Leicester City vs West Brom Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
January 5, 2022
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Baggies have found some form in recent weeks and our tipster is backing them to at least run the Foxes close in this Premier League clash
Leicester City and West Brom face off on Thursday in a game that has ramifications at both ends of the Premier League table.
The Foxes currently sit only one point above fifth-placed Chelsea but have been presented with an excellent opportunity to go four clear after the Blues, Liverpool and West Ham all failed to win their respective most recent outings.
At the other end, relegation looms for the Baggies as they are nine points behind Burnley and quickly running out of fixtures.
Having beaten Southampton in the FA Cup semi-finals at the weekend to reach their first final since 1969, bet365 make Leicester just 4/7 (1.57) to edge closer to claiming a Champions League spot.
West Brom have won consecutive Premier League games for the first time this season but are 5/1 (6.50) to make that three in a row and give their survival hopes another boost.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have drawn just a single top-flight game at the King Power Stadium and it is 3/1 (4.0) that they have to settle for a point here.
Leicester City vs West Brom Team News
Ricardo Pereira picked up a calf injury against Southampton and is unlikely to be risked here, with the full-back joining Harvey Barnes, James Justin and Wes Morgan on the sidelines.
Only Branislav Ivanovic is missing for the Baggies.
Leicester City vs West Brom Preview
West Brom looked to be out for the count only two months ago with just 12 points from 23 games, but a run of three wins and three draws from their last eight outings has given them a chance at survival.
Their resolute defence is no doubt a big reason for this dramatic turnaround, with the Baggies shipping only five goals and keeping four clean sheets in that time.
Add that to the fact that they have scored eight over their last two outings, and they will certainly back themselves to at least strike against a Foxes side who have conceded in seven of their last eight in the league.
Leicester City vs West Brom Tips and Predictions
Leicester will be buoyed by their FA Cup semi-final win but it was a lacklustre performance and after consecutive Premier League defeats against Manchester City and West Ham, might be in for another tough time on Thursday.
With that in mind, West Brom +1.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.830 looks a strong selection and will pay out if the Baggies avoid defeat or be voided if they lose by only a single goal.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.