Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips and Odds – 19/07/17

Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips and Odds – 19/07/17

Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips and Odds

In our Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.

Overview

The Premier League Asia Trophy kicks off on Wednesday morning, whereby Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City host Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium. Leicester City are yet to play out an exhibition match since their Premier League campaign ended back in May, as their one an only planned friendly against Chesterfield was cancelled. They’ve already had some promising transfers, so there’s hopes they can continue the exciting form that saw them finish their last campaign on a high. West Bromwich Albion only have the advantage of playing a single friendly, which saw them losing 2-1 at home to Slavia Prague last Wednesday. The Baggies have been mostly inactive in the transfer window so far. These two sides last met in the Premier League back in April, where Leicester City narrowly won by a goal to nil.

Prolific Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored the only goal to defeat West Brom

Despite still having uncertain futures, Ahmed Musa and Islam Slimani feature

There were plenty of upsetting moments in the last campaign for Leicester City, who went from being worthy league winners, to struggling to get a consistent run of victories. Claudio Ranieri was sacked after several months of poor performances but the club’s decision to replace him with assistant manager Craig Shakespeare turned out to be the quickest, cheapest, and most effective alternative, as he completely transformed their sudden slump, showing signs of the sort of form that claimed them their first ever Premier League title win in the previous attempt. He remains in charge with hopes of emulating more of the same in his first full season at the helm.

Some of the acquisitions made after winning the league last summer have been doubted, as several of them have gone through a term which has only proven a damaging inability to fit in to their effective style of play. Ahmed Musa was a long-term target for Manchester United but barely made an impact, while Islam Slimani contributed during Champions League performances but was hard to account for when playing out Premier League fixtures. Both players are in the squad to feature here, so it’s likely that if they want to stay for the upcoming campaign, they’ll have to go out of their way to impress Craig Shakespeare. New signings Vicente Iborra and Harry Maguire are also in line to make their first appearances.

Riyad Mahrez is in the squad, even though he handed in a transfer request and is determined to leave this summer

West Brom are only missing injured defender Gareth McAuley

Starting off the season with some impressive results had West Bromwich Albion looking completely rejuvenated, making more efforts to get goals past their opponents and capitalising on their strength in defence. The effort made to bring in some more attacking players such as Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli and QPR forward Matt Phillips had it’s effect, but it didn’t last throughout the campaign, as they began to drop points in what started out as some impenetrable performances at The Hawthorns. It’s a learning curve that they’ll learn from, but it could all depend on in which way they choose to bring in players this season, with very little activity happening so far.

Tony Pulis’ vision to add whole new dimensions to his West Brom side is gradually shining through, as last season had far more glimpses of an attacking prowess that isn’t normally seen from The Baggies. Their big acquisition has come in the form of Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, who was signed for an estimated £11.6m. Many question the fee based on his injury record but something he’s sure to add to their game is attacking options, which could spice up West Brom even more in the next term. It’s been mostly departures other from that, as they’ve said goodbye to Craig Garnder, Darren Fletcher and Sebastien Pocognoli. The masterplan set by their Welsh manager is working but keeping consistent will be their next big test.

Jay Rodriguez could be a top signing if he can avoid injuries

Odds

If you think Leicester City will get off to a strong start and win this match, they’re priced up at 5/4 to come out on top with SkyBet. If you’d rather go for a draw, then you can get odds of 12/5 with SkyBet. Or, if you think West Bromwich Albion against their league rival, odds of 21/10 are available on SkyBet.

Recommended Bets:

Leicester City to win (Best priced at 5/4 on SkyBet) – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals (Best priced at 5/6 on SkyBet) – BET HERE

Jamie Vardy to score anytime (Best priced at 13/8 on SkyBet) – BET HERE

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Watch highlights from these two sides’ last league meeting here: