Leicester vs Wolves prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Everything you need to know as the Foxes entertain the Wolves in their Premier League opener at the King Power Stadium

Jack Rathborn
Saturday 14 August 2021 14:07
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Leicester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

The Foxes will hope to finally crack the top four after narrowly missing out last season, but they do have a Europa League campaign to look forward to.

Brendan Rodgers’ side also edged out Manchester City in English football’s curtain raiser, with Kelechi Iheanacho striking late to bring the Community Shield back to the King Power Stadium.

The loss of Wesley Fofana due to a fractured fibula has presented Leicester with an early obstacle, but Rodgers delivered good news on the young French defender.

“He’s doing very well, is coming back home and he’s in great spirits,” said the Foxes boss. “It’s hugely disappointing for him and for us. He’s had the operation and it’s gone very well. Now it’s all about his recovery, but he’s in good spirits and we’ll look forward to seeing him when he can come in.”

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will get underway at 3pm BST on Saturday 14 August at the King Power Stadium.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match is not live on TV in the UK.

Confirmed line-ups

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Wolves predicted XI: Sa; Coady, Kilman, Saiss; Hoever, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Traore, Jimenez, Trincao

Odds

Leicester - 4/6

Draw - 13/5

Wolves - 4/1

Prediction

Wolves’ injuries and Bruno Lage’s methods taking time to bed in mean Leicester should win this one, with confidence high after lifting the Community Shield. The Foxes should concede given the issues at the back with Wesley Fofana’s injury and a lack of depth currently, but Brendand Rodgers’ side should ease to a 3-1 victory.

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