Leicester City vs West Ham United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
Leicester City faces West Ham United on Sunday, October 4th at King Power Stadium for an English Premier League match.
Leicester City is off to a fantastic start to the Premier League season, as the club is a perfect 3-0-0 so far. Leicester City is one of only three clubs that are 3-0-0, with Everton and Liverpool also have perfect starts to the campaign. Leicester City owns first place in the Premier League standings because of goal differential, as Leicester City owns a +8 differential thus far, which is very impressive. Leicester City is coming off a stunning performance on the road against Manchester City in Premier League action. Leicester City took down Manchester City by the final score of 5-2, as Jaime Vardy notched a hat-trick in the victory. Leicester City has scored at least three goals in each of its Premier League matches this season, which is incredible, to say the least.
West Ham United has not had as much luck to start the season in the Premier League, but the club was able to find its first win of the season in its most recent Premier League match. On September 27th, West Ham United stunned Wolverhampton by the final score of 4-0, as West Ham United’s frustrations led to an impressive offensive performance by the club. West Ham United’s most recent match in English Carabao Cup play on September 30th resulted in a 4-1 loss to surging Everton, so the club will look to put that poor performance behind it and look for the upset at King Power Stadium in this match with Leicester.
The last time Leicester City faced West Ham United was on January 22nd of 2020. In that match, Leicester City took down West Ham United at home by the final score of 4-1. The last time West Ham United beat Leicester City in Premier League play was on May 5th of 2018.
I am a bit surprised that Leicester City is not even bigger favorites based on the way the club has been playing so far this season. I like Leicester City to win this match at home against a feasible West Ham United club.
Leicester vs West Ham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, the Foxes recorded a 4-1 win at home.
- They are on a two-game winning run, and had recorded six of the previous seven overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in the preceding three encounters.
- Since 2000, only twice have the guests won at this venue.
Leicester vs West Ham: Prediction
- Leicester won each of their first three Premier League games of the new season.
- The Foxes scored an impressive 12 goals in those three victories.
- Leicester beat West Ham 4-1 when the teams last played in January.
- West Ham won just one of their last 11 Premier League away matches
Leicester City injuries and team news
Wilfred Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira and Filip Benkovic are all ruled out for Leicester, while Dennis Praet, Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans are all nursing slight knocks ahead of Sunday’s game.
New signing Cengiz Under is still awaiting international clearance and is unlikely to be available until after the interntional break, while imminent arrival Wesley Fofana won’t feature even if he completes his move before Sunday.
West Ham injuries and team news
Ryan Fredericks is West Ham’s only major injury worry ahead of Sunday, and David Moyes will likely keep faith with most of the same XI that performed so well against Wolves last time out.