- Wolves scored in six of their seven Premier League matches this season.
- Leicester hit the net in five of their first seven league games of the new campaign.
- Leicester and Wolves drew in both of their league meetings last season.
- Wolves are both scoring and conceding 1.1 goals per game this season.
Leicester’s surge continues
In a striking parallel to the superb form they showed in the early exchanges of last season, Leicester City have been quick to find their groove in the 2020/21 campaign.
The Foxes’ 4-0 thumping of Sporting Braga in mid-week was their fifth win on the bounce in all competitions, and a return of five wins from seven Premier League assignments has left Brendan Rodgers team within touching distance of the summit.
As always, veteran hitman Jamie Vardy has been key to City’s success, and having battered home seven goals in his first seven league appearances this term, the 33-year-old will hope to lead from the front again on Sunday.
Wolves building momentum
Wolves meanwhile, have also been steadily climbing the standings following a run of three wins from four Premier League tests, and a victory for Wanderers this weekend would see Nuno Espirito Santo’s side leapfrog Leicester in the table.
Averaging just 1.1 goals per game at either end of the pitch, Wolves have once again been efficient performers in attacking and defensive areas this term, and having avoided defeat in each of their last three meetings with Leicester, Wanderers will be in confident move on Sunday.
Goals anticipated at both ends
Both of the # Premier League meetings between Leicester City and Wolves finished 0-0 last season, but while a share of the spoils looks possible again in their latest encounter, we don’t expect another drab stalemate.
Leicester hit the net at least once in five of their seven league matches since the summer and in each of their last five fixtures in all competitions, and with the aforementioned Vardy in ruthless form, City should score on Sunday.
In Raul Jimenez, Wolves have a potent focal point of their own to lead their cause, and having notched in six of their seven Premier League contests this term, Wanderers will feel they have the momentum and quality to test a Foxes’ backline that conceded in five of their last six top flight skirmishes.
Alongside our both teams to score forecast, we like the look of a 1-1 draw in the correct score prediction stakes. Both clubs come into Sunday’s game with their self-belief surging, so a defeat for either seems unlikely.
Leicester and Wolves couldn’t be separated last season, further highlighting just how well-matched the teams are, and with Wanderers both scoring and conceding 1.1 goals per game on average this season, a 1-1 draw looks an outcome worth backing.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira, Daniel Amartey and Caglar Soyuncu are all missing for Leicester on Sunday, though key defender Jonny Evans should be fit enough to feature.
Wolverhampton injuries and team news
As always, Wolves have few injury worries ahead of the weekend, with Jonny and Marcal the only players absent from their squad.