Premier League Preview: Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion

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Can West Brom ride its wild Saturday win to a momentous win over table-topping Leicester City on Tuesday (Watch live at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra)?

Saido Berahino and Salomon Rondon teamed up to front a potent attack that saw Craig Gardner post a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over visiting Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Leicester struggled to break down Norwich City before picking up a 1-0 win through Leonardo Ulloa.

Leicester will have been home since the weekend, and the King Power Stadium has been a fortress. The Foxes have won their last three, and haven’t allowed a goal in five.

What they’re saying

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri on West Brom“On Saturday West Brom were 3-0 up after 30 minutes. They are a very dangerous team. We know they counter well and are very dangerous at corners. They scored eight or nine goals from set plays. Very dangerous. We are focused on West Brom. We know we can win, lose or draw. It’s only important how we fight on the pitch.”

West Brom manager Tony Pulis on striker Saido Berahino“I don’t think it is the money, it is the opportunity and the chance to show how good he is. You can’t take that from the boy. You can’t tell him not to want that. He can’t go anywhere, he is with us now, and he has to get himself fit and put himself in that position again that he was last summer.”


Who’s countering who? These two sides have staged a pair of 3-2 matches in their last two match-ups, and we could see goals again. Leicester won’t be held down for long, and Tony Pulis could feel a bit more free to explore the studio space thanks to improved table standing and Saturday’s outstanding showing. Call it 2-1 to Leicester.