West Brom vs Leicester betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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West Brom vs Leicester betting tips

This article covers West Brom vs Leicester betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough West Brom vs Leicester betting preview.

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

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

West Brom vs Leicester: Match details

Match: West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC

Competition: Premier League

Date: September 13, 2020

Kick-off time: 2:00 pm, September 13, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: The Hawthorns

Betting prediction: West Brom 1 – 2 Leicester

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West Brom welcomes Leicester to The Hawthorns in West Bromwich on Sunday for their first Premier League match of the 2020/21 season.

 

It is West Brom’s first match back in the English top-flight since their relegation after the 2017/18 season. They finished bottom of the table with only thirty-one points averaging less than a goal per game.

 

The Baggies achieved promotion at the second time of asking, finishing 4th and then 2nd in the Championship, to achieve automatic promotion.

 

Leicester are looking to go one better than their 5th place finish in the Premier League last season. While it was a position the Foxes fans would have been happy with prior to the season, to have fallen from title contenders to 5th since the Christmas period will have been hard to take.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

West Brom vs Leicester: What are the betting odds?

The Baggies have won only one of the last seven matches against Leicester. They also struggled over the line in the Championship, failing to win any of their final four matches of the season. This sees them start the day as underdogs despite being at home, at 14/5.

 

West Brom drew three of their last four matches of the 2019/20 season and seventeen overall last campaign. If you think they will hold Leicester to a draw to get their first points of 2020/21 on the table, odds of 13/5 are available.

 

Leicester have won all four of their previous Premier League visits to the Hawthorns. They start the match as odds on favourites, at 19/20.

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

West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC form
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West Bromwich Albion vs Brentford FC - 2:2
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Everton FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 5:2
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West Bromwich Albion vs Harrogate Town FC - 3:0
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West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC - 0:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City FC vs Leicester City FC - 2:5
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Leicester City FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:2
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Leicester City FC vs Burnley FC - 4:2
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West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC - 0:3
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Sheffield Wednesday vs Leicester City FC - 0:0
Last 5 games for West Bromwich Albion
September 26, 2020Premier League 20/21West Bromwich Albion3 - 3Chelsea FC
September 22, 2020EFL Cup 20/21West Bromwich Albion2 - 2Brentford FC
September 19, 2020Premier League 20/21Everton FC5 - 2West Bromwich Albion
September 16, 2020EFL Cup 20/21West Bromwich Albion3 - 0Harrogate Town FC
September 13, 2020Premier League 20/21West Bromwich Albion0 - 3Leicester City FC
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
September 27, 2020Premier League 20/21Manchester City FC2 - 5Leicester City FC
September 23, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Leicester City FC0 - 2Arsenal FC
September 20, 2020Premier League 20/21Leicester City FC4 - 2Burnley FC
September 13, 2020Premier League 20/21West Bromwich Albion0 - 3Leicester City FC
August 29, 2020Club Friendly Games 2020Sheffield Wednesday0 - 0Leicester City FC
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC Premier League 20/21 form
West Bromwich AlbionLeicester City FC
3Matches played3
0Matches won3
22Goal attempts34
9Shots on goal19
7Shots off goal5
6Corner kicks23
30%Average ball possession54%
6Shots blocked10
3Cards given5
38Free kicks45
6Offsides6
5Goals by foot10
5Goals scored12
11Goals conceded4
0Goals by head1
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
West Bromwich AlbionLeicester City FC
21Matches21
10Home Matches11
11Away Matches10
40Total Goals44
1.9Average Goals Scored2.1
8Wins9
9Losses8
4Draws4
Last 5 games & match results between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City FC
September 13, 2020Premier League 20/21West Bromwich Albion0 - 3Leicester City FC
March 10, 2018Premier League 17/18West Bromwich Albion1 - 4Leicester City FC
October 16, 2017Premier League 17/18Leicester City FC1 - 1West Bromwich Albion
July 19, 2017Club Friendly Games 2017Leicester City FC1 - 1West Bromwich Albion
April 29, 2017Premier League 16/17West Bromwich Albion0 - 1Leicester City FC

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley at The Hawthorns on October 22, 2019 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC: Recommended bets

Leicester have won each of their last four visits here. 101 Great Goals’ prediction of West Brom 1 – 2 Leicester is available at odds of 17/2.

 

The Baggies’ last home victory over Leicester came back in April 2010 in the Championship. They have never won a Premier League match on home soil against the Foxes. If you fancy them to win by the same 3-0 scoreline of 2010, odds of 40/1 are available.

Leicester’s last win at The Hawthorns was a 1-4 hammering back in March 2018 in the Premier League. You can back them at 40/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.

 

West Brom vs Leicester in the Premier League has historically been a high scoring game averaging 3.25 goals per game. You can back another high scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 10/11 for over 2.5 goals.

 

Grady Diangana is the Baggies big summer signing. The 22-year-old former West Ham winger is 12/1 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 4/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Leicester City.

 

Jamie Vardy was the Premier League’s golden boot award winner for the 2019/20 season. He is the favourite to get on the scoresheet at 10/11. You can back Vardy at 3/1 to grab the game’s opening goal.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

West Brom vs Leicester: Match preview

Sunday’s game feels like it could be a Mourinho vs Guardiola battle on a shoe-string budget. A defence-first coach who likes his sides to be hard to beat versus a possession-based side with roots in Spanish tiki-taki football.

