Leicester City vs West Brom Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
A weekend of fine footballing rivalry and tradition will be capped off at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City welcome West Bromwich Albion for Monday Night Football. Both sides are winless in five.
Game: Leicester City vs West Brom
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick-off: Monday 16th October, 8PM
Leicester City’s infamous Premier League title feels further and further away with each passing game. City are winless in five Premier League games now and have only won three of their last 15 outings dating back to last season. One of those was a 1-0 win over West Brom, and Shakespeare’s men will hope this game can light a fire under them once again.
Despite being winless in five, West Brom can be happy that their side sits 10th by way of some resilient showings and just two defeats in five games. Those two wins are their only two in their last 15 games also and three points here would aid the fans belief that things are heading in the right direction under Tony Pulis still.
The last meeting between the side was that narrow 1-0 victory on this ground for Leicester, but the fixture has produced much more entertaining affairs in recent times. Nine of the last 11 have featured at least three goals with some real crackers including Leicester’s 3-2 win during their title season.
Leicester are the home side here and so come into this game as the favorite. City are 1/1 with Bet365. The draw is available at 12/5 through Unibet whilst West Bromwich Albion are best odds 3/1 with Betfred.
Leicester are capable of keeping things tight and that’s what West Brom are built on, with similar odds close to even money for both teams to score or not to score here. But history tells us that this fixture delivers goals and excitement, and amidst that, both teams have scored in 18 of the last 22 meetings. That’s included both teams scoring and there has been three or more goals in four of the last five competitive meetings.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Over 2.5/Both Teams Score at 31/20 with Coral
At least one of the sides involved have netted two or more with real regularity in this fixture. There have been several games that played out as 2-2 draws or a 3-2 victory in the past three seasons and Leicester's home fixtures, despite being against better sides, suggest that type of scoreline isn’t impossible.
Back our Score Prediction: Draw: 2-2 at best odds 16/1 with Bet365
I don’t know if there are any teams left in the Premier League that Jamie Vardy hasn’t scored against, but the Baggies are certainly well aware of his threat by now. Vardy has five in seven for his club and is also on penalty duties. Jamie Vardy has netted the winning goal in all three of Leicester’s modern-day Premier League wins over West Brom.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Jamie Vardy at 5/4 with Bet365