Leicester City vs Wolverhampton WanderersEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Aug 14, 2021, King Power Stadium
Leicester City begin their campaign in the 2021/22 English Premier League season with a clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes will take confidence from their Community Shield victory and should have the upper hand against Wolves.
Leicester City head into Saturday’s opener following a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield. A cagey encounter saw both teams create few chances before Kelechi Iheanacho sealed the win from the spot towards the end.
The Foxes had a solid campaign last season, securing a Europa League berth and will be targeting a top four finish this term. They are unbeaten in their last three matches, claiming a 3-2 victory over Villarreal before their triumph in the Community Shield.
Leicester City have kept their key players with top scorer Jamie Vardy expected to lead the line while Kelechi Iheanacho appears to have picked up where he left off last season. Manager Brendan Rodgers will also be keen to hold on to playmaker James Maddison amidst interest from Arsenal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers ended their preseason campaign on a sour note as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Celta Vigo. A slow start saw them fall behind in the first half and despite showing some improvement after the break, could not find a way back into the contest.
This is a transitional season for Wolves after losing manager Nuno Espirito Santo following a disappointing campaign last term. New man Bruno Lage is still struggling to get the best out of his team as they claimed just two wins from six preseason matches.
A major boost for Wolves is the return of striker Raul Jimenez, who missed much of last season due to a head injury. They have also retained their key players, adding winger Trincao to the squad while Orlando Sa has replaced departed goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
How the bookies view it
Leicester City have been installed as favourites among the bookies and are priced at 4/6 with MansionBet to claim the win. A victory for Wolverhampton Wanderers is valued 26/5 by SBK while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 with bet365.
Head to head
Leicester City have a 27-21 advantage with 26 draws from 74 previous matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Foxes ran out 1-0 winners the last time they faced Wolves at the King Power Stadium.
Players to watch
Striker Kelechi Iheanacho had a fine end to the previous season scoring nine goals in his final 10 Premier League matches. He was also on target in the Community Shield and could be backed to score anytime at 5/4 with Unibet.
Wolves will be banking on Raul Jimenez this season and will be keen for the striker to make a positive start on Saturday. The striker is priced at 29/10 by Unibet to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been goals for both sides in three of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ last four matches and a repeat is priced at 11/10 with Sport Nation. Leicester City have produced over 3.5 goals in two of their last three matches and a similar outcome is valued at 14/5 with BetVictor while over 2.5 goals is set at odds of 17/16 with SBK.
Leicester City could be backed to score in both halves at 7/4 with bet365, who are also offering 6/5 on the Foxes to claim a halftime win.
This English Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be played on Aug 14, 2021 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.