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Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Leicester City remains in control of their own destiny as the Foxes look to restore breathing room between themselves and Chelsea on the back of their confirmation of a FA Cup final appearance for the first time in fifty-odd years. At the other end of the table, West Brom is in the fight for their Premier League lives as they begin a minefield of fixtures with a date against Leicester and arguably the biggest test in Sam Allardyce's managerial career.
Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips

This article covers Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Leicester City 11/20

o – Draw 16/5

o – West Brom 5/1

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Leicester City vs West Brom: Match details

Match: Leicester City vs West Brom

Competition: Premier League

Date: April 22, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, April 22, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: King Power Stadium

 

Betting prediction: Leicester City 2-1 West Brom

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Leicester City comes into their home tie against West Brom on the back of reaching their first cup final in over 50-years and should find confidence in that despite losing their last two on the spin in the Premier League.

By contrast, West Brom is being floated by back-to-back wins against both Chelsea and Southampton, but the inconsistent nature of their goalscoring adventures remains. In their three previous matches before their winning run, they failed to score a single goal and picked up just one point from nine.

The Baggies have been improved of late but the possibility of them sinking right back down into a familiar hole is too great to think they will come out on top here. The possible return of James Maddison is also a massive boost to the Foxes, so a win should be on for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

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To Score First: Jamie Vardy

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With just two goals in his last twenty appearances across all competitions, no one needs a goal right now other than Jamie Vardy. Uncharacteristically falling by the wayside this season after a brilliant first three months of the season, Leicester City’s punching weight for the rest of the season will shift based on his performances. With James Maddison now back in the fold, do not put it past Vardy to start firing once again with Leicester’s architect in chief back in action, even if Harvey Barnes has yet to return.

Winning Margin: Leicester City +1

When it comes to the Premier League, Leicester City has struggled to string any performances together despite their 5-0 thrashing of now-relegated Sheffield United. In equal measure, you never know what West Brom outfit will turn up. The law of averages and recent meetings suggest that Leicester should run out winners but whether or not they will thrash Brum is another matter.

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Leicester City vs West Brom – recent form and head to head statistics

Leicester City FC vs West Bromwich Albion form
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Chelsea FC vs Leicester City FC - 0:1
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Manchester United FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
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Leicester City FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:4
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Southampton FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:1
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Leicester City FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool FC - 1:2
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Arsenal FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:1
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West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - 1:1
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Aston Villa FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 2:2
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Leicester City FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:0
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
May 15, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Chelsea FC 0 - 1 Leicester City FC
May 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
May 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 4 Newcastle United FC
April 30, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
April 26, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 1 Crystal Palace FC
Last 5 games for West Bromwich Albion
May 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 2 Liverpool FC
May 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
May 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
April 25, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion
April 22, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
Leicester City FC vs West Bromwich Albion Premier League 20/21 form
Leicester City FC West Bromwich Albion
36 Matches played 36
20 Matches won 5
444 Goal attempts 293
169 Shots on goal 100
132 Shots off goal 127
199 Corner kicks 136
55% Average ball possession 37%
143 Shots blocked 66
56 Cards given 52
490 Free kicks 460
69 Offsides 69
4 Shots on post 1
6 Shots on bar 5
54 Goals by foot 26
7 Goals by head 5
65 Goals scored 33
44 Goals conceded 70
Leicester City FC vs West Bromwich Albion statistics for most recent head to head matches
Leicester City FC West Bromwich Albion
22 Matches 22
12 Home Matches 10
10 Away Matches 12
37 Total Goals 33
1.68 Average Goals Scored 1.5
10 Wins 8
8 Losses 10
4 Draws 4
Last 5 games & match results between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion
April 22, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
September 13, 2020 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 3 Leicester City FC
March 10, 2018 Premier League 17/18 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 4 Leicester City FC
October 16, 2017 Premier League 17/18 Leicester City FC 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
July 19, 2017 Club Friendly Games 2017 Leicester City FC 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion


 

Leicester City vs West Brom: Match preview

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce heaped praise on Leicester City striking duo Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho on Wednesday in the run-up to the Baggies’ clash with the Foxes on Thursday, claiming that the attacking pair now represent the best pair in the Premier League. Whether it was tongue in cheek or not remains to be seen, but one truth does remain despite that; the emergence of Iheanacho this season has given Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers another growing vein for goals, especially with the creeping reality that Vardy – now 33-years-old – is hardly getting any younger.

