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By Anthony Onifade (@antzhumbleent)

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KICK OFF: Sunday 8th November 2020, 14:00pm


Leicester City:

Jonny Evans is set to return to the side after missing three games with a back injury.

Jamie Vardy and Nampalys Mendy should both return to the side after being rested for the Europa League thumping of Braga on Thursday night.

Full-back Timothy Castagne is still out with a hamstring injury and is expected back after the international break.


Wolves have no fresh injury concerns, with Fernando Marcal in contention to play after missing the win against Crystal Palace with a minor injury.

Though, Rayan Ait-Nouri is set to keep his place after an impressive debut last weekend.

Head-to-Head record stats:

  • Leicester City have lost just one of their past 23 home league games against Wolverhampton Wanderers (Won 13, Drawn 9)
  • Wolves have not tasted defeat away to Leicester since a 2-1 triumph in December 1971
  • Wolves have failed to score in six of their last seven top-flight visits to Leicester

Key Players to Watch:

Leicester City:

Youri Tielemans

A game where the midfield battle could prove a huge factor in who wins this game. A Leicester City victory could well hinge upon how in-form Youri Tielemans performs in this game. A joy to watch so far this season.


Pedro Neto.

The Portuguese forward recently put pen to paper on a new deal, and that’s a factor that could well boost his confidence for this fixture. The best is yet to come from the 20-year-old.

What the Managers say:

Nuno Espirito Santo:

“The team is not in ‘great’ form…the team has a lot to improve. To say it’s in great form is not correct. This is the reality. “The West Ham game….you can see the improvement (defensively) since that. It was a big moment for us.”

Brendan Rodgers:

“Last year we had two 0-0s! It will be a tight game. Nuno’s teams have a clear structure, that back five, and he’s done a fantastic job. They’ve been very consistent. They’ve got no European football this year so have a clear run. I think he’s done an outstanding job. They’ve got a balance in their team.

Predicted Line-Ups:

Leicester City: K Schmeichel, W Fofana, J Evans, C Fuchs, J Justin, L Thomas, N Mendy, Y Tielemans, D Praet, H Barnes, J Vardy

Wolves: R Patricio, W Boly, C Coady, M Kilman, N Semedo, R Ait-Nouri, L Dendoncker, R Neves, P Neto, D Podence, R Jimenez

Score Prediction: Leicester City 2-2 Wolves

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