Sunday’s program of the fourth round of the Premier League will open the match Leicester – West Ham. Are the foxes able to get their fourth victory in a row in the championship? – our forecast.
Despite the terrible finish of the previous championship, Leicester started this championship as if nothing had happened. Wards of Brendan Rogers began to churn out victory after victory, and after three rounds are in first place, which is shared by points with Liverpool and Everton.
In the first three matches of the Premier League “Leicester” won exceptionally confident victories. The Foxes defeated West Bromwich (3: 0) and Manchester City (5: 2) and beat Burnley (4: 2). Leicester are definitely making a stir at the start of the season. Just how long will Rogers’ team last? Note that Leicester was eliminated from the League Cup in the first match, losing at home to Arsenal (0: 2).
At home, Leicester have lost only two of the Manchester tops in their last nine Premier League games. In the only home match of the current championship at the moment, Leicester beat Burnley (4: 2).
The Foxes have two players in the infirmary: Wilfred Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira. The participation of Philip Benkovich, Demaray Gray, Johnny Evans and Dennis Prat is in question.
West Ham has an ambiguous start to the new season. Although, against the background of the previous championship, the start of this football year should rather be added to the “hammer” players. In the Premier League, West Ham first lost to Newcastle (0: 2), then to Arsenal (1: 2), but in the third round they defeated Wolverhampton (4: 0). This victory helped the team jump to 11th place.
West Ham was doing well in the League Cup until he came across Everton. First, the Hammers defeated Charlton (3: 0), then they crushed Hull (5: 1), after which they experienced the pain of the “Tigers” in a duel with the “Toffee” (1: 4). West Ham remained coached by David Moyes , who was still given a chance to build a team by the management. True, it is at the moment that the Scotsman is not working, as he contracted the coronavirus.
In addition to Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have come down with the infection at West Ham. Ryan Fredericks is not available for the match, but he is just injured.
Leicester have won all of their last three league games by more than one goal.
At home, the “foxes” in the Premier League have lost only two of the last nine matches.
In all five last official meetings of West Ham, the bet “total over 2.5” played.
Away West Ham have won only one of 11 past league games.
West Ham are facing serious difficulties against Leicester. The Hammers beat the Foxes only in one of the previous 12 face-to-face meetings. Last season, Leicester beat West Ham (4-1) and (2-1).
In six of the last seven head-to-head matches of these clubs, the bet “both will score” was played.
West Ham have lost eight of their last 11 games away.
None of Leicester’s last seven games have ended in a draw.
01/22/20 Leicester West Ham 4: 1
12/28/19 West Ham Leicester 12
04/20/19 West Ham Leicester 2: 2
10/27/18 Leicester West Ham eleven
05/05/18 Leicester West Ham 0: 2
11/24/17 West Ham Leicester eleven
03/18/17 West Ham Leicester 2: 3
12/31/16 Leicester West Ham ten
In general, it is difficult to imagine that West Ham will be able to beat out-of-play Leicester on their field. In favor of the “foxes” is evidenced not only by the current form of the teams, but also by the statistics of recent personal meetings. Taking into account the weak away game of the Hammers, we will bet on the hosts’ victory in the effective match.
Our forecast – Leicester win + both will score in 3.15 in BC 1x