Match Previews

Matchday 44 | Leicester City v Albion Preview

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West Bromwich Albion face Sky Bet Championship title-chasing Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime (ko 12.30pm).

The Baggies' ten-game unbeaten run came to an end after a narrow 1-0 defeat against Sunderland last weekend in B71.

Hosts Leicester City, meanwhile, were also beaten by a single goal, losing away at relegation-threatened Plymouth Argyle on Friday night.

The Foxes stole all three points right at the death in the reverse Hawthorns fixture in December, with Harry Winks slotting into an empty net to secure a late 2-1 victory in the West Midlands.

A general view of Leicester City's King Power Stadium
The Baggies take on the Foxes at King Power Stadium this weekend

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with Leicester City.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from King Power Stadium, with coverage starting at 12.20pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Friday afternoon onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

The club are unable to answer queries about WBA TV or WBA Radio sent to or

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the day.


The opponents

Leicester started this campaign brightly following relegation from the Premier League, and looked like they would comfortably achieve an instant top flight return when they were 13 points clear of third at the midway point.

But a home defeat to Middlesbrough in February was the catalyst for a tricky run, with the Foxes having picked up 10 points from their last 10 matches since that loss.

It's now incredibly tight as four teams try and seal automatic promotion, though things are still in the Foxes' hands.

Enzo Maresca's side had two players named in the Championship's EFL Team of the Season (Goalkeeper Mads Hermansen & midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall) earlier in the week, and will be hoping for further success in the coming month.

Stephy Mavididi celebrates with two team-mates after scoring a goal for Leicester in their home kit
Leicester are locked in a thrilling tussle to top the second tier

One to remember

The Baggies defeated the Foxes 2-1 in a Championship clash in the East Midlands back in November 2009.

First-half strikes from Chilean Gonzalo Jara and Scot Graham Dorrans put Albion in a strong position.

Bruno Berner pulled one back in the final minute for the hosts, however, that proved to be nothing more than a consolation as the visitors returned to the West Midlands triumphant. 

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 1-2 Leicester City

December 2 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Leicester City 3-0 Albion

April 22 2021, Premier League


Albion 0-3 Leicester City 

September 13 2020, Premier League


Albion 1-4 Leicester City

March 10 2018, Premier League


Leicester City 1-1 Albion

October 16 2017, Premier League

Nacer Chadli scores a free-kick against Leicester City at King Power Stadium in 2017
Nacer Chadli scored a beauty of a free-kick at the home of the Foxes in October 2017

Did you know?

Albion are heading to King Power Stadium for the first time since April 22, 2021 on Saturday.

The Baggies lost that particular Premier League fixture 3-0 following efforts from Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho.

However, that was the only defeat any Albion team in any competition has lost at either King Power Stadium, or their former home Filbert Street, in their last 10 visits to the Foxes. 

The Baggies have won six and drawn three, with four of those six triumphs ending 2-1.

Matt Phillips celebrates after scoring for Albion at King Power Stadium in November 2016
Matty Phillips scored in a 2-1 win for the Baggies at Leicester in November 2016 - their last win against the Foxes

Ticket details 

Tickets for Albion's trip to Leicester City have sold out.

The Baggies will be backed by 3,305 fans at King Power Stadium this weekend.

Thank you for your terrific support!

A general view of Albion fans watching a game at The Hawthorns

Travel colours

Carlos Corberán's men will don their home kit at King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The last time Albion wore blue and white on the road was during a 1-1 draw in Hull.

Limited sizes of the home strip remain on sale here.

An image of Darnell Furlong celebrating a goal with his teammates
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