The Hammers benefited from playing a below par Wolves side last weekend but still did the business as they ran out 4-0 winners, but a 4-1 defeat away at Everton in the League Cup suggests that result was a one off.
Their other victories this term have also come on home turf over League One outfits Charlton and Hull, while they’ve suffered defeats to Arsenal and now the Toffees on their travels, in addition to going down at home to Newcastle on the opening day.
Leicester To Win And Both Teams To Score
It’s hard to rate their chances then when taking on an in-form Leicester, fresh from sensationally taking down Man City 5-2 at the Etihad. The Foxes have had the week off as well, though Brendan Rodgers does have a few injury concerns ahead of this one.
New signing Cengiz Under is still waiting for the all clear to feature, but Jamie Vardy should shake off a slight knock to feature. However, Jonny Evans and Dennis Praet are both doubts, in addition to injured duo Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira, so Leicester aren’t fully equipped at the back just yet.
In fact, Leicester only have the one clean sheet to their name this season as they downed promoted outfit West Brom in their opener, conceding twice each against Burnley, Arsenal and Man City.
Meanwhile, despite mixed results, the Hammers have still found the net in every game this season bar their opening day loss at Newcastle.
Further, both teams have scored in 10 of 12 head to heads between these two in all competitions since 2015, including all four over the past two seasons.
Leicester did however come out on top in both meetings last term, while they look set to continue their good start having gone W11-D3-L1 since the start of last term against teams that finished outside the top six, as they scored at least twice in each of those victories.
West Ham’s midweek defeat at Everton means they’ve now lost nine of 12 matches against top-flight opposition, winning just once. Up against teams that finished in the top eight of the table last term, they’ve lost nine of the past 11, including seven of eight winless road trips.
With that in mind, the home win appears a solid proposition, while it’s worth coupling with both teams to score.
Jamie Vardy To Score Anytime
Jamie Vardy understandably leads the goalscoring market and he’s picked up where he left off last term. The golden boot winner has bagged five goals in three games already, leaving him with nine in nine stretching back into last season now.
West Ham’s clean sheet hosting Wolves last weekend was just their second in 21 league games, as the other came against relegated Norwich, so Vardy should be seeking to add to his tally.