Place: England. Leicester. King Power.
Date: on the 18th of August, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of England. Premier League. 2nd round.
Leicester (the head coach Claude Puel)
At once after the end of the match of the first round on Old Trafford in which Manchester United with the minimum score – 2:1 has won over Leicester the coach of the Foxes Claude Puel has said: “The final result of this match on a board doesn’t correspond to its contents. We have been playing as well as the rival and have deserved, at least, one point”.
Here you won’t argue with the experienced French coach. His team, despite absolutely different “weight categories”, was playing with the hosts of the Old Trafford on equal terms. However incredibly silly and absolutely unnecessary handling the ball in the penalty area by the Ghanaian full back of Leicester Daniel Amartey in a match debut on the third minute has led to penalty.
The world champion Paul Pogba has scored 1:0. After such fast change of the score the guests, and to be precise, their playmaker James Maddison, has completely controlled the game course. But, as it often happens, at the end of the match Leicester has slowed down and has missed productive attack of the rival. As a result, during the compensated time, the Foxes have managed to score only one consolation goal…
Wolverhampton (the head coach Nuno Espírito Santo)
Only laudatory words can be said about the debutant of an elite division. The test by Everton was successful (2:2). Despite the guest status of the game, second by the status club from Manchester has moved forward twice on the course of the match and twice Wolverhampton has managed to win back (0:1, 1:1, 1:2 and 2:2).
On the course of the debut match the team of Nuno Espírito Santo has shown the real fighting spirit. According to mass media, the Portuguese holding midfielder Rúben Neves is considered to be the best player (8.30). On the 44th minute he became the author of the first, debut goal of Wolverhampton in the Premier League. And the decisive goal in gates of Everton on the 80th minute was scored by the Mexican center forward Raúl Jiménez. As a result Wolverhampton has gained the first point and has taken the middle of the standings.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Leicester vs. Wolverhampton
According to the colors of the clubs it will be a meeting of the Blues with the Black and Yellows. And by original, historical nicknames of these teams it will be the match between the Foxes and the Wolves. What team will be stronger in this battle? According to experts, the favorite of the forthcoming battle are the Foxes that is, the hosts of the King Power: Leicester – 1.95, Wolverhampton – 3.75.
And now very interesting fact! The guests of the forthcoming match have left the EPL in spring 2012. And exactly in two years the Foxes after a long absence have returned to the Premier League. Thus, the last meeting of current rivals in the Championship has taken place on the 31st of January, 2013 and has ended with home victory of Leicester (2:1). The similar result is quite possible this time…
Over 2.5 – odds 2.1 Betfair
Both teams to score – odds 1.87 10Bet