West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
Leicester City’s visit will be the last train to catch for West Bromwich Albion if they are to keep at least the minor chances of saving the top flight status alive. The Baggies are on a dreadful run of six consecutive defeats in all competition and they firmly hold the very foot of the Premier League standings being as many as eight points shy of safety ahead of the 30th round.
Alan Pardew’s men had a nice chance zo catch up with fellow strugglers in the last couple of rounds, but they did not take advantage of the easier schedule falling to both Huddersfield Town and Watford. Pardew’s main issue is the lack of the efficiency in the final third as WBA have really been struggling for goals lately netting just two in last four league outings.
They are now up against the Foxes who have been playing hot and cold throughout the campaign. The visitors sit high 8th in the league ladder at the moment and it can be regarded as a success for Claude Puel whose team has had quite a turbulent period with Riyad Mahrez’s transfer saga in January. The Foxes look to have the fighting spirit about them once again as they’ve shipped just two goals in last three games in all competitions and they will be a tough nut to crack for the rock-bottomed side here.
WBA will look for their chances in Leicester’s disastrous record on the road where Puel’s side has picked up just a single point in last five league outings. In Frenchman’s defense, the opposition in last four matches included the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City.
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
WBA lead the head to head tie by 11 wins coming into their 76th meeting with the Foxes.
Teams have shared spoils in last two H2H meetings (both ended with the 1-1 scoreline).
Both sides have scored in six of last seven head to head encounters.
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City: Prediction
Leicester City should have no troubles keeping things tight at the back here and their defensive line might well make all the difference against the struggling rock-bottomed opposition.
We will thus combine the away win with Leicester’s clean sheet as main betting recommendation for the tie at The Hawthorns.
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win @ 2.50
Leicester City to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00