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Premier League Round 2 – West Ham vs Leicester City: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between West Ham and Leicester City and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Two sides looking to upset the big boys this season lock horns as West Ham United welcome Leicester City to the London Stadium.

Despite making few signings this summer, West Ham began the new season in style. The Hammers stormed to a 4-2 win over Newcastle at St. James’ Park to register three points from the off. After narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification last season, they hope to kick-start another top-four challenge on Monday.

Leicester, like their opponents, only just missed out on a Champions League spot last term. The Foxes have spared no expense this summer on four new signings – Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare, Jannik Vestergaard and Ryan Bertrand – as they chase that elusive top-four finish.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis

West Ham return to London with some mixed stats from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. David Moyes’ side have averaged 2.1 goals per game, scoring 21 goals in the process. In defense, they have conceded a goal 14 times, an average of 1.4 goals per game, and just 1 clean sheet.

Leicester have fared worse from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Foxes hit the target 1.6 times on average per game, scoring 16 goals along the way. They conceded 18 goals, an average of 1.8 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 2 of those matches.

Facts and figures for West Ham vs Leicester

Fun stats West Ham

  • West Ham has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • West Ham unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
  • West Ham conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • West Ham scored in the last 9 of 11 matches.

Fun stats Leicester

  • Leicester scored in the last 24 of 26 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Leicester’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Leicester scored the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Leicester conceded the last 7 matches in a row when playing away.

Form Guides

West Ham brushed aside all resistance to claim yet another win to their collection last time out. Combining results from the old and the new season, the Irons first achieved a 3-1 win against West Brom and went on to a 3-0 win against Southampton. Their latest game produced a 4-2 win against Newcastle.

Leicester, on the other hand, also held on to add another win to their collection last time out. Combining results from the old and the new season, the Foxes first achieved a 4-2 defeat against Tottenham and went on to a 1-0 win against Manchester City. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win against Wolves.

West Ham v Leicester Fixture History

On 11 April 2021, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when West Ham ran away winners with a 3-2 scoreline.

The Hammers enter the match against Leicester with a 3-3-4 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League.

Top marksman

Michail Antonio is very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 appearances for the Hammers. Scoring 4 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Managing 3 goals in his previous 6 outings for Leicester makes Jamie Vardy an obvious threat to any defense right now.