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Wolves vs Leicester: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Wolves & Leicester are to meet for the second time this season
Wolves & Leicester are to meet for the second time this season / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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Wolves will host an out of sorts Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Bruno Lage's side arrested a mini-slump of their own by carving out a 2-0 win away to Tottenham last weekend after recent consecutive defeats.

Leicester, meanwhile, are yet to win a Premier League game in 2022 - but did build a 4-1 aggregate lead over Randers FC in their midweek Europa Conference League clash.

Here's all you need to know about the upcoming meeting between the pair.


How to watch Wolves vs Leicester on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 20 February, 16:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Molineux
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fubo TV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? BBC Match of the Day 2 (UK), Sky Sports Football YouTube
Referee? Craig Pawson
VAR? Stuart Attwell


Wolves team news

The chief concern for Wolves surrounds the fitness of Joao Moutinho. The robust 35-year-old has missed the club's last two outings with a minor calf injury but has not been ruled out of this weekend's visit from the Foxes.

Long-term absentees Pedro Neto and Willy Boly are creeping ever closer to their returns scheduled for March. Youngster Yerson Mosquera is also a doubt with a thigh injury that has prevented him making a single league appearance so far.


Leicester team news

James Justin, who recently returned from an ACL rupture, has suffered a slight strain to his hamstring. Jamie Vardy is edging nearer to a return from a more serious problem in the same area but, like Justin, is set for the sidelines until the start of March.

Both James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu were forced off in the second half of Leicester's midweek win. Both are doubts for Sunday as Maddison felt faint enough to have his pulse taken by the physios and Soyuncu sustained damage to his knee.

Full-backs Timothy Castagne and Ryan Bertrand have undergone successful surgeries for thigh and knee problems respectively. But while Castagne could be back on the grass as soon as next month, Bertrand isn't likely to feature all too much for the rest of the campaign.

Jonny Evans is still some way short of a return that has been tentatively signposted for April.

However, in more positive news, the much-missed Wesley Fofana is poised to return to training with the squad on Friday, though isn't expected to be tossed back into action for this weekend.


Wolves vs Leicester head-to-head record

Six of the last seven meetings between these sides have either ended in a goalless draw, or a 1-0 win to Leicester. The one glaring anomaly in that run; a 4-3 ding-dong out of nowhere in favour of Wolves back in January 2019.

That triumph is Wolves' only victory over Leicester since 2012 (D3 L5). However, the Old Gold outfit haven't lost to the Foxes at Molineux, outside of penalty shootouts, since the pair were both in the Championship in 2006 and Levi Porter scored a 90th-minute winner.


Wolves vs Leicester score prediction

Sunday's match is not only a clash between two opposite flanks of the Midlands, but two dramatically contrasting approaches, and outcomes, on the pitch.

No Premier League side's matches sees more goals fly in (whatever end that might be) than those of Leicester (3.5). Wolves, by contrast, treat their supporters to the fewest in the entirety of Europe's top five leagues this term (1.7).

In this battle between the parsimonious and porous, Wolves' tight rearguard may hold out Leicester's flood.

Prediction: Wolves 1-0 Leicester

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