Leicester - WBA


England
Under / Over
Pick: Over +2,25 goals
Odds: 1.65
Stake: 1
Pinnacle

Match date: 22/04/2021

Leicester and West Bromwich Albion are playing match of the 32nd round of the English Premiership tonight from 9 pm CET, which according to most parameters should be uncertain and very interesting. Third-placed Leicester are battling for a place in the Champions League, while the penultimate WBA catches the last train in an attempt to stay in the elite English football rank.


Leicester secured a English FA Cup semifinal victory 1:0 against Southampton four days ago and entered in the finals after 52 years wait, while manager Brendan Rodgers' team has one point more than Chelsea and West Ham in the Champions League battle.


It would be a great success for the Foxes, right after that miraculous 2016. title of champion. Brendan Rodgers has no new line-up worries for this match and expects full-back Ricardo Pereira to overcome a minor calf problem in time to face the WBA, except long-term absentees James Justin, Harvey Barnes and Wes Morgan miss out again. Barnes had a significant role as he scored 9 goals and had 4 assists, but he has been missing for seven games.


Fatigue and psychological emptiness after placing in the FA Cup finals could have a negative effect on the home team, but they know how important is to stay in third place with a victory and they will certainly give the maximum they can.


It should be said that this is an unpleasant rival for Leicester because the Foxes are winless in nine home games against West Bromwich in all competitions. But this season Leicester claimed an easy 3:0 victory against the WBA in September, and also the Foxes are unbeaten in their previous four meetings with the Baggies, recording three wins and one draw in that time.


If West Bromwich Albion had played as many times this season as in the last two rounds, when beat Chelsea 5:2 and Southampton 3:0, he certainly wouldn't have shivered to stay in the league, and thus his chances are theoretical in the remaining 7 games, because Burnley in 17th place are running 9 points.


But the team of experienced strategist Sam Allardyce isn't surrendering, they will fight as long as there is hope and mathematical chances. The eight goals scored in the last two rounds are a big encouragement, and the Brazilian Matheus Pereira plays really great football lately, scores goals and assist to his teammates.


Veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic is expected to miss the remainder of the campaign with a thigh problem, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles has returned to training this week following an ankle injury and Kyle Bartley has recovered from a calf strain and is also likely to be part of the matchday squad.


But Allardyce will not change the starting 11 from the last duel. The guests come to Leicester without calculations, only the victory leaves them hope for salvation and Allardyce announces a brave and offensive play from the first minute. Also, West Bromwich scored at least one goal in 9 of last 10 matches in Leicester.


This is a match in which both clubs are looking for a victory and will not calculate, they will play in a high rhythm and with attacks from both sides. WBA is in the best shape at the beginning of the season and more rested than Leicester, but the hosts are a better team with a number of players who can score a goal (Vardy, Iheanacho, Tielemans ...). The 3+ goal option seems like a realistic scenario at King Power Stadium.





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  • 1
    AsianBesTrader 22/04/2021 17:07:02
    west brom may need victory here, too much behind, but my odds 1.75 ish
  • 4
    Shuaib Yunus Hassan 22/04/2021 22:54:37
    AsianBesTrader: west brom may need victory here, too much behind, but my odds 1.75 ish

    Nothing promising West Brom showed today. They were so good in last 2-3 games but failed today and their chances of survival are almost dead

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