Leicester City will go up vs Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, looking to end their miserable run of form with a victory at home.
Brendan Rodgers was recently sacked after a disappointing round of results. And Leicester City are currently without a win in the last six league matches, losing five of those outings. Dean Smith is in charge now, and he will look to get his side firing again.
Leicester are 19th in the league table, and they are one of the favourites to go down this season. They managed to pick up a 4-0 win over the Wolves back in October, and it remains to be seen whether they can bounce back with a similar result at home now.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are 13th in the league table and come into this game on the back of two consecutive wins against Chelsea and Brentford. The visitors will be full of confidence and will look to avenge the defeat against Leicester City earlier this season.
"We can't play with any fear this weekend, and we won't."
Dean Smith on #LEIWOL 💬
— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 20, 2023
Team News & Tactics
The home side will be without a number of players because of injury problems here. James Justin, Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira and Jannik Vestergaard are all ruled out with injuries. Harvey Barnes is struggling with a hamstring injury and could miss out as well. Jonny Evans is expected to miss out with an illness.
Leicester City are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation, with Daniel Iversen in goal. Wout Faes will start in the back three alongside Harry Souttar and Caglar Soyuncu.
Timothy Castagne and Viktor Kristiansen and are likely to be deployed as the full-backs here and the two players will look to create attacking opportunities and provide defensive cover. Wilfred Ndidi will start as the defensive midfielder alongside Youri Tielemans, who will look to dictate the tempo of the game.
James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will start as the attacking midfielders here. The two players will look to create goal-scoring opportunities in the final third and link up with the striker. Kelechi Iheanacho will lead the line for Leicester City.
Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Iversen; Faes, Souttar, Soyuncu; Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Kristiansen; Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Iheanacho
The visitors will be without the services of Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho because of injuries. Ruben Neves and Jonny are expected to return from suspension here. Wolves are likely to line up in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Jose Sa in goal.
Nelson Semedo and Toti will be the full-backs here, and the two players will look to influence the game during counter-attacking opportunities, and they will also look to keep the defensive unit compact. Craig Dawson will start alongside Max Kilman at the heart of the defence.
Matheus Nunes and Pablo Sarabia are likely to be deployed as the wide midfielders, and they will look to drift infield from time to time and outnumber Leicester in the middle of the park. Ruben Neves and Mario Lemina will start as the central midfielders here. Matheus Cunha will lead the line for Wolverhampton Wanderers with Joao Moutinho behind him as the central attacking midfielder.
Probable Lineup (4-4-1-1): Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Nunes, Lemina, Neves, Sarabia; Moutinho; Cunha
- Leicester City have lost eight of their last nine matches in the Premier League.
- Leicester City have kept a clean sheet in their last four home matches against Wolverhampton in all competitions.
- Leicester City are unbeaten in five of the last six meetings against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
- Leicester City have kept a clean sheet in five of the last six meetings against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
- Leicester City have conceded 12 goals in the last six matches across all competitions.
Player to Watch
James Maddison 👏 pic.twitter.com/60Ea3Q5q54
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 15, 2023
The 26-year-old England midfielder is our player to watch out for. He has been Leicester’s best player this season and they will need his quality to find a way past the Wolves resistance. Maddison has nine goals and six assists to his name across all competitions and Leicester will need him to step up and create/score goals if they want to win this game.
Leicester City 1-1 Wolves
Leicester City are in dreadful form right now and they are lacking in confidence and belief. They have been toothless in the last few outings and they are likely to struggle once again. Wolves on the other hand are beaming with confidence after wins over Chelsea and Brentford. The away side are likely to push for a win here.
Leicester have a lot at stake and they will be desperate to avoid a defeat here. The two teams are likely to cancel each other out. The Hard Tackle predicts a 1-1 draw here.
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