The Hammers have hit a slump for their end of season run-in, currently being on a three-match losing streak. Their chance at a top seven finish have pretty much gone because of that. As for Leicester, they are sitting in seventh place heading into the weekend with it all to play for still in hunting down a place in Europe next season. Read our West Ham v Leicester betting tips for more.
West Ham 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Hammers have slipped to a poor run of three straight defeats now, conceding exactly two goals in each of those. Looking back a little bit further they have lost five of their last seven league outings. On home soil, they were on a three-match winning streak though before they were overturned by Everton in their last home game. That leaves the Hammers with a W8 D3 L6 home record this season in the top flight.
West Ham have averaged 1.6 goals per home game this season with 47% of all of their home games going over 3.5 goals. Five of their eight home wins have been by a one-goal margin. The Hammers have come up with 62% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures. They have only managed to open the scoring in 7 of their 17 home games this season which isn’t a particularly great number. In total, the Irons have earned a clean sheet in 18% of their home fixtures only.
There was a 1-1 draw when the two met earlier this season
The Hammers have are undefeated in their last three against the Foxes
Leicester have won two of their last three league trips to West Ham (D1)
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings in London
The Foxes had a big swing of form snapped last weekend with a home loss against Newcastle. Leicester had been on a four-match winning streak prior to that. Leicester away record stands at W7 D3 L7 this season and they have won their last two out on the road, taking successes over Burnley and then Huddersfield. They have gone W5 D2 L2 in their nine away games played against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, where West Ham currently are. The Foxes have averaged 1.5 goals per away game.
In total Leicester have taken a clean sheet in 24% of their away games but they haven’t managed one in any of their last six. A positive for them though is that they are on an eight-match scoring streak away from home, netting at least two goals in their last two. The Foxes have been trailing at the halftime break in eight away games this season. Of the goals that they have produced away from the King Power, 80% of them have come in the second period of their games. Leicester actually have the sixth-best away record in this season’s top flight.
This should be a pretty even contest. There isn’t much to choose between them, especially when West Ham are on their game. A share of the spoils in a draw at the end of the day looks like a pretty solid proposition really.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes have been moving along in nice form in the top flight having now put together a four-match winning streak. Newcastle meanwhile have just hit a bit of a blockage having suffered back to back defeats in the league and they have just one win in their last five. Read our Leicester v Newcastle betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
The Foxes are now on a four-match winning streak after posting a 4-1 success at Huddersfield last weekend. They have won five of their last six games in the top flight, scoring at least two goals in each of those five victories. So they are shaping up well and at home, they are W7 D2 L7. Leicester are on a three-match winning streak at the King Power at the moment and this season they have averaged 1.3 goals per game there. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three played on home soil.
The Foxes have earned a clean sheet in 25% of their home games but they have taken just one in their last eight at the King Power. Five of their seven home successes this season have been by a margin of two goals exactly. Leicester have scored in each of their last eight games, home and away. They have, however, only opened the scoring in 5 of 16 home fixtures. They have not been involved in a home draw in ten matches now. Jamie Vardy has three goals in his last two games.
The Foxes were 2-0 winners at St James’ Park earlier this season
Leicester have won five of the last six meetings
Newcastle won this corresponding fixture last season
Both teams have scored in just two of the last ten meetings
The Magpies suffered a loss against Crystal Palace last weekend, going down 1-0 at home. That is back to back league defeats without having scored for Newcastle now. Newcastle’s survival has pretty much been based on their home form. They are just a W2 D7 L7 this season out on their travels. Newcastle have not won any of their last eight games away from St James’ Park. Newcastle have failed to score in three of their last five road fixtures. They have struggled all season in front of goal away from home.
Newcastle have produced just 12 goals in their 16 away games. 75% of those were scored in the first half of games. Only 38% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals this season. They have conceded at an average of 1.4 goals per road fixture. They are without a clean sheet in eight on the road and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three away from home. 64% of Newcastle’s away goals conceded have been in the second period of fixtures. Only the current bottom three have scored fewer league goals than Newcastle this season.
Leicester seem to be in good enough shape at the moment to warrant backing to go and get themselves a good three points in this one. They should have enough punch going forward to outscore the visitors. Home win.
10th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Huddersfield have already been relegated from the top flight this season, so there may be a drop off in their intensity. That or it could work the other way and allow them to play with a bit of relaxed freedom. They welcome Leicester to the John Smith’s on the weekend. Read our Huddersfield v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 2nd, 2019 at 11:33 p.m.)
