Perfect time for Leicester City to face West Ham, says Paul Merson

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The two sides meet in a big clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

This is the perfect time for Leicester City to face West Ham United, Paul Merson has told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday broadcast from 12pm on April 16. 

The Foxes host Slaven Bilic’s side on Sunday as they seek to finish the season with a flourish and secure the Premier League title in the process.

Of the games they have left, the Hammers are one of those that many feel could be a difficult one for Claudio Ranieri’s team given their opponents are fighting for a top-four place.

Not for Merson though, who believes West Ham’s midweek exit from the FA Cup could mean this is the perfect time to face them.

“This was a banana skin for Leicester City this weekend,” he told Soccer Saturday.

“[But] if West Ham play anything like they did against Manchester United, Leicester City will win the league on Sunday.

“For me, it’s the right time to face them [West Ham]. They’ve just been knocked out of the cup, they weren’t very good and I think this is the game they could have it wrapped up.”

Leicester will certainly be hoping that West Ham are feeling low when they meet this weekend.

The Foxes' recent form certainly suggests they are favourites for the game as well, with them having started to grind out victories in the same manner Chelsea did last season.

A win would see them go 10 points clear at the top of the table and put the pressure firmly on Tottenham Hotspur once again as they play Stoke City on Monday.

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