Match Preview: Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

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After winning the FA Cup and Community Shield, Leicester City are set to begin their Premier League campaign at home against Bruno Lage’s Wolves. Brendan Rodgers’ side are in a good mood after beating Manchester City by 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.

On the other hand, the wolves are going to start their Premier League journey without Nuno but are sticking with the Portuguese route under Lage, for whom an development on last season’s disappointing 13th will be the goal.

Brendan Rodgers’ team has always played offensive and front foot football, which is considered as one of their strengths. However, the loss of Wesley Fofana due to injury is a significant blow to them.

The Wolves did not score enough in the previous season, and their game has been widely criticized. But this time maybe their game will change a bit, because in the pre-season they have scored 11 goals in 8 matches and conceded 8 goals. Which is a pretty good statistic.

The Foxes have lost just one of their last 24 home league matches against Wolves.

Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in six Premier League appearances in Leicester’s opening match of the season.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last eight opening league matches since losing to Leeds United in 2012/13 in the Championship.

Since Wolves’ return to the Premier League in 2018, they have failed to score in five of their six meetings with Leicester (1 Win, 3 Draws, 2 Defeats), with the exception being a 4-3 home win in January 2019.

Take a look on their pre seasons:

Leicester City FC:

Leicester drew a clean of their first pleasant in opposition to Burton Albion, however there have been spectacular moments from squad gamers with Luke Thomas a selected stand-out. It took Brendan Rodgers’ aspect three games to even rating a objective in pre-season, although a late comeback earned them a 3-3 draw at QPR.

The most worrying second, nevertheless, got in a gathering with Villarreal on the King Power Stadium, whereas there was a goalscoring return for Harvey Barnes, after the large man’s damage broken the workforce in the direction of the top of final season, a 3-2 win was overshadowed by a horror sort out on Wesley Fofana which seems to be set to maintain the Frenchman out for a lot of the season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC:

Wolves have embarked on a busy pre-season schedule this summer, with Bruno Lage taking a close look at his new side over the course of eight friendly fixtures. The off-season fixtures began with a 3-0 success over Forest Green Rovers, before a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Crewe Alexandra.

They then headed to Spain for three matches, beating Real Betis (1-0) and Al Shabab (2-1), either side of a 3-2 loss to Las Palmas in Marbella. Lage’s men returned to the United Kingdom for a 1-1 draw with Stoke City later in July, before overcoming Coventry City 2-1 the next day.

While Leicester City were in London winning the FA Community Shield, Wolves welcomed Celta Viga to Molineux, but they were beaten 1-0 by the Spanish outfit.

Team News: Leicester City

Nampalys Mendy (Groin Injury), Wesley Fofana (Fibula Fracture), Timothy Castagne (Fracture of the orbit), Jonny Evans (Foot Injury) and James Justin (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

Team News: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has not got a full squad to pick from. Daniel Podence (Groin Surgery), Bruno Jordão (Unknown Injury), Oskar Buur (Unknown Injury), Jonny Otto (Knee Injury), Connor Ronan (Metatarsal Fracture), Willy Boly (Hamstring Injury), Owen Otasowie (Hamstring Injury), Yerson Mosquera (Hamstring Injury) and Pedro Neto (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.

Kick Off Time: 14th August 2021, 7.30 PM (IST)

Venue: King Power Stadium

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