Prematch: Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Harvey Barnes will miss his weekend clash against Wolves due to an ankle injury.

Published: April 20, 2023 17:43


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After four consecutive losses, Leicester City look to Wolves hoping to break their five-game winless run and strengthen their Premier League survival chances. Kickoff for Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC takes place Saturday April 22 at 15.00 at King Power Stadium.

Leicester City Fall to Manchester City Despite Late Push, Iheanacho Scores in Defeat

Leicester City failed in their attempts to avoid defeat in five matches after falling 3-1 against Manchester City this past weekend, despite late attempts at salvaging one point. Kelechi Iheanacho scored Leicester City’s sole goal during an otherwise one-sided contest, scoring as a second half substitute and coming on as a second-half sub to score Leicester’s goal [75′]. John Stones [5′] scored the game-winner, while Erling Haaland struck twice (13′ P. and 25′). This resulted in four successive defeats for Foxes – DLLLL. At home, 25 points were amassed for 19th place [7W, 4D & 20L]. After winning the reverse fixture 4-0, Leicester could pick up their first Premier League double over Wolves since 1980-1981. Although Dean Smith lost in his debut game as manager of Leicester City, winning this match could help elevate them out of relegation danger and help get out of relegation danger themselves. Last time out, Smith employed a 3–4-2-1 formation with Jamie Vardy leading the attack. However, Iheanacho could replace Vardy who has struggled in front of goal as Iheanacho has proven more potency up front. Harvey Barnes recently returned to training, though Saturday’s match comes too soon for him. According to Dean Smith, Harvey “has not actually trained with us yet”. It would be too risky a move to put him into Saturday’s squad as Jannik Vestergaard and Ricardo Pereira remain out.

Wolves Remain Undefeated with Three Consecutive Victories, Looking to Extend Lead Over Bottom Three in League 1 Against Bristol Rovers

Wolves remain undefeated after picking up three consecutive victories, LLDWW. Following last weekend’s 2-0 victory against Brentford, Wolves remain 13th place with 34 points (9W, 7D & 15L). They would like to further extend this distance between themselves and the bottom three teams in League 1. However, Wolves have never scored in five Premier League away games against Leicester City and only managed one victory out of 25 against them [1W, 9D and 15L]. Last time out, Julen Lopetegui selected a 4–4–2 formation with Matheus Cunha and Diego Costa — who scored his first goal for the club against Brent Bees — as his attacking pair. He is likely to keep this same partnership intact for this weekend’s match against Bristol Rovers as Jonny will return from serving his three-game ban, Ruben Neves returns following yellow card suspension and Boubacar Traore is likely out due to injury concerns.

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