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- Leicester have kept only five clean sheets in their last 16 home league games.
- Both teams have scored in seven of WBA’s last ten away league matches.
- Leicester have dropped points in eight of their 15 league games at home this term.
- West Brom have lost only two of their last eight Premier League fixtures.
Leicester still have work to do
Leicester booked their place in the FA Cup final for the first time since 1969 with their win over Southampton on Sunday, though the Foxes still have plenty of work to do to ensure they cement their place in the Premier League’s top four.
With a short spread of three points between City in third and Liverpool in sixth, every fixture looks pivotal from here on in, and only a victory over the Baggies on Thursday will keep Leicester in the driving seat for Champions League qualification.
Brendan Rodgers team have toiled at the King Power Stadium this season however, and their record of just four wins from their last nine assignments there suggests WBA can give them a real game.
Baggies’ back-to-back wins
The Baggies meanwhile, secured successive Premier League victories for the first time since their promotion last week when they cantered to a 3-0 win over Southampton.
WBA’s impressive triumph came hot on the heels of their incredible 5-2 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and Albion could narrow the gap to safety to just six points with a third win in a row this week.
Goals at both ends likely
With Leicester’s patchy home form considered and West Brom in confident mood following their back-to-back wins, we expect a competitive tussle to unfold at the King Power Stadium on Thursday and backing both teams to score appeals as a result. That selection also makes it into our huge 148/1 bet builder tip for this game.
The Foxes have kept just five clean sheets in their last 16 home assignments, and a Baggies outfit that plundered eight goals in their last two fixtures should be able to manufacture opportunities to register this week.
Albion hold the worst defensive record in the division however so expect Leicester to hit back in what could develop into a contest with an entertaining ebb and flow.
WBA have lost just twice in eight league games however, and our 2-2 correct score prediction tips Sam Allardyce’s improving Baggies to earn a share of the spoils against a Leicester team that have dropped points in eight of their 15 home games this season.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Leicester remain without long-term absentees James Justin and Harvey Barnes while Wes Morgan is still struggling with a back complaint and could miss out again.
Ricardo Pereira has a calf issue and could be replaced in the XI by Marc Albrighton.
West Bromwich Albion injures and team news
Branislav Ivanovic is the Baggies’ only confirmed absentee, and Sam Allardyce could choose to keep faith with the same team that beat Southampton 3-0 last week.
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