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West Ham v Leicester betting tips: Foxes bid to end Monday jinx

| 22.08.2021
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Preview and odds for Monday’s Premier League clash

West Ham and Leicester made winning starts to the new Premier League season and we have examined the odds to find some West Ham v Leicester betting tips.

The Hammers twice came from behind to win at Newcastle while Leicester defeated Wolves in their Midlands derby.

Monday’s match, which takes place at the London Stadium, is live on Sky Sports with an 8pm BST kick-off.

West Ham v Leicester match odds

West Ham showed plenty of character to come from 1-0 and 2-1 down to win 4-2 at St James’ Park last weekend.

Twice the east Londoners trailed to Newcastle headers from Callum Wilson and Jacob Murphy but a first-half goal from Aaron Cresswell and second-half strikes from Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio gave the visitors all three points.

West Ham, who completed a league double over Leicester last season, are 6/4 to record three successive wins over the Foxes for the first time since winning four on the spin between November 1994 and April 1997.

Leicester are 17/10 to follow up their 1-0 win over Wolves with Jamie Vardy’s first-half strike proving enough at the King Power.

The Foxes have won just one of their 14 away Premier League games on a Monday (D4 L9) and the draw is on offer at 12/5 in the West Ham v Leicester betting tips.

The last five stalemates between the teams have been score draws so it is 12/1 the game ends scoreless.

West Ham v Leicester head-to-head

The teams have met 136 times since 1919, with West Ham winning 53 and Leicester 49 with 33 being drawn.

West Ham do not have a great recent record against the Foxes, having won just three of the last 14 meetings (D4 L7).

Leicester are 1/2 to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market in the West Ham v Leicester betting tips.

Both teams scored in 11 of those 14 meetings and it is 4/7 that each side finds the net again.

Leicester have kept a clean sheet in just three of the last 28 Premier League games against West Ham and the visitors are 15/4 to win but concede.

The Foxes have won their opening away Premier League match in four of their previous 15 seasons in the division – two of those victories coming against West Ham.

West Ham v Leicester team news

Arthur Masuaku is West Ham’s only injury absentee. The wing-back is still building up his fitness following the knee operation he underwent last season.

Leicester remain without Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans and Ryan Bertrand for their trip to the capital.

Fofana suffered a fractured fibula during a recent friendly against Villarreal, while Evans is still recovering from a foot problem as he targets a return after next month’s international break.

Bertrand is ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the game against Wolves, but Timothy Castagne is available following an eye injury.

West Ham v Leicester key battles

Antonio could become West Ham’s outright top scorer in the Premier League after drawing level on 47 goals with Paolo Di Canio.

The versatile striker has netted in each of his last two starts against Leicester and is 9/5 to score at any time in the West Ham v Leicester betting tips and 9/2 to be the first scorer.

Likewise, Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has been involved in four goals in his last four Premier League appearances against West Ham (three goals, one assist) and is 13/8 to score at any time and 9/1 to grab two or more.

View the latest West Ham v Leicester odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham