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Leicester vs Wolves Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

11:33 AM GMT 09/08/2019
Ayoze Perez Leicester City
With the visitors having endured a gruelling European trip on Thursday evening, we are backing the hosts to get their season off to a winning start

Leicester City welcome Wolves to the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon as the Premier League season gets underway for these two Midlands rivals.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side were victorious the last time these sides met, winning a thrilling encounter 4-3 at Molineux back in January, a result that helped them to seventh place and their best-ever Premier League finish.

Latest odds

The Foxes picked up almost as many points on the road as they did at home last season, where they won eight and lost eight of their 19 games.

Nevertheless, bet365 make them favourites on Sunday at 6/5 (2.20). Wolves had one of the best defensive records away from home last term and are offered at 12/5 (3.40) with the draw at 11/5 (3.20).

Team news

Leicester are likely to give a competitive debut to new signing Ayoze Perez, with the former Newcastle man likely to be paired upfront with Jaime Vardy, as was the case in the Foxes' final friendly against Atalanta.

Wolves fielded a strong side in Armenia on Thursday night in the second round of Europa League qualifying and were rewarded with a 4-0 win. Ruben Neves and Jonny Castro are likely to come back into the starting eleven after being second half substitutes. 

Preview

Wolves had a 6,300 mile round-trip less than 72 hours before this game and it remains to be seen how those midweek exertions will affect the side.

The Black Country outfit have now played three European qualifiers and face a maximum of three more games if they are to make the group stages of the competition.

For Leicester, Sunday's clash is their first competitive game of the season and their summer could not have gone much better, with Brendan Rodgers' men recording five wins and a draw from their six preparatory games.

The Foxes ended last season strongly at home winning four of their last six games, while Wolves won just one of their last seven away matches - a run that included losses at Burnley, Southampton and Huddersfield.

Tips and predictions

Leicester to win should attract some attention at 6/5 (2.20), while the hosts are priced at 15/4 (4.75) to win to nil as they did in this same fixture last August. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Leicester to win at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365