Leicester vs WBA by Luke

After a bit sloppy start in the season, it seems that Leicester is now picking up in their form and the team should be able to get the position at the upper part of the table in the end. The team is doing more than well in Champions League with three victories and a draw and can't be more happy with it, but they'll need to impress some more in the Premier League.

The team is undefeated in last four matches in official matches (two in Champions League, two in Premiership), coming from a 1:1 draw away from home against Tottenham last weekend. They were limited to a defensive role which was natural style for such a game, as the Spurs scored only goal from a penalty kick, while the visitors managed to respond in 48th via Musa, with the home team remaining better team till the end of the match, but defensive lineup of Leicester stood really well for the whole time.

Vardy and Slimani should lead their attack in 4-4-2 formation as usual. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (8/0) is injured and out, same as central midfielder Nampalys Mendy (1/0) who didn't have much of influence on Leicester's performances so far. Attacker Islam Slimani is having some problems, but should be ready for the game.

West Brom, on the other side, comes from their second straight defeats, since the team couldn't do much more in their 0:4 defeat at home against Manchester City. Citizens were way better for the whole game and completely deserved the victory, while the home team virtually had no chance to match them, doing very little in attack as well.

Aguero brought the visiting team into the lead with two goals inside the first halftime, while Gungodan scored two goals more inside last ten minutes of the game. After this defeat, players of West Brom are standing just above the relegation zone, having ten points earned so far, which is only three points more than red zone placed Hull.

Visitors should be playing in their usual 4-1-4-1 formation with Rondon as central striker. Offensive midfielder/forward James McClean (9/1) is suspended for this one, while injured remains other offensive midfielder, Nacer Chadli (7/4). Forward Saido Berahino (4/0) is probably not ready yet, similar to central defender Jonas Olsson (4/0).

  • Leicester have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against West Brom.

Leicester is doing way better in front of their own crowd and the team will be aiming a three pointer here. I have no doubts that the home team will be much better here and are fully up to the task to win against mediocre West Brom that isn't anywhere close to their full potential - Leicester seems to be going into right direction now.

Bet: Leicester Wins @ 1.80 with William Hill
Result: 1-2 (lost)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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