Dan Bates, Matt Elliott & Gerry Taggart

Matchday Minus Two Talking Points: Wolves Preparation & The Business End Of The Season

Leicester City favourites Matt Elliott and Gerry Taggart were guests on Wednesday's episode of Matchday Minus Two ahead of the visit to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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- Matchday Minus Two returned to LCFC TV on Wednesday after the winter break
- Leicester City face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Friday
- Matt Elliott and Gerry Taggart were the studio guests 
- The two former Foxes looked ahead to Friday's encounter in Wolverhampton

Brendan Rodgers' men, third in the table, travel to Molineux on Friday evening to tackle Nuno Espírito Santo's ninth-placed Wolves in the Premier League (8pm GMT kick-off).

Speaking two days ahead of the fixture, Elliott and Taggart, speaking in the LCFC TV studio at King Power Stadium, provided their preview...

Be ready for it

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Wilfred Ndidi

City were held to a 0-0 draw by Wolves at King Power Stadium in August.

Gerry Taggart said: "I would look back to the first game of the season. It was a hard-fought draw. It’s going to be a hard game, so the players need to make sure they’re set up and ready for it. Diogo Jota is a fantastic player. They’re a team that spreads the goals around. They score goals from all different areas of the pitch. Raúl Jiménez... we know all about him too, but they have goals all across the pitch."

A very tight affair

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Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell

The clash with Wolves is a similar match up to the one with Chelsea, Elliott believes.

Matt Elliott said: "It’s two good teams going head-to-head in a similar way to the Chelsea game a couple of weekends ago. It’s along those lines as a match up. Nobody can say with any conviction who they think is going to come out on top. This is going to be a very tight affair. This is the sort of environment that Leicester are mixing in at the moment. Wolves have got good balance – as have Leicester."

The business end of the season

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Brendan Rodgers

The managerial experience of Brendan Rodgers could be key for City.

Gerry Taggart said: "Some of the squad are title winners… Kasper Schmeichel, Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans. All that blend of experience, with the players and Brendan himself, will be vital for Leicester in terms of keeping cool heads. They don’t call it the business end of the season for no reason. It’s important that Leicester concentrate on what they do. They can’t control what happens elsewhere."

Ample opportunity for City

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Leicester City

The Foxes have regularly showed their quality during the 2019/20 season.

Matt Elliott said: "There’s ample opportunity over the next 13 games for Leicester to show what they’re capable of. I’m sure they’ll have enough to see them through in that top four. Leicester should have so much confidence. The pressure is on the teams chasing. I’d flip it around like that. The pressure’s not all on Leicester. If Wolves lose, it’ll be very hard for them to make up the gap."

Gerry Taggart's score prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Leicester City 1
Matt Elliott's score prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Leicester City 2

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