Leicester City hopes to use their newfound success in the FA Cup to return to winning ways in the Premier League as they host West Brom. The match schedules for Thursday at King Power Stadium, with a kickoff at 10 pm.
The Foxes have two losses in their last two matches in the league that have them look behind their back, whereas West Brom continues their impressive relegation survival prospects with back to back wins.
First, Leicester City booked a spot in the FA Cup finals for the first time in 52 years against Manchester City. Thanks to in-form Iheanacho’s goal in the second half against Southampton on Sunday, that did the trick.
The finals scheduled for May 15, but that is a long time to get their top-four chances back on track in the league. Brenan Rodgers suffered successive losses against Manchester City and West Ham in their last two games to stop their momentum.
Moreover, the Foxes are third in the place while being one point above fourth-placed Chelsea and ten points from Manchester United. Last season’s repeat is a constant nightmare for Rodgers after dropping out on the final matchday.
In contrast, West Brom’s performances continue impressing after picking surprising wins over Chelsea and Southampton. The main catalyst for the rejuvenation sparks from their 5-2 win over Chelsea.
Leicester City vs West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other, with Leicester City taking seven wins while West Brom with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leicester City 1-0 Southampton
West Ham 3-2 Leicester
Leicester 0-2 Man City
Leicester 3-1 Man United
City 5-0 Sheffield United
West Brom 0-3 Southampton
Chelsea 2-5 West Brom
Crystal Palace 1-0 West Brom
West Brom 0-0 Newcastle
West Brom 0-1 Everton
Leicester City Team News
The main long-term injury absentees for the home side includes James Justin and Harvey Barnes. At the same time, Ricardo Perreira remains a major injury doubt after limping off during the FA Cup semi-finals. Ayoze Perez returned to the fold after disciplinary issues while James Maddison was coming on as a substitute.
West Brom Team News
The only injury absentee at the camp is veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic after limping off against Chelsea. Sam Allardyce might feel tempted to field the same starting lineup that finished the job against the Saints.
Prediction and Odds
Leicester is under pressure to perform while their visitors come off two impressive league winnings.
Goals Under 3.5
First to Score: Home