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Leicester City will hope to push themselves a big step closer to a top-four finish in the Premier League by beating West Brom on Thursday night.

The Foxes host the Baggies knowing a victory will leave them four points clear of fifth, with just six games left to play – close enough to feel they are within touching distance of making up for last season’s dramatic fall out of the Champions League spots. Add in an upcoming FA Cup final and it could yet be a fantastic season for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

At the other end of the table, West Brom have given themselves a fighting chance against the drop, but they still need a near-perfect run-in.

Victory here will put them level on points with 18th-place Fulham, but still six points adrift of safety, so there’s hardly any margin for error in the final stretch of the campaign.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm on Thursday 22 April.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be televised live on BT Sport. BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT app.

What is the team news?

Leicester have a few injury concerns, with James Justin and Harvey Barnes remaining sidelined, while Ricardo Pereira is a doubt after limping off against Southampton. Marc Albrighton may replace Pereira if he is unable to play, while Iheanacho is likely to start following his FA Cup semi-final matchwinner.

For the visitors, Branislav Ivanovic will remain absent after his injury against Chelsea a few weeks ago. Allardyce may be tempted to use a similar line-up to in their Southampton victory. If not, it’s likely that Connor Gallagher, Hal Robson-Kanu and Semi Ajayi could be included in the starting XI.

Predicted line ups

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Castagne, Maddison, Vardy, Iheanacho.

West Bromwich Albion: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Townsend, Phillips, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Robinson, Pereira, Diagne.


Leicester will be under pressure to break their losing streak, while West Brom will need to continue their winning ways if they are to move out of the relegation zone. Albion also have an advantage, having not lost to Leicester at the King Power in nine Premier League matches, which could see them pick up a point this time around. Leicester 2-2 West Brom


Leicester – 4/7

Draw – 29/10

West Bromwich Albion – 5/1

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