With the return of the football bonanza, Premier League commences another chapter on the 12th of September.
West Brom takes on Leicester on Sunday afternoon which promises to be a great clash.
Below is the West Brom vs Leicester City Preview with predicted line ups, Preview, Facts, and Prediction.
With a hard-fought promotion back in the top flight, West Brom will be fired up to commence their season on a high. Even with hiccups, in the end, West Brom prevailed out of the Championship. West Brom was highly entertaining for neutrals with 78% of their matches ending with 1.5 plus goals. Along with Leeds, only West Brom was the team that managed to score in 83% of their matches, with only scoreless in 17% of them. Austin and Robson Kanu were the highest scorers with 10 goals apiece. This could be a major area where West Brom might not prevail in the top flight. Clean Sheets at home were a rarity for them and rectifying it and home form will play a crucial role in their bid for survival.
A dream start that arose aspirations never intended but untimely disaster stuck that erode the dreams away. That was Leicester’s story for the last season. With 16 matches into the season, Leicester sat 2nd with a comfortable 6 point lead over 3rd, 9 points over 4th, and 14 above 5th. But as per season turnarounds, Leicester did the unthinkable which proved to be one of the most disastrous ends to a promising start. They acquired 24 points from the next 22 and missed out on a coveted Champions League spot. In Hindsight, they did overachieve but with the position they acquired halfway, a big opportunity was missed. Losing Ben Chilwell to Chelsea could be a major blow but tying Vardy and Maddison to new contracts is a major success for them this summer. They have already signed Castagne from Atalanta and our highly linked to capture of Brooks from Bournemouth. Will they replicate what they did last year? We shall find out this term.
Injury News and Predicted Elevens:
West Brom does not have any fresh injury concerns and might line up as follows:
Johnstone Dara O’Shea Ajayi Hegazi Gibbs Sawyers Livermore Grosicki Pereira Diangana Austin
Leicester on the other hand has a mountain of injuries to climb from along with suspensions. Ricardo is out until October while Fuchs might not be fit for the West Brom game. Evans is suspended and Wes Morgan might miss the opener. The biggest miss could be Maddison who is doubtful to feature in this fixture.
Likely Leicester Line up:
Schmeichel Justin Soyuncu Benkovic Fuchs (if fit) Ndidi Tielemans Praet Perez Barnes Vardy
Head to Head:
West Brom record against Leicester:
- Leicester have won their last three matches at The Hawthorns with an aggregate of 8 goals to 3.
- Jamie Vardy has been on the scoresheet for the past three games at the Hawthorns.
- Leicester carries a shaded record against newly-promoted teams with only acquiring 58 points from possible 90 since being promoted. Winning only 17 of those 30 matches. Will West Brom pile even more misery?
West Brom 1–2 Leicester City
West Brom vs Leicester Prediction promises to be very intriguing. West Brom will be fired up for the opener while Leicester will want to keep pace with the top from the start. Goal scoring is an area of major concern for West Brom. Even with Leicester having most of their backline sidelined, Where shall the goals come for West Brom? Handling Vardy, Perez, and Barnes could be too much of an ask for their defense to handle.
Therefore I believe Leicester will prevail West Brom in a hard-fought fixture.
Credits: Pundit Arena