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Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Preview

A Midlands derby that may fail to ignite. Villa have struggled badly for goals at home this season and the Baggies have struggled to find the back of the net on the road. Will this fixture be anywhere near as explosive as last season’s thrilling 4-3 win for the Villains, or will it peter out in a Midlands mire of a goalless draw.

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Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Tips

Villa are now second from bottom in the table after losing 1-0 at Newcastle on the weekend. That was Villa’s seventh Premier League defeat in a row and they are in big trouble with the threat of relegation a very realistic probability. Aston Villa have managed to return just two goals in their last 10 league outings. At home this season in the top flight, they have only returned the nine goals in total, and new boss Tim Sherwood has a tough task on his hands. Aston Villa don’t have winning form against the Baggies either because they have won just one of their last eight Premier League matches against West Brom (W1 D4 L3).

This game does have the look of going under 2.5 goals,which doesn’t look a bad option to back at a quote of 1/2 with online bookmaker Bet365. Last season this fixture threw up a shock result with seven goals scored in a 4-3 home win for the Villains. Hard to see that happening again, and the 1-0 win for West Brom at the Hawthorns over Villa back in December is more likely a better reflection of what is likely to happen  Tuesday night. Villa have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last three home matches and are six games (D3 L3) without a win in the Premier League. Villa have posted a W2 D5 L6 record at home this season.

While Villa have returned just the nine home goals this term, the Baggies have managed just the eight away from the Hawthorns all season. So more reason to expect this to be a low scoring affair. Tony Pulis has been leading West Brom down a much brighter path though and they nailed a good three points at home against Southampton on the weekend. On the road, West Brom have drawn each of their last four away games, and two of those were by a 0-0 scoreline. You can take a 6/1 punt on a 0-0 Correct score prediction at online betting site Bet365. The Baggies haven’t shipped a goal in their last three Premier League games, and should have enough to keep Villa at bay.

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Odds

Aston Villa 17/10, West Brom 2/1, Draw 21/10

Aston Villa v West Brom Predictions

The better value does rest in West Brom. They are looking a much tougher side and their defence under Pulis is good enough to shut out Villa’s limp attack. If anyone is likely to snatch a winner in a low scoring game, then it is going to be the Baggies and they are well worth a punt in the outright market.

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3rd March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Carroll (West Ham)

West Brom v West Ham Betting Preview

A tough match for punters to call on this one. The Tony Pulis factor is clearly having an effect at West Brom who took a positive win over Swansea in the Premier League during the week. The Hammers are battlers though, but will be without battering ram Andy Carroll who has yet another injury. It should be tight. It should be a real ding-dong tussle at the Hawthorns in what will be the third meeting between the pair this season.

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West Brom v West Ham Betting Tips

For the third time of asking this season, these two Premier League clubs are going at it. In the top flight, West Ham took a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns in early December before being held to a draw back at home by the Baggies. The Baggies have lost just one of their last eight games played in all competitions (W4 D2 L1) and with Tony Pulis now at the helm, then they are only going to get more resilient and positive. In the last round of the FA Cup, the Baggies came through a Midlands derby in taking a 2-1 away win at Birmingham, in what was a tricky match for them. There was fantastic grit shown by them last week in battling back to take a 2-2 draw at Burnley in the Premier League and that was followed by a 2-0 home win over Swansea.

Even though the Hawthorns haven’t seen that many home wins this season, the Baggies have won three of their last four there (L1) in all competitions. All three of those wins have been with a clean sheet as well, but still, West Ham have netted in all but two of their away games this season, which should probably send punters to back Both Teams To Score for a price of 8/11 with Paddy Power instead of looking for a clean sheet. Pulis is having a positive effect on them and while they have been a goal shy side this season, you can’t look past Saido Berahino as a West Brom option in the anytime goalscorer market.

West Ham have threats up front in the likes of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakko, but they will be missing Andy Carroll who has yet another injury. The Hammers have been a solid side all season and the only away losses that they have suffered in their last sixteen games played have come against Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. So they are in decent form, but they are just stuttering having gone without a victory in their last three. Sam Allardyce’s men have returned just the one goal in their last three which is a little concern about them in this one.

You know that they will fight though and will trouble the West Brom back line. West Ham played 30 minutes with ten men and were carrying an injured Andy Carroll on the pitch as well against Southampton in the week, which may well have an adverse effect on their energy levels in a tough scrap here. They still managed to take a point, which sums up how hard they battle and how hard they work. They will make a game of it, and wouldn’t be too disappointed probably to take the tie back to Upton Park.

