It is likely to be an evenly poised match when West Bromwich Albion will take on Leicester City in the Premier League this Monday. The Baggies are winless in their last five matches and Tony Pulis’ side would like to start afresh from this fixture.
They did make a convincing start, with victories in the first two matches, but since then, the Baggies have hit a rough patch of form and the manager would want his team to get back to winning ways against the Foxes.
Craig Shakespeare’s side will be desperate for a win after a shaky start to the season. The 2015/16 champions will be once again banking on their home comfort and the Baggies will have their task cut out.
It will be a battle of Leicester’s attack vs Baggies’ defence and it remains to be seen who comes up with the last laugh.
Predicted 4-4-1-1 West Bromwich Albion Starting Lineup Against Leicester City
It has been a difficult start for Ben Foster this term who has had his problems in the Baggies goal. But Pulis is unlikely to tweak his setup and Foster will have a shot once again at the King Power Stadium. The defence had been the backbone for Pulis but this year the backline hasn’t performed to his potential what it should have. They squandered a two-goal lead against Watford but they can’t allow the Foxes to force them into mistakes.
Johny Evans and Ahmed Hegazy have formed a very strong partnership at the heart of the Baggies defence and should continue their duty. They have to be conscious to keep the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez at bay.
The left-back problem has been solved to some extent since the arrival of Kieran Gibbs and the former Arsenal player should keep his place for this tie. Craig Dawson has been consistent for the Baggies and will start this weekend
Grzegorz Krychowiak will be the anchor in the midfield. He will try to dictate the course of the game. Gareth Barry will add some much-needed muscle to their lineup.
James McClean fired his country to the qualifying playoffs and would be hoping to maintain his form. Matt Phillips will be on the right wing. Jay Rodriguez will be in a more of a withdrawal forward and will have the license to roam around the pitch.
Salomon Rondon is expected to start up front. Here is how they might line up: