Although Wolves might only be getting their Premier League campaign underway on Sunday afternoon, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side saw their competitive fixtures start as early as last month.
Securing an empathic 4-0 win away in Armenia earlier in the week, their biggest recorded away win in Europe, Sunday’s guests are inching closer to the group stage of this year’s Europa League.
Now winning each of their five matches over the summer, including a 4-0 win over Newcastle out in Asia last month, Wolves are not the only side to enjoy a bright run during pre-season.
Unbeaten in all six of their matches over the summer, Leicester have also bagged at least a pair of goals in each of their last five matches on the bounce, including a brace against Italian heavyweights Atalanta earlier in the week.
With eight of their last 10 combined matches seeing over 2.5 goals at the final whistle, you will want to know that Ladbrokes are offering a similar result at 23/20 this weekend.
How do Leicester cope without Maguire?
Although Brendan Rodgers’ side may have enjoyed a bright summer and have their sights set on challenging Sunday’s hosts for European football this season, the major story coming out of Leicester has been the departure of defensive talisman Harry Maguire.
Even though the England international may have secured an £80million move to Old Trafford during the transfer window, the former Liverpool boss has seen some exciting new faces come through the doors.
Along with Newcastle marksman Ayoze Perez making the move down South, the permanent signing of Youri Tielemans was a huge scalp for the Foxes.
Joining full-time from Monaco after enjoying a breakout spell in Leicestershire in the second half of last season, the Belgian playmaker will look to carry on his eye-catching partnership with leading goalscorer, Jamie Vardy.
With the now former England international once again finding the net against Atalanta last time out and bagging 18 Premier League goals last year, Vardy is at 13/10 with Sky Bet to open his account on Sunday.
Wolves’ back-to-back European charge
With a spot in the Europa League group stage all but confirmed, Wolves have suddenly transformed into one of the Premier League’s standout sides over the past 12 months.
Despite many worrying about the strain that European duties could have on their top-flight start to the year, Nuno Espírito Santo’s has stated that his men are looking forward to the challenges they may face this season.
Speaking on Wednesday, the Wolves boss said; “It’s a challenge and we’ll embrace it by doing our best.”.
Along with managing to keep hold of the likes of Ruben Neves this summer and also adding Patrick Cutrone to their ranks in a deal worth £23million, Wolves’ Portuguese boss will be overjoyed by Raul Jimenez’s stellar run in Europe.
Bagging another brace out in Armenia earlier in the week, the former Benfica man has four strikes in his last two Europa League outings and is pencilled in at 23/10 with Ladbrokes to extend his tally at the King Power.
After securing a very well-earned 7th place finish last season and really taking the Premier League by storm, Wolves can be found at 7/2 with Bet365 to go one step further and crack the top-six this time around, the same odds as their opponents on Sunday.
Betting tip: Both teams to score – 5/6 @ Sky Bet