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By Anthony Onifade (@antzhumbleent)

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

TEAM NEWS:

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:

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.

Wolves:

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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