Kick-off: 1500, 14/08/2021
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Leicester will be looking to build on their Community Shield win when entertaining Wolves in the opening round of Premier League fixtures.
Wanderers begin a new era with Bruno Lage at the helm after Nuno Espirito Santo left the club by mutual consent at the end of last season.
The Foxes do have some injuries at the back but should have too much firepower and are backed for victory at 8/13 as our opening Leicester vs Wolves prediction.
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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will be disappointed to see his side fall short once again in their bid for Champions League football but he can take solace from guiding the club to their maiden FA Cup success.
Last weekend’s 1-0 triumph over Manchester City at Wembley via an 89th-minute penalty from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho was another boost to morale.
Rodgers beamed: “The guys showed great spirit, great quality and eventually got the winning goal.
“We had a great feeling coming here on the back of the FA Cup final and it was a great occasion.”
The former Celtic and Liverpool boss has already signed some interesting transfer targets, with defensive midfielder Boubakary Soumare, who won the Ligue 1 title with Lille, and Salzburg striker Patson Daka arriving in the east Midlands.
Rodgers already had a strong squad at his disposal with the likes of Kasper Schmeichel and Youri Tielemans shining at Euro 2020, even if the future of James Maddison remains in doubt.
Jamie Vardy will be key for the Foxes once more, while Iheanacho continues to grow in importance in their bid for Europa League success and a productive Premier League campaign.
Leicester also have a strong record at home against Wolves since their return to England’s top flight three years ago.
In the three matches at the King Power Stadium, Leicester have yet to taste defeat, with two victories and a goalless draw.
It is 29/20 for the hosts to win to nil in their opening fixture when looking at the Leicester vs Wolves odds.
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Lage was a former assistant manager at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea before having success as Benfica head coach, so should know the English game.
It will be interesting to see how Wolves operate under new management, though, and they have already lost a key member of their team over the last three seasons.
Goalkeeper Rui Patricio has left the club to join Italian giants Roma, now under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho.
Fellow Portuguese shot-stopper Jose Sa has completed a move to Molineux as the club continues to hunt for talent from the Iberian peninsula.
They have brought in Barcelona forward Francisco Trincao to show their intentions in the transfer market but will need more with the futures of Ruben Neves and Adama Traore in doubt.
Lage brought an intensive, very attacking approach at Benfica which should get the best out of the likes of Traore, Trincao and Pedro Neto when he returns from injury.
However, this fixture does tend to be a cagey affair despite the forward-thinking talent on show. In the last four head-to-head meetings, only one goal has been produced.
Wolves have not won on any of their previous six trips to Leicester, last winning in the Championship in 2007, and scoring only once.
For those looking to back the correct score, a 1-0 home win appeals at 21/4 as our final Leicester vs Wolves prediction.
LEICESTER 2-4 Tottenham – Jamie Vardy (2)
WOLVES 1-2 Manchester United – Nelson Semedo
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