West Brom vs Leicester Prediction: Baggies could clean up against Foxes

 | December 01 | 

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Saturday's 12:30 Championship offering sees an in-form West Bromwich Albion entertain a Leicester City side on the wobble.

The previously invincible Foxes have dropped eight points from their last four games and need to show a reaction to their unconvincing 1-1 draw at rock-bottom Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.

The Baggies are bouncing at the moment, collecting 15 points from their last six games, which includes wins over high-flying Hull and Ipswich.

West Brom vs Leicester Prediction

  • West Brom - Clean Sheet @ 23/10
  • West Brom - Draw No Bet @ EVS

Team News

West Brom are sweating over the fitness of Jed Wallace, who was forced off in the first half of their 1-0 win at Cardiff in midweek with pain in his shoulder.

Matt Phillips is almost certain to return, while Brandon Thomas-Asante could earn a recall from the start or Josh Maja might be in line for his first Championship start of the season.

Leicester's latest injury headache concerns centre-back Wout Faes, who came off with a dead leg at half-time against Sheffield Wednesday.

Enzo Maresca made six changes at Hillsborough to keep things fresh and the likes of James Justin, Wilfried Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Kasey McAteer should all be restored to the line-up.

Match Odds

West Brom are 9/5 to pick up all three points, with the draw priced at 2/1 and Leicester the slight favourites for the win at 7/5.

This clash brings together the two teams with the best defensive records in the Championship, so goals could be at a premium with Under 2.5 priced at 8/11 and 'Both Teams To Score - No' available at 10/11.

West Brom - Clean Sheet @ 23/10

West Brom’s rise up the table to the heady heights of fifth place has been built on their tight defence.

The Baggies have conceded just six times in their last 11 matches and have the highest clean-sheet ratio in the Championship, having shut out their opponents in exactly half of their 18 games to date.

The Foxes have encountered some finishing problems of late, failed to register in back-to-back league games against Leeds and Middlesbrough in November.

Things appeared to improve when they returned from the international break to beat Watford 2-0, but there was a worrying lack of creativity evident again in their 1-1 draw with the lowly Owls.

Saturday's lunchtime clash hardly looks dripping with goals and, if West Brom boss Carlos Corberan switches back to a five-man defence against the leaders, there's a good chance his side will blank the visitors.

West Brom - Draw No Bet @ EVS

Leicester made a sloppy start at Hillsborough in midweek and could easily have been 2-0 down before they began to play as the Owls created some high turnovers with their press.

And they were also found out defensively late on when Wednesday's bombardment of their box resulted in the stoppage-time chance that Jeff Hendrick buried for the equaliser.

Another away trip to an in-form promotion rival is not ideal for them on the back of that slip-up and they will also have had 24 hours less than the Baggies to rest and prepare.

West Brom can take advantage, but Leicester's superb defensive record, which has seen them concede six goals fewer than any other team in the division, suggests taking Albion Draw No Bet is the most sensible solution.

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