West Brom vs Leicester CityEngland Championship, KO: 12:30 Dec 2, 2023, The Hawthorns
Leicester City will be aiming to strengthen their lead at the top of the Championship standings as they travel to the Hawthorns for a clash with West Brom on Saturday . The Baggies have impressed in recent weeks and can make things difficult but Leicester have the superior quality which should give them the edge here.
After enduring a difficult start to the season, West Brom appear to have found their rhythm in recent weeks as they are unbeaten in eight of their last 10 matches. Carlos Corberan’s men have claimed seven wins in that run, playing themselves into third place and playoff contention.
Things have been so good for West Brom lately that they head into Saturday’s clash with two straight wins. First they triumphed 2-0 over Ipswich Town before claiming a 1-0 victory at Cardiff City in their Championship fixture.
The Hawthorns has been a fortress for West Brom, who have suffered just one defeat in front of their fans all season. They have won their last three home matches, including a 2-0 victory over second placed Ipswich Town in their previous fixture in front of their fans.
Leicester City are coming off a draw as they wer4 held 1-1 by Sheffield Wednesday in their previous Championship fixture. They struck early in the contest through Issahaku Fatawu and held on for long periods before conceding an injury time equaliser.
That result means Leicester City have now picked up just one win in their last four Championship matches. Despite that slight wobble, Enzo Maresca’s men remain one point clear at the top of the standings.
Leicester City have also impressed on their travels this season, claiming seven wins in their last 10 Championship away matches. However, they are often unconvincing at the back, failing to keep a clean sheet in the last six matches in that run.
How the bookies view it
Leicester City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 11/8 by BoyleSports to claim the win. A victory for West Brom is valued at 11/5 with bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 12/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Leicester City have a 36-27 advantage with 15 draws from 78 previous matches against West Brom. The Foxes have also won the last three meetings and picked up a 3-0 victory in a Premier League fixture back in 2021.
Players to watch
Brandon Thomas-Assante is often lively in attack for West Brom and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The forward will be aiming to add to his four Championship goals this season and is priced at 11/5 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Jamie Vardy rolled back the years with a brace against Watford and could be worth keeping an eye on for Leicester City. The striker has four goals in the last three matches against West Brom and is priced at 2/1 by BetVictor to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
West Brom and Leicester City have quality going forward and both teams could be backed to score at 7/11 with William Hill. The Foxes have seen over 2.5 goals in four of their last six away matches and a repeat is priced at 9/10 with Unibet while over 3.5 goals could also be considered at 12/5 with BetVictor.
Leicester City have scored in both halves in four of their last six Championship away matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 12/5 with BoyleSports.
This England Championship match between West Brom and Leicester City will be played on Dec 2, 2023 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best West Brom vs Leicester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.