West Ham vs Leicester City sees two teams hoping for a top-four place this season tangling at London’s Olympic Stadium on Monday (start time 3pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com)
Leicester and West Ham both left their top four ambitions at the altar down the stretch last season, Brendan Rodgers’ men for the second-straight season, as Europa League is the spot for Foxes and Irons alike.
But both have invested in the hopes of making extra, coveted steps this season and insuring that one- and two-point gaps on fourth don’t happen again.
Leicester beat Wolves 1-0 on Opening Day while West Ham scored a 4-2 comeback win over Newcastle United.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of West Ham vs Leicester City.
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West Ham team news, injuries, lineup
West Ham’s only injury worry is Arthur Masuaku, who still awaits his return from a knee injury.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) August 23, 2021
Leicester City team news, injuries, lineup
Jonny Evans is out with an ankle injury, while Ryan Bertrand faces a COVID-19 absence. James Justin’s knee, Nampalys Mendy’s groin, and Wesley Fofana’s lower leg will keep them out, but James Maddison are Timothy Castagne are available. Jannik Vestergaard picked up a knock on his debut.
Confirming our #WhuLei XI ✔️
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 23, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
West Ham are oh-so-slight favorites at +155, while a Leicester City win delivers +165 and a draw would net more than both at +240.
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Would it be surprising if a match featuring the grace of Said Benrahma and James Maddison and the relentlessness of Michail Antonio and Jamie Vardy delivered no goals? Yes. Yes it would. West Ham 1-2 Leicester City.
How to watch West Ham vs Leicester City, stream live, TV and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET Monday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com