Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leicester City
Molineux Stadium forms the backdrop for a Premier League relegation six-pointer between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City.
Wolverhampton’s life after axed manager Bruno Lage started with a hard-earned 1-0 home triumph over Nottingham Forest, but they’ve quickly re-established old habits. Despite taking the lead at Crystal Palace in midweek, the managerless ‘Wanderers’ succumbed to a 2-1 defeat, marking their fourth loss in five Premier League games (W1). After being turned down by QPR boss Michael Beale, Wolves handed interim manager Steve Davis the job until 2023 as their surprising fight against relegation continues. The number one priority on Davis’ assignment list is to revive Wolves’ uneventful frontline that has netted a league-low five goals this season, averaging a measly 0.45 goals per match. Leicester’s upcoming visit is unlikely to aid the hosts’ cause, considering they had drawn a blank in five consecutive Premier League H2Hs before running out 2-1 victors in February.
In the meantime, visiting boss Brendan Rodgers could soon face Lage’s destiny, with Leicester City coming into this matchday nailed to the bottom of the table amid the club’s worst-ever Premier League away start. Rodgers’ men have lost each of their opening five top-flight matches on the road this season for the first time since 1957/58. Leicester conceded at least twice in each of those five defeats, last enduring a longer losing streak on the road in 2014 (7), when they ominously shipped 2+ goals in all seven losses. Another sub-par result at Molineux would see the ‘Foxes’ lose back-to-back encounters against Wolves for the first time since 1992. It takes no rocket science to understand where Leicester’s problems lie, as you don’t have to look beyond their league-worst 24 Premier League goals conceded this term to get the point.