Huddersfield’s lifeline was cut in a 2-0 loss out at Crystal Palace on the weekend. They are relegated with six games still to play (including this one). The loss against the Eagles took the Terriers to a four-match losing streak in the top flight. They are back on home soil on the weekend where they are aW2 D2 L12 this season only. They have lost eight of their last nine played at home, the one exception was when they took a 1-0 win over Wolves at the end of February. During their campaign at home, Huddersfield have scored just the seven goals.
Only 38% of games at the John Smith’s Stadium this season have gone over 2.5 goals. In total Huddersfield have failed to score in 56% of their home fixtures and they have lost eight of their sixteen home games to nil. On top of that, they have been losing at the halftime break in nine of their home fixture while they have conceded 62% of their goals at home in the first period of games. Just five times have the Terriers opened the scoring at home. No team has scored fewer EPL goals than the Terriers and no-one has a worse home record.
Leicester were 3-1 home winners over the Terriers in September
The Foxes have won four of the last five meetings (D1)
The Terriers are winless in twelve against Leicester
Last season’s top flight clash at the John Smith’s produced a 1-1 draw
This should be a good game then for Leicester to try and improve their current form. They collected 2-0 home win over Bournemouth on the weekend, leaving them with a three-match winning streak going at the moment. The clean sheet in their win over Bournemouth on the weekend was their first since January 1st this year in the top flight. Leicester have won four of their last five league games now (L1) so are shaping up well. They posted a W6 D3 L7 record on their travels this season in the Premier League.
They are W4 D2 in their six games against sides currently in the bottom seven away from home, so that’s a huge positive too. Leicester have scored 21 goals on their travels, while they have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per game. They have taken a clean sheet in a quarter of their away fixtures. Both teams have scored in 69% of their away games. Leicester took a 2-1 win at Burnley in their last away game, snapping a run of four away games without a win (D1 L3). Leicester are on a seven-match scoring streak in the league, home and away. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three played as well.
The Terriers are down and out. Leicester are in good shape at the moment and will have enjoyed that clean sheet on the weekend. They are valuable to go and get another win to nil under their belt this weekend.
4th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Leicester have picked up back to back league wins now to give themselves a nice boost. Can they keep their form going as they play host to Bournemouth on the weekend? The Cherries have been having a rough time of things on their travels this term. Read our Leicester v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
Leicester were reduced to 10 men early in their last league fixture which was at Turf Moor against Burnley. Despite losing Harry Maguire, Leicester still managed to pick up a 2-1 win. That moves them to back to back wins in the Premier League currently, having won three of their last four (L1). The Foxes have won back to back league games at the King Power as well and their overall record there for the season is W6 D2 L7. Leicester have scored 19 goals at home in their campaign this season, while they have conceded that exact same amount.
Leicester have earned a clean sheet in only 20% of their home games this term, and both teams have scored in 60% of all their home games. The Foxes have failed to get away with a clean sheet from any of their last ten fixtures played. Of the six home victories which they have picked up, four of them have been by a two-goal margin. Leicester have not blanked a visitor in any of their last eight games at the King Power. The Foxes have scored in each of their last three at home. Each of their last five league games, home and away, have gone over 2.5 goals.
The Cherries produced a 4-2 win over Leicester this season
Bournemouth are undefeated in their last seven against the Foxes
Five of the last seven meetings have been drawn
The three previous EPL meetings at the King Power ended in a draw
Bournemouth had to scrap for a 2-2 home draw against Newcastle last time out in the top flight. That’s four points from their last two games now. The Cherries have only had a taste of success in one of their last seven games, home and away in the Premier League. In their last road game, they got a win, scraping past Huddersfield 1-0. That was an important moment for Bournemouth though as it snapped a nine-match losing away streak that they were on. Bournemouth have returned 15 away goals this season while they have conceded at an average of 2.3 goals per away game.
The Cherries have taken a clean sheet in 20% of away games, while two-thirds of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Away from home, Bournemouth have taken a W4 D0 L11 record in the top flight. Ten of those eleven away defeats were by a margin of at least two goals as well. Bournemouth have been trialling at the half time break in 9 of their road games this season. Surprisingly the Cherries have only opened the scoring in only three away fixtures all season.
