A Match between the two underdogs who’ve beaten league leaders!
A great game of football is expected in the Molineux Stadium where Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. hosts Leicester City on Saturday, 19/01/2019. Both of these underdogs have been performing very well this season, particularly in last few matches. Where Leicester city has beaten the defending league champions Manchester City, Wolves have recently beaten Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (currently placed 3rd on the table) in a league match and the mighty Liverpool F.C. (the league leaders) in F.A. Cup match.
The form of these two teams makes premier league predictions for the coming weeks very interesting. Make sure you have some betting tips under your belt before you punt away. Neither team would want to lose this game as Wolves sit just below Leicester in the PL table which makes it a crucial game.
Home Advantage for Wolves
Nuno Espirito Santo, the head coach of Wolves F.C. before the first league game said that his side is very confident ahead of the league and also stated in the importance of home ground advantage. He has called on the Wolves’ fans to show strong support to their team. It is there for everybody to see that the team has performed very well on their home ground winning most of the matches they have played there. Interestingly, Wolves have only lost two of their 28 home games in all competitions under Nuno Espírito Santo.
Leicester City Away from Home Ground
While the Wolves have been great on their home ground, the Leicester City has been phenomenal this season while performing in away matches. Standing just below the favourites in the premier league table, most of Leicester City’s great wins this season has come in away matches rather than home matches. As a result of these stats the speculation is high regarding this match as both the teams would be very confident.
Some of the biggest names in the Premier League have consistently stayed in the bottom half of the league without getting relegated. These teams fail to play expressive football when they come up against elite teams like City, Liverpool or Spurs. But Nuno Espirito Santo’s newly promoted side have not shown even a sight of fear and played an expansive brand of football regardless of the opposition they are facing.
The Wolves have assembled a top quality and efficient squad with minimal resources. Helder Costa and Diogo Jota, have done an excellent work to engage the centre-halves of the top dogs. Then there is the cleverness and revelation of the unmatched Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho placed at the central midfield. These players make sure that the structure of the team remains in place during transition play.
Fight for the seventh spot
It would be interesting to see with what strategy Leicester City comes to the Molineux and what line up Claude Puel decides to put up against the Wolves. With Leicester’s experience, Wolves’ confidence, and with the seventh spot at stake, the best of both the teams would surely be seen.