West Ham v Leicester City tips – Back Foxes to bring Hammers down a peg or two
Need a morale-boost? Just beat Arsenal at the Emirates. That may have worked for West Ham, however will it last?
August 14th, 2015
As far as confidence-boosting victories go, there can’t be many better ways to start a Premier League season than by beating the Gunners 2-0 in their own back yard, however can West Ham’s feel-good factor last?
Slaven Bilic looked a happy figure as he left the Emirates Stadium last weekend, however it remains to be seen whether this triumph in North London is the beginning of a honeymoon period or perhaps an indication that a successful season lies ahead.
We were always expecting danger for the Gunners on Sunday, given that it was the opening match in a new era for the Hammers, however Bilic has now shown his hand and the element of surprise which was present at the Emirates won’t be there at the Boleyn Ground.
As a result of that shock win, they are much less of an unknown quantity and Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri possesses the advantage over his opposite number in that he knows a thing or two about the new Hammers side that Arsene Wenger could only have guessed in his pre-match preparations.
Indeed, Leicester will be brimming with confidence following their own morale-boosting win over Sunderland last weekend, the Foxes ripping apart the Sunderland defence and scoring four goals into the bargain. Claudio Ranieri appears to have worked wonders with the side and we’ll be backing them to take the Hammers down a peg or two at Upton Park this weekend.
The West Ham faithful will be full of expectation following their surprise win last weekend, however the side were pretty dreadful towards the end of the last campaign and we expect vestiges of that to remain for a while yet.
Leicester City win – Bet365 12/5