Leicester vs West Brom Predictions and Betting Tips
Leicester City host West Brom at the King Power Stadium this Thursday with both sides gunning to obtain maximum points for different reasons. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
The Foxes were comfortable winners in the reverse game back in September as they ran out 3-0 victors at the Hawthorns. This stretched their unbeaten run against the Baggies to five games and they would need to stretch it further if they’re to hold on to 3rd place at the end of the campaign.
A shot at silverware
Brendan Rodgers and his side managed to book a place in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton in the semis last weekend. A solitary goal by Iheanacho ensures that they not only got back to winning ways following two consecutive league losses, but they also have a chance of lifting a trophy for the first time since their historic league triumph back in the 2015/2016 season.
Still seven games left to play for
Sam Allardyce will surely be hell-bent on pulling off one of the greatest relegation escapes. His side currently is nine points adrift of safety with just seven games left to play in the 2020/21 season. However, their current run of two wins in a row means they certainly wouldn’t go down without a fight.
Leicester vs West Brom Team News
Justin and Barnes wouldn’t travel with the side with the duo still struggling with injuries. Same Allardyce, on the other hadn’t, doesn’t have any major injury casualties.
Leicester possible starting XI:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Periera; Maddison; Vardy, Iheanacho
West Brom possible starting XI:
Johnstone; Townsend, Bartley; O’Shea, Furlong; Yokuslu; Phillips, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Robinson; Diagne
Leicester vs West Brom Prediction: 2-0
West Brom’s victories against Chelsea and Southampton only means the Foxes would have to be weary with Big Sam expected to shut up shop if they can nick an early lead. However, given last year’s heartbreak, Rodgers and his boys wouldn’t want to make the same mistake with the side having their eyes set on a top-four finish.