West Ham vs Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th December 2019

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West Ham vs Leicester Betting Tips – Premier League, 28th December 5.30pm

Leicester have had a rude awakening after back to back defeats against Manchester City and Liverpool. But they will likely fancy their chances of recovering as they head out to face the struggling West Ham on the weekend. The Hammers will be starting the weekend just a point above the drop zone after yet another defeat. Read our predictions for West Ham vs Leicester.

West Ham vs Leicester Betting Odds*

Leicester 5/6
Draw 29/10
West Ham 3/1

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West Ham vs Leicester Live Stats & Betting Odds

West Ham News and Form – Can the Hammers beat Leicester?

The Irons start the weekend action only a point above the drop zone. It’s a pretty precarious position and they aren’t showing a great deal of quality and fight. West Ham suffered a 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day which was their 8th defeat in their last 11 played. That’s how rough it has been for them. They have had nothing to cheer about on home soil recently either. The Hammers are winless five home Premier League fixtures, losing four of those. The Irons have conceded at over two goals per home game this season and have a W2 D1 L5 record on home turf.

Jamie Vardy Last Goalscorer
10/3

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Both wins incidentally, against Manchester United and Norwich, were recorded by a 2-0 scoreline. West Ham average 1.4 goals per home game and have taken a clean sheet in two. West Ham have netted in each of their last seven home fixtures, but have no clean sheet in five. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home games. 71% of the goals that West Ham have conceded at home have been in the second period of games. The Irons have opened the scoring in five of eight home fixtures. How long will they stick with Maneul Pellegirni if they were to fall into the relegation zone this weekend?

West Ham vs Leicester Head to Head

West Ham and Leicester drew both meetings last season
Leicester are winless in four against the Hammers in the EPL
The Hammers are winless in four home league games against Leicester
Three of the last four meetings have been drawn

 

Key-Facts – West Ham vs Leicester

  • The Irons are one point above the drop zone after Boxing Day
  • Leicester have taken one point from their last three games
  • The Foxes average over two goals per away game

 

Leicester News and Form – Has Lecietser’s bubble burst?

The Foxes have taken one point from their last three games. So has their bubble burst? They are still sitting in second place, but back-to-back losses against Manchester City and Liverpool have seriously halted their positive momentum. After a 3-1 away defeat at the Citizens, Leicester were clinically torn apart in a 4-0 home loss against title favourites Liverpool on Thursday. Out on their travels this season in league action, Leicester have posted a W5 D1 L3 record. All three of their away defeats happened against teams who closed out Boxing Day inside the top eight.

Leicester have a superb average of 2.4 goals per away game this season. They have conceded at an average of a goal per away game. The Foxes are on a positive six-match scoring streak away from the King Power. But home and away, they have now failed to take a clean sheet in any of their last four Premier League games. Leicester have opened the scoring in two-thirds of their away games, but have actually been trailing at the midway point in four of their road fixtures. This is now a test of their character to bounce back after some pretty hefty setbacks.

West Ham vs Leicester Tips & Odds

Away win at 5/6
Under 2.5 goals at 13/10

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2019 at 12:41 p.m.)

West Ham vs Leicester Predictions

Leicester to win: The Foxes can shake off those disappointing results against Liverpool and City by bringing down West Ham. The hasn’t been much cohesion from the Irons for some time now and their defence is fairly leaky. Away win.


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