England Premier League
Sunday 11th August 2019
Kick off at 2pm BST
Venue: King Power Stadium
This Sunday afternoon Premier League game has all of the ingredients to be a real cracking game. At the end of last season when Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager of Leicester he really turned the clubs fortunes around as the Foxes went on a good run and started to believe in themselves again, and this season will be seen as a natural progression of that.
The Foxes have bought Ayoze Perez from Newcastle which was a transfer that seemed to catch out the Magpies with Perez’s low buy-out clause. They have also made Youri Tielemans a permanent fixture after he impressed on loan last season from Monaco.
Many players have been released from the club as Rodgers seeks to stamp his signature over the team but the one big loss has been Harry Maguire who was sold to Manchester United. The good news is that United had to pay £80m to get the English international making him the most expensive defender in the world.
Leicester remained unbeaten in their pre-season games though it could be argued that they only played one team of real quality in Serie A’s Atalanta and that game ended 2-1 to the Foxes.
Wolves were brilliant last season and qualified for the Europa League as a result and they have been quite shrewd in the players that they have brought in for this one. Raul Jimenez was made all official and comes from Benfica for £30m but one player that should catch the eye is Patrick Cutrone from AC Milan. Cutrone did have a poor season in Italy, but otherwise has scored goals for the club and built up quite a reputation for himself even at a young age, it will be interesting to see how he gets on in the Premier League.
Whilst Wolves have achieved being in the Europa League, one has to question if like Burnley last season it might be a hindrance? They had to play on Thursday evening in Armenia where they beat Pyunik 4-0 and will play the 2nd leg at home next week. However the 6,000 mile round trip could have an adverse effect on the team when they prepare for this game just 3 days later.
Leicester: The only concern for Brendan Rodgers team is Nampalys Mendy who has a knock but could still make the team sheet
Wolves: Morgan Gibbs-White has a knock and missed the Europa League match but could return for this game
Leicester vs Wolves Head to Head:
The last time the teams met Wolves won a thrilling game 4-3.
Wolves have not beaten Leicester away from home since 2007.
4 of the past 5 league meetings have seen both teams to score.
Leicester vs Wolves Prediction:
Leicester are going to be a hard team to beat at home this season and they should have enough in the tank to get a win here. Wolves look exciting and that is why we should see a good open game, and along with backing the home side we are also tempted to go for the overs goal market. This could be one of the most exciting games this weekend in the league in respect of both managers setting up an attack minded team and letting their players loose.
Leicester vs Wolves Betting Tips:
Leicester to beat Wolves at 2.25
Over 2.5 goals at 2.10