Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (8/15) vs West Brom (5/1)
We are backing both teams to score at odds of 19/20
When: Thursday, 22nd April 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Thursday night, Leicester host West Brom at the King Power Stadium, in a game that could be crucial at both ends of the Premier League table.
The Foxes are currently third-place in the table, but the teams below them are now within touching distance after Brendan Rodgers team suffered back-to-back league defeats against Manchester City and West Ham. The team from the Midlands followed up those defeats by booking their place in the FA Cup final, beating Southampton 1-0.
After securing their place in the cup final, sealing a place in next season’s Champions League will be their priority this season. The Foxes are now just a point ahead of fourth-place West Ham and just two points clear of fifth-place Chelsea.
The team from the Midlands may not need to even finish in the top four to make Europe’s elite competition due to yesterday’s announcement of a breakaway Super League. However, until further announcements, Leicester will be working on the assumption that they need to make the top four to play Champions League football next season.
Leicester’s recent home record has been inconsistent, as they have won just four of their last nine league matches at the King Power.
The Baggies have looked doomed to life in the Championship next season for much of the season. However, Sam Allardyce’s team have recorded two straight wins over Chelsea and Southampton have given them a glimmer of hope in the battle for survival. The two victories have moved the visitors to within nine points of safety. They have a game in hand on 17th place Burnley, so they could still pull off the great escape.
Portuguese attacking midfielder Matheus Pereira has been in superb form of late, as he has scored three times in his last two appearances in the top-flight. If the Baggies are relegated, the 24-year-old may well remain in the Premier League with another club.
Before their last two league outing, West Brom had struggled for goals. Despite scoring eight goals in their last two Premier League matches, the Baggies are still the fourth-lowest scorers in the English top-flight. They also have the worst defensive record in the Premier League. Their recent improvement in form may well be too little too late for survival.
Leicester’s recent home form has certainly not been great, while West Brom have excelled of late in the English top-flight. For this game, we are looking at the goals market for our recommendations. The first bet we recommend is Matheus Pereira to be an anytime goalscorer, as the attacking midfielder has been superb of late. The other bet we recommend is for both teams to score, as both teams have been involved in high-scoring encounters.
Verdict: We are backing both teams to score at odds of 19/20 and/or Matheus Pereira to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 11/4. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Can West Brom boost their survival hopes with a win at the King Power Stadium?