Leicester City enjoy home advantage, when visitors West Ham swing by on Sunday for a Premier League clash.
Following some poor performances in this Premier League campaign recently, The Foxes desperately need points from the match against West Ham if they wish to save themselves from relegation. And a win might not even be enough.
The Foxes are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They scored a steady 11 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.1 per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 20 goals, or an average of two a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to one clean sheet in this run.
West Ham head into this match on 1.6 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored an acceptable total of 16, while also conceding 19 goals. This amounts to 1.9 on average per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring three times.
The last time the pair played each other, The Foxes came out the other side as 0-2 winners and surely won't mind a repeat of that result.
Leicester City vs West Ham Prediction
Leicester City Form
A single point is all Leicester City have to show from their last three games, where they came up short, losing 5-3 and 0-3 against Fulham and Liverpool respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 0-0 against Newcastle. In their last six Premier League matches at home, Leicester City have one win, while they've drawn one and lost four.
Many people had Leicester City down as candidates for the drop before the season, but rescue is still within reach, as the season nears its end.
West Ham Form
West Ham won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 2-0 against Brentford, before beating AZ Alkmaar 0-1. Another win followed, this time by 3-1 against Leeds. In their last six away matches in the Premier League, West Ham won twice, while also recording zero draws. They endured four defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying 13 goals conceded and eight scored.
Leicester City are scoring freely these days, West Ham are doing just fine in that department as well, and we expect a match with plenty of goalson Sunday.
Leicester City won 11 points from their last ten encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won three, scored 13 and let in 11 goals. West Ham claimed six wins from 19 goals scored and eight conceded from their past 11 matches against teams placed in the bottom six. This handed them 20 points to their account. Leicester City are looking at a record of eight wins, seven draws and 22 defeats in the Premier League this season. West Ham are looking at 11 wins, seven draws and 19 defeats in the Premier League.
Leicester City vs West Ham Stats
- Leicester have conceded in the last 17 matches in a row
- Leicester have conceded in the last 12 home matches in a row
- Leicester have not won 14 of the last 15 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 matches Leicester played, both teams scored
- Leicester have not won 11 of the last 13 home matches
- West Ham have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 West Ham matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- West Ham have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 West Ham away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- West Ham have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
Leicester City vs West Ham Squads
Leicester City Squad
Smith will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against West Ham from the following players (the statistics in the brackets represent goals scored and matches played in the Premier League this season):
Alex Smithies (0/0), Daniel Iversen (0/11), Danny Ward (0/26), Caglar Soyuncu (0/0), Daniel Amartey (0/20), Harry Souttar (0/12), James Justin (0/14), Jannik Vestergaard (0/0), Jonny Evans (0/12), Luke Thomas (0/16), Ricardo Pereira (1/9), Ryan Bertrand (0/0), Victor Kristiansen (0/12), Wout Faes (0/30), Boubakary Soumare (0/25), Dennis Praet (1/22), Harvey Barnes (12/33), James Maddison (10/29), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (2/30), Nampalys Mendy (1/18), Timothy Castagne (2/36), Wilfred Ndidi (0/27), Youri Tielemans (3/30), Jamie Vardy (3/36), Kelechi Iheanacho (5/27), Patson Daka (4/30), Tete (1/13).
West Ham Squad
This is the full squad of players that the West Ham head coach Moyes will select from for his starting XI:
Alphonse Areola (0/5), Lukasz Fabianski (0/35), Aaron Cresswell (0/27), Angelo Ogbonna (0/16), Ben Johnson (0/17), Emerson (1/21), Kurt Zouma (2/25), Naif Aguerd (2/17), Thilo Kehrer (0/26), Vladimir Coufal (0/26), Declan Rice (4/36), Flynn Downes (0/20), Lucas Paqueta (4/27), Manuel Lanzini (1/9), Pablo Fornals (2/31), Tomas Soucek (2/36), Danny Ings (8/34), Gianluca Scamacca (3/16), Jarrod Bowen (6/37), Maxwel Cornet (0/13), Michail Antonio (5/32), Said Benrahma (6/34).
Leicester City vs West Ham Team News
Leicester City are sweating on the fitness of no less than eight players before their match this coming Sunday.
Boubakary Soumare, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Dennis Praet, Jonny Evans, James Maddison, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand are all absent from the Leicester City squad that faces West Ham at King Power Stadium.
West Ham are looking at six players missing out on their match this coming Sunday at King Power Stadium.
Names like Alphonse Areola, Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Leicester City.
Leicester City vs West Ham Lineups
Leicester City vs West Ham H2H
Leicester City ran out 0-2 winners the last time these two rivals played each other and are definitely planning to claim three points again this coming Sunday. Neither side have been the dominant force in recent meetings between Leicester City and West Ham, as West Ham won four of the last ten Matches, while Leicester City won three matches of these ten encounters. The bookies have West Ham to win this match at best price odds of 13/5.
Leicester City vs West Ham Results
Both teams found the back of the net seven times in the last ten matches between Leicester City and West Ham.
Leicester City vs West Ham Betting Tips
Jamie Vardy has been great for Leicester City lately, hitting the target two times, which makes him worth considering in the betting market. West Ham are optimistic that Michail Antonio doubles up on the one goal he provided in their past six outings.
West Ham should be able to score at least once on Sunday, as Leicester City failed in keeping a single clean sheet in the last 10 outings at King Power Stadium. The visitors managed four clean sheets in their 10 most recent outings away from home.
There were more than three goals scored five times in the past ten encounters between Leicester City and West Ham, with the former averaging 1.6 goals a game. West Ham scored 1.9 goals per game, while both teams to score paid out seven times in this run. Leicester City saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten outings for West Ham, who managed to score 1.9 times in those matches.