West Ham United – Leicester: 18th March 2017
Premier League 29th round. West Ham (11th, agg 38-49) receives the visit of Leicester (15th, agg 30-45), just to qualify for the quarterfinals glorious UEFA Champions League. Morale in the camp’s champion at very high odds!
It’s a classic duel of England, the usual gaps missing from two gates. Leicester showed an excellent safety with Sevilla defense, but his team Shakespeare is quite different when playing away from home. Huth and Morgan’s defense is slow at times, and West Ham have big problems players able to put the guests. The tour was only for Leicester 1-0, in a match plagued the caution was essential word.
Leicester are still in the relegation zone and a win this would mean huge displacement. But the “foxes” will not pierce attack if need be, because a point is a decent result. In 5 of the last 6 duels marked both teams, but never one not counted more than two goals. Scores: 1-0, 2-2, 2-1, 1-2, 2-1 and 2-0. Balance is obvious!
Many talented players on the field attack
West Ham had entered into an excellent pass after Southampton 3-1, but have gone four matches without a win since: WBA 2-2, 1-1 with Watford 1-2 Chelsea 2-3 at Bournemouth. Londoners are strong at set pieces and counterattacks, so Leicester will be placed constant pressure. Leicester has 3 consecutive wins under his belt and see it able to score with Vardy, Okazaki and Mahrez in a form promising. There are many talented players to attack on the ground, Payet, Carroll, Antonio, Lanzini, Vardy etc, and that will sustain bets goals. A correct score of 2-1 in any direct most likely bet is valid.
Leicester, in danger of relegation because trips
We must not forget that Leicester is without a win in the last 15 trips in the championship! Balance of last season is just a memory. In addition, white-blue have not scored in the last 4 trips, while in the case of West Ham goals are not a problem: 7 of their last 8 games had at least 3 successful, and in the last 3 games at home WHU of always received empty. We see a fiery duel between an offensive team and quite tired. From here expecting a good result of “Ciocanari”, and goals in both gates.