West Bromwich Albion vs. Leicester City Free EPL Soccer Pick

Lee Phelps

Friday, April 10, 2015 1:02 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 10, 2015 1:02 PM UTC

Relegation haunted Leicester go to West Brom this weekend, with QPR's four goals giving them hope. William Hill's Lee Phelps has been looking at the odds for a repeat in his free betting picks.

West Bromwich Albion face another club threatened by relegation this weekend, having conceded four goals to QPR last time out at the Hawthorns. This week it’s Leicester who will test the Baggies mettle and maybe in fitting with the Foxes’ season have caught them at the wrong time, with Tony Pulis all over his side to get back into their defensive mind-set.

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West Brom
Pulis was not happy at all seeing his team concede so many having witnessed all those clean sheets since he took over at the Hawthorns. “We powder-puffed our way through 45 minutes of Premier League football to be honest,” he said.

“There’s a lot of things now that go on in footballers’ minds around football clubs,” he said.

“Getting to 33 points and then people listen to social networks and social media, they listen to the press and everything else.

“We haven’t got over the line by a mile yet. As I said to them afterwards: ‘The one thing for sure in this game in this League is that if you are not on it 100 per cent, you will get a rude awakening.’ And they did that today.

“I spoke to them before the game and I’ve spoken to them after the game and we have to be 110 per cent full out. And I just don’t think that was the case first half.”

To make matters worse Youssouf Mulumbu will miss three matches for violent conduct after Lee Probert sent him off for an elbow into Joey Barton’s face as they jumped for a high ball.

The omens are good for the Baggies having beaten Leicester in each of their last four meetings and with the Foxes allowing their opponents more clear cut chances than anyone else (67) I see Brown Ideye and Saido Berahino getting chances to score here.


Leicester City
I couldn’t back the Foxes at a short soccer odds price last week, but I thought they would win and so it proved. They are scoring goals again at last too, with five goals in their last two games, which is as many as the previous eight games combined.

Let’s not get carried away with that win by Leicester though, it was only their third all season at home and now they have to win again on the road, something they have only done twice this season at Hull and Stoke when both finished 1-0.

Nigel Pearson has eight games left to keep his team in the division, five of those are at home, although one is against Chelsea. He will target the four winnable games giving them 12 points and draws (or better) at the Hawthorns, Burnley and Sunderland. What I’m saying is, I can see them setting up for a point here, rather than going hell for leather for a win.


Soccer pick
For this soccer pick, I’m looking at a much more structured back line for West Brom after their QPR experience and if I’m correct about the Foxes setting up for a point, we should see a tight game. If it’s a draw after an hour Leicester will settle for that, but the Baggies may push for a win late on.

Before that QPR defeat, they had played and beaten Stoke, Southampton and Swansea, who have all scored 15 away from home. Leicester have scored 14.

Free Soccer Pick: Under 1.5 goals 3.25 (9/4)

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