West Ham vs Leicester – Friday 24th November 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports Football

West Ham are 13/8 with Andy Carroll at 5/1 to score first.

West Ham face Leicester at the London Stadium on the Friday Night Football, with Moyes opening game in charge ending in defeat.

The Hammers continued their terrible recent form, with a 2-0 defeat away against Marco Silva's Watford.

Will Hughes (11) gave Watford the lead with his first shot on target, the former Derby man now boasting a 100% strike rate.

Richarlison doubled Watford's advantage just after the hour mark (64) with the forward sprinting powerfully down the left and slotting into the bottom corner.

That was West Ham's second successive defeat, with Moyes marking his first match in charge of West Ham in the same way he ended his last in charge of Sunderland - in defeat.


Poor Performance

The West Ham players were booed at the end of the Watford game, as well as being told by a vociferous crowd that they weren't fit to wear the shirt.

It's early days in terms of the Moyes era but the players didn't appear to respond to the change of management with another lacklustre performance.

West Ham have won just one game in their last six, losing three and drawing the other two matches.

The Hammers are in the relegation zone on nine points, they find themselves just five points above bottom club Crystal Palace.


Hammers Joint Favourites

West Ham come into this match as joint-favourites, with the bookies unable to separate the sides.

This is a big match for the Hammers, with Moyes looking to win his first match as soon as possible.

The Hammers will be looking to avoid three successive defeats in both the PL and to Leicester.

West Ham

Tough Defeat

Leicester come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in their last Premier League match.

Vincent Kompany was lucky to remain on the pitch after a poor challenge on Jamie Vardy just two minutes into the game.

Guardiola's side took full advantage as Gabriel de Jesus opened the scoring just before half time (45).

Kevin De Bruyne doubled their lead just four minutes after the restart (49), with the Belgian continuing his fine form.

It was a great result for Pep Guardiola's side, who retain their eight-point lead at the top of the table.


First Defeat

That was Claude Puel's first defeat as Leicester manager, but his side did show excellent fight in the face of top class opposition.

It's Leicester's first defeat in their last six matches, with three wins and two draws making up the other six matches.

The defeat means that the Foxes remain in 12th place, with just four points separating themselves and the hosts.

This means that this match will be a tough encounter, with both sides in desperate need of the win.

Foxes Joint Favourites

Leicester come into this match as the joint favourites, despite West Ham enjoying home advantage.

This will be a tough match for Puel's men, with the Hammers in desperate need of a win and a performance.

The Foxes will be looking to replicate their last result at the London Stadium, they won 3-2 last season.

Leicester are 13/8 with Jamie Vardy at 7/2 to score first.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Lanzini to score first @ 7/1

Tip 2 – West Ham to win 2-1 @ 17/2

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