West Brom and Leicester both stuttered late on last season and a cagey contest could be on the cards when they return to action at The Hawthorns.
(African Stand) — West Bromwich Albion host to Leicester City on their return to the Premier League. The Baggies impressed in the Championship last term, and they are now on a quest to secure the elite division’s survival.
The likes of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, and David Button have joined the club in the summer transfer window, but the newcomers are still seen as underdogs in the season opener.
Leicester City, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to book their place in the Champions League last term, with the team slipping down the standings in the season finale.
Timothy Castagne is the start of Leicester City’s transfer window, but many football experts believe that full-back Ben Chilwell is going to be sorely missed in the new season. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Brendan Rodgers managed to keep hold of the likes of Jamie Vardy, Wilfred Ndidi, and James Maddison. Speaking of Maddison, he is rated doubtful for Sunday’s clash.
Head To Head
Followers will remember the most recent match-up in this head-to-head. West Bromwich Albion played Leicester City in 2018 for a Premier League fixture. The winners at the final whistle were Leicester City – winning with a score of 1-4.
Over the last ten years, the two teams have played 9 times. West Bromwich Albion have won in 3 of the match-ups when they’ve met. Leicester City have won 4 times. The remaining 2 matches resulted in a draw.
There has been an average of 3.44 goals in their meetings. West Bromwich Albion have scored an average of 1.67; Leicester City have scored an average of 1.78.
Looking at the combined records on the road, the visiting side has won 44% of these encounters. The home side has prevailed in 33% of them.
West Bromwich Albion
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 33 matches. They have 17 wins; 10 draws; and 6 losses. This gives West Bromwich Albion a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of 51%-30%-18%.
In this time, they have scored 1.64 goals on average per match; while conceding 0.94 goals on average.
Let’s look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 40% (6 wins) from 15 home fixtures. 33% (5) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 26% (4) being a loss.
On average they have scored 1.93 goals when at home in this period while they have conceded 1.33.
In recent form, they have a total of 16 goals in their last ten matches – 5 of these matches have been wins for them. Of those ten matches, 4 of them have seen both sides score. There have been 5 matches with a combined goal total of three or more.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 36 matches. They have 20 wins; 7 draws; and 9 losses. This gives Leicester City a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of 55%-19%-25%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.89 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 0.83.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 55% (10 wins) in their 18 away fixtures. 11% (2) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 33% (6) resulting in a loss as the away side.
Away from home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 2.0 and they have conceded 0.78 on average.
Across all competitions, they are averaging 1.1 goals per game in their most recent ten matches; they have won 3 of these matches. Regarding the BTTS count, 3 of these games are matches where both teams have scored… The number of matches with a total of three goals or more is 3 games in these last ten outings.