West Brom vs Leicester by Luke
West Brom isn't awaiting this match in the best possible form, as the team now has three straight defeats, four matches without a victory and the team should be fired up to improve and prove their quality against reputable Leicester City this time.
In the last game, they didn't show all of their potential, since the team suffered 0:1 defeat against Liverpool in front of own fans, with the only goal being scored just before the halftime whistle via Firmino. Overall, the Reds had much more of the ball possession, but neither of the teams looked very concrete with the chances created and the result could have easily been slightly different. As for West Brom, they remained at eight position and surely aim to end up there, having four points now more than Southampton and Watford, their closest followers.
Home team should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Rondon as central striker, plus McClean, Morrison and Brunt as offensive midfielders. Offensive midfielder Matt Phillips (27/4) and forward Hal Robson-Kanu (27/2) are doubtful for this clash.
Leicester, on the other side, entered a really poor form in previous couple of weeks, since the team responded well with appointment of their interim coach Shakespeare during March and early in April, but the team succumbed now to five matches without a victory since ninth April.
They lost away to Everton and took a point against Crystal Palace, also being excluded from Champions League quarter-finals game against Atletico Madrid, but the side also suffered narrow 1:0 defeat last Wednesday evening away from home against Arsenal, having now three matches without a victory. Must be said, the Gunners have deserved their victory being way better and more concrete, even though the winning goal came late, in 86th minute of the match as an own goal. The side is quite safe having six points more than relegation placed Swansea, but would also just benefit in case of getting point(s) here.
Visitors will probably be playing in some kind of 4-4-2 formation, using Vardy and Okazaki as forwards. Central defender Wes Morgan remains doubtful with a hamstring problem. Forward Islam Slimani (19/7) missed previous game with a groin injury and will probably skip this one as well. Midfielder Nampalys Mendy (4/0) is injured, as well as center back Molla Wague (who didn't perform so far in Premiership).
- West Brom have seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches against Leicester.
- West Brom have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Leicester.
West Brom are without a victory in last four and are now fired up to respond with a much better performance. Leicester still has a lot things to prove and are not yet sure in the relegation battle, still aiming for a three pointer here. Overall, I expect goals here and both teams scoring as both of them are coming with a strong will to confirm their own quality.