West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

February 22, 2022 0 By HearthstoneYarns

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the Foxes missing several key defensive players, Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends when they take on Bilic's newly-promoted side on Sunday

West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to make a winning return to the Premier League when they welcome Leicester City to the Hawthorns on Sunday.

Slaven Bilic steered the side to automatic promotion in his first season in command, securing a runners-up spot behind runaway champions Leeds.

West Brom vs Leicester Latest Odds

Having won just four of their last 25 top flight matches on home turf, they are 14/5 (3.80) outsiders with bet365 to celebrate their comeback with a shock victory over the 2015-16 champions.

The Foxes finished last season on a sour note after losing out on a top four spot in the final match of the campaign, but are available at 19/20 (1.95) to get off to a positive start this time around by coming out on top here.

Three of the hosts’ last four league matches last season resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them earning a stalemate in this one.

West Brom vs Leicester Team News

Conor Townsend and Kenneth Zohore both failed late fitness tests due to respective ankle and calf injuries.

Christian Fuchs and Ricardo Pereira are injured and Wes Morgan and James Maddison are also out, while Johnny Evans serves the first match of his three-game suspension for the red card he picked up on the final day of last season.

West Brom XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Gibbs, Costa Pereira, Livermore, Sawyers, Diangana, Robinson

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Castagne, Mendy, Perez, Praet, Tielemans, Barnes, Vardy

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West Brom vs Leicester Preview

Although surely determined to put last season’s collapse behind them as soon as possible, Brendan Rodgers’ team is severely hampered by the list of absentees – particularly in defence.

Having failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six league matches on the road last season – conceding 10 times in the last four – they are surely vulnerable to a Baggies team buoyed by their recent promotion.

West Brom vs Leicester Tips and Predictions

All in all, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on both teams finding the net for the seventh time in eight encounters between West Brom and Leicester.

All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.