To play West Ham away is never an easy task, still having a number of previous of events in my memory of great results, especially that game back in 2015 winning 2-1, goals from Mahrez and Okazaki. Last season though it all became very difficult defated both at home and away against The Hammers.
Date: 13.08.21, Venue: London Stadium, Match: Premier League
Leicester are up against West Ham in their first away fixture this season. We do see this as a difficult task and of course hoping for a repeat of that great win back then as we mentioned above, and of course the team is capable to come back from such a game with all three points, but one would ok as well.
The set up at West Ham goes from strength to strength. Their 4-2 away opening win v. Newcastle was very impressive, scoring four goals at St. James Park shows that this team has a strong presence and difficult to break down.
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Manager: Brendan Rodgers, profile
Likely Line-Up, (4-3-3), Schmeichel – Pereira, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Thomas – Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare – Perez, Vardy, Barnes, Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Amartey, Maddison, Daka, Iheanacho, Dewsbury-Hall
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Manager: David Moyes, profile
Likely Line-Up, (4-3-3), Fabianski – Coufal, Ogbonna, Dawson, Cresswell – Rice, Souceck, Benrahma – Antonio, Fornals, Bowen, Subs: Fredericks, Jarmolenko, Johnson, Coventry, Areola, Noble, Baptiste, Lanzini, Diop
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TCF Prediction: 0-1 – Win
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Looking back at prevous meetings between the two clubs one that comes to mind is the 2015 clash at Upton Park. Goals from Okazaki and Mahrez settling a great 2-1 win setting that campaign on the right track. Payet scored for West Ham.
There are of course many games to look back at with great memories and despite being a relegation season for Leicester, winning 1-0 at home in August 1977 was one of those remembered. Steve Kember scored the goal, and what happened next that season was totally out of our imagination. To see this squad just falling in a few months, Frank McLintock doing many strange moves in the transfer market and seeing what Jimmy Bloomfield build just going to the ground and ending in a relegation.
West Ham fans might look at other events with more fun. Last season will surely come in mind with a grand 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Fornals, Antonio and Bowen scored the goals and as we all know they are probably the starting three up front for The Hammers also tomorrow evening.
Going into the history books and look for pictures from the past you do find a few and this one is from a previous Premier League game back in October 1997. Steve Claridge competing for the ball.Embed from Getty Images
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