Football Insider predicts West Ham v Leicester
By Matt Farr
West Ham host Leicester in one of seven Premier League matches on Saturday, with both sides gunning for a much-needed three points.
The away side will be keen to continue their revival under new chief Craig Shakespeare, where they can pick up a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.
West Ham, meanwhile, are determined to put an end to a four-match winless streak, with back-t0-back defeats to Chelsea and Bournemouth.
But with both sides expected to go all-out to achieve a priceless three points, Football Insider staff had delivered their predictions for the clash.
Will Butcher – West Ham 1-1 Leicester
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“Leicester are producing the form that saw them win the Premier League last season, beating Sevilla to progress to the last eight of the Champions League.
“However, with little depth, their stars will be tired from the midweek clash and that could see the Hammers earn a point.”
Danny Wright – West Ham 2-0 Leicester
“The Foxes will probably be tired after their midweek heroics against Sevilla so I can see the Hammers returning to form.
“Andy Carroll will have a point to prove after being left out of the England squad, so I can see him getting on the scoresheet.”
Dominic Toner – West Ham 1-3 Leicester
“West Ham have managed to pull clear of the relegation places, but their home form is still a huge concern.
“Meanwhile, Leicester have a 100 per cent record under Craig Shakespeare and will be in good spirits after the Champions League.”
Harvey Byrne – West Ham 1-3 Leicester
“Leicester battled to a hard-fought win over Sevilla midweek, but they are still likely to have enough to beat West Ham at the weekend.
“The Hammers have problems in their defence and midfield and last season’s stars Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez could flourish.”
Matt Farr – West Ham 1-2 Leicester
“Leicester have rediscovered their fearless approach to the game, pulling off a remarkable win over Sevilla midweek.
“West Ham, on the other hand, have looked quite the opposite of late, and will struggle against their in-form opponents on their own turf.
“I don’t think tiredness will play a major part as there is a lengthy rest on the horizon during the international break.”
In other West Ham team news, here are three things to expect from the Hammers against Leicester.