MX23RW : Wednesday, February 19 18:08:54| >> :600:2586768:2586768:
Jan 22, 2020 at 7.30pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,968
LeicesterLeicester City
4-1
West HamWest Ham United
Barnes (24'), Pereira (45'), Perez (81' pen., 88')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Noble (50' pen.)

Preview: Leicester City vs. West Ham United - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's meeting between Leicester City and West Ham United at the King Power Stadium, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Leicester City take on West Ham United at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday, with the Foxes looking to arrest their recent run of poor form.

West Ham, on the other hand, have seen a marked improvement since David Moyes was reinstated as manager, taking four points from their last three Premier League matches.


Match preview

Harvey Barnes celebrates scoring for Leicester City on January 4, 2020© Reuters

Leicester were the closest challengers to runaway league leaders Liverpool for much of this season, but a run of four defeats in their last six Premier League matches has seen Brendan Rodgers' side fall into third position.

Defeats in their last two matches to sides in the bottom half will have been particularly worrying for the former Liverpool boss, with Jamie Vardy missing a penalty in their most recent loss to Burnley on Sunday.

Furthermore, Leicester have seen their excellent home form slip away in recent weeks, with consecutive losses to Liverpool and Southampton ending their unbeaten run at the King Power.

Leicester remain six points clear of Chelsea in fourth place and 11 points clear of Manchester United in fifth, so a win at home to the Hammers would be the perfect way to re-emphasise their top-four credentials.

West Ham's trajectory in recent weeks has been better than that of Leicester, with Moyes's arrival allowing the club to look past their previous run of nine defeats in 13 Premier League fixtures.

However, Moyes's side have followed up their two initial wins with a loss at Sheffield United and a draw with Everton, suggesting the Hammers are yet to fully turn the corner.

The East London club remain just a point above the relegation zone and know a defeat at Leicester could see them looking over their shoulders once again.

However, West Ham have tended to fare better on the road than they have at the London Stadium this season, with the majority of their points coming away from Stratford.

Leicester came out on top in December when these two sides last met, securing a 2-1 win in what turned out to be Manuel Pellegrini's last match as manager.

Leicester City Premier League form: LLWWLL
Leicester City form (all competitions): WWWDLL

West Ham United Premier League form: WLLWLD
West Ham United form (all competitions): LLWWLD


Team News

Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi celebrates scoring their fifth goal in September 2019© Reuters

Leicester will still be without the impressive Wilfred Ndidi, for whom this match will likely come a week early.

A player that could have acted as an able deputy, Daniel Amartey, continues his long road to recovery following the broken ankle he sustained against West Ham in October 2018.

The Ghana international has been back in for surgery this month and remains a way off a full return.

West Ham attackers Michail Antonio and Felipe Anderson will face fitness tests before the game to judge their availability for this match, after both sat out Saturday's draw with Everton.

Andriy Yarmolenko is also closing in on a return, but is unlikely to be ready for this match, while Lukasz Fabianski could be back from his thigh injury before the end of the month.

Jack Wilshere and Ryan Fredericks are likely to be longer term absentees, with both expected to be back in contention for starts next month.

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Mendy, Tielemans, Maddison; Perez, Vardy, Barnes

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Randolph; Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Fornals, Lanzini; Haller


Sports Mole Logo

We say: Leicester City 1-1 West Ham United

This game sees two sides face off at a crucial point in their seasons, with both clubs looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack. West Ham have seen improvements since Moyes arrived and this can be expected to continue on Wednesday, with the Hammers taking a point home from the Midlands.


body check tags ::

Who will win Wednesday's Premier League clash between Leicester City and West Ham United?

Leicester City
Draw
West Ham United
Leicester City
66.7%
Draw
0.0%
West Ham United
33.3%
Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Virgil van Dijk scores for Liverpool against Manchester United in the Premier League on January 19, 2020.
Read Next:
PL Team of the Week - Van Dijk, Aguero, Traore
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!