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Championship Betting Tips & Predictions: Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion


A Leicester City branded corner flag ahead of the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture date: Tuesday January 19, 2021. - Image ID: 2E3K33B

With just four games to go, Leicester City need to address their alarming drop-off in form, given that they are now in serious danger of missing out on automatic promotion.

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Having been 17 points clear at the top of the table as recently as Valentine’s Day, Leicester City are now not only no longer top of the EFL Championship, but could miss out on automatic promotion entirely.

Last Friday night, Enzo Maresca’s side suffered a second 1-0 defeat on the road in just four days, first beaten by Millwall at the Den, before defeat at the hands of Plymouth Argyle in the pouring rain at Home Park.

So now, the Foxes have accumulated just ten points from their last ten matches, suffering six defeats during this period, despite having only lost four of their first 32 fixtures beforehand.

As a result, Leicester have dropped to second, a point below new leaders Ipswich Town, while Leeds United are just a point behind, with Southampton only four points adrift.

After this, the Foxes welcome the Saints to the King Power on Tuesday, that could be massive, before concluding the campaign against Huddersfield away and then Blackburn at home.

Leicester’s fate is still in their own hands, if they win all four games they’ll be champions, but recent form suggests this isn’t likely to happen.

West Bromwich Albion meantime still have plenty to play for themselves, currently sat fifth, requiring five points from their three remaining fixtures to mathematically make sure of a place in the play-offs.

Carlos Corberán’s team saw their ten game unbeaten streak come to an end last weekend, defeated 1-0 by Sunderland at the Hawthorns, meaning they are just a point above Norwich, seeking to cling onto fifth.

The Baggies’ two games after this see them take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough and Preston at home, so they’ll be looking to go into a near-certain play-off campaign with some momentum behind them.

Back in December, Josh Maja’s 89th minute equaliser had seemingly snatched a point for West Brom when Leicester made the 40 mile trip across the Midlands, only for Harry Winks to win it in the 94th minute.

Safe to say, a lot has changed in the 140 days subsequently, so who will prevail at the King Power?

Leicester City to win and both teams to score

Despite their recent form, we are backing Leicester City to pick up three points here.

The Foxes have won each of their last four meetings with West Brom, claiming victory in seven of their ten encounters since the start of 2015.

Enzo Maresca’s team have also won both of their last two home matches, claiming victory in 15 of 20 outings at the King Power so far this season, while Carlos Corberán’s side have won only six of 21 away, with eighth-placed Coventry the highest team they’ve defeated on the road.

Both teams have scored in 12 of the last 17 encounters between these two clubs, a trend we’re forecasting will continue.

The Baggies haven’t failed to score in back-to-back games since October 2022, a steak they’re hoping will continue.

Meanwhile, the Foxes have kept only one clean sheet in ten, while they’ve only failed to score in two of 21 home matches across league and cup.

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Leicester City to win and both teams to score

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Stephy Mavididi to score anytime

Stephy Mavididi has really come to the fore as a key player for Leicester this season, scoring 13 times in all competitions, including netting against Norwich and Birmingham earlier this month.

So, having netted in both of the Foxes’ last two fixtures at the King Power, we’re backing him to continue this streak.

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Stephy Mavididi to score anytime

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".