Leicester City will have been reasonably pleased with their 0-0 draw against Newcastle United, not least because of the valuable point gained. During that encounter they had 22% possession and had 1 attempts on goal with 1 on target, while their opponents hit 4 of their 23 shots on goal.
Their boss Dean Smith is sure to be taking a close look at his defence, who have given away 12 goals over the last 6 matches and yet amazingly still managed to collect some valuable points during this poor defensive spell due to their 8 goals scored. Playing at home, they've conceded a goal in each of their last 12 games.
They've had a terrible run of form at The King Power Stadium recently and having lost 4 of their last 6 home games managing just 1 win.
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Having taken all 3 points, with a crucial 3-1 home win over Leeds United in their last league game, West Ham United will undoubtedly be very satisfied with their work. In that game they had 59% possession and managed 19 attempts on goal, with 8 on target, compared to Leeds United who had 12 attempts and 3 on target.
Supremo David Moyes will be closely scrutinising his squad's defensive frailties, his back line having shipped 12 goals in their last 6 matches, despite having picked up some points through the 8 goals they've managed to net. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 games, and playing away from home, they have failed to score in 9 of their 18 games this season.
Losing 4 of their last 6 matches will concern them, but they have picked up some important points by winning the other 2 of these games.
Michail Antonio will be hoping to create problems for Leicester City in this one, having scored 2 goals in his last 6 outings on the road for West Ham United.
Leicester City vs West Ham United Head to head
It was not a positive ending for West Ham United last time they met Leicester City in the league, with the game ending in a 0-2 defeat.
The Leicester defence has struggled in front of its own fans when The Hammers have come to town, having conceded 1 or more goals in each of their last 5 meetings at The King Power Stadium. Goals come easy for West Ham when they travel to The Foxes, having recorded 6 goals in their past 3 visits and an impressive average of 2 goals per match.
West Ham man Michail Antonio will be confident about extending his scoring record against Leicester, having hit the netting 4 times in the last 5 times they have met in the league.
Leicester manager Dean Smith has some team selection issues to consider ahead of this match. Ryan Bertrand (Lack of fitness), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Ankle), James Justin (Achilles tendon), Çağlar Söyüncü (Hamstring), Jannik Vestergaard (Calf) and Danny Ward (Finger) are all currently out of contention for this game.
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With only Conor Coventry (Hamstring) and Gianluca Scamacca (Knee) the main fitness concerns ahead of this fixture, David Moyes will be happy to have an otherwise healthy squad to pick from.
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