Preview - West Brom vs Leicester City March 10 2018

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Mar 10, 2018, 03:37 AM Last Edit: Mar 10, 2018, 05:45 AM by Harry85
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
23:00 pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion: 
Last five matches form: L L L L L
Average goals per match: 0.8
Average goals against per match: 1.5
Top Scorer: Salomón Rondón And Jay Rodriguez (4)

Leicester City:
Last five matches form: D L W D D
Average goals per match: 1.4
Average goals against per match: 1.4
Top Scorer: Jamie Vardy (13)

If West Brom are to launch an improbable comeback from the precipice of relegation, the time to start is now. The Baggies simply must start winning their home games if they are to have any hope of staving off the drop.

10 clear of the bottom three and 16 adrift of the top five, Leicester City are booked for mid-table security and should be able to relax and coast home for the remainder of their campaign. They haven't looked to be taking their foot of the gas exactly of late, but have struggled away from the King Power, Losing four of their last five away outings in the league.

West Brom's woeful recent run of form hasn't been helped by an ever expanding injury list. January's major  transfer coup, Daniel Sturridge remains out, with Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt the latest to make their way to the medical room.

It is now a matter of when not if when it comes to the confirmation of West Brom's relegation from the Premier League. A squad in disarray, only two league wins at home all season and injuries to a number of key players makes for sorry reading and it may well get worse here.

Leicester wouldn't be ones to trust implicitly to get the job done, but they have much the better side, particularly in the attacking third and can take the three points.

Prediction: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Leicester City


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 4
Shots: 6 - 14
Shots on target: 2 - 6
Corner Kicks: 7 - 6
Possession: 44% - 56%

Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Onyinye Ndidi saw yellow for Leicester. Jake Livermore was the only West Brom player booked.

It all started so well for West Brom too. Salomón Rondón continuing to do his best to spark a miraculous escape from relegation, when producing a thumping volleyed finish after just eight minutes. Unfortunately for the home supporters, it was all downhill from there.

The equaliser came in the 21st minute. Jamie Vardy latching on to a ball from Riyad Mahrez to produce an excellent volley of his own past the helpless Ben Foster. 1-1 it stayed until the break.

The Foxes took control in the second half as West Brom soon found themselves behind once more.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho had only been on the pitch for two minutes before finding himself credited with an assist. Feeding the ball to Mahrez in the box, the rejuvenated Algerian finished off with his left foot.

14 minutes later Iheanacho was on the scoresheet himself, getting his head on the end of a Ben Chilwell cross. 1-3.

In the 93rd minute Leicester rubber salt into the wound with a fourth. West Brom failing to deal with a Marcus Albrighton corner and Vicente Iborra heading home from point blank range. 1-4 to the visitors on another bleak afternoon at The Hawthorns.

There's surely no way out of this mess for the Baggies now. Eight points adrift of safety, with only nine games remaining, their disastrous season goes from bad to worse. Plans for the Championship may have already begun.
Leicester consolidate their position in eighth place as the look to secure a top half finish.

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