Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Leicester play host to Wolverhampton at their King Power Stadium in what could decide the Foxes’ Premier League future. Dean Smith’s men failed to spoil Man City’s party at Etihad Stadium, but their display in the second half is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. Kelechi Iheanacho is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute against the Citizens, while all Justin, Ricardo, Bertrand, and Braybrooke remain in the recovery room.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Brentford. The Wolves, though, are safe for now, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the relegation-threatened hosts this time out. Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic should be the only absentees in the visiting team, while the second-half goal against the Bees should help Hee-Chan Hwang earn a spot in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Wolves):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.