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Everton v West Brom Betting Tips: 1, 2017-03-11

Lukaku (Everton)


Saturday 11th March 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Everton’s promising nine-game unbeaten sequence in the Premier League came to an abrupt end last weekend when they went down to a 3-2 defeat away at Tottenham at White Hart Lane, but they return to their Goodison Park fortress for this afternoon’s match with West Brom as the hosts look to return to winning ways.

Despite losing 3-2, Everton will be encouraged by their comeback along with striker Lukaku notching his 18th goal for the season, and with a solid home record of  8-4-1  27/10 behind them, The Toffees will be confident they can bounce back at Goodison Park.

Everton have also won their last four matches on the trot with wins gained against Southampton, Manchester City, Bournemouth and Sunderland as the goals have flowed with the hosts scoring a total of 15 goals and conceding just 3 in reply!

Visitors West Brom have also enjoyed a solid season so far as The Baggies sit in 8th place and a top half finish for Tony Pulis’ boys would be regarded as a successful campaign in the top flight for the west midlands club.

West Brom have made themselves a hard unit to break down at home as they have followed Pulis’ successful blueprint from his former Stoke City days, but they’re still experiencing inconsistent results away from home as they’ve recorded a 2-1 win at Southampton but suffered defeats at Arsenal and Tottenham also.

The Baggies’ away record also reflects their vulnerabilities on the road with a record of  3-5-5  12/17 which includes just one clean sheet on their travels which was in their first away match of the season at Crystal Palace.

I have to therefore go with the Everton momentum here…

Pick: Everton to win @ 1.70 William Hill


West Brom v Bournemouth Betting Tip West Brom – 25 February 2017

Premier League Tips

Saturday 25th February 2016 Kickoff: 1500hrs West Brom v Bournemouth Football – England – Premier League West Brom entertain Bournemouth at the Hawthorns on Saturday looking to continue what has been an excellent run of form at home of late. The Baggies have won six of their last seven in the league at home, with the only defeat coming against Manchester United in the middle of December. It’s been an impressive turnaround considering they managed only one win in their first five in front of their own fans this season, and a lot of credit has to go to Tony Pulis for that. West Brom continue to pick up points on the road, too, and that has led to them cementing a place in the top 10 where they currently sit eighth, four points behind an Everton team who have massively outspent them in wages and on transfer fees. There’s clearly a ceiling for West Brom because of their lesser budget but Pulis has developed a culture at the club, similar to the one he had at Stoke, which enables them to compete. The Baggies have never finished higher than eighth in this league but they have a realistic chance of doing so this time around.

Whilst Bournemouth were not realistically expected to get much from their previous match against Manchester City, the 2-0 defeat leaves them very much involved in the relegation battle. They still have a six point gap between themselves and the bottom three but that is quickly eroded when teams continue to struggle to find wins with any regularity, and that’s certainly the issue for Eddie Howe’s men. It’s now just one win in their last nine league games and they’ve taken only five points from a possibly 27 in that spell. That’s an extremely concerning run of form, particularly as they had started the campaign very well and looked unlikely to be threatened by relegation as a result. Another major problem for them, which as blighted their season throughout, is the lack of points on the road. Bournemouth have won only two of their 12 league games this term, against Stoke and more recently Swansea. And it’s not going to get any easier for them on their travels as they still have to face three of the top five after this game, before ending with two games against fellow strugglers Sunderland and Leicester City. That away form will simply have to improve if they are to survive.

Much of West Brom’s success is down to how well they defend as a team and their organization is hard to better in this league, but they are also well capable going forward. Salomon Rondon has been a standout for them in attack but they are very much a team who spread the goals around. Bournemouth do not struggle to score goals themselves but they could learn a thing or two from Pulis’ team at the other end. The Cherries have the joint worse away defensive record in the league and it will be tested once again on Saturday.

West Brom v Bournemouth Betting Tips

The two managers of these clubs have very different approaches to the game and whilst Howe has earned a lot of plaudits for getting Bournemouth to where they are, Pulis and West Brom deserve enormous credit for how they have performed this season. They may not have the same sort of footballer at the club but they have effective players who work well together and the fact they sit six places and 11 points above their weekend opponent’s proves it’s working.

The home team make it difficult for whoever is visiting and you can be sure that Pulis will be instructing his players to make this game a physical one to put Bournemouth off their game. Howe’s men won here last season and also beat the Baggies 1-0 at Dean Court back in September, but I can see them struggling to get anything out this one. West Brom are strong at home and are scoring goals as well. This game is set up perfectly for them to take another three points and put pressure on Everton above them.

West Brom 11/10 @ Boylesports


West Brom v Sunderland Betting Tips: 1, 2017-01-21

Premier League Tips


Saturday 21st January 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

My next pick features two sides that usually find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League and fighting a relegation battle near the foot of the league table, but today’s hosts West Brom are enjoying a pretty successful campaign so far this season.

West Brom have recently suffered defeats against Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham, but these were games that they never expected to win, with even a draw against such opposition would have been considered a massive bonus; but wins over Southampton and Hull City were much more realistic and The Baggies duly obliged.

West Brom have tightened up a lot this term at The Hawthorns and this is reflected by their home record which stands at  5-2-3  19/14 along with having racked up four wins from their last five on home turf with wins over Burnley, Watford, Swansea City and Hull City.

Sunderland scored what was a rare Premier League win back in mid-December when they registered a valuable three points with a 1-0 win over Watford, but manager David Moyes and his Black Cats side have been unable  to replicate that success since, falling to defeats to Manchester United, Burnley and Stoke City.

Sunderland sit second from bottom in the English top flight and are one point behind Crystal Palace ahead of this weekend’s round of matches; but an away record of  1-1-8  6/20 means they’ll probably struggle to keep up with a fairly solid West Brom outfit at The Hawthorns today.

Sunderland have also lost their last four matches on the trot away from home, conceding a total of 12 goals and scoring just 2 in reply – home win here I fancy.

Pick: West Brom to win @ 1.70 William Hill


Tottenham v West Brom Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2017-01-14

Premier League Tips


Saturday 14th January 2017 – Kickoff: 1230hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Tottenham will fancy their chances of further extending their unbeaten start to the Premier League season at White Hart Lane when they play host to West Brom as only Liverpool in the whole division can boast the same record at Anfield.

Tottenham have registered five straight wins in the English top flight in recent times as they’ve recorded important wins over Hull City, Burnley, Southampton, Watford and most notable of all, a 2-0 home win over London rivals Chelsea.

Spurs hold an impressive and unbreached record at White Hart Lane which stands at  8-2-0  21/5 which includes six clean sheets so far, with shut-outs achieved against Manchester City and the aforementioned Chelsea.

Visitors West Brom have enjoyed a more modest season so far but nevertheless, it’s been a solid one so far for manager Tony Pulis and The Baggies as they sit in a creditable 8th place in the Premier League.

West Brom’s current league position was also boosted by recent back-to-back wins over Southampton and Hull City so they come into this encounter with a fair amount of confidence that they can take something away at White Hart Lane today.

West Brom hold an okay record away from home of  3-3-4  9/10 while their record away at top half opposition reads a similar looking  2-0-3  4/5 but their wins have been at mid-table Southampton and now bottom half outfit Crystal Palace.

I’ll back Tottenham for the win here

Pick: Tottenham AH-1 @ 1.45 bet365


West Brom v Hull Betting Tips: 1, 2017-01-02

Premier League Tips


Monday 2nd January 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

West Brom bounced back from two recent losses to record a valuable three points in a 2-1 win away at Southampton at St Marys Stadium and they now return to The Hawthorns to take on second from bottom club Hull City in a game that they’ll fancy taking further points from.

West Brom have enjoyed a fairly successful Premier League campaign so far this season as they sit in 8th place with a pretty good home record that stands at  4-2-3  16/13 and although they’ve suffered defeats to both Manchester clubs at home, in between they’ve recorded wins against Burnley, Watford and Swansea City.

Manager Tony Pulis has continued his ability to get the best out of a side that may otherwise be sitting in the bottom half of the division, and his Stoke ‘blueprint’ has been successful with The Baggies this term to date. Look out for striker Rondon (7 goals) as potential anytime goalscorer for the hosts.

Visitors Hull City snatched a draw from an almost certain win against Everton recently, as they failed once again to gain all three points in the Premier League, a run which has now extended to eight league matches overall.

The Tigers were seemingly heading towards a 2-1 win at the KC Stadium against The Toffees but Everton equalised with just six minutes to go to break Hull’s hearts, but this is how the luck goes when you’re down at the bottom of the league table.

But despite the recent points gained against West Brom (at home), Crystal Palace and Everton, it’s been their poor away form that has really dented Hull’s hopes of avoiding relegation with a poor record of  1-1-7  5/21 so far, along with failing to score in their last five away matches on the trot!


Arsenal v West Brom Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2016-12-26

Sanchez (Arsenal)


Monday 26th December 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Arsenal head into their Boxing Day clash with West Brom having suffered back-to-back defeats away at Everton and Manchester City (both in 2-1 defeats) as they look to bounce back at The Emirates with all three points this afternoon.

Bear in mind that both of these recent defeats for The Gunners were away from home, while on home turf they’ve registered a pretty solid looking record of  5-2-1  18/10 having won their last two home matches on the bounce with wins gained over Bournemouth and Stoke City.

In addition, six of Arsenal’s eight home matches to date have seen the hosts score 2 goals or more so far this season, and although West Brom sit in a very reasonable 8th place in the English top flight, they could be put to the sword here today.

Onto West Brom then, and as mentioned they currently sit in a creditable 8th position in the Premier League but come into this match having lost 2-0 at home to Manchester United at The Hawthorns last time out.

A four-match unbeaten run which included wins over Leicester City, Burnley and Watford along with a point away at Hull City helped lift The Baggies up into the top half of the division, but defeats to Chelsea and Manchester United have balanced things out.

Incidentally, West Brom hold a poor record away at top half opposition so far this season with a record of  0-1-2  2/4 and even though manager Tony Pulis is expected to ‘park the bus’ here, Arsenal should find a way to win comfortably.

Pick: Arsenal AH-1 @ 1.51 Ladbrokes


West Brom v Swansea Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-12-14

Premier League Tips


Wednesday 14th December 2016 – Kickoff: 2000hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has worked wonders at The Hawthorns so far this season as his unfancied and unfashionable side currently sit in 8th place despite their 1-0 defeat away at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on the weekend.

West Brom usually find themselves embroiled in a relegation dogfight in the Premier League but at the moment they’re holding their heads above water as they occupy a creditable top half position in the English top flight.

The Baggies possess a reasonably good home record of  3-2-2  13/10 so far this season thanks to wins registered over West Ham, Burnley and Watford and it has been their performances against the bottom half of the division that has helped them to their current league position with a record over such teams of  2-1-0  7/3.

Visitors Swansea City still remain in the bottom three of the Premier League despite a resounding 3-0 home win over fellow strugglers Sunderland at their Liberty Stadium and early indications suggest that their form on home turf will be crucial in their fight against relegation this season.

However, The Swans have continued to struggle away from home as their away record of  1-1-5  6/15 suggests, with their only success on their travels being a first day of the season 1-0 win at Burnley.

But since that rare win, Swansea’s away form has plummeted as they’ve now failed to win any of their subsequent six matches on the road and suffering losses at Leicester City, Southampton, Arsenal, Stoke City and Tottenham.

Pick: West Brom AH-0.25 @ 1.81 Bet Victor


Leicester City v West Brom Betting Tips: 1, 2016-11-06

Premier League Tips


Sunday 6th November 2016 – Kickoff: 1630hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Leicester City earned what could be a valuable point away at Tottenham last weekend in their 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane and they now return to their King Power Stadium ‘fortress’ on Sunday afternoon when they prepare for the visit of struggling West Brom.

