Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to move within one point of Premier League top-five when they host Leicester City in this Friday night encounter. Wolverhampton start this match on 9th spot with 35 points, while Leicester are third with 49.
Wolves find themselves in the midst of a tight European spot race, with teams from fifth to ninth separated by just four points. A goalless draw against Manchester United in their last round of fixtures has meant the Wolves have now won just one of their last six league games. After a great start to their season, Wolves seem to have lost steam with four losses in their last nine league games. Even at home, they have won just one of their last four matches, losing twice. With the season moving towards a decisive phase, the Wolves will look to not drop further points. Especially with the Europa League knockouts set to commence next week, a win will be key for the Wolves.
Leicester are just two points behind second-placed Manchester City and can leapfrog them, at least until the weekend matches. However, like their hosts Leicester have seen their early season form give way to tight results. The ‘Foxes’ have lost four of their last eight league games, winning three. That said, their away record remains impressive. Leicester have won six of their last eight away matches in the Premier League and remain a strong travelling side. They have been in good scoring form too, netting in all but one of their travels this Premier League season. With a crucial match against Manchester City next up, Leicester can’t afford to lose points in this fixture although they are safe in the knowledge that they are set to finish in top-four.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have a great chance to set an early marker in the race for top-six as they can climb to within a point of the fifth-placed Sheffield United with a win over Leicester City. However, it might not be easy for the hosts, considering the visitors travel here with an excellent travel record in the Premier League. Either way, there should be goals in this encounter considering how these teams have fared in the Premier League in their recent fixtures.