West Ham United v Leicester City: Premier League Action on Match-day 16
This Saturday sees The Hammers go head to head with Leicester at London Stadium – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.
The Hammers currently sitting in fifteenth place, are one places lower than fourteenth placed Leicester, heading into the clash.
West Ham United face his opponents with equal points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter
It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace for David Moyes’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.
Also, David Moyes knows that a run of eight losses in 14 fixtures for his The Hammers side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With 14 points (4W, 8L and 2D), they are established in fifteenth position in the League having won four games, drawn two meetings, and lost eight fixtures.
Playing at home, The Hammers have won three games, drawn one game, and lost three matches.
Victory for West Ham United would take their points tally to 17 so far this season.
The Hammers’s squad has depth, but even so, David Moyes is likely to be missing two of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.
Leicester City face their opponents, equal on points, with both keen to make progress
Whilst Leicester need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Foxes after losing against Everton and Manchester City would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.
Also, Leicester need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded eight losses in their last 13 fixtures. Now they have 4 matches won, 8 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourteenth place, with a total of 14 points having won four meetings, drawn two matches, and lost eight games.
It must be a worrying prospect for Leicester to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured two wins and five defeats to the home team.
Winning this fixture will see Leicester City on 17 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Leicester have a good scoring record this season, with 23 netted so far (22 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been James Maddison (6), Harvey Barnes (5), and Youri Tielemans (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Leicester so far, having conceded 25 goals in their last fixtures so far.
Injury and illness have depleted Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.
West Ham United v Leicester City – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels The Hammers and Leicester have faced each other 35 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in The Hammers’s favour (16 – 10). Additionally, The Hammers are unbeaten in their last eight of the past 10 matches played against Leicester. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.
Other players of note for The Hammers are Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio with two goals each and for Leicester are James Maddison and Harvey Barnes with six goals both.