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It’s not been the first half of the season that Wolves would have hoped for, though a 2-1 win over the Gunners last time out was their first since 15th December and that should hopefully spur them on. Leicester weathered a plucky Fulham side on Wednesday night to run out 2-0 winners thanks to first half goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and James Justin and should be expecting a similar fight this weekend.
One potentially big piece of news for Brendan Rogers is the returns of Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi.
While his side coped admirably without the duo last time out against the Cottagers, Leeds managed to take full advantage of their absence in a 3-1 win last weekend and if they were to feature here, that would be a major boost to their chances.
Amazingly, Leicester’s points per game (ppg) increases 33% in the 39 games the Nigerian has started compared to the 21 he hasn’t since the beginning of last term, so a lot will ride on his availability.
However, Wolves have a bigger loss of their own in Raul Jimenez, as that win over what was eventually a nine-man Arsenal side midweek was just their second in 12 matches since his injury.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side see an incredible 135% increase in ppg when the Mexican forward has started since the beginning of last season, as output remains a huge issue without him, so we can’t see them firing many past this Leicester backline, even without Wesley Fofana.
Leicester To Beat Wolves
The Foxes have a fantastic away record this season as only Man United (27) have picked up more points on the road than their 26, while their only defeat came away at Anfield during Liverpool’s 68 match unbeaten run at home, so that can be forgiven.
Their won four of their last six unbeaten matches on the road, scoring in each, even in both matches that Jamie Vardy hasn’t featured in, so even if he isn’t quite ready to start here, we’d expect the visitors to get on the scoresheet.
Wolves have now failed to score in four and a half hours of football when faced with 11 men so it’s difficult to see how they’re going to match Leicester’s tally here without their talisman, especially considering Willian Jose hasn’t yet shown he can effectively lead the line.
It’s surprising to see the visitors at such a long price considering away wins have been part and parcel of this Premier League season, and at odds-against certainly look well worth getting behind.