West Ham vs Leicester – Premier League: Without a single win on the last 5 rounds, West Ham appears as the worst defence of this competition…
They concede on average 2 goals per match – and they are already on the relegation zone. The new manager wasn’t able to fix their defensive system and still has a lot of work ahead of him.
Javier Hernandez, Jose Fonte and Sam Byram are injured and will not play while Marko Arnautovic, Andre Ayew, Michail Antonio and James Collins are still doubtful.
The team is coming off a 2-0 loss to Watford and desperately needs to win because they have a super hard streak of matches until the end of 2017 (Everton, Man.City, Chelsea and Arsenal).
Unlike their opponents tonight, Leicester had a positive reaction with the arrival of the new manager. The team was unbeaten in 5 matches but then they lost against Man City on the last round (0-2).
Robert Huth and Matthew James are out due to injury.
In 12th place of the competition, the “Foxes” are optimistic for this match and they are banking on their top striker Vardy (who has already scored 6 goals this season) and their opponents’ weak defensive system.
They should start with a 4-3-3 to channel their offensive power through their midfielders.
West Ham vs Leicester – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Both teams are coming off losses on the last round and they should go into this match looking to win.
Naturally, these are teams that concede a lot of goals, but they also score well, with West Ham having a ratio of 1.2 goals scored vs 2.0 goals conceded at home, on average, while Leicester as visitors have 1.3 goals scored vs 1.7 goals conceded, on average.
At the moment, Leicester is slightly favoured, but due to West Ham’s need to get a positive result at home, I expect an open match with goal scoring chances for both sides.
This way, I think that the value is on the goals market and that will be my approach!
|Over 2.5 Goals||