Both teams to score at 4/6
Leicester to win & both teams to score at 12/5 odds
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
There have been a few more positives for Leicester in their recent form and that 10-man win at Burnley would have done them the power of good. The Foxes should be able to come up with something at home against such a poor away side as Bournemouth are. Home win & both teams to score.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
After three straight league defeats the relegation concerns for Burnley have mounted up. They start the weekend just two points above the drop zone and with work to do. Leicester have won two of their last three, Brendan Rodgers getting his first win with the club last weekend over Fulham. Read our Burnley v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8.10 p.m.)
The Clarets need an upturn in form to happen again. They have lost their last three now in the league after going down 4-2 at Anfield against Liverpool last weekend. Back at Turf Moor they are W5 D2 L7 for the season and lost their last game there. That was a 1-3 defeat against Crystal Palace. The loss against the Eagles saw Burnley’s great home run of W3 D1 snapped. The Clarets are on a nine-match scoring streak at home in the league.
Of their home goals, 61% have been scored in the first period of games. They have only opened the scoring in six of their home games though. Three of their five wins on home soil have been by a one-goal margin. 64% of all games at Turf Moor this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Burnley have no clean sheet in four at home. Fulham are the only side with a worse defensive record than the Clarets.
There was a 0-0 draw when the two met earlier this season
Burnley have won their last two at home over the Foxes
Both teams have scored in one of the last six meetings
Things are even at two wins each and draw in the last five meetings
The Foxes took a 3-1 win over Fulham at home last weekend. That gave new boss Brendan Rodgers his first win with the club. Away from home, Leicester are W5 D3 L7 and their road form is not good at all. They have taken one point from their last four on the road. They conceded a total of ten goals in those four games as well. The Foxes have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per away game this season.
Leicester have scored an average of 1.3 goals per away game and they are on positive six-match scoring streak on their travels. It’s just that home and away, they have no clean sheet in nine. Of Leicester’s away goals, a high 84% of them have been after the halftime break. Just once have Leicester held a half time lead away from the King Power this season. They have actually been losing at the break in 8 of their 15 away games.
The Clarets need a big response to their form and the most likely place it is going to happen is at Turf Moor. Leicester are in poor shape away from home and Burnley can grab maximum points out of this.
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes suffered a defeat last weekend with Brendan Rodgers in charge for the first time. That was their fourth loss in their last five games. They will be favourites to get three points out of this fixture at home on the weekend as they face the struggling Fulham. Read our Leicester v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th March 2019 at 6:07 p.m.)
The Foxes suffered a last-minute defeat out at Watford last weekend with Brendan Rodgers in charge of the first time. That continued their pretty poor form. Leicester are now W1 D1 L6 in their last eight Premier League games. Their home record for the season in the top flight is at W5 D2 L7 and in that sequence of games have only come up with the sixteen goals. There seems to be plenty of issues with them defensively as well as they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last eight played, home and away.
They have conceded in each of their last seven home fixtures as well have Leicester. 61% of the goals that they have conceded at home have been in the second half of fixtures. Over the last eight rounds of Premier League action Fulham are the only side to have picked up fewer points in that span than Leicester have. Surprisingly Leicester have actually only managed to open the scoring in just three of their home games this season. Six of their tens wins recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin.
There was a 1-12 draw between the two clubs at Craven Cottage in December
Fulham have lost just one of their last ten against Leicester
Leicester have won one of their last five on home soil against Fulham in all competitions
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Fulham lost against neighbours Chelsea last weekend at home with Scott Parker in charge for the first time. They did give a pretty spirited account of themselves though it has to be said. They ended up losing 2-1. That left them on a five-match losing streak in the Premier League and still a long way from salvation. The Cottagers are yet to have enjoyed an away win in the top flight this season either, posting only a D2 L13 record on their travels. They have only come up with the nine goals on the road as well which clearly hasn’t helped.
Fulham have returned just one goal from their last three away games. Their last away game was a big relegation scrap against Southampton which Fulham lost 2-0 in a really tame display. Just once this season have Fulham recorded an away clean sheet. They have conceded an average of 2.5 goals per away game this season as well. In eleven of their 15 away games have Fulham been losing at the half time break (W1 D3). The Cottagers have conceded at least two goals in each for their last five games away from Craven Cottage and in each of their last nine, home and away.
