HEAD-TO-HEAD: Where can Leicester hurt West Brom this weekend?

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We analyse the starts that Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion have made this season.

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Leicester City host West Bromwich Albion this weekend knowing that they need to return to winning ways if they are to keep distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

The Foxes made a good start to life in the Premier League following promotion from the Championship, but their form has dipped more recently and they will need to ensure that they do not go too much longer without a win.

A match against the Baggies will present a winnable opportunity for Nigel Pearson's side and they will determined to pick up the three points in-front of their own fans. 

Leicester are unbeaten at the King Power Stadium and keeping this record for as long as possible will be important for a side looking to avoid the drop.

West Brom, too, have been tipped to struggle this campaign, but they have improved considerably in recent weeks and their statistics show they may have the edge on the Foxes on Saturday.

The Baggies are proving to be a tough team to play against under Alan Irvine and they are showing greater quality than Leicester in most areas. 

  GoalsGoals againstShotsShots againstTacklesPassesPassing AccuracyPossessionAppearances
West Brom 12 13 110 109 124 3908 79.4% 48.6% 9
Leicester 11 15 87 159 132 3473 75.9% 44.2% 9

West Brom are being more accurate with their passing, enjoying more possession on average, but they are also taking a greater amount of shots whilst not being as easy to create chances against.

Leicester's stats are the best out of the promoted teams, but there is clearly room for improvement as West Brom would have been considered a team which they could match at the start of the season.

They will be determined to do just that at the weekend and a win for either side could be a crucial result in May, when the final points totals are added up. 

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