Stadium: King Power (Leicester)
Leicester City will host Wolverhampton. This game will be held in the first round of the championship of England. The last match between these teams was not very fruitful, but the referees were generous with yellow cards, and there were suspensions. What should we expect from the next match at the King Power Stadium?
Leicester city form
For the second consecutive AFL season, Leicester City, to put it roughly, blew in the ending. In the last season, the team under Brendan Rodgers scored only four points in the last five games and allowed their rivals to qualify for the Champions League. As a result, the club ended up in fifth place and will play in the Europa League once again. In the summer, the Foxes lost to Burton in a penalty shootout in a friendly match, followed by a 0-1 defeat to Wickham Wanderers. After those matches, they ended the match against QPR with a 3-3 draw. Leicester beat Villarreal, and recently the team won the most important victory in recent times - 1-0 over Manchester City. It is worth mentioning that Leicester won the Super Cup of England.
Wolverhampton's performance in the previous season of the English Premier League was poor. The unsuccessful results can be justified by a severe injury of the attacking leader player, Raul Jimenez, as well as the parting with a very important forward the team of Espírito Santo, Diogo Jota. The Wolves management made a difficult decision and parted with Nuno. Under the Portuguese specialist, the team returned to the elite of English soccer and often became the contender for the top clubs of the series. Another Portuguese player, Bruno Lage, took over. In the pre-season, the Wolves played six friendly matches, winning two, drawing once, and leaving the field three times as losers.
Expert betting tips
Wolverhampton coach Bruno Lage has a tough job to do, and his first opponent in the English Premier League is by no means an easy one - Leicester city. The Wolves have won only once in the last ten away matches against the Foxes. In addition, there is an interesting statistic: five of the previous seven coaches, whose debut APL matches took place against Leicester, resulted in defeats. Still, Leicester at the moment have better performance and understanding of the field, this is not the team's first season under the leadership of Rodgers. I think that the home team will start the English championship with a positive outcome. For this match, I should recommend betting on Leicester’s victory since their preseason performance is much better than Wolverhampton's. I recommend betting on the following outcomes:
- Leicester to win for 1.66;
- Leicester to win + Handicap (-1.5) for 3.05;
- Both teams to score - Yes for 1.80.