We feel that there could be enough for Fulham to go and get something out of this. The Foxes haven’t been great at home and Fulham looked so much better and positive under Scott Parker last weekend against higher quality opponents in Chelsea. Draw.
8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford took a bit of a hammering out at Anfield in midweek. They will be looking for a big bounce-back performance on home soil this weekend. Leicester will have new manager Brendan Rodgers taking charge for the first time in this one. Read our Watford v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 10:34 p.m.)
The Hornets will want to quickly forget about midweek as they suffered a big 5-0 defeat at Anfield against Liverpool. That was after having won back to back league games as well. That result against Liverpool leaves Watford at W3 D3 L2 in their last eight league fixtures. They have posted a W6 D2 L5 record on home soil this season and most of their home problems have been against the top six sides. Watford have only lost one of seven home games this season against sides currently in the bottom half of the table.
The Hornets have scored 17 and have conceded 18 home goals this season with 69% of fixtures at Vicarage Road going over 2.5 goals. They have earned a clean sheet in 31% of their home games. Watford have taken three clean sheets in their last six, home and away. Four of their six home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin only. They are currently on a three-match undefeated streak of home form, all three of those going under 2.5 goals. The Hornets have scored 71% of their home goals not the second half of fixtures.
Watford have won their last two home games 2-1 against the Foxes
Leicester have taken back to back 2-0 league wins over Watford
The Foxes have won just two of their last nine against Watford
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
Leicester now have Brendan Rodgers in charge and he has been talking up better things to come for the Foxes. In midweek they stepped out and posted a 2-1 home win over Brighton to lift the cloud a bit after Claude Puel was sacked. Leicester had taken just the one point from their six previous league games. So that win was much needed. Away from home this eaves Leicester are at W5 D3 L6 and they have tallied up 18 goals on their travels.
While Leicester have earned a clean sheet in 29% of away games, they have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per road game. In their last three away games, the Foxes have earned just the one point and have conceded a total of eight goals. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven in the top flight, home and away. The Foxes have been trailing at the halftime break in exactly half of their away games this season. They have scored 83% of their road goals in the second half of games.
Hard game to call. The safest option may be taking a look at the outright draw in the fixture really. Watford will be happy enough to avoid defeat after midweek. Leicester may be lifted in their efforts for the new boss.
1st March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes sacked Claude Puel on the weekend after yet another setback. Leicester took a hammering at home against Crystal Palace which was the last straw for the board. Brighton remain in a bit of trouble near the relegation zone but should be rested after not playing on the weekend. Read our Leicester v Brighton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 24th, 2019 at 7:43 p.m.)
The poor form of Leicester continued on the weekend as they lost 4-1 at the King Power against Crystal Palace. That was their third defeat in a row and it has left them having collected just the one point from their last six league fixtures. They are actually W1 D1 L6 in their last eight EPL outings. Overall this season on home soil Leicester are W4 D2 L7 and their form on home soil lately has been poor all of the way.
Leicester are currently on a four-match losing streak at home and they have lost five of their last six at the King Power (L1). In total they have come up with the 14 goals in their 13 home games, so haven’t been an offensive threat. Home and away, Leicester have taken no clean sheets in their last six played. They have not taken one in any of their last six on home soil in the top flight. Less than half of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Brighton and Leicester played out a 1-1 draw in November
The Foxes are unbeaten in their last three against the Seagulls
The three previous EPL meetings have all ended under 2.5 goals
Leicester’s last two wins over Brighton have been by a 2-0 scoreline
The Seagulls got the weekend off because they had been due to Chelsea, who were taking part in the EFL Cup final. So they got a break. It will have given them a bit of a chance to regroup because their form has fallen away. They have taken only the one point from their last five league games and they are winless in six. Brighton have managed to collect just the one victory in their last eleven league outings.
Their defence has been having a hard time as they have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six played. Overall this season their away form is W2 D2 L9. In attack, they have averaged less than a goal per game on their travels. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last eight on the road. They have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last four road fixtures. The Seagulls have been trailing at the break in 7 of their 13 road games.
The Foxes clearly needed a shakeup. Because of not knowing what comes next for them the option of the draw in the outright market looks a good proposition. Brighton are rested but haven’t produced much away form.
25th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Leicester are back in some difficulties with only one point collected from their last five Premier League games. Can they get a bit of cheer on the board as they play host to Crystal Palace on the weekend? Palace have put a little unbeaten streak of form together, but are still only three points from the drop zone. Read our Leicester v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 21st, 2019 at 3:27 p.m.)
