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West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City meet at The Hawthorns, in a match for the 30 th round of the Premier League. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 10-16-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 04-24-2017, for the Premier League, which ended in a 1-0 win for Leicester City. The only goal of the match was scored by J. Vardy (43 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Leicester City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
West Bromwich Albion:
The home team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 20 points won, after 3 wins, 11 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Huddersfield Town, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Watford, by (1-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor. against 1 win, 7 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In their last 10 home matches for the championship West Bromwich Albion won 1, tied 4 and lost 5, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 14 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 29 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 14 times and never got the comeback.
The West Bromwich has had a disastrous performance in the English Championship, comes from 5 consecutive defeats and needs to start presenting better football urgently to try to leave the last position and keep dreaming about the maintenance in the elite division of England. The home team has the worst attack of the competition, with only 22 goals scored and the eighth worst defense, with 43 goals suffered, showing that it is necessary to improve enough in both sectors to try to get out of the uncomfortable situation in which it is. In this game the West Bromwich has the worst campaign of the national championship, is the team that won the least at home and it should be noted that it is the third team that scored the least in this type of situation, with only 15 goals in 14 games. For the clash with Leicester City, coach Alan Pardew has no problems in the team that has been playing in recent days and must repeat the starting line-up of the last game.
The away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 37 points won, after 9 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Stoke City, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against AFC Bournemouth, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the league, Leicester City won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their away league matches, the most frequent final result at halftime was 1-1 (5 out of 15 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 12 of the last 14 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 29 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 13 times and have only won 1 result.
The Leicester City has been doing a medium campaign in the English championship, in which it is in the intermediate zone of the qualifying table, it goes through a bad phase, since it does not win 5 games ago, and needs to present its best football to keep dreaming with an unlikely classification for the next edition of the Europa League. The visiting team has a reasonable attack, which scored 41 goals and is the seventh best of the competition, while the defense suffered 42 goals and is the ninth worst, showing that it is necessary to be more solid defensively, to try to climb the classification. Playing as a visitor, as in the game this Saturday, Leicester does not win 5 games, in which he accumulated 4 losses and 1 draw, and it must be stressed that he has the fifth worst defense as a visitor, with 25 goals in 14 games , in addition to having suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games away from their domains. For the game against West Bromwich, coach Claude Puel will not be able to count forward Okazaki, due to injury, a significant absence in the offensive sector.
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