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The Premier League game at The Hawthorns on Sunday will see hosts West Bromwich Albion up against Leicester City.
Our West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion go into this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Championship stalemate against Queens Park Rangers.
In that match, West Bromwich Albion had 50% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For West Bromwich Albion, goals were scored by Grady Diangana (44') and Callum Robinson (49'). At the other end, Queens Park Rangers got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Ryan Manning (34') and Eberechi Eze (61') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
Slaven Bilić's West Bromwich Albion have hit the target 10 times over their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in that time is 7.
After tasting defeat last time out to Manchester United in Premier League competition, Leicester City and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Leicester City managed 46% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Manchester United got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Bruno Fernandes (71') and Jesse Lingard (98') scored for Manchester United.
Brendan Rodgers's Leicester City have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 10.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 31/10/2015 shows that West Bromwich Albion have won 1 of these & Leicester City 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 from The Baggies and 12 netted by The Foxes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league match between the two was Premier League match day 30 on 10/03/2018 when it ended West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Leicester City.
That day, West Bromwich Albion had 44% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Rondón (8').
Leicester City got 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jamie Vardy (21'), Riyad Mahrez (62'), Kelechi Iheanacho (76') and Iborra (93') scored.
The match was refereed by Bobby Madley.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilić does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this match with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
In our view, The Baggies should employ a 4-2-3-1 system this time with David Button, Kieran Gibbs, Kyle Bartley, Semi Ajayi, Dara O'Shea, Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers, Kamil Grosicki, Matheus Pereira, Matthew Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Team News: Leicester City
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
It’s our belief that The Foxes might utilise a 4-1-4-1 lineup using Kasper Schmeichel, James Justin, Timothy Castagne, Çağlar Söyüncü, Luke Thomas, Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy.
West Bromwich Albion will need to push hard to score goals against this Leicester City outfit who we think will just have the edge.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning margin for Leicester City at the end of the match.
Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,850)
Captain: Jake Livermore
Chairman: Li Piyue
Manager: Slaven Bilić
Competitions: League Cup (Second Round)