West Ham v Leicester preview: David Moyes' first home game on Friday Night Football
Last Updated: 24/11/17 7:05pm
David Moyes presides over his first home game as West Ham manager when Leicester City visit on Friday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm.
The Hammers fans vented their anger at joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, and vice-chair Karren Brady, during the 2-0 defeat at Watford last Sunday.
Following some poor displays, which have left West Ham in the relegation zone, Moyes hopes a decent performance will get the fans back on side.
He said: "I want everyone to be together. I am not aware of the problems before I came, I was a bit surprised when I heard (the board criticism).
"I want them behind us to give us a chance of winning. But I'm looking for better quality play, I'm looking for more opportunities albeit I don't think we're going to get many better than the last game but we just need to improve our all-round play really."
Leicester manager Claude Puel believes the spirit within his camp bodes well for the future as he prepares his team for a trip to east London.
"I have a good feeling with the players, they listen, they work hard on the pitch and I feel their ambition," Puel told a press conference.
"We will see in the next games, with a good adaption and rotation, to see them approach it with a positive attitude."
West Ham will still be without Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, winger Michail Antonio and defender James Collins through injury.
But forward Andre Ayew is fit after illness ruled him out at Vicarage Road and Marko Arnautovic has made what appears to be a remarkable recovery from the horror injury he seemed to suffer against the Hornets.
The Austria international was left writing on the pitch in agony and left the field after lengthy treatment on what turned out to be a sore thumb.
Leicester boss Puel has no fresh injury worries, but continues to be without Robert Huth.
The defender is yet to play this season as he continues to battle a knee injury while Matty James is also sidelined with an Achilles problem.
Puel suggested he is unlikely to rotate his squad following last weekend's defeat to Manchester City as he looks ahead to making changes during the Christmas period instead.
West Ham are winless in their last five Premier League meetings with Leicester, drawing one and losing four since a 2-0 home win in December 2014.
Leicester have won their last two away league games against West Ham, having won just one of their previous 28 in east London (W1 D6 L21). They've never won three consecutively at the Hammers before.
Having won their previous two home Premier League matches on a Friday, West Ham lost their last such match 0-3 against Brighton last month.
Leicester City are yet to win a Premier League game on a Friday (W0 D1 L3), though their four previous matches have seen both sides score each time, producing a total of 15 goals (3.8 per game).
Massive game, and I'm going for Leicester. I think this is a nightmare game for West Ham. Firstly, they're not playing well, and Leicester are a counter-attacking team.
West Ham have to have a go, and I'm not sure about what David Moyes said about the players after the defeat at Watford.
He criticised some of them for their performances; you say that to the players in the dressing room, don't come out and say it on your first day! The players won't be happy with that, no way.
If I were a player, I'd be thinking: 'Come on, tell us in the dressing room, don't blame us in public.' I know it was the players' fault, but there's a way of doing it. That was poor in my opinion.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3 (22/1 with Sky Bet)
Leicester are Sky Bet's marginal favourites at 13/8 for the victory compared to West Ham's price of 17/10, while the draw is priced at 12/5. Jamie Vardy heads the first goalscorer betting at 7/2 followed by 5/1 shot Andy Carroll, who is enhanced from 9/2 to 13/2 to score a header in Sky Bet's Price Boosts.