Wolves may be a side with one eye on a challenge for a Champions League place in the second half of the Premier League season. They host Leicester City in a Midlands derby on Sunday looking for a fifth win in six games.
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Bruno Lage’s arrival at Wolves was met with a mixed response by fans. Not many knew much about the Portuguese, and even more were questioning whether he was the right man for the job after a slow start to the season. However, those doubts have quickly been removed, as Wolves look to be in an incredible position to at least challenge for a Europa League place.
They are among the in-form sides in the Premier League coming into this round of fixtures, as they have won four of their previous five. They are just six points off fourth, but have two games in hand over Manchester United, who currently occupy that spot.
Wolves picked up a massive win last weekend, as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 away from home. Raul Jimenez scored after eight minutes as his fine season continued, before Leander Dendoncker wrapped up the win just over ten minutes later.
It’s fair to say that the position Wolves find themselves in is where Leicester would love to be. It has been a disappointing 2021-22 campaign for the Foxes, as they are down in the bottom half of the standings. They have won just seven of the games that they have played this season, and have lost on nine occasions, which is just three less than they managed in the whole of last season.
Similar problems seem to be impacting them, as they lost more points from a winning position last weekend against West Ham United. They led 2-1 going into injury time, but conceding from a corner to allow the Hammers to steal a point.
Wolves vs Leicester City Head to Head
Leicester have won five of the previous ten games that they have played against Wolves. The hosts have won just twice in the same run. The Foxes are unbeaten in five against Wolves coming into this fixture. They won the first meeting between the sides this season 1-0.
Wolves vs Leicester City Prediction
Despite the Leicester dominance in this fixture, I would be happy to take a chance on Wolves this weekend. Last week’s victory over Spurs was an indicator that they are firmly in the battle for Champions League football this season, and a 1-0 win this weekend will further those claims.
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