Key Stat: Leicester only won one of their last seven Premier League home games last season.
Expert Verdict: Wolves showed they would be no pushovers in this division with a 2-2 draw against Everton, inspired by Ruben Neves in midfield. Leicester had a poor home record at the end of last season, and if Wolves can take another point it would mark a decent – if unspectacular – start to the season.
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Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Head-to-Head Stats
Leicester City and Wolves last met in the Championship in the 2012/13 season, where each side won their home game 2-1, while their only Premier League meetings came in the 2003/04 season – a 4-3 Wolves win at Molineux and a goalless draw in the reverse fixture – as both sides were relegated at the end of the season. Overall, Wolves slightly edge the head-to-head record – 42 wins to Leicester’s 36, with 32 draws.
LCFC vs WOLVES Betting Tips
Both sides could have got more out of their opening games, and may feel they should have done too with some more clinical finishing and sharper build-up play.
That will come as the season progresses, of course, and Leicester will hope to make the King Power Stadium a place to fear coming again after a disappointing end to last season.
Though they won their final home game, they had not won in six before that and it should give Wolves hope – Nuno Espirito Santo will not be setting his team up to defend, they will press high, retain possession and look to hit Leicester on the counter-attack.
Ruben Neves proved he can fit straight into the Premier League with a superb performance on the opening day, and with Joao Moutinho alongside him that has potential to be a brilliant midfield partnership.
Further forward, Raul Jimenez scored against Everton and Diogo Jota and Helder Costa impressed in the Championship and will look to make their mark too.
For Leicester, centre-back Harry Maguire has become seriously hot property and keeping hold of the England defender is a big boost for the Foxes. Jamie Vardy’s return will also lift them – and he has already opened his account for the new season.
Both sides have plenty of attacking talent, and it is difficult to separate them with both expected to finish in the upper reaches of mid-table this season.
Wolves vs Leicester Recommended bets with odds
Home advantage makes Leicester favourites for this one at 11/10 with Betfair, but they proved last year the King Power is not the fortress it was during their title success.
Wolves are 29/10 to win with Betfair, while the draw is 5/2 with Betfair, 10Bet and 888sport.
And the draw is definitely tempting with both sides boasting the ability to cancel each other out. Expect both to score – BTTS is a best price of 9/10 with Betfair. A score draw improves that to 7/2 with Betfair, Betway and Paddy Power.
Over 1.5 goals will return just 4/11 with Betfair, while over 2.5 goals – as happened in both sides’ opening games is a more generous 11/10.
Jamie Vardy has already been in the goals and is 4/3 with 888sport to score at any time. For Wolves, after opening his account last weekend, Raul Jimenez is 3/1 with 888sport to add to that tally.
Leicester City vs Wolves Prediction
Both Wolves and Leicester have good teams on paper and separating them is tough. Leicester’s home advantage did not count for much at the end of last season and another draw could be on the cards.