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West Ham v Leicester: Puel to pile more pain on Moyes

| 24.11.2017

West Ham United host Leicester City in a Premier League Friday night fixture that could prove very exciting.

It will be David Moyes’ first home game at the London Stadium and the Scot will be hoping for a good result.

West Ham are slight outsiders at 7/4, while Leicester are 31/20, with the draw at 9/4.

Things didn’t get off to the best of starts for Moyes and his new side as they were easily defeated 2-0 by Watford in his opening game.

It was a rather meek performance that has become the hallmark of Moyes’ recent teams. And now the Hammers must go up against a revitalised Foxes under new coach, Claude Puel.

The East Midlands outfit were impressive in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out. They had won two and drew one of their opening three games under the Frenchman.

The former Premier League champions also have a good record against the Hammers in recent times. Leicester have beaten West Ham in five of their last six meetings.

As you can probably gather, we quite like the look of the 31/20 about the Foxes. The East-London outfit have an appalling defensive record, too.

They have conceded 25 goals this term – the worst in the division. Leicester are the top scorers outside the top-eight sides with 16 league goals.

Both Teams To Score is a nice-looking 8/11, but it’s the 4/1 on Leicester to win and BTTS that really appeals to us.

The Hammers have had a really issue defending against pace all season and that will suit Foxes forward Jamie Vardy.

The England striker is 7/2 to be First Goalscorer and 6/1 to score two or more goals.

On the claret and blue front, Moyes will likely start with Andy Carroll in attack. The former Liverpool striker is 5/1 to score first, and 7/4 to find the net at anytime.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.