Leicester City vs West Brom
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Monday, 16th October 2017
Kick-off at 21:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium. Leicester.
Leicester City have little to show for in the points table despite performing admirably in most of the matches at the start of the campaign.
They had an array of tough fixtures in this earlier part of the season and had played the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United. They did lose all four matches, but their performances were competitive in nature.
The modest teams they faced during the period was Brighton at home and Huddersfield and Bournemouth on the road. The Foxes are unbeaten in those games with a win and a draw. So, it is not a bad start under these situations and they must come good in the coming months.
West Brom showed some excellent discipline in the opening matches of the season when they picked up back-to-back 1-0 wins against Bournemouth and Burnley. Things had taken a U-turn from there and the team is currently win-less in five games. They only lost 2 games so far in the current campaign. But also, they had the easiest round of fixtures comparatively, with only Arsenal giving them a tough test as yet.
Leicester City vs West Brom: Head-to-head
The team playing at home failed to win in the last six Premier League meetings between these two. Leicester bagged 3 wins as against West Brom’s 2 with 1 game ending in stalemate.
The corresponding fixture of last season was a 2-1 win for the Baggies, while the Foxes won at the Hawthorns on a narrow 1-0 margin.
Leicester are win-less in their last 7 home matches against West Brom in all competitions, drew 2 and lost 5. Six of those games saw both teams scoring.
Leicester City vs West Brom: Prediction
Leicester is under pressure more as they are agonizingly close to the relegation zone. Craig Shakesphere has a good record at home and his boys are expected to respond in a positive manner.
But, don’t write off the Baggies as yet. The sides managed by Tony Pulis are known for their disciplined and patient approach.
Therefore, the dominance of away side in the similar fixture could once repeat. But, I doubt if either of these sides has what it takes to go on and win it.
Leicester City vs West Brom: Bet Tips
Both teams to score: Yes. 1.95
Thank to Aron Wright