Leicester City vs West Brom Prediction, 4/22/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs West Brom
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-225) West Brom (+650)
James Maddison and Leicester City (17-5-9, 3rd in the EPL) play West Brom (5-9-17, 19th in the EPL) at King Power Stadium on Thursday. The goalies who are expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. The line on this game has Leicester City priced at -225 and the Baggies are priced at +650. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Leicester City stepped onto the pitch against West Ham United in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 3-2. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.2% received passes rate by converting 542 of the 629 passing attempts in their last game. Leicester City tried 19 dribbles in this game and were successful in 13 of the attempts for a percentage of 68.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, Leicester City walked away from the pitch at a 26.7% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Leicester City is averaging 1.65 goals per 90 minutes (51 goals in total) and have 35 assists in all matches this year.
James Maddison is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Leicester City. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 24 yellow card cautions during his career. Maddison has started 150 matchups during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from England has 43 goals in 13,436 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Jamie Vardy, the forward who represents England. Vardy has been on the pitch for 26,779 minutes in 307 career starts and has been given a total of 37 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 55 times in his career while he has scored 166 goals. He scores 0.56 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Leicester City is Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (242-136-152 record in his career) has earned 181 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.3% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Denmark has seen 2,118 shots tried at him in 528 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.1 (596 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.8. Schmeichel has played for a total of 47,534 minutes and has accumulated 1,539 saves during his pro soccer career.
For their last match, West Brom earned three points by winning 3-0 against Southampton. West Brom ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 213 of the 282 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 75.5%. West Brom converted 5 shots attempted out of their 14 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 35.7% rate in their last match. With 27 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, West Brom has an average of 0.87 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 minutes.
Matheus Pereira will need to provide a spark for West Brom. The forward from Brazil has 9,386 minutes while scoring 27 goals. He has accounted for 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 108 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Callum Robinson, the forward representing England. He has earned 43 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 21 times. Robinson has been handed a total of 10 yellow cards in 12,712 professional minutes played (146 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.30.
Sam Johnstone will be residing in front of the goal for West Brom. Johnstone has racked up 81 clean sheets and has defended 1,072 shots against him in 23,580 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.9%. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 106-77-79. In his career, Johnstone has given up 319 goals and has accumulated 767 saves in 262 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take West Brom (+650) and under 2.5 goals
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