 

West Brom gained promotion to the Premier League with a reputation for being hard to beat. They lost just seven games last season; two fewer than Champions Leeds. However, the big difference between them and the Champions was in the number of games drawn. The Baggies drew seventeen compared to just nine for Leeds United.

 

This largely comes down to the mindset of the coach. Slaven Bilic’s first instinct is not to lose games. He thinks about the game in terms of defending first and foremost. While in possession, they can struggle to progress play at times against well-structured teams and rely on the individual brilliance of Pereira to drop deep and make things happen.

 

“When you’ve got the ball 65-70% of the time, it’s a football death for the other team…It’s death by football.”

– Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City Manager

Whereas, Brendan Rodgers travelling around Spain studying different coaching methods as a young coach underpins his tactical framework for Leicester City.

 

He prefers technical players who are comfortable in possession. Players like Tielemans and Maddison are used to progress play centrally who are comfortable in small spaces. They also use their full-backs, Barnes and Gray to carry the ball in wide areas.

 

West Brom are likely to defend in a low-block asking Leicester whether they can break them down. This means the fitness of James Maddison, who is the Foxes most creative passer, could decide if Sunday’s match is one of frustration or success.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Grady Diangana of West Ham United runs with the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between West Ham United and Brentford at London Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

West Brom vs Leicester: Their summer business

Most of West Brom’s business this summer has involved tying down the loan signings that got them promoted to permanent deals.

 

Grady Diangana has completed a permanent move to the club. The 22-year-old left-winger spent the 2019/20 season on loan here, scoring eight goals and creating seven for the Baggies in thirty-one appearances. Diangana arrives from West Ham in a £12.2m deal, much to the displeasure of both players and fans of the Hammers.

 

Brazilian right-winger Matheus Pereira has completed a permanent move to the club. The 24-year-old was a real creative force in the Baggies promotion push, creating twenty goals. Matheus also chipped in with eight goals in his forty-two appearances. He arrived in an £8.2m deal from Sporting of Portugal.

 

Callum Robinson arrived in the winter transfer window on loan from Sheffield United. After scoring three and creating two in sixteen appearances, West Brom moved to make his deal permanent as part of a move seeing Oliver Burke move the other way.

 

Centre-back Cédric Kipré and goalkeeper David Button have also arrived for deals around the £1m mark.

 

Leicester have been the much quieter of the two clubs this summer. Ben Chilwell was sold to Chelsea in a deal which could be worth up to £50m to the Foxes. They quickly moved to replace him with 24-year-old Belgian international Timothy Castagne.

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Jonny Evans celebrates goal versus Brighton

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with his West Bromwich Albion team mates during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Hawthorns on January 13, 2018 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

West Brom team news vs Leicester

Slaven Bilic could start the Premier League campaign with a full squad to choose from.

 

Kenneth Zohore is a doubt due to a calf strain. The 26-year-old Danish centre-forward wouldn’t be expected to start the game if fit. Bilic would like to have 190cm tall Zohore available from the bench though, should he need a plan B later in the game.

 

Conor Townsend is also rated at 50/50 to be ready for Sunday’s match. The 27-year-old left-back has been struggling with an ankle injury in pre-season. Kieran Gibbs would be the favourite to start even if Townsend was fit.

 

Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cédric Kipré and David Button are all in contention to make their debuts for the Baggies after their arrival in the summer. While Callum Robinson is also expected to start having made his loan move from Sheffield United a permanent one.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City reacts after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester team news vs West Brom

Brendan Rodgers hasn’t had the same fortune as Bilic in terms of injuries over the summer.

 

Ricardo Pereira has been ruled out with a knee injury. The injury has kept Leicester’s first-choice right-back out since March. Timothy Castagne is expected to start his first game for the club in his steed.

 

First-choice centre-back Jonny Evans is ruled out with a quadriceps strain. He was due to miss Leicester’s first three games of the new season due to the red card he received on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign.

 

Wes Morgan, who was expected to deputise for Evans, has suffered a hamstring injury in the pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday. He has not trained since and is unlikely to take any part in Sunday’s season opener.

 

Filip Benkovic has returned from a loan spell at Bristol City. However, he seems out of favour and is unlikely to be trusted to start in the Premier League. Therefore, Rodgers may need to get creative in naming a partner for Caglar Söyüncü at the back.

 

Defensive midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amartey have both played in the position in the past and were given minutes there in pre-season against Blackburn. James Justin could move over from right-back making way for summer signing Castagne to start.

 

Christian Fuchs picked up a pelvic injury in mid-July. He is expected to be out for three to four months.

 

James Maddison has also been out since July with a pelvic injury. However, unlike Fuchs, Maddison is nearing full fitness and could be involved in some part on Sunday.

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Predicted West Brom line-up vs Leicester

West Bromwich Albion's predicted XI to face Leicester City FC.

West Bromwich Albion’s predicted XI to face Leicester City FC.

Predicted Leicester line-up vs West Brom

Leicester City FC's predicted XI to face West Bromwich Albion.

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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What time is kick off between West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC?

What time is kick off between West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City FC?
2:00 pm on Sunday Sep 13, 2020 (UK Time)
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101 Great Goals predicts: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Leicester City FC
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