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Two underperforming teams in the Premier League and level on 14 points, West Ham and Leicester, come head-to-head at the London Stadium on Saturday at 16:00 GMT. West Ham will be looking for a first win after two consecutive losses, whereas Leicester will be looking to follow up their win at Goodison Park with another good result in London.
West Ham’s Inconsistency
David Moyes’ side have been inconsistent this season. They have won just four times in their opening 14 rounds of fixtures in the league. The Hammers have also scored just 12 goals while conceding 15 in this run.
West Ham will be looking to turn their form around, after losing 1-2 at home to Crystal Palace at the death last time out. The disappointment was palpable for Moyes’ charges, and they will be motivated heading into the clash with Leicester on Saturday.
Leicester’s Upturn in Form
After a poor start to this term in the league, the Foxes have seen an upturn in form in recent matches. In the last 5 outings, they have 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw
This run has seen the Foxes collect 10 points, which has added to their current total of 14 on the table. Leicester have also moved out of the relegation zone and onto 14th on the table.
The Foxes manager will look to maintain the form in the clash with West Ham on Saturday.
David Moyes will have a full complement of his squad from which to choose the team to face Leicester. This is a massive boost for Moyes in this busy schedule, and as he looks to turn his side’s form around ahead of the World Cup break.
Brendan Rodgers has to deal with the absences of right-back Ricardo Pereira (ACL) and left-back Ryan Bertrand (knee surgery).
L. Fabianski; T. Kehrer, C. Dawson, K. Zouma, A. Cresswell; T. Souck, D. Rice; J. Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, S. Benrahma; G. Scamacca
D. Ward; J. Justin, W. Faes, D. Amartey, T. Castagne; B. Soumare; H. Barnes, K. Drewsbury-Hall, Y. Tielemans, J. Maddison; P. Daka
West Ham will look to bounce back from the disappointing 1-2 defeat to Palace last weekend. They will come out swinging to get the fast start they need to control the match.
Expect Leicester to take the sting out of the game and slowly establish their influence on the game through patient possession and probing passing.
Leicester have the confidence and form they need to win this match and take the three points.
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