Wolverhampton hosts Leicester City in round 26 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Sunday, February 20th at Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton)
Bruno Lage’s team is in 7th place in the standings with 37 points. Wolverhampton has 11 victories, four draws, and eight defeats after 23 matches. The Wolves ended their 6-game unbeaten streak with two consecutive losses in early February. Norwich City eliminated them from the FA Cup (0-1), and then they suffered an offensive home defeat from Arsenal (0-1). The Wanderers redeemed themselves for those failures on February 13 in the Premier League away game against Tottenham Hotspur (0-2). Wolverhampton showed a perfect game in the first half, upsetting the Spurs twice with the efforts of Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker.
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Brendan Rodgers’s team is ranked 11th in the Premier League standings with 27 points after 22 matches. Leicester gained seven victories and six draws and suffered nine losses. The Foxes perform unstably in the domestic arena. They suffered a romp from Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup (1-4) and scored only two points in the last four rounds of the Premier League. Leicester City lost to Tottenham (2-3) and Liverpool (2-0) and tied against Brighton (1-1) and West Ham (2-2). A long winless streak casts doubt on the prospects of the Blues to finish in the European competition zone. The last chance to get a ticket to an international tournament is the Conference League, where the Foxes moved after taking third place in the Europa League group stage. On Thursday, they started their way in the playoffs with a home match against Randers. And the hosts confidently defeated the Danes with a score of 4-1, having actually accomplished the task of advancing to the next round.
The Wolves are not so strong in their den in the current championship. They gained four victories and two draws in 11 home matches. However, they can improve these statistics in the upcoming game. Leicester has not won on a foreign pitch since last October, losing five of the last six away matches. Numerous lineup losses are against the Foxes. Their defensive problems are connected with a high number of injuries, and Rodgers’ coaching staff is unlikely to fix this problem soon. In addition, Leicester played in the Conference League in the middle of the week, so it will be inferior to Wolverhampton in terms of freshness.