Leicester City are still in with a chance of securing survival in the league; however, it is out of their hands. Dean Smith’s side will need to win their last match of the season at home to West Ham on Sunday at 15:30 GMT.
Leicester’s Premier League status is hanging on by a thread heading into the final match, where they will need a win and hope that Everton will drop points to give them a chance to survive.
West Ham, who have secured survival and a European final, will go into the clash with Leicester brimming with confidence, and looking to create some momentum going into the final clash against Fiorentina.
Leicester Will Need a Win and Luck to Survive
Leicester’s final match of the season has two party; firstly, they need to win their home match against West Ham on Sunday, the final clash of the season. Secondly, Everton needs to lose or draw their final match at home to Bournemouth.
This will be a challenge for Leicester City since they have not won in their last five outings in the Premier League. In this run, they have drawn three times and lost twice.
The three points they have collected in this run has seen them drop into the relegation zone, even as fellow strugglers like Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and West Ham have secured survival.
Dean Smith will have to prepare his side to give a go against West Ham on Sunday because nothing other than a win and three points will help them on the day in their fight to stay up.
They will also hope that Bournemouth will do them a solid down in Merseyside and force Everton to drop points in their final match at Goodison Park.
West Ham Looking Forward to a European Final After Securing Survival
David Moyes and his charges pulled themselves out of the relegation battle with an improvement of form, which also saw them on a European Conference League run that sees them set up a final clash with Italian side Fiorentina.
West Ham will be in confident mood when they show up at the King Power Stadium for the final clash of this Premier League season.
Although nothing is riding on this match for West Ham, it will be a high-stakes match for the home side, who are still fighting relegation, adding some spice to this clash.
David Moyes is faced with the choice between rotating his side with an eye on the Conference League final or fielding a strong 11 with the hope of building sharpness and momentum ahead of that final.
Dean Smith will be without left-back Ryan Bertrand (knee surgery), right-back James Justin (Achilles tendon rupture), and center-back Jonny Evans (calf injury).
David Moyes will be without center-forward Gianluca Scamacca. The 24-year-old is sidelined with a knee injury since April 1, 2023. The Italian forward is expected to be back fit by May 31, 2023.
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Leicester will play on the front foot. They will look to dominate the match, force West Ham back into their half, and create chances for their forwards.
West Ham will begin the match cautiously and grow into the match. They will play to win the match, with little pressure on them.
Leicester will win the match and bolster their survival chances, depending on the outcome of the Everton match against Bournemouth.
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