West Ham United goes to the second Premier League match with David Moyes at the helm after losing the initial game last weekend at Watford. The Hammers parted ways with Slaven Bilic earlier in November to instantly introduce David Moyes who inherited the woes the club was experiencing. The Hammers host Leicester City at the London Stadium in a game that could take the hosts out of the relegation zone should they win the Friday contest.

Leicester City travels to the capital city a week after losing to 2-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League.

The Foxes also have a new manager who has overseen three Premier League matches since his appointments. Claude Puel replaced Craig Shakespeare and watched as his side suffered their first league loss under his leadership with Leicester City going down 2-0 against league leaders, Manchester City last Saturday.

Talking points

  • The Hammers have just recorded one victory in the last eight Premier League matches they've played, with the Hammers drawing three matches while losing an overwhelming four matches in the process.
  • West Ham United has failed to register a win in their last five Premier League matches where the Londoners have lost three matches and drawn in two contests. The last Premier League win that the Hammers had was the 1-0 victory over Swansea City that came way back in September.
  • It was the 4-1 defeat that the Hammers suffered at the hands of Liverpool in Premier League that led to the end of Slaven Bilic's tenure at the club. The management never put into consideration the 3-2 victory that West Ham United handed Tottenham Hotspurs just nine days before the sacking of the Croat.
  • David Moyes' men have allowed a minimum of two goals in their last four Premier League matches. In the Hammer's previous Premier League game, David Moyes was welcomed with a 2-0 loss at Watford.
  • Leicester City remains unbeaten against West Ham United in the last six meetings in all competitions. The Foxes have prevailed in five of the six contests in all competitions against the Hammers with only one game ending in a draw.

Team news

The game is coming too early for Sam Byram, Jose Fonte, and Javier Hernandez who are nursing various injuries.

Marko Aunatovic who pulled out in the 2-0 loss at Watford is doubtful for the game, and Andre Ayew who's ill could take Aunatovic's place if he recovers from his sickness on time. Michal Antonio and James Collins are other players who are facing a late fitness assessment, thereby remaining doubtful for the welcoming of the immediate former champions of England.

Leicester City will once again play without Matty James and Robert Huth who are both sidelined with injuries while Adrien Silva is illegible to feature in the game. Claude Puel is expected to name the same team that lost to Manchester City last weekend as his side travels to London on Friday.


West Ham United manager David Moyes oversaw the relegation of Sunderland from Premier League last season, and he has quickly found himself in such precarious situation this season after playing just one match.

The Hammers had a poor head-to-head against their Friday's visitors and coupled with the long injury list, Leicester City could prevail in the contest. Leicester City has a lethal attacking force that consists of Jamie Vardy, Rihad Marhez and Vincent Ibbora who are expected to give Hammers' defense constant headaches.

Full-time prediction: West Ham United 1-3 Leicester City