On Monday 23 August, West Ham will host Leicester in the second round of the English Premier League. The meeting, which will take place in London at the Olympic Stadium, will begin at 22:00 Moscow time. West Ham – Leicester: forecast , bet, odds, statistics.
West Ham will play at home for the first time in months with the support of fans.
The coronavirus pandemic burst into the football world in March 2020. When the Premier League returned after a forced pause, the Hammers finished only 16th in the standings.
However, last season was more successful, and the Londoners have already finished sixth. And in the 2021/22 season, they started with a bright away victory over Newcastle (4: 2).
If we talk about summer test meetings, then in the last four West Ham beat Reading (3: 0), Celtic (6: 2), Brentford (1: 0) and Atalanta (2: 0) ).
The entry into the field of Arthur Masuaku remains in question . The rest of David Moyes’ players are in the ranks.
For Leicester , who also missed the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League last campaign, the 2021-22 season started even earlier.
Already on 7 August, the Foxes were forced to play against Manchester City (1: 0) in the match for the Super Cup of England, from which they emerged victorious thanks to the late goal of Kelechi Iheanacho from the penalty spot.
In the first round of the Premier League, Brendan Rogers’ charges also barely defeated Wolverhampton at home (1: 0), whose goal was hit by Jamie Vardy .
Timothy Castagne and James Maddison may miss the next game, as will Ryan Bertrand, who again tested positive for coronavirus. Johnny Evans will only return to service next month.
Forecast and rate
In the upcoming match, 1xbet download give a slight advantage to the hosts: West Ham win – 2.60, Leicester win – 2.80, draw – 3.40.
Brendan Rogers’ team has been around for a long time. Yes, she did not make it to the top 4 in the last season of the Premier League, but she claimed a ticket to the Champions League until the very last moment.
In the offseason, Rogers retained the backbone with which he will try to make progress, although the Foxes’ performance in the first round was definitely not impressive. If Wolverhampton hadn’t squandered their chances, they probably would have scored three points.
At the same time, the Hammers left a good impression after the meeting with Newcastle. Londoners have distinguished themselves by a good game, with which, most likely, they will be able to improve the results of last season.
It seems to us that the hosts will be highly motivated to please the fans who are bored of football, so our forecast and bet is “West Ham win with 0 handicap” at 1.86.
You can also take “total goals over 2.5” for 1.85, especially since West Ham are now strong in attack.