So it has been just one point earned from the last 15 available in the Premier League for Leicester. Granted they have met Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in their last three games, but they had relatively easy games against Southampton and Wolves prior to that.
It is their home form which is really their biggest worry because they have lost four of their last five at the King Power Stadium (W1). The Foxes have only claimed four home victories this season, part of an overall W4 D2 L6 home record this season. The Foxes have failed to score in three of their last five on home soil.
Leicester’s output in front of goal has been poor this season as they have scored just 13 home goals. They have conceded exactly 13 at home as well. The Foxes have taken a clean sheet in 25% of their home games this season but they don’t have one in any of their last five on home turf.
Leicester have had to do a lot of chasing in home games as they have conceded 77% of their home goals in the first period of fixtures. They have only been leading at the halftime break twice at the King Power this term. Boss Claude Puel will be under some more severe pressure if they don’t start delivering.
Palace were 1-0 winners at home over the Foxes in December
The Eagles are on a three-match winning streak against Leicester
Leicester have failed to score in their last three against Palace
The Foxes are W2 L2 at home in previous EPL meetings
Crystal Palace have put together a three-match undefeated streak of form, winning one of those. The last time they were out on the road they picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. That left their away record this season at W4 D2 L7. Away from home this season in the top flight, Crystal Palace have scored 18 goals, twice as many as they have managed to score at home.
There was 40% of Crystal Palace’s away games this season have ended up over 3.5 goals. In total, the Eagles have taken a clean sheet in 31% of road fixtures. The Eagles are currently on a six-match scoring streak of form away from home. While they haven’t always been closing out games, surprisingly Crystal Palace have been leading at half-time in six of their 13 road fixtures (D4 L3).
There is every chance that they will turn up and be a threat to the Foxes. It is the second half of Palace’s away games which have really delivered the goals. The Eagles have scored 61% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures, while they have conceded 73% of their away goals after the halftime break too.
We don’t feel that there’s anything wrong with having a punt on the away win in this one. Leicester just don’t have home form behind them and Palace have been better on the road this season than at home. Away win.
22nd February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs have done well to stay in the title hunt despite some injury problems at the club. They made it three wins on the bounce last weekend as they edged past Newcastle. Leicester put in a great shift against Manchester United last time out but still suffered a loss. Read our Tottenham v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 5th, 2019 at 11:38 p.m.)
Spurs are on a good three-match winning streak at the moment. Each of those three wins have been by a one-goal margin. Overall this season they have posted a W8 L4 record at home in the top flight and this will be their third straight fixture at Wembley. They have beaten Watford and Newcastle in their last two home games, snapping back well from having lost two in a row on home turf. 42% of Tottenham’s home league fixtures have ended up going over 3.5 goals this season.
They have produced a total of 21 goals, conceding 11 at home so far. They have taken a clean sheet in 33% of home games although they only have the one in their last four. Spurs still have not drawn a single league game this season. Of the goals that they have given up on home soil, 64% of them have been in the second half of matches. Spurs though have opened the scoring in two-thirds of their home games this season. They have been winning at the break in half of them. Son Heung Min has netted in back to back league games for them.
Spurs won 2-0 at the King Power against Leicester earlier this season
Tottenham have won the last two league meetings
Leicester have no clean sheet in six against Spurs
The Foxes are W1 D1 L1 in their last three trips to face Tottenham
The Foxes suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Manchester United, but they played well. They had enough chances to get something out of the game. The Foxes have taken just the one point now from their last four league games. That was from a draw against Liverpool. Leicester have now only managed the one win in their last six. Their overall away record this season in the top flight is W5 D3 L5. They are unbeaten in two away games against current top four sides though. There was the draw against a Liverpool and a win at Chelsea.
The Foxes have averaged 1.3 goals per away game. Only 38% of their road fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. The Foxes have hit the back of the net in each of their last four on the road. Of the eleven losses that they have suffered so far this term, eight of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Leicester have scored 82% of their away goals in the second half of matches. Spurs are only one of four teams who have a better defensive record than Leicester have this season.
Spurs have been digging out those results and we can see another low-scoring victory coming their way. The Foxes may be able to offer up resistance but may not have enough to break the Lilywhites. Spurs to win to nil.
8th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting