Premier League Leicester vs Wolves 8/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Leicester are coming off yet another disastrous finish to the season, as they managed to somehow let a Champions League ticket slip from their hands again. They were quite active in the transfer window this season and they will be looking to do better this season. They will start with a home match against Wolves, who had a mediocre season and they also made some big changes in their roster.

Leicester have managed to commit soccer “suicide” in back to back seasons, as they managed to drop to the 5th spot again last season. They caved in at the most important stage of the season, winning just 1 of their last 5 matches (1 win, 3 losses, 1 draw) and they dropped at the 5th spot with 20 wins, 12 losses and 6 draws), just 1 point behinh Chelsea and 3 behind Liverpool. The Foxes had the 3rd best offense in the entire league with 68 goals, but they also had the 2nd worst defense of the top-half of the league table with 50 conceded goals. Leicester were nothing special at home last season (9 wins,9 losses, 1 draw), scoring 34 and conceding 30 goals in the process. They brought in a lot of reinforcements, at least one solid player in each line, with players like Daka, Soumare, Vestergaard and Bertrand, but are coming into this match with 4 injured defenders.

The Wolverhampton Wanders, or simply Wolves, had a season to forget, mainly because they finished so low in the league table, but also due to their numerous injuries. Most importantly, they saw kay man Raul Jimenez being stretchered off the pitch with a fractured skull pretty early in the season, and he never came back to play (but he is now ready for the new season). Wolves eventually finished at the 13th spot of the Premier League with 45 points and 12 wins, 17 losses and 9 draws. They did not do a great job offensively since Jimenez was injured, and finished with the 5th worst offense in the league with just 36 goals. Wolves were not anything special on the road last season (5-9-5), scoring just 15 goals and conceding 27 in the process. They swapped goalkeeper Rui Patricio with Jose Sa, bought Ait Nouri and loaned Trincao from Barcelona. 

Leicester vs Wolves. Leicester beat Wolves by a slim 1-0 in this venue last season, while the reverse fixture was a goal-less draw in Wolverhampton. Now 6 of the last 7 matches between the two sides had Under 2.5 Goals. Leicester have been great as hosts against Wolves over the years (8-1-7) and should have the upper hand regarding the 3 points here.

Premier League Leicester vs Wolves 8/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Premier League Starting Time: 10:00PM EDT

Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester

Date: Saturday, August 14th 

Premier League Odds: Leicester -0.75

Premier League Totals: 2.5

Free Premier League Pick: Leicester -0.75

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