England Premier League
Saturday 12th November 2022
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: London Stadium
West Ham fans are starting to be vocal about their club and the feeling is they want David Moyes out. Moyes had started so well for the Hammers but in the last year their form has dipped. This has been glossed over somewhat by their performances in the Europa Conference League when they sailed past their group stage winning every game. However in the Premier League they have lost 8 games and sit in 15th place with 14 points.
The Hammers have lost 3 of their last four games including two in a row coming into this one after losses against Manchester United and Crystal Palace. In midweek in the EFL Cup a new low was reached as they were knocked out at home against Blackburn Rovers on a penalty shoot out. Perhaps fans need to be realistic though because a win at the weekend could shoot the club up 3-4 places depending on other results. At home the club have won 3 but also lost 3 although before Palace beat them last weekend they had won their last 3 home games.
Leicester keep improving and have moved from the bottom of the table a month ago up to 14th place and are above West Ham on goal difference. It’s just one loss for Brendan Rodgers side in the last five games and on form they would be in 4th place. Last weekend they travelled to Everton and won 2-0 and despite their standing this is a side that score goals. The Foxes have 23 so far and only 5 clubs have scored more, they have scored 6 more than Chelsea and five more than Manchester United. On the road their form has greatly improved and after losing their first 5 in a row they have won their last two. To add to their winning ways Rodgers side also brushed past Newport 3-0 in midweek in the EFL Cup.
West Ham: Maxwell Cornet is only rated as 50/50 to return for this game with his calf injury. Emerson will be assessed after picking up a knock.
Leicester: Caglar Soyuncu will be assessed after his hamstring injury but is thought to have a good chance to make this one. James Justin will miss the rest of the season after his unfortunate Achilles injury in midweek in the EFL Cup. Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira are out long term and won’t return until next year.
West Ham vs Leicester Head to Head:
Last season West Ham won this fixture 4-1.
West Ham have managed to score 12 goals past Leicester in the last four meetings.
The last seven meetings have all seen over 2.5 goals.
West Ham vs Leicester Prediction:
This is a tough game for both sides but more so for the home team who are not quite performing to expectation. Their home form has improved but it was a blow to lose against Crystal Palace last weekend. A loss is a loss but it was the flat performance which has added pressure to David Moyes keeping his job. On the other side Brendan Rodgers will know all about that pressure but his side did not cave in and in fact instead got behind their manager and results have now improved.
This should be end to end but we come back to commitment. Will West Ham’s best player pound for pound in Declan Rice put a shift in so close to the World Cup? Because the three points are going to go to the team more committed. These teams are both equal this season and their league standing proves that, it’s a slight risk but the value is very good on seeing the away side get something from this game.
West Ham vs Leicester Betting Tips:
Double chance (Draw or Leicester) at 1.75
Both teams to score at 1.72
Anytime goalscorer: Patson Daka at 3.25
Anytime goalscorer: Jarrod Bowen at 4.00
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