Leicester City v Wolves Football Betting Preview

| January 30, 2013 | Reply

There is a massive game coming from the Championship on Thursday evening as Leicester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Midlands derby at the King Power Stadium.

These two would have both started the season with ambitions of making the Premier League, but Leicester are the ones with a realistic ambition of returning to the top flight as Wolves currently sit in 18th place, just five points above the drop zone.

The Foxes have a chance to move clear of Hull City in third place with a victory here and can really put the pressure on the teams around them to pick up points over the weekend.

Nigel Pearson’s men have been playing some superb football in recent weeks and have won their last four Championship matches.

They know that Wolves are sure to come to the King Power and raise their game, but if at their best, there should be no stopping Leicester on Thursday evening.

When looking at the odds, you can see that the home side are the big favourites to claim all three points as they are at 8/15 with Blue Square.

Wolves’ season in the Championship has been awful and they know that if results don’t start improving, they could be in a fight to stay in this league.

Dean Saunders is the new man in charges at Molineux of course, but he hasn’t been able to make an instant impact as the club are without a win in six matches.

There is no doubt that Saunders has a squad at his disposal that is capable of winning here, but something seems to be missing at the moment and the team simply are not performing well enough.

It might take a win at a place such as Leicester to spark the campaign into life and if you fancy Wolves winning this one, then you can bet on them at 13/2 with Bet365.

As it is such a big game for both sides, the first goal is sure to be key and a popular market for the betting in this encounter.

Chris Wood is in fine form for Leicester at the moment and hasn’t taken any time at all to settle after his move this month. Betting on Wood break the deadlock gives you odds of 7/2 with SkyBet.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is then Wolves’ best chance of scoring first and his chances are rated at 19/2 with BetVictor.

For this encounter, we like the looks of placing bets on the correct score market and fancy the home side to win this one, but have far from an easy evening.

A 2-1 win for Leicester is at 92/11 with Betfair and that looks to be cracking value.

The King Power will be rocking for this one and it could be a cracking 90 minutes of action from the Championship

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