Leicester will be looking to consolidate their top-four position when they make the trip to Wolves on Valentine’s Day.

The Foxes, who drew with Chelsea last time out, are ten points ahead of Sheffield United in fifth and have a game in hand.

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester take on Wolves on Friday night

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Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester take on Wolves on Friday night


Brendan Rodgers and co are eager to secure Champions League football and know a win this weekend would help hugely.

They take on a Wolves side who have just stuttered in recent weeks.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have only won once in their last six league outings and drew 0-0 at Manchester United in their last match.

It’s been two weeks since both clubs were in action so both should be right up for their Friday night meeting.

Wolves vs Leicester: Date and kick-off time

The Premier League tie will be held on Friday, February 14 and will kick-off at 8pm.

The two sides played out a goalless draw at the King Power in August.

Leicester have not won at Molineux since Levi Porter gave them a 2-1 Championship victory in 2006.

Wolves vs Leicester: TV channel and live stream

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 with their coverage starting at 7:15pm.

If you’re a BT Sport subscriber, download the official app to stream on a number of devices.

If you’re an EE phone customer, you can watch it for free. EE customers can sign up for a three-month FREE trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.

This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves host Leicester this weekend

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Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves host Leicester this weekend

Wolves vs Leicester: Match stats

  • Wolves have won both of their previous Premier League home games against Leicester, by a 4-3 scoreline each time.
  • Leicester have won just one of their last eight away league games against Wolves (D4 L3), winning 2-1 in the Championship in December 2006.
  • This will be Wolves’ fifth Premier League game on a Friday, with their only previous victory coming in their last such game against Manchester City in December (L3).
  • This will be Leicester’s ninth Premier League game on a Friday – they won their last such game 9-0 at Southampton in October, having failed to win any of their first seven on this day in the competition and netting just eight goals in the process (D2 L5).
  • Wolves have both scored and conceded in a league-high 19 different Premier League games so far this season – as many as they had in the whole of the 2018-19 campaign.
  • Leicester City have lost as many Premier League games when scoring the first goal this season as they have when conceding first (3).
  • Wolves have scored a league-high 20% of their Premier League goals from outside the box this season (7/35). However, only Sheffield United (1) have conceded fewer goals from distance than Leicester this term (2).
  • Raúl Jiménez has been involved in 38% of Wolves’ 313 Premier League shots this season (81 shots, 38 chances created), the highest ratio in the division. The Mexican has also been involved in 49% of Wolves’ 35 Premier League goals this term (11 goals, 6 assists), with only Teemu Pukki (58%) and Marcus Rashford (50%) involved in more for their side.
  • Leicester’s James Maddison is one of just three players to have had 50+ shots (58) and created 50+ chances (64) for his teammates in the Premier League this season, along with Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish.
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy hasn’t scored in any of his last five Premier League games, with the striker last having a longer barren run in the competition between December 2016-February 2017 (7 games).

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Wolves vs Leicester: Team news

Ruben Vinagre is Wolves’ only absentee for the visit of Leicester as the wing-back is sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Adama Traore should be fit to start despite the winger dislocated his shoulder before the squad’s winter break in Marbella.

Wilfred Ndidi is a major doubt for Leicester as the midfielder suffered a setback to his recovery from a knee injury.

Wes Morgan is fit again but Matty James and Nampalys Mendy are out and Ryan Bennett cannot face his parent club.


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