England Premier League
Friday 14th February 2020
Kick off at 8pm GMT
Venue: Molineux Stadium
If we were to pick two teams who have significantly impressed and punched well above their weights over the past 18 months then it would be Wolves and Leicester and so it is always going to be an interesting game when these two teams come together.
Wolves have slipped a couple of places over the last few weeks down to 9th place with just one win in their last five games. They did get a good point away to Manchester United in their last match but the club have not been firing on all cylinders in 2020.
At home it is one win in their last four and they have gone their last two games without a win, although their last game at Molineux Stadium was against Liverpool which ended in a close 2-1 defeat. Form isn’t good though and based on the last month alone the club would be in 15th place. However a win on Friday night would take the club up to 6th place before some of the other teams would have to play, and victory would keep Wolves well within the mix for a European finish.
Leicester are in 3rd and look set to finish in that position, although they won’t be giving up on a runners-up spot just yet. They are just 2 points shy of 2nd placed Manchester City, but 8 points clear of 4th place Chelsea. The Foxes no matter what happens do look set for Champions League qualification for next season, which is a huge achievement under Brendan Rodgers, they currently have a 10 point safety cushion.
Form has been mixed for the club though they drew 2-2 with Chelsea and beat West Ham 4-1 in their last two games, they were both at home. However the Foxes do possess a very decent away record winning 7 of their 12 games this season and have the 4th best away record in the league. However their last away game did end in a 2-1 defeat against Burnley.
Wolves: The only doubt for the club is Adama Traore who has a minor knock and is being tipped to be fine for this match.
Leicester: Ndidi has a knee injury but it isn’t thought to be serious, still he remains a doubt for this game. Ryan Bennett is ineligible to play against his parent club and can’t play.
Wolves vs Leicester Head to Head:
Last season this game finished in a 7 goal thriller as Wolves beat Leicester 4-3.
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture the game finished 0-0.
In league football Leicester have not beaten Wolves away from home since 2006.
Wolves vs Leicester Prediction:
Leicester can make a psychological statement as the weekend kicks in early for them and could go 11 points clear of Chelsea. But away to Wolves will be a very tough game even if the home side are not experiencing a good moment in their season. We think we could see a very good entertaining game with lots of chances for both sides, but our main pick here and it is always risky to do this, but is to go for a draw at full time. Diogo Jota scored a hat trick the last time Leicester visited here in the league and we will pick out the player to get on the score sheet again.
Wolves vs Leicester Betting Tips:
Wolves and Leicester to draw at 3.25
Anytime goalscorer: Diogo Jota (Wolves) at 4.00