Wolves – Leicester SOCCER PICKS
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City meet at Molineux Stadium, in a match for the 23rd round of the Premier League. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 08-18-2018, Leicester City won at home (2-0). The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 25-09-2018, ended with the victory of Leicester City by (1-3), in the shoot-off on penalties. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Leicester City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 8 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 29 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Manchester City by (3-0), after in the previous match they have lost (0-2) at home, against Crystal Palace. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor. against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. For the league, Wolverhampton Wanderers won 13 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (4 in 11 matches) and at the end of the match 0-2 (4 in 11 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 10 of the last 11 matches they have played for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 22 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in 13 games in which they suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 home matches for this competition: they scored 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 7 of his 15 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Wolverhampton comes into this round looking for a recovery, after losing their last 2 games and having only 1 win in the last 5 rounds. The team has a reasonable defensive sector, which suffered 28 goals and is the sixth best of the competition, but the attack needs to improve, since it scored only 23 goals and is the sixth worst in the national championship, so much that it did not score in the last 2 rounds. Playing at home, as in this Saturday’s game, Wolverhampton usually finds great difficulties, lost 5 of its last 7 games and suffered at least 2 goals in these 5 losses, as it needs to be more offensive in the local team condition and it ends up leaving many spaces behind. For the game against Leicester City, coach Nuno Espírito Santo can not count on defender Boly, sent off on the final day.
After 9 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position, with 31 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Everton, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Southampton, by (1-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches Leicester City has a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches) and 1-0 (4 out of 11 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 22 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 14 matches in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 away matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 13 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Leicester City has acted somewhat irregularly in the Premier League, has 3 wins and 3 losses in the last 6 games and needs to find a more solid way of acting to try to get closer to the qualifying zone.