The winter break came at a good time for Wolves, with key figures Adama Traore being afforded time off after picking up an injury against Manchester United. Manager Nuno will be desperate to have his star winger available on Friday night when his side takes on Leicester.
Wolves vs Leicester, Betting tip
Wolves return from their winter break and need to get some points on the board. They start the weekend in ninth place and host Leicester City who is third. Wolves are four points behind the Europa League place and have this game in hand on Sheffield United who currently occupy that exact position.
They are struggling for form with only one win in their last eight league and cup games. A busy time lies ahead of them with the Europa League returning next week but they need to get back into winning ways. Their only win this year was a 3-2 win at Southampton and they had to come from 2-0 down to get that. Home form isn’t good either with just four points from the last four played in the Premier League. They did beat Manchester City though, so on their day, they are a match for most teams.
Wolves vs Leicester, Outlook & Tip
Leicester City is in third and a win in this game will take them into second place, a point clear of Manchester City but from a game more. They haven’t been quite as consistent this year as they were in October and November. Five league games in 2020 have produced two wins, two defeats and a draw with Chelsea.
They are probably still kicking themselves for failing to get past Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Away league form saw them lose at Burnley last month, but they come into this match having won six of their last eight away league games. This should be an exciting game, but on the other hand, most people thought the same thing should have been the case in the reverse encounter this season which ended in a goalless stalemate.
Wolves have a busy fixture list ahead of them with the Europa League tie against Espanyol on the horizon. Their form has dipped a bit of late and they need to get winning again if wanting European football next season. Leicester had a bit of a dip in form but are still battling it out with Manchester City for second place. Away form has been good this year, though they did lose at Burnley recently.
Wolves vs Leicester, Prediction and tip
While having nice results away from home on paper, Leicester has struggled a bit against top-half sides in the Premier League losing six of their last 10 away matches against these opponents, while Wolves have won five from 10 home matches against these opponents. They are unbeaten in 10 of 11 home matches against the Foxes and we are siding with the Wolves to fight out a win.