London Stadium, London, England
Key Stat: Only Manchester City have won more home games in the league this season than West Ham United
Expert Verdict: West Ham returned to winning ways with a crucial 3-2 victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers last week. That result sets them up nicely for a relatively easy run-in with only two of their final eight games against teams in the top seven. After this game, Leicester’s next four matches see them come up against teams in the bottom half before ending with trips to Manchester United, Chelsea and a home game versus Spurs. As a result, both sides will see this game as a crucial springboard ahead of the final push.
If the season could end today then West Ham United and Leicester City would both be very pleased with their work. David Moyes’ side in fourth and Brendan Rodgers’ team in third with only the Manchester sides above them would be a major achievement for both but particularly for West Ham. However, Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool are breathing heavily down the Hammers’ neck and they can’t afford to slip up. The Premier League match takes place at the London Stadium on April 11 and the live action kicks off at 14:05 local time.
Defenders:Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell
Defensive Midfielders:Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice
Attacking Midfielders:Jarrod Bowen, Jesse Lingard, Said Benrahma
Defenders:Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu
Midfielders:Marcus Albrighton, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Timothy Castagne
Attacking Midfielders:Ayoze Perez
Forwards:Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy
Leicester City are looking for a half-century of wins against West Ham United in this fixture, with the Hammers four wins in the lead on 53 victories. Earlier in the season, David Moyes’ side returned from the King Power Stadium with a 3-0 win. First half goals from Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals before Jarrod Bowen put the icing on the cake in the second period. There hasn’t been a 0-0 between the sides in their last seventeen games.
Leicester City are favourites and can be backed at 29/20 with 10Bet to win
0-0 has been set at 9/1 with Betway
Jamie Vardy is 9/5 with 10Bet to score at any time
Don’t expect either team to bask in the glory of a fourth v third clash, this could be a crucial game in determining who finishes in third position and doesn’t need to play a qualifier to reach the Champions League group stage. Neither side struggles to find the net and we expect to see an entertaining fixture with goals at both ends. Overall we are backing Brendan Rodgers’ side to emerge with three points.