West Ham vs Leicester City betting Tips: 2, 2019-12-28

Michail Antonio /West Ham ©imago images / Colorsport 28.12.2019

Saturday 28thDecember 1730hrs
Football – England Premier League
Pick Leicester City win
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 2.00 (odds taken 02:54 GMT, 28 December )

A quick turnaround in fixtures in the Premier League sees further action from the top flight on Saturday and our next preview features the clash between West Ham and Leicester City as the betting tips continue at the London Stadium.

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West Ham Prediction – Can West Ham fight for Pellegrini?

Although West Ham secured a vital 1-0 win away from home at Southampton recently which handed West Ham manager, Manuel Pellegrini, a stay of execution, the general feeling is that defeat to Leicester City at the London Stadium could well signal the end of Pellegrini’s tenure at The Hammers.

Having lost 3 of their last 4 matches overall in the Premier League with defeats to Wolves, Arsenal and Crystal Palace, the pressure has now been ramped up on the Chilean manager ahead of this important clash against Leicester City, with the hosts sitting just one league position and 1 point above the relegation zone.

On top of this, West Ham have lost 4 of their last 5 matches at home amidst an overall poor record of 2-1-5 11/17 which includes defeats at home to Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Tottenham and Arsenal.

West Ham have picked up just 1 point from the last possible 15 on offer at home too which was thanks to a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.


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Leicester City Prediction – Can Leicester consolidate 2nd place?

With Manchester City losing 3-2 away from home at Wolves, Leicester City know that all three points away at West Ham this Saturday at the London Stadium would further consolidate their position in 2nd place behind Liverpool and hand them a 4-point lead over City.

Despite losing 3-1 to Manchester City recently, The Foxes still occupy 2nd spot although the gulf between themselves and Premier League leaders Liverpool was clearly evident in their 4-0 thrashing by The Reds on Boxing Day at the King Power Stadium.

That said, having won 4 of their last 5 matches away from home, a trip to West Ham may well suit Leicester down to the ground as the onus will be on West Ham to be on the front foot here as they desperately need all three points, while The Foxes can sit back and hit The Hammers on the counter.

The pace of Vardy up front will be a handful for West Ham as the visitors have recently swept aside Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Aston Villa with their fast, counter-attacking style under manager, Brendan Rodgers.


Key-Facts – West Ham vs Leicester City

  • West Ham have lost 4 of their last 5 matches at home in the EPL
  • Leicester City have won 4 of their last 5 away matches in the EPL
  • Leicester City can go 4 points clear of Man City with a win at West Ham


Betting Tips Verdict

West Ham are really struggling right now while Leicester have the added incentive of stamping their authority on 2nd spot.