West Ham put in a spirited display against Manchester United last weekend. Many observers thought the Hammers deserved the three points and were unlucky to lose.
Inconsistent performances have blighted Manuel Pellegrini’s first season in charge, and the Chilean will be hoping that his players follow up their good display at Old Trafford with another at home to Leicester.
Brendan Rodgers has had a decent start to life as Foxes boss with four wins and two defeats, but his side did lose 1-0 at home to Newcastle last time out.
In terms of team news, West Ham will be without Manuel Lanzini (groin) and Javier Hernandez (heel). The pair join Andy Carroll (ankle), Samir Nasri (calf), Aaron Cresswell (knee), Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles) and Winston Reid (knee) on the treatment table.
Carlos Sanchez is back in training following a long-term knee injury and Jack Wilshere is expected to play first-team football before the end of the season. Marko Arnautovic has recovered from an illness that kept him out of the United loss.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Leicester:
Fabianski, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Masuaku, Anderson, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Antonio, Arnautovic
In contrast, Leicester have just one injury concern. Defender Daniel Amartey is currently sidelined with a broken ankle.
Leicester’s Predicted XI:
Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Gray, Tielemans, Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy
The bookmakers have gone for Leicester as favourites for this game. The Foxes are 11/8 to win with Betfred with a draw best priced at 5/2 with Ladbrokes. A victory for West Ham is 12/5 at Betfair.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to West Ham