Leicester City v West Ham latest odds, news and free bets

These teams were co-favourites to win the Championship back in August although neither have lived up to expectations and Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will already be looking ahead to next season

After all, the Foxes have no chance of making the play-offs during an erratic campaign which saw Sven-Goran Eriksson fired halfway through although his replacement has struggled to find any consistency and the pressure will be on when the new season starts.

Leicester are 17/10 (Ladbrokes free bets) to claim their 12th home win of the season and they will be looking to sign off in style at the King Power Stadium, with City unable to find a breakthrough during a goalless draw with Burnley last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, West Ham would have expected to go up as champions two months ago, although their home form has practically scuppered their chances of automatic promotion and a win here is required if they are to retain the slightest of chances of usurping Southampton.

The Saints’ 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough means that five points separate the two teams and the Hammers are an attractive 7/4 (Blue Square) to claim a 13th win on the road which would represent an impressive haul of 45 points away from home.

Admittedly, Southampton are unlikely to slip up against a relegated Coventry side next weekend, although Sam Allardyce will be looking for his side to go out on a high and they made short work of Brighton recently.

That 6-0 drubbing was their way of letting off steam and Ricardo Vaz Te bagged his first hat-trick since making the switch from Barnsley, with the striker a 6/1 chance to score the first of this contest.

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