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Wolves vs Leicester City: Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Team News

Wolves vs Leicester City

Wolves will go up against Leicester City in a high stakes game on Saturday, February 19 at 4:30 pm at the Molineux Stadium.

Wolves currently sit 7th in the table, 2 points behind Arsenal. They would want to win their game and keep their top 4 hopes alive. They also lead 8th placed Spurs by just a point. On the other hand, Leicester currently finds themselves in the bottom half of the table. The Foxes have had a hard time with injuries. A win against the Wolves will take them ahead of 10th placed Southampton who also has played 2 more games. 

Wolves come to this game after an emphatic 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur. Bruno Lage’s men will want to carry on their good run of form as they face a Leicester side that has been riddled with injuries. Wolves have been a consistent side in the Premier League this season with just one loss in their last six league games. 

Wolves Premier League Form: W L W W W D

Leicester City encountered a frustrating 2-2 draw against West Ham in their last match. The Foxes were held by a Craig Dawson goal in extra time. Brendan Rodgers will want his team to get on the right track and a result against Wolves will be a signal of intent from the 2015-16 champions.

Leicester City Premier League Form: D L D L W L

WOLVES TEAM NEWS

Wolves boss Lage said during his pre-match press conference that he has a fully-fit squad, with long-term absentee Pedro Neto in contention to play, while Joao Moutinho has also recovered from injury.

Moutinho is expected to slot back into central midfield alongside Ruben Neves and Dendoncker, while Jimenez could again be joined by Daniel Podence at centre-forward, although Hwang Hee-chan is also pushing to start.

Head coach Lage has plenty of options in the final third, with Trincao and Fabio Silva also available, but there are unlikely to be any surprises at the back, with the impressive Max Kilman featuring alongside Conor Coady and Romain Saiss in a back three.

WOLVES POSSIBLE LINEUP AGAINST LEICESTER CITY (3-5-2)

Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Ait-Nouri; Jimenez, Podence

LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS

As for Leicester, James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu both had to be substituted during Thursday’s European affair, and the pair are unlikely to be available for this contest.

As a result, Jannik Vestergaard could feature alongside Daniel Amartey in the middle of the defence, while Ricardo Pereira and Luke Thomas should be back in the full-back areas.

The Foxes still have a long list of absentees, though, with Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana, James Justin, Ryan Bertrand, Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans all on the treatment table.

LEICESTER CITY POSSIBLE LINEUP AGAINST WOLVES (4-3-3)

Schmeichel; Pereira, Amartey, Vestergaard, Thomas; Tielemans, Ndidi; Lookman, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Daka

OUR PREDICTION

Wolves 1 – 0 Leicester City

Wolves have struggled for consistency at home this season, but Lage’s side will be feeling good about themselves at the moment, and Leicester’s injury problems mean that they will again be missing several key players here. We are backing Wolves to get the job done and hold on to their clean sheet.

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