Leicester City v West Ham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s fixture at the King Power Stadium

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Premier League strugglers Leicester City host West Ham on Saturday with the hope of picking up their first win in eight games. It may well be a game where the Foxes fancy their chances as they face a West Ham side who are not in their best form of the season, having only picked up one win in their last eight games.

Leicester put in a spirited performance against Tottenham in their last game and pushed Spurs right to the edge narrowly losing 4-3. Currently sitting bottom of the table, they know that their most important games will be coming in the next few weeks as they still have to play the likes of West Brom, Burnley, Sunderland and QPR.

Sam Allardyce has been handed a boost as he will be able to once again call on Winston Reid since he sustained a hamstring injury at the start of March. The West Ham boss will also be looking to bring Enner Valencia back into the squad as he is making his return after a couple of weeks out with a toe injury.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

West Ham 2 (Carroll, Downing) Leicester 0, Premier League, December 2014

Leicester 1 (Beckford) West Ham 2 (Reid, Collison), Championship, April 2012

West Ham 3 (Baldock 2, Faubert) Leicester 2 (King 2), Championship, October 2011

ODDS:

Leicester to win: 2.3

West Ham to win: 3.1

Draw: 3.3

STATS:

West Ham haven’t lost to Leicester in any competition since December 2000.

West Ham’s away form has not been good this season having won only three times on their travels.

However, Leicester have only twice at home, possibly making this fixture lean towards a draw.

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day, BBC, 10.30pm

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