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West Ham United v Leicester City: Hammers To Bounce Back!

West Ham United Looking To Bounce Back After Three Consecutive PL Defeats With A Win Against Leicester City. Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, & Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell 

West Ham were poor when they lost 2-0 at home to Everton a couple of weeks ago but they picked themselves up with a good performance at Old Trafford last week and were unlucky to lose 2-1. Leicester, leading the best of the rest in 7th, missed a great opportunity to move further ahead of that pack with their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle. 

20-04 London Stadium West Ham United (11) v Leicester City (7)
KO:15:00 REF: L Probert

Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio made a huge impact when he replaced Javier Hernández in the 73rd at Old Trafford last week. From outside the box, he thumped a shot against the crossbar and David de Gea made a fantastic save from his six-yard header. He’s unpredictable, but with West Ham injury problems, he could make a start a prove to be the difference between the teams.

Pattaya One: Michail Antonio. After coming close at Old Trafford.

James Maddison

For Leicester, James Maddison is making a big impact in his first Premier League season since his move for a reported £20 million from Norwich. From midfield, he’s scored seven and has six assists. He’s also deadly from free kicks just outside the box.

Pattaya One: James Maddision. Poses a big threat for Leicester.

West Ham United Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Winston Reid Lack of match fitness. Andriy Yarmolenko Achilles injury. Carlos Sánchez Knee injury. Andy Carroll Ankle injury.
  • 25% Chance of Playing: Samir Nasri Calf injury. Manuel Lanzini Groin injury
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Aaron Cresswell Knock. Jack Wilshere Ankle injury. Javier Hernández Ear infection. Lucas Pérez Knock.

Leicester City Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Daniel Amartey Leg injury.

Opta Stats

  • West Ham have only managed one victory in their last nine encounters with Leicester in all competitions (W1 D3 L5), a 2-0 away win in May 2018.
  • Leicester have won two of their last three league trips to West Ham (D1), as many as their previous 29 visits (W2 D6 L21).
  • West Ham have scored in 22 of their last 23 home league games against Leicester City (W17 D3 L3), only failing to score in a 1-0 defeat at the Boleyn Ground in August 2000.
  • Since winning 3-2 at West Ham in March 2017, Leicester have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games in London (D4 L7), winning 1-0 at Chelsea earlier this season.
  • West Ham have lost their last three Premier League games, last losing four in a row in their opening four matches under Manuel Pellegrini this season.
  • West Ham have only lost one of their last seven home league games (W4 D2).
  • West Ham have picked up just four points from their last 27 available against sides starting the day in the top half of the table (W1 D1 L7), with the Hammers scoring just three goals in that run.
  • Leicester are looking to win three consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since April 2016.
  • West Ham’s top league scorer this season Felipe Anderson is looking to score in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since November.
  • Leicester’s Marc Albrighton has been directly involved in five Premier League goals against West Ham (1 goal, 4 assists) – against no side has been involved in more. He’s either scored or assisted a goal in all three of his top-flight away games against the Hammers.

Prediction

West Ham, despite quite a few injuries to key players, need a response after their poor home defeat to Everton (2-0). Michail Antonio can help see them over the line.

West Ham United 2 Leicester City 1

 

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