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West Ham welcome Leicester City to the London Stadium this afternoon in a surprise battle of third vs. fourth in the Premier League.

Both clubs are pushing for Champions League qualification this season, with Leicester four points clear of the Hammers in third. The hosts are among of pack of clubs that include Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham that came into the weekend separated by just three points.

David Moyes’ side have been boosted by the phenomenal form of Jesse Lingard since his January loan move from Manchester United, with the midfielder scoring a spectacular individual goal in West Ham’s thrilling 3-2 win over Wolves on Monday night.

Leicester were beaten 2-0 by Premier League leaders Manchester City last weekend but are set to welcome James Maddison back to their starting line-up following the midfielder’s absence due to a hip injury.

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the Premier League clash today.

What time is it on?

The match kicks off at 14:05 GMT on Sunday 11 April.

How can I watch?

The match will air live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

West Ham will be without Michail Antonio after the striker injured his hamstring in the 3-2 win at Wolves on Monday. The Hammers are also without Declan Rice with the midfielder set to be out for several weeks due to a knee injury.

Leicester remain without Caglar Soyuncu after the defender tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty. Harvey Barnes and James Justin are still out, but the Foxes have no fresh injuries concerns. James Maddison is set to return to the starting line-up after making his comeback from a hip injury from the bench against Manchester City last week.

Predicted line-ups

West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Noble, Soucek; Bowen, Lingard, Fournals, Benrahma

Leicester: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Fofana; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Castagne; Iheanacho, Vardy

Odds

West Ham: 2/1

Draw: 23/10

Leicester: 11/8

Prediction

Leicester return to winning ways in the Premier League with a narrow win as West Ham’s recent injury setbacks prove costly. West Ham 1-2 Leicester

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