The Nigerian international is now just one goal off being second in the goal charts for the Foxes behind Vardy despite his poor start to the campaign, and truly, poor time at Leicester overall after arriving from Manchester City. But the pair do look good together, and with James Maddison back in the team, the trio can claim ownership of 28 out of Leicester’s 55-goals in the league this season. When Harvey Barnes’ total is added further still, the number climbs to 37-goals. We may not see the quartet of players together this term, but moving forward, they do represent a considerable attacking threat that boasts versatility.

A key for Rodgers, should he fend off interest from bigger clubs in the wake of Tottenham sacking José Mourinho, is to nurture what he has on the books while adding to it both in a tactical sense but also regarding personnel. A win for Leicester restores their four-point cushion over Chelsea who sits in 4th, and just six matches remaining before they make a hopeful return to the Champions League for the first time since their appearance in it in the wake of their storied Premier League win. As the season reaches its final weeks, there is no question that Vardy and Iheanacho are absolutely vital for Leicester City, and will have a key role to play when the Baggies come to town.

Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium on March 14, 2021 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

West Brom are still in with a chance to survive

Everything is still possible for West Brom; survival, and Premier League football for the Baggies can still be a reality next season. Sam Allardyce’s men are three points off drawing level with Fulham for 18th, which puts them six points away from Burnley who have lost three on the spin after a decent run of form that saw the Clarets pick up a win and two draws before their downturn in form.

What is a potential sign of encouragement for West Brom is, though they only have registered five wins over the course of the entire season to date, three of them have come in their last six fixtures, including hitting Chelsea for five in a shock result. It is still another universe away from being perfect, but things have looked better at West Brom. Signs of progress are also seen in their goal return. Still inconsistent but the Baggies have hit nine goals in their last six, which constitutes a third of their goals for the entire campaign.

Recent appearances by both Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson smack of two players that have enough in the tank to elevate the club by enough percentage points where survival in the top echelon of English football could be achievable. The Brazilian and Irish forwards have combined for six of WBA’s last eight goals directly (three each), with Pereira adding a further two assists on top of his goals. When your back is against the wall, so often it takes individual performances to get over the line. It is by no means an easy task for West Brom however, given their run of fixtures they have to negotiate from now until the completion of the season; Leicester City, Aston Villa, Wolves, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham United, and Leeds United. Most would suggest that the Baggies won’t earn a single point given the fixtures on the cards, but football is still so often being written by impossible stories, and in that light, anything is possible.

Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

West Bromwich Albion’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Sunday February 14, 2021. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


 

Leicester City team news vs West Brom

Brendan Rodgers comes into the midweek program on the back of an FA Cup semi-final win against Southampton but remains without Harvey Barnes and James Justin.

Both West Morgan and Ricardo Pereira are doubts for selection as well, but if the Portuguese right-back passes fit, he should make the matchday XI.

West Brom team news vs Leicester City

Sam Allardyce only has to contend with the absence of ex-Serbian international Branislav Ivanović.

Big Sam will also have little incentive to make any changes to the matchday XI that ran out 3-0 winners last time out against Southampton. Continuity could be a saviour for the Baggies.


 

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs West Brom

Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted West Brom line-up vs Leicester City

Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Leicester City vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Leicester City vs West Brom?
19:00, Thursday 22 April 2021
What is the prediction for Leicester City vs West Brom?
Leicester City 2-1 West Brom
What are the Leicester City vs West Brom betting odds?
Leicester City 11/20, Draw 16/5, West Brom 5/1