Lineups

West Bromwich Albion

( 5-4-1 )

  • 1. S. Johnstone

  • 3. K. Gibbs

  • 27. D. O'Shea

  • 5. K. Bartley

  • 6. S. Ajayi Yellow Card

  • 2. D. Furlong

    70'
  • 8. J. Livermore

  • 11. G. Diangana

  • 19. R. Sawyers

    70'
  • 12. Matheus Pereira

  • 7. C. Robinson

    60'

Substitutes

  • 25. D. Button

  • 26. Ahmed Hegazi

  • 21. K. Edwards

    70'
  • 16. R. Harper

    70'
  • 0. K. Grosicki

  • 4. H. Robson-Kanu

    60'
  • 0. C. Austin

England - Premier League

16' J. Justin 16' Yellow Card 16'  J. Justin 63' S. Ajayi 63' Yellow Card 63'  S. Ajayi 57' T. Castagne 57' Goal 57'   Castagne T. Castagne 73' J. Vardy 73' Penalty 73'   Vardy J. Vardy 83' J. Vardy 83' Penalty 83'   Vardy J. Vardy
West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

0 - 3

Leicester City

Leicester City

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 57'
    0 - 1
  • 73'
    0 - 2
  • 83'
    0 - 3
  • Date: 13/09/2020
  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: The Hawthorns
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
Premier League Betting Tips: West Bromwich Albion v Leicester

West Bromwich Albion have returned to the top flight and begin their Premier League campaign at home to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Slaven Bilic has experience of the Premier League, having previously taken charge of West Ham, and will hope his Baggies side can regain some form after somewhat stuttering over the line at the end of their promotion-winning season from the Championship.

They can consider themselves a little fortunate that chasers Brentford also began to fall at the final hurdle, because they weren’t in especially good form post-lockdown: 10 sides in the division registered more points after the hiatus, and they failed to win each of their last four matches.

 

The Croatian boss will have hoped the comparative lack of pressure in a season-opener, and a chance to recharge their batteries will have done his side some good. In spite of their poor ending to last season, there can be few arguments that they didn’t deserve it, having spent almost the entirety of the campaign in the top two alongside Leeds United.

 

Leicester, meanwhile, will also have looked to recalibrate over the summer, having occupied the top four spots until the penultimate weekend, but ultimately cost themselves the chance to play Champions League football with a severe drop off in form in 2020. 

 

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes would be 12th in a league table since the turn of the calendar year, and 16th post-lockdown, winning just two of nine games after the hiatus.

 

But Leicester will be confident of their chances here. They’ve only lost one of their last six meetings with West Brom, and won their last clash 1-4 at the Hawthorns back in March 2018. Five of those last six meetings have featured both teams scoring.

 

We recommend backing Leicester to win here, but also both teams to score. That’s priced at 11/4 with Paddy Power.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Leicester to win and both teams to score - 11/4

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 1
  • The Hawthorns
  • Anthony Taylor
  • 13 Sep, 14:00

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Lineups

West Bromwich Albion
(5-4-1)
Leicester City
(3-4-2-1)
  • 1. S. Johnstone

  • 3. K. Gibbs

  • 27. D. O'Shea

  • 5. K. Bartley

  • 6. S. Ajayi Yellow Card

  • 2. D. Furlong

    70'
  • 8. J. Livermore

  • 11. G. Diangana

  • 19. R. Sawyers

    70'
  • 12. Matheus Pereira

  • 7. C. Robinson

    60'

Substitutes

  • 25. D. Button

  • 26. Ahmed Hegazi

  • 21. K. Edwards

    70'
  • 16. R. Harper

    70'
  • 0. K. Grosicki

  • 4. H. Robson-Kanu

    60'
  • 0. C. Austin

  • 1. K. Schmeichel

  • 0. Ç. Söyüncü

  • 2. J. Justin Yellow Card

  • 27. T. Castagne Goal

  • 24. N. Mendy

  • 15. H. Barnes

  • 8. Y. Tielemans

  • 26. D. Praet

    75'
  • 25. W. Ndidi

  • 9. J. Vardy Penalty Penalty

  • 17. Ayoze Pérez

    67'

