Premier League Betting Preview: Leicester City v West Brom

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Updated Monday 7th November 2016, 08:09 AM


Leicester City host West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium this Sunday 6th November, and the visitors will no doubt be hoping to end a frustrating run of five consecutive matches without a win. The bookmakers have the home side down as the odds-on favourites to win the game, but will it be as one-sided as those odds suggest, or will the Baggies manage to defy their recent form?

How the Bookies See It:

  • Winner: Leicester 3/4, Draw 5/2, West Brom 19/5 – Sky Bet
  • Under/Over 2.5 Goals: Under 4/6, Over 11/10 – Paddy Power
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes 1/1, No 3/4 – Bet365

Form

  • Leicester City haven’t been in the same blazing form as they were last season, but they’ve performed well enough to earn themselves three wins and three draws from ten matches. That gives them 12 points for the season thus far, and 11th place in the Premier League table. Leicester drew their most recent match 1-1 when visiting Tottenham on Saturday 29th October, and that followed a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday 22nd October. The Foxes have also been faring very well in the UEFA Champions League, having won three and drawn one from four games to top the table in Group G. Leicester have scored 12 goals from their 1ten Premier League games, giving them a goal average of 1.2 per game.
  • West Bromwich Albion are five places below Leicester in the Premier League table, having won two, drawn four and lost four of their ten matches this season. Unfortunately, the two wins they achieved were quite some time ago – on Saturday 13th August and Saturday 17th September, to be precise – and they aren’t showing any signs of getting back on track. They followed their second win with three 1-1 draws in a row (against Stoke, Sunderland and Tottenham) before losing 2-1 at Liverpool on Saturday 22nd September and suffering a 4-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Saturday 29th September. West Brom have scored ten goals from ten matches, for a goal average of one per game.

Sports.net’s View

The goal stats suggest that this game could end as a 1-1 draw, but they don’t take into account the fact that Leicester City are currently in pretty good form or that West Brom are experiencing an equally marked slump. The away team will be pleased to have midfielder Claudio Yacob back on the pitch after a single match absence, but they will be without James McClean thanks to the 27-year-old picking up his fifth booking of the season in their most recent match against Manchester City. 

Meanwhile, Leicester City are undoubtedly being buoyed by their success in the Champions League, and that will put them in an excellent frame of mind to try and achieve a convincing win over West Brom this Sunday. Manager Claudio Ranieri has been shortlisted for the Best Coach Award from FIFA, and we don’t see his team letting him down in this fixture. We will therefore bet with the run of recent Premier League form and back Leicester to win this Sunday.

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Leicester City to win – 3/4 with Sky Bet

*Please note that odds may fluctuate in the run-up to kick-off.

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Last Updated: Monday, 7 November 2016 08:09:45+00:00
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