in their last six (W3 D1 L2). And the constantly under-pressure Claude Puel will have experienced Jonny Evans back from a foot injury to sure up his back-line.
Wolves vs Leicester team news
Wolves centre-back Willy Boly will serve the first of his three-match ban following his straight red card against Man City, which is likely to see Leander Dendoncker drop back into defence.
Leicester’s versatile defender Daniel Amartey is the only absentee for the visitors, with Jonny Evans back in contention after a speedy recovery from a broken toe.
Wolves vs Leicester form
Last six competitive fixtures
Wolves vs Leicester head-to-head
Wolves have lost their last three games against Leicester across all competitions, but they did come back from three goals down in their only Premier League home game with the Foxes to win 4-3 in 2003.
However, Leicester will be looking to complete their first ever league double over Wolves after beating Nuno’s side twice already this season.
Wolves vs Leicester betting prediction
Leicester already have the formula to beat Wolves this season and are great value to inflict a third defeat on them this season. Leicester to beat Wolves is a 12/5 with Novibet.