Substitutes

  • 12. D. Ward

  • 28. C. Fuchs

  • 33. L. Thomas

  • 11. M. Albrighton

    67'
  • 20. H. Choudhury

  • 10. J. Maddison

    75'
  • 14. K. Iheanacho

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion

There is a 25.7% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Leicester City, at 53.3%, are heavy favorites to beat West Bromwich Albion who have just a 21.0% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Leicester City 1.7 to West Bromwich Albion 1.0.
In simulation wins, West Bromwich Albion upsets Leicester City by averaging 10.3 shots and 3.8 shots on goal.
They average 2.1 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.

West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City

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    West Bromwich Albion 0 - 3 Leicester City -Match Report

    Date published: 9/13/2020 6:15:28 PM

    West Brom pay the penalty as Jamie Vardy double helps Leicester to away victory

    Jamie Vardy’s penalty double gave Leicester the perfect start to their Premier League campaign at West Brom.

    The striker scored 23 times last season to claim the Golden Boot and got his first goals of the new term on Sunday to wrap up a 3-0 win on Sunday.

    They came after Timothy Castagne’s debut goal opened the scoring in the second half.

    Albion, returning to the top flight after two years, impressed in the first half but wilted once they fell behind as Leicester’s top flight experience and extra quality told.

    The Foxes were put under pressure but were ultimately comfortable winners, even with a patched-up defence which included Wilfred Ndidi as an emergency centre-back.

    Albion were disciplined and tidy early in their top flight return with Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana threats going forward but they ultimately lacked penetration.

    One Callum Robinson centre rolled across the six-yard box but despite their neat and diligent play Albion looked limited going forward.

    Slowly Leicester began to come alive and Harvey Barnes fired straight at Sam Johnstone after Dennis Praet’s cutback after 30 minutes.

    Then, Vardy fired straight at Johnstone in his first chance of the game.

    It was a warning and Albion responded with their best opening of the half, Schmeichel saving Pereira’s low effort four minutes before the break.

    The rush of chances aside it had been a low-key game and the second half continued in the same vein until the Foxes snatched an opener after 56 minutes.

    Fears had surrounded Leicester’s lack of summer business with Castagne their only senior signing ahead of what will be a hectic campaign, which includes the Europa League.

    But the left-back, who joined from Atalanta in a deal worth £21.5million, eased some early fears by becoming an unlikely debut scorer.

    Praet got free on the left and chipped a cross for Castagne to arrive ahead of Kieran Gibbs to head in from six yards.

    It was his first goal since scoring for Atalanta against Shakhtar in the Champions League in December.

    The goal knocked Albion and Johnstone had to turn Youri Tielemans’ drive over as Leicester tried to find a killer second.

    It came with 16 minutes left when Vardy was hauled back by Kyle Bartley in the box.

    Referee Anthony Taylor allowed play to go on and, when Barnes was denied by Johnstone, he pointed to the spot.

    Vardy made no mistake, sending Johnstone the wrong way, and celebrated by cupping his ears to an empty Smethwick End.

    His second came 10 minutes later when Dara O’Shea felled James Justin and the former England striker crashed in his second spot kick.

    Lineups

    Leicester City

    ( 3-4-2-1 )

    • 1. K. Schmeichel

    • 0. Ç. Söyüncü

    • 2. J. Justin Yellow Card

    • 27. T. Castagne Goal

    • 24. N. Mendy

    • 15. H. Barnes

    • 8. Y. Tielemans

    • 26. D. Praet

      75'
    • 25. W. Ndidi

    • 9. J. Vardy Penalty Penalty

    • 17. Ayoze Pérez

      67'

    Substitutes

    • 12. D. Ward

    • 28. C. Fuchs

    • 33. L. Thomas

    • 11. M. Albrighton

      67'
    • 20. H. Choudhury

    • 10. J. Maddison

      75'
    • 14. K. Iheanacho