Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 02/20/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 11:30 am ET, Sunday, February 20, 2022
Venue:  Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
Where to Watch:  USA Network


Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

Bet365:  Moneyline:  Leicester +220, Draw +240, Wolverhampton +120; Over/Under:  2.5 goals

Season Record

Leicester City:  7-6-9 (11th place, Premier League)
Wolverhampton:  11-4-8 (7th place, Premier League)
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Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Preview and Analysis

Recent Form
Leicester City:  WDLLD
Wolverhampton:  WLLWW

Leicester City Analysis

Leicester City has been playing in very poor form in their recent matches. They only have 1 win in their last 6 matches, collecting 3 losses in that span. When playing away from home, they have lost their last 6 straight matches and they do not have a win in their last 8. They have been trending to the over in their recent matches. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches and in 5 of their last 7. When playing away from home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches and in 9 of their last 11. They have scored 36 goals in their 22 EPL matches this year and they have allowed 41 goals in those as well. When playing away from home, they have scored 15 goals in 10 away matches and have allowed 23 goals.

Wolverhampton Analysis

Wolverhampton have been playing in decent form in their recent matches. They have lost 2 of their last 3 matches but they have won 5 of their last 7 matches. Those are also their only 2 losses in their last 9 matches, collecting 6 wins in that span. When playing at home, they have lost their last 2 matches straight but they won their 2 matches at home prior to that. They have also been trending to the under in their recent matches. They have gone under 2.5 goals in their last 3 straight matches but they had gone over 2.5 goals in 3 straight matches prior to those. When playing at home, they have gone under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches. Wolverhampton has scored 21 goals in their 23 matches this year and they have allowed 17 goals in those matches as well. When playing at home, they have scored 8 goals in 11 home matches and they have allowed 9 goals in those.


Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Prediction

Wolverhampton is coming into this match playing in much better form than Leicester City has been in recently. They have lost 2 of their last 3 matches but overall they have been very good winning most of their matches over their last 9 and they have been very good when playing at home. They are going up against a Leicester City side that has been awful in their recent matches and they have also been riddled with injuries, missing a lot of their quality players in those matches. Wolverhampton has a very good defense and they have been very good at home, Leicester has not been good on the road and they will likely struggle scoring goals in this match on that great Wolverhampton defense. This should be a match that Wolverhampton collects all 3 points in.
Leicester City Wolverhampton Prediction:  Our SOCCER Pick for Sunday, February 20, 2022 (11:30 am ET start time) is Wolverhampton 1 Leicester City 0.
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Key Injuries

Leicester City:  Wesley Fofana (CB) Fibula Fracture. Jonny Evans (CB) Hamstring Injury. Jamie Vardy (CF) Hamstring Injury.
Wolverhampton:  Matija Sarkic (GK) Shoulder Injury. Yerson Mosquera (CB) Hamstring Injury. Willy Boly (CB) Leg Injury.

Notable Quotes

“We are real as a football club. You’ll get people asking if we can hang on to these players for the next six or seven years but, the reality is, if a player does really well at Leicester, he may want to leave and move on to another club. For us, it’s just about being ready for that.” - Brendan Rodgers on not being able to keep Youri Tielemans.
"We did a good game, especially the first 45 minutes. We were playing against a top team, the manager is one of the best, but we played against them with the character I have asked of them over the last weeks. I think we controlled the game — maybe they had one or two chances but we had other chances to score. We played how I like us to play and won the three points." - Bruno Lage on their recent Tottenham match.

Predicted XI

Leicester City
Kasper Schmeichel, Luke Thomas, Jannik Vestergaard, Daniel Amartey, Ricardo Pereira, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes, Patson Daka, Ademola Lookman.
José Sá, Romain Saïss, Conor Coady, Max Kilman, Rayan Aït Nouri, Rúben Neves, Leander Dendoncker, Nélson Semedo, Daniel Podence, Raúl Jiménez, Francisco Trincão.

Statistical Leaders

Leicester City
Goals: Jamie Vardy (9)
Goals: Raúl Jiménez (5)
Leicester City: Brendan Rodgers
Wolverhampton: Bruno Lage

Amedeus Mastrangelo

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Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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