Kick-off: 2000, 23/08/2021
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
West Ham and Leicester look set to do well again this season after finishing sixth and fifth respectively last term, with just one point between them.
Both opened the new Premier League campaign with wins and they are hard to split ahead of Monday night’s clash in London.
We reckon 5/2 for these likeable teams to share the spoils is the way to go with our first West Ham vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham came from behind twice before ultimately prevailing 4-2 at Newcastle, playing with great confidence going forward.
Aaron Cresswell, Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio were all on target as the Hammers silenced a big crowd at St James’ Park.
“I think we’ve started where we want to be and it shows what we’re about,” forward Jarrod Bowen said on the club’s official website.
“To come away and score four goals and start with three points is fantastic.
“Last season, we started with a defeat against Newcastle so it’s great to be at the top straight away, rather than having to catch up.”
Antonio had a penalty saved, with Soucek putting in the rebound, but the striker recovered his composure to fire in a thunderous effort on 66 minutes.
That was his 47th Premier League goal for the Hammers, equalling Paolo Di Canio’s record in this competition.
He opened the scoring when United beat the Foxes 3-0 away last term and is 9/2 to break the deadlock again here in the West Ham vs Leicester odds.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Antonio, Bowen, Benrahma.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester followed up a 1-0 Community Shield win over Manchester City by edging out Wolves by the same scoreline at King Power Stadium.
Jamie Vardy’s clinical header on 41 minutes helped us to land a trio of successful selections, including a 21/4 correct score pay-out.
The Foxes have invested £23milliion in RB Salzburg front man Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning penalty at Wembley but Vardy remains the main man.
Brendan Rodgers said of the 34-year-old: “He’s in great condition, he looks after his body and he’s the ultimate professional.
“When he has that form and that level of fitness, that hunger, he’s very difficult to play against. I thought he was outstanding.
“There’s some outstanding strikers in the Premier League and of course he’s up there with them. He had a really good pre-season and we saw the results of that.”
City have some injury issues at the back but a settled way of playing invariably makes them hard to beat.
Let’s go with 6/1 for a 1-1 draw to finish off our West Ham vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Amartey, Pereira, Thomas, Barnes, Tielemans, Maddison, Ndidi, Vardy, Perez.
Newcastle 2-4 WEST HAM – Aaron Cresswell, Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek, Michail Antonio
LEICESTER 1-0 Wolves – Jamie Vardy
Head-to-head: West Ham 3-2 Leicester, Leicester 0-3 West Ham, Leicester 4-1 West Ham, West Ham 1-2 Leicester
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