Leicester vs West Brom betting tips and football predictions for the Asia Trophy including an anytime goalscorer tip and reasons for each of our tipsters’ selections.
The Premier League Asia Trophy gets underway this week with Leicester City facing West Bromwich Albion in the first fixture. Here are a couple of tips for the game in Hong Kong.
This will be Leicester City’s first pre-season game and the first time Craig Shakespeare takes control of his side since being made permanent manager earlier this summer. They have been busy in the transfer market and have signed highly-rated centre-back Harry Maguire from Hull and have also bought in Vicente Iborra to add some steel into their midfield. These additions show that the Foxes are looking to establish themselves in the top ten of the Premier League this season and this match will be a good early tester considering that are facing a West Brom side who finished 10th last season.
Tony Pulis and his side have already played one pre-season game heading into this fixture and this was a 2-1 defeat to Slavia Prague last week. New summer signing Jay Rodriguez played 45 minutes in that match but it was winger James McClean who grabbed the goal in a match that was played in Austria. They could have the edge in this encounter considering that the majority of their squad played in the defeat to Slavia Prague and Leicester are yet to play any games so far but as we all know results aren’t the most important part of pre-season training. Read on for our Leicester vs West Brom betting tips and predictions for free.
My first football tip in this game is going to be for both teams to score and for there to be over 2.5 goals in the match. With this match being a friendly, I expect goals as I do in most friendly matches considering there is so little at stake and the main aim is to prepare for the new season. There were 15 goals in four friendly matches for the Foxes last season and the Baggies were involved in four games (out of five overall) were both teams scored and there was over 2.5 goals. The first or my Leicester vs West Brom betting tips is over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at 6/5 with bet365, they both love a goal fest in pre-season.
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My second Leicester vs West Brom betting tip for the Premier League Asia Trophy is going to be for Jamie Vardy to score at any time. I expect the England international to play at least 45 minutes with both sides rotating their squads throughout the game but I think that should be enough time for him to get on the scoresheet. He has scored three goals in his last five appearances against West Brom which is enough for me to suggest he will score again here. He is best priced 13/8 to score at any time with Sky Bet and that’s my second Leicester vs West Brom prediction.
It’s impossible to predict what the managers will do in these kinds of matches but it’s more than likely that everyone in the squad will get a run-out and that includes the new signings for both teams.
Both sides won one game each in the two competitive matches last season with Leicester City winning the most recent at the Hawthorns in April. It’s worth noting that both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals have happened in four of their last five fixtures and this backs up why I fancy there to be goals in this game.
SkyBet make Leicester City favourites for this match and they are 6/5 to win inside 90 minutes. The draw is priced at 5/2 and a win for Tony Pulis and his side is 21/10. Jamie Vardy is 9/2 to open the scoring with fellow Englishman Jay Rodriguez 11/2 to score the first goal but it’s worth checking the team news before placing a first goalscorer bet on this game.
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the game – 6/5 at Bet365.
Jamie Vardy to score at any time – 13/8 at Sky Bet.
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