Leicester City have been tipped to suffer their fourth defeat of the season away at West Bromwich Albion this weekend by Sky Sports pundit David Prutton.
The Foxes raced into an early lead this season and look primed and ready for a return to the top-flight, having been relegated in unprecedented fashion in the previous campaign.
Opta’s data has revealed that Enzo Maresca’s side have a 94.8% chance of getting promoted by the end of the season which tells you all you need about how well the former Premier League champions have started the campaign.
However, the team’s form took a slight dip in recent weeks. Two consecutive defeats to Leeds United and Middlesbrough were compounded by a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.
Having taken the lead early into the game through Abdul Fatawu, Wednesday bagged a last-minute equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time from the second phase of a set-piece to pick up just their seventh point of the season.
At the same time, Ipswich Town were wrapping up an emphatic 3-1 victory over Millwall to go just a point behind Leicester City in the table.
Nevertheless, writing in his weekly column for Sky Sports, pundit and former player David Prutton believes that Maresca’s side will lose once more this weekend, leading to them being overtaken by Kieran McKenna’s Tractor Boys:
“West Brom are on the march. They are looking up and have had a brilliant week. They were superb against Ipswich last weekend and found a way past Cardiff as well.
Leicester stuttered again in midweek against Sheffield Wednesday. It shows the standards that have been set there that any dropped points is a bit of a shock. I think they may struggle on Saturday, too. Home win.”
Prutton predicted a 2-1 scoreline in West Bromwich Albion’s favour while also claiming that he believes Ipswich will win by the same score at home to Coventry City.
This will be a really difficult game for Leicester City, particularly since they are going through a little dip in form in the Championship compared to the home side who have won four from their last five matches.
However, this game is an excellent one to win for the visitors to bounce back from a few poor results while also ensuring that Ipswich don’t claim top spot.