Leicester v Wolves
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
Two Midlands rivals with big Premier League ambitions, Leicester and Wolves go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Both teams are aiming to break into the Premier League top-six after promising campaigns last season.
Leicester head into the campaign in great spirits having secured the signatures of highly-rated Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans and Spanish forward Ayoze Perez. However, the Foxes have lost the services of England centre-back Harry Maguire to Manchester United.
The home side finished in ninth place in the top-flight table after winning just one of their last five matches. The poor run of form cost Brendan Rodgers sides a spot in the Europa League.
The Foxes home form towards the end of the campaign was slightly inconsistent, as they won just one of their last three league games at the King Power Stadium.
Wolves were the surprise package in the top-flight last season, finishing seventh and clinching a spot in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. The visitors have added to their squad highly-rated Italian striker Patrick Cutrone and Spanish centre-back Jose Vallejo, who arrived from AC Milan and Real Madrid respectively.
Although Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ended last season with a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool, they had previously won three straight games in the Premier League. However, their away form dipped towards the end of the campaign, as they recorded just one win in seven outings on their travels.
Leicester have no reported injury problems, so Brendan Rodgers should have a full squad of players to call upon, including Tielemans and Perez who could make their competitive debuts for the home side.
Wolves have slight doubts over wing-back Matt Doherty and striker Raul Jimenez. With Cutrone doubtful Italian youngster Cutrone could make his debut up front, while Vallejo will be hoping to start in the centre of defence.