West Ham United v Leicester City Premier League Betting Preview 23/08/2021

West Ham United v Leicester City

West Ham and Leicester have started the new Premier League season positively. The two sides recorded wins in their opening fixtures, and they face each other in the 8p.m kick off on Monday evening at the London Stadium. The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports. The Hammers and the Foxes were two of the big over-achievers last season. Both clubs secured top-six finishes, and they are competing in European competitions this season. There have been plenty of goals between these sides recently, and they have produced some epic clashes. For team news and odds for West Ham vs Leicester, read our handy preview below. 

Team News/Form

West Ham began their 2020/21 campaign with a 4-2 win at Newcastle. The Hammers came back twice and produced a stunning second-half performance to put Newcastle to the sword. The result also extended West Ham’s unbeaten run to 11 in all competitions, following an impressive pre-season. Leicester edged past Wolves with a 1-0 win at home on Saturday. Jamie Vardy netted just before half-time to give the Foxes their third consecutive win following a 1-0 win against Man City in the Community Shield. Hammers defender Arthur Masuaku is doubtful with a knee injury. Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy (groin), Wesley Fofana (calf), James Justin (knee), Ryan Bertrand (covid) and Jonny Evans (ankle) are out. 

Matchwinner Betting Odds

The matchwinner odds between West Ham and Leicester are close, with no clear favourite emerging. There is good value on backing a draw at the London Stadium, especially as Leicester have drawn two of their last three away matches. Sky Bet will return the best odds for a stalemate at 13/5. Leicester have beaten the Hammers twice in four meetings. Their last win in East London came during the 2019/20 season, when they beat West Ham 2-1. Another win for the Foxes against West Ham will return 25/14, provided by VBet. However, we are backing West Ham to win at home on Monday. The Hammers have won their last five in all competitions, and they did the double over Leicester last season, including a 3-2 win at home. David Moyes’ side are backed at 13/8 by Unibet to secure all three points against Leicester. 

Under/Over Goals Betting Market

Recent meetings between West Ham and Leicester indicates that goals are likely. The two sides had an aggregate scoreline of 6-2 last season in the Premier League. There have also been 31 goals scored in the last nine head to heads between these teams. Little value can be found on over 2.5 goals between West Ham and Leicester, and Mansion Bet will return odds of 5/6 in this market. Our tip is to back goals again in East London and bet on over 3.5 goals. There have been over 3.5 goals in three of the last five matches between West Ham and Leicester, and BetVictor will provide 21/10 odds for more than 3.5 goals on Monday evening. 

Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips

With goals expected, more value can be found in the anytime goalscorer market in the West Ham vs Leicester fixture. For West Ham, Michail Antonio is a good option to score anytime. The English striker opened his account against Newcastle, and he scored 10 goals last season. Betfair have the best odds for an Antonio goal at 7/5. Leicester relied on Kelechi Iheanacho for goals towards the end of last season. The Nigerian goalscorer netted 12 last season and opened his account in the 1-0 win against Man City two weeks ago. Iheanacho also scored twice in this fixture last season, and he is backed at 17/10 by Betway to find the net again. Our goalscorer tip for West Ham vs Leicester is to go with veteran striker Jamie Vardy to score. Vardy scored the winner against Wolves on Saturday, and he has three goals in as many matches for the Foxes. Betway again provides the best odds for a Vardy goal at 7/4.

West Ham vs Leicester has produced some absolute thrillers in recent years. The two sides have started their 2021/22 campaigns in solid form, so the stage is set for another cracker at the London Stadium on Monday. We always try to find you genuine betting tips that we think offer decent betting value and hopefully our West Ham United v Leicester City Premier League Betting Preview 23/08/2021 does just that. We don’t promise any winners, though, so please gamble responsibly and within your limits. Although we find honest betting tips and find you the best odds as well, you can take your betting that step further by looking at our free bet offers. If you head to our homepage, you can claim the best bookmakers free bets and online betting offers and do some of your betting with the bookies money. Please, though, whatever you choose to bet on, gamble responsibly, and keep it fun. Good Luck.

Last Updated on March 26, 2024