The Hammers took advantage of Chelsea’s shock home thrashing by West Brom last weekend to reclaim fourth spot in the Premier League after holding off a spirited Wolves fightback in a Jesse Lingard-inspired 3-2 win at Molineux.
David Moyes’ side could find themselves leapfrogged by the Blues and Liverpool by the time they kick off this weekend, while Tottenham host Manchester United later on Sunday afternoon.
Also hoping to cement their place in the top four is a Leicester team that sit third with a five-point buffer to fifth place after being brushed aside by champions-elect Manchester City following the international break.
Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes also have the small matter of an FA Cup semi-final clash with Southampton to come at Wembley next weekend.
Date, time and venue
West Ham vs Leicester is scheduled for a 2:05pm BST kick-off today - Sunday, April 11, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at London Stadium due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch West Ham vs Leicester
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with coverage beginning at 2pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
West Ham vs Leicester team news
West Ham captain Mark Noble is set to make his 400th appearance for the club today.
However, Moyes has been dealt two huge injury blows this week, with Declan Rice ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee issue and the Hammers fearing a long lay-off for key striker Michail Antonio, who suffered another hamstring problem at Wolves.
Angelo Ogbonna, Andriy Yarmolenko and Darren Randolph are also out.
Leicester are still without the likes of James Justin, Harvey Barnes, Cengiz Under and Wes Morgan, while Sunday’s game comes too soon for Caglar Soyuncu, who has been isolating in Turkey after testing positive for Covid-19.
West Ham predicted XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Masuaku; Noble, Soucek, Fornals; Lingard, Bowen
West Ham vs Leicester prediction
Champions League qualification is still in both of these teams’ hands with just eight games to go, though the injuries to Rice and Antonio could prove devastating to West Ham’s challenge.
Despite Manchester United loanee Lingard’s continued heroics, the lack of a new striker in January could still be extremely costly.
This contest pits the league’s second-best home team against the second-best road outfit, with an entertaining draw potentially on the cards.
West Ham vs Leicester head to head results
West Ham wins: 12
Leicester wins: 9
Last meeting: Leicester 0-3 West Ham (04/10/2020)
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
West Ham win: 9/4
Leicester win: 7/5
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