The inspired Foxes looking for another victory

Last updated: October 28, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: The Hawthorns
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWLLL
Away form: WDWLW
Last season: 2-3
Competition: The Premier League

Leicester City won 1-0 against Crystal Palace last week and The Foxes recorded their first clean sheet in The Premier League this season. Their clinical striker Jamie Vardy secured the points bagging a goal in the middle of the second half and showed again why he is an English international player. Vardy has now 10 goals in ten matches for Leicester and he will be the main threat for West Brom’s defence.

The Baggies recorded their fourth victory of the season, winning 1-0 against Norwich at Carrow Road last weekend and proved their defenders are among the league’s top, keeping a clean sheet for the sixth time this season. Furthermore, West Brom players feel more comfortable on the pitch when playing on the counter attack, which is most likely to be the case in the next game against Leicester. The Baggies are clinical in attack, scoring one goal from five shots, on average.

To continue; the football analysers are expecting a tied match at The Hawthorns and nobody knows where the points will go. So, it will be a great match for the neutral football fans.

Team News

James Morrison has received an ankle injury and is going to miss the game. The goalkeeper, Ben Foster is also sidelined for The Baggies.

Leonardo Ulloa is still injured and Claudio Ranieri can’t include him in Leicester squad. However, the Argentinian is not a key player for The Foxes.

Matty James is the other player from Leicester, who misses the visit to The Hawthorns for sure. He is expected to return to full training in January.

Rondon and Berahino are expected to lead the West Bromwich attack again. Both players are in good shape and they are the main WBA’s goal-scorers.

Quotes of the week

Tony Pulis from WBA Tony Pulis (WBA) : “McClean is not the sharpest tool in the box.”

Claudio Ranieri Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) : “Jamie Vardy is not for sale!”

Expected line-ups:

WBA (4-5-1): Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott, McClean, Gardner, Fletcher, Rondon, Yacob, Berahino.
Subs Lambert, McManaman, Gamboa, Ideye, Anichebe, Chester, Rose
Injured: Foster, Morrison
Not available:
Leicester (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel, Huth, Morgan, De Laet, King, Albrighton, Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez, Vardy, Schlupp.
Subs Okazaki, Dodoo, Benalouane, Dyer, Fuchs, Schwarzer, Inler
Injured: Matty James, Ulloa
Not available:

Key Battle

brunt Brunt this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
9 810 0 1 1 0 3 0
vardy Vardy this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
10 892 10 4,1 1 1 3 0

So far this season

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West Bromwich this season Leicester this season
10 League Position 5
1 (3) (at home) Wins (away) 3 (2)
1-0 vs. Sunderland Biggest win 4-2 vs. Sunderland
1 (1) (at home) Draws (away) 1 (3)
3 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 1 (0)
0-3 to Manchester City Biggest Defeat 2-5 to Arsenal
Berahino (3) Top scorer Vardy (10)
Morrison (2) Assist Leader Mahrez (5)
Y23, R0 Discipline Y21, R0
4 Failures to score 0
6 Clean Sheets 1
2 Both Teams to Score Games 9
3 Over 2.5 Games 7
7 Under 2.5 Games 3
  • West Bromwich have an advantage against their opponents, having won 35 of 69 games. 20 of their victories are at The Hawthorns.
  • The Foxes still haven’t lost a single away game from the beginning of the season. They have won twice; there has been three draws.
  • Leicester City’s striker, Jamie Vardy, is the current Premiership top goal-scorer with 10 goals from 10 games. He has scored in 7 consecutive Premier League games.
  • The Baggies have won only once at home from the beginning of the season. They did it against Sunderland on 17th Oct. Berahino scored in the 54th minute and that was the only goal of the match.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
11/04/15 The Premier League West Bromwich 2-3 Leicester D. Fletcher 8′
01/11/14 The Premier League Leicester 0-1 West Bromwich Cambiasso (OG) 47′
26/10/10 TheCapital One Cup Leicester 1-4 West Bromwich Cox 21′
02/04/10 The Championship West Bromwich 3-0 Leicester J. Morrison 38′
07/11/09 The Championship Leicester 1-2 West Bromwich Dorrans 37′