Leicester still remain unbeaten on home turf this season after the first five league matches of the season as they hold a record of  3-2-0  8/2 and indeed The Foxes have gone undefeated at the King Power for 20 matches on the trot which is some record at this level.

So far, wins over Swansea City, Burnley and Crystal Palace have been their successes so far and they come up against another side situated in the lower reaches of the division in the shape of West Brom here today.

Onto West Brom then, and The Baggies have registered just two league wins so far in their new Premier League campaign which were recorded at home and away against West Han and Crystal Palace respectively.

However, the successes have been very few and far between for the visitors under Tony Pulis as they’ve actually won just twice from their last 19 matches overall, and I have to say that other managers have been sacked for less in this game!

West Brom have gone four matches without a win on their travels since their victory at Palace having suffered defeats at Bournemouth and Liverpool and indeed have captured just two away wins from their last 19 on the road.

This all points towards a home win here which we can get at reasonably good odds.

Pick: Leicester City to win @ 1.80 Betfair


Leicester City v West Brom Betting Tips: 1, 2016-03-01

Premier League Tips


Tuesday 1st March 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Premier League leaders Leicester City bounced back from their 2-1 away defeat at Arsenal last weekend with a 1-0 home win over Norwich City to remain two points ahead of title rivals Tottenham with tonight’s home game against bottom half West Brom pending.

With just 11 league games remaining, The Foxes’ fairytale title prospects are now very much in their own hands and with Tottenham having to play London rivals West Ham away at Upton Park on Wednesday night, Leicester could steal a march on Spurs if they take all three points this evening.

Leicester’s home record stands at a very solid-looking  8-4-1  22/13 and having won their last three matches at the King Power Stadium with victories over Stoke City, Liverpool and Norwich City (all to nil I might add), along with a total of six clean sheets to date, they look all set for further success tonight.

Visitors West Brom currently sit in 13th place following recent back-to-back wins over Everton 1-0 away and a 3-2 home win over Crystal Palace on the weekend as Tony Pulis’s men appear to have secured another season in the English top flight as they sit 11 points ahead of the bottom three.

But despite West Brom’s current league position, it should be noted that The Baggies have won just once on their travels from their last eight matches on the road which was the recent win at Goodison Park.

An overall away record of  4-4-5  9/14 masks the fact that they’ve lost four of their last eight away matches and have failed to score in six of their 13 away matches to date as they’ve found scoring goals on the road a real problem.

I have to go for a Leicester win here.

Pick: Leicester City to win @ 1.67 bet365


Peterborough v West Brom Betting Tips: Over 2.25, 2016-02-10

FA Cup Tips


Wednesday 10th February 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – FA Cup

Peterborough United earned a replay in the FA Cup following a creditable 2-2 draw away at The Hawthorns and they may well fancy their chances of pulling off an upset at London Road against their more illustrious Premier League opponents tonight.

Peterborough took all three points in the following match away at Chesterfield in a 1-0 win in League One, so they’ll head into tonight’s cup replay in good spirits with nothing to lose and a good record under their belts on home turf.

The Posh have lost just once in their last nine at London Road and that was a 1-0 loss to top of the league Burton Albion, but with strikers Maddison and Coulibaly up front, the hosts could cause a few problems here this evening.

Onto West Brom, and they’ll probably be kicking themselves that they didn’t finish off League One outfit Peterborough United on the first time of asking at The Hawthorns as extra games at this point of the season tends to hinder sides in the top flight, especially West Brom as they have one eye on avoiding the bottom three in the Premier League.

A 1-1 draw at home with Swansea City and the weekend defeat away at Newcastle United will have done little to lift their confidence, and I daresay they’ll be looking to kill this tie off tonight without the need to go into extra-time.

The Baggies possess a useful attacking trio of Berahino, Rondon and Anichebe though, so they may well also trouble the scorers at London Road.

Pick: Over 2.25 @ 1.70 Comeon