By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 16th August 2018
Saturday 18th August
Stadium: King Power Stadium, Leicester
Leicester vs Wolves odds
Claude Puel’s side are 21/10 favourites for maximum points in the Leicester vs Wolves odds, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s visitors are 13/5 to win and the draw is priced up at 12/5 in the betting.
European qualification will be at the upper end of both clubs’ aspirations for the coming campaign and they’re both priced up at a pipe-dreamers’ 8/1 in the Premier League top-six finish odds.
Leicester vs Wolves betting tips and predictions
The single thread of hair holding the sword of Damocles above Leicester boss Puel’s bonce has frayed further since the Foxes’ spirited showing in a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford last Friday and casts a long shadow over the Leicester vs Wolves odds.
Newspaper reports linking Roberto Martinez and Thierry Henry to the Frenchman’s still warm throne have been accompanied by the constricting of his next manager to leave betting odds from 3/1 to 9/4.
Leicester ended last season in poor form, tapping out of the fight for a Europa League place ultimately won by Burnley and they’ve now claimed four points from their last 24 on offer.
However, the visit of Wolves is expected to offer their manager a moment to breathe, with the visitors’ Nuno-imbued preference for possession likely to play into the counter-attacking hands that forged their unforgettable 2015/16 title win.
Combined with the defensive frailties that the Wanderers displayed when redeemed by Ruben Neves’ wandish right foot against Everton last week, it adds up to clement conditions for the Foxes’ beleaguered coach, lightning-fast top gun Jamie Vardy and new-boy creators James Maddison and Rachid Ghezzal.
The Leicester vs Wolves odds about a home win are generous enough at 21/20, but anytime wincasts featuring Vardy, Maddison and Ghezzal are priced up at 9/4 (Enhanced Odds), 10/3 and 4/1 picks respectively and the latter is our betting prediction tip.
Vardy has started this season in the form that he left off the last, netting at Old Trafford, where his commendable persistence from the bench was rewarded with an injury-time consolation.
The 31-year-old hitman has now struck eight times in his last 10 Premier League games for Leicester, only failing to find the scoresheet in the three matches in which they were shut out.
He’s just 16/5 in the first scorer odds, while it’s a 21/20 trading that he strikes any time in the encounter.