Evenly matched teams: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leicester City match preview

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Competition: England Premier League
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Molineux Stadium (30852 seats)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today's opponents. The home side are currently 14 points behind Leicester City.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers form and stats

When playing at home in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers have managed 4 wins, 5 draws and suffered 3 defeats from 12 games.

The home team returns to Molineux Stadium after being equal after 90 minutes with Manchester United (placed 8th) on their last time out; the Premier League game ended 0-0. Preceding that match was the home game against Liverpool that was lost 1-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Wolverhampton Wanderers have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found two matches with the results: Won one, drawn one and lost zero.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Molineux Stadium with 18 goals in 12 league matches. 17 goals have been conceded.

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Leicester City form and stats

Playing away, Leicester City have won 7 games, drawn 1 and suffered 4 defeats in the Premier League this season.

Leicester City delivered a 2-2 draw playing at home against Chelsea (placed 4th) in their previous match; a Premier League game. A 1-2 defeat away at Aston Villa before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Leicester City playing away and similar expectations, we found three relevant matches. Results were one Leicester City win, zero draws and two defeats.

Leicester City have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 28 goals from 12 away matches. 12 goals have been conceded by Leicester City in these games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Wolverhampton Wanderers three wins, four draws and Leicester City three victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Leicester CityJ. Vardy
J. Vardy
17 goals
Wolverhampton WanderersR. Jiménez Rodríguez
R. Jiménez Rodríguez
11 goals
Leicester CityA. Pérez Gutiérrez
A. Pérez Gutiérrez
7 goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers missing players

Leicester City missing players

Wolverhampton Wanderers Leicester City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
25 12 5 Played P 4 12 25
8 4 1 Won W 2 7 15
11 5 1 Drew D 0 1 4
6 3 3 Lost L 2 4 6
35 18 8 Scored S 13 28 54
32 17 12 Conceded C 3 12 26
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
88% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 92% 92%
44% 42% 80% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 67% 68%
20% 17% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 25% 32%
16% 17% 40% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 17% 16%
76% 83% 100% BTTS BTTS 25% 58% 60%
20% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 32%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 8% 12%
 
5.4 4.7 6 Corners for (avg) C F 6.5 5.3 6
4.4 3.4 2.8 Corners against (avg) C A 3.2 4.8 4.5
1.7 1.3 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.2 1
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
314 149 78 Total Shots T S 69 165 348
107 52 30 Shots on Target S O 36 73 134
33% 35% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 38% 40%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • All of Wolverhampton Wanderers's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Leicester City has the fewest matches under the total-line (8)
  • Leicester City has the most matches over the total-line (16)
  • Leicester City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Leicester City haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers has the most points from losing position (18)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Liverpool 25 24 1 0 60 15 13 13 0 0 35 9 12 11 1 0 25 6 45 73
2 Manchester City 25 16 3 6 65 29 12 8 2 2 31 12 13 8 1 4 34 17 36 51
3 Leicester City 25 15 4 6 54 26 13 8 3 2 26 14 12 7 1 4 28 12 28 49
4 Chelsea 25 12 5 8 43 34 12 5 3 4 16 12 13 7 2 4 27 22 9 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 25 10 7 8 40 32 13 8 2 3 25 12 12 2 5 5 15 20 8 37
6 Sheffield United 25 9 9 7 26 23 12 5 2 5 13 11 13 4 7 2 13 12 3 36
7 Everton 26 10 6 10 34 38 13 7 3 3 18 14 13 3 3 7 16 24 -4 36
8 Manchester United 25 9 8 8 36 29 13 6 5 2 24 12 12 3 3 6 12 17 7 35
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 8 11 6 35 32 12 4 5 3 18 17 13 4 6 3 17 15 3 35
10 Arsenal 25 6 13 6 32 34 12 4 5 3 18 18 13 2 8 3 14 16 -2 31
11 Burnley 25 9 4 12 28 38 13 6 1 6 16 18 12 3 3 6 12 20 -10 31
12 Newcastle United 25 8 7 10 24 36 13 5 5 3 12 12 12 3 2 7 12 24 -12 31
13 Southampton 25 9 4 12 31 46 12 3 2 7 13 28 13 6 2 5 18 18 -15 31
14 Crystal Palace 26 7 9 10 23 32 13 4 4 5 10 13 13 3 5 5 13 19 -9 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 6 9 11 31 38 13 4 6 3 17 14 13 2 3 8 14 24 -7 27
16 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 25 38 13 4 4 5 15 19 12 3 1 8 10 19 -13 26
17 Aston Villa 25 7 4 14 32 47 12 5 2 5 16 21 13 2 2 9 16 26 -15 25
18 West Ham United 25 6 6 13 30 43 13 3 3 7 20 25 12 3 3 6 10 18 -13 24
19 Watford 26 5 9 12 24 40 13 3 5 5 13 17 13 2 4 7 11 23 -16 24
20 Norwich City 25 4 6 15 24 47 12 3 3 6 18 25 13 1 3 9 6 22 -23 18

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