Match Preview: Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leicester made 20 attempts on the Wolves goal when these two sides met earlier in the season – somehow they came away with nothing.

With Leicester lying 16th in the table – and a humiliating League Cup exit still fresh in the memory – some questioned how long Nigel Pearson could excuse results as bad luck.

How different things look now.

After that defeat Leicester won five Championship matches on the bounce and they’re looking to complete a second five league match winning streak tonight. It would be a win that would guarantee a spot in the automatic promotion places for another weekend.

So what of tonight’s challenge?

Early on Wolves looked like pacesetters. 19 points from their first 10 games of the season put them third. But since then Wolves have won just 14 points, and only two since Christmas.

How can the disparity be explained? A quick look at the fixture list shows Wolves’ other early season wins came against Barnsley, Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday, Peterborough and Blackburn. Basically since then they’ve been up against opposition not hopelessly out of form or just plain hopeless.

Wolves haven’t won a single point away from home against sides in the to half this season. In fact that win over Leicester in September has been their only victory against a side in the top half all season.

Few travelling fans will have high hopes of a league double. Wolves have won just one of their last 20 trips to Leicester.

And the Foxes front line is nowhere near as wasteful these days as the side that converted just one of 20 attempts at Mollineux.

As the season’s final third dawns the Foxes can put down another marker with the rest of the Championship watching.

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