West Brom v West Ham Betting Odds

West Brom 7/5, West Ham 2/1, Draw 12/5

West Brom v West Ham Predictions

The goals have just dried up a little for the Hammers, which should swing things towards the Baggies in this one, who have netted four in their last two. They are improving at home finally and even though the Hammers have been good on the road this season, the Baggies need to do this at the first time of asking, and should just edge it by a one goal margin for a price of 3/1 with online bookmaker Paddy Power.

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13th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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West Brom’s revival under Tony Pulis will firmly be put to the test on the weekend as they travel across to Birmingham for an FA Cup fourth round clash. The Baggies have tightened things up following the arrival of Pulis, but they are still look to turn the corner and actually get some regular wins on the board.

Their renewed efforts under the Welshman saw them take a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park against Everton last Monday in the Premier League, and they were handed a comfortable route to the FA Cup fourth round as they beat Gateshead 7-0 at the Hawthorns in the previous round. That and a win in the Premier League over Hull have been their only victories in their last seven matches played.

The last time the two Midlands rivals met was in the 2010/11 Premier League season, with the Baggies winning both meetings by a 3-1 scoreline. Of the seven previous FA Cup meetings with Birmingham, West Brom have moved through on six of those occasions (W6 D1 L1). However, at a quote of even money at online betting site Sportingbet, punters may see the value in the home side.

After all, West Brom have won just two of their twelve away matches played this season and one of their last six away from the Hawthorns. So are the Blues primed to bring down the Throstles on Saturday? Gary Rowett’s men are a side in form having won eight of their last twelve played in all competitions, including three of their last four at St Andrews.

The Blues showed tremendous character in coming back from a 2-0 deficit at Blyth Spartans in the previous round, winning through 3-2. The 3/1 quote on them to take down the Baggies at St Andrews on Saturday may be a price which may look a bit larger than it perhaps should be, with Birmingham having lost just two of their last thirteen in all competitions.

The stats though are against Birmingham, as they have won just one of their last six home FA Cup matches (W1 D1 L4) and have won just one of their last 14 home matches in the FA Cup against top flight opposition (W1 D5 L8). But on the flip side of that, West Brom have won just three of their last 17 FA Cup matches against opposition from one of the top two tiers of English football. A genuine chance at a bit of value in a Cup upset by backing the Blues.

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24th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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Birmingham v West Brom FA Cup Betting Preview

A big clash in the Midlands to light up the FA Cup fourth round matches. The battle at St Andrews between Birmingham and West Brom is a little hard to call, with heavy stats to push against a win for either of them. It should mean that it is a really tight war of attrition going on in the Midlands derby, and this time many need a replay, extra time and penalties down the line.

There really may not be too much to chose between the two Midlands outfits. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager and if the game ends in a 0-0 draw, then online bookmaker Bet365 will refund lost stakes as a free bet. There is a 100% matched free bet as well available when placing your first mobile wager with the popular bookie.

Birmingham v West Brom FA Cup Betting Tips

Pretty tough call as to who will move ahead to the fifth round of the FA Cup from this tie. Birmingham have only lost one of their last four at home against West Brom and they are currently running in a decent bit of form. After their horrendous start to the season, Gary Rowett’s Blues are running along nicely at the moment, having posted a W4 D1 L1 record in their last six in all competitions (four of those on the road). They are only hovering around mid table in the Championship despite their current form, because their start to the season was so terrible.

Birmingham won just two of their first seventeen games of the season, but it has been all changing having posted an excellent W8 D2 L2 record in their last dozen. The defence has tightened up and the goals have started to flow through lately. The Blues have netted exactly three goals in three  of their last four matches played in all competitions. They had a major scare in the third round of the FA Cup as they fell 2-0 down against minnows Blyth Spartans, but fought back for a 3-2 win. Good character shown. Clayton Donaldson is one to back in the goalscorer markets at  online bookmaker Bet365, because he has netted five goals in Birmingham’s last four matches. The Blues have a W4 D1 L1 record in their last six at St Andrews.

What makes this hard to call is that Birmingham have won just one of their last six FA Cup home matches, and have won just one of their last 14 at home against top fight opposition in the competition (W1 D5 L8). But then, from the other side, you have the Baggies who have won just three of their last 17 FA Cup fixtures against teams from the top two tiers in English football. The Baggies have had their struggles this season, but have kept clean sheets in three of their last four played in all competition and have put up a W2 D2 L0 in those games. The Baggies have gone through on six of the seven times that they two sides have met in the FA Cup.

Birmingham v West Brom Betting Odds

West Brom even money, Draw 