With both sides chasing a place inside the top 4, important points are at stake when West Ham take on Leicester on Sunday. West Ham is 4th with 52 points after 30 games. Leicester ranks as 3rd in the table on 56 points.
Both West Ham and Leicester will be highly motivated to consolidate their position at the top of the table.
Stats and facts for West Ham and Leicester.
- West Ham United unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- West Ham United scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- West Ham United scored the last 14 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in West Ham United’s last 5 of 7 matches.
- Leicester unbeaten the last 10 matches in a row when playing away;
- Leicester scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Leicester’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Leicester conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.
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Form West Ham vs Leicester
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
West Ham on a roll.
The Irons will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their previous 3 matches, West Ham went down 1-0 in a match against Manchester United and a 3-3 draw against Arsenal. Their latest match served up a 3-2 win against Wolves.
Leicester on a roll.
After an impressive run, Leicester saw their fine streak coming to an end in their last league match. However, recent results suggest it may just have been a small dip in form. In their last 3 matches, Leicester destroyed Sheffield United by 5 goals, followed by a 3-1 win against Manchester United. Their most recent match brought a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City.
In a match between two seemingly equal sides, it looks like a game that could go either way with both in equal shape. Thus, a draw could be the value pick.
West Ham v Leicester Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Leicester have historical advantage
The Foxes were left empty-handed when The Irons handed them a 3-0 defeat in their last Premier League encounter. The former did win the reverse match, though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 4-1 win. With just 6 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. Leicester have a 4-4-2 advantage in the Premier League against West Ham.
The Irons lie 4th in the table on 52 points from 30 games. 4 points ahead following the first 30 games, The Foxes find themselves in 3rd place.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on West Ham will payout at 3.00, as bookies predict The Irons are in with a 33% chance of beating Leicester. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.40 on offer, while an away win for The Foxes pays out at 2.40. West Ham won 5 of their last 10 home league games, whereas Leicester lost 0 of their last 10 away league games.
Both teams’ chance to score (BTTS) in this match is as high as 58%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This equals a decent payout of odds 1.73 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Accordingly, betting on a “NO” in the BTTS market pays out at odds 2.10. The last 10 home league games for West Ham averaged 3.2 goals per game, with BTTS paying out 7 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Leicester, the average total goals were 2.2, with 7 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
Looking at the bookmakers’ prices, the chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is 52%. This equals odds 1.91 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Speculating in the opposite outcome of under 2.5 goals pays out at 1.90. The last 10 home league games of West Ham had an average of 3.2 goals per match. Of their last 10 home matches, 7 went over 2.5 goals. Leicester’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.2 goals per game. Meanwhile, 5 of Leicester’s last 10 away matches offered over 2.5 goals.