Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After shocking Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, WBA will be aiming to record their second win of the season when they take on Leeds United at the Hawthorns. The Baggies showed character in the 1-1 draw with Jurgen Klopp’s troops, but the newcomers need to start winning on regular basis if they are to survive in the Premier League. Robson-Kanu, Bartley and Townsend are sidelined with injuries for the hosts, while experienced midfielder Livermore has yet to serve his ban.
The Whites, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Barnley. Leeds United are more of a team than WBA, and even though Forshaw, Berardi, and Koch are all out of contention through injuries, we are tempted to put our money on Marcelo Bielsa’s troops. The Baggies suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Aston Villa in their last home game in the EPL.
Highlighted Player (Ahmed Hegazy):
Ahmed Hegazy is a 194-cm-tall centre-back who plays for both West Bromwich Albion and Egypt national team. Born in Ismailia, Egypt on January 25, 1991, Hegazy began his youth career at hometown club Ismaily.
The powerful defender played 28 games for Ismaily senior team before joining Fiorentina on December 22, 2011. The Egypt international, though, made only three appearances for the Viola in the Serie A as he was immediately sent on loan to Perugia. Following his spell Al Ahly, Ahmed Hegazy signed a deal with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2017.
He made his debut in the English top flight on August 12, 2017, scoring a header in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Speaking of his international career, Ahmed Hegazy made his Egypt debut against Sierra Leone back in 2011. Hegazy scored his first goal for the national team in a 1-1 draw with Botswana on June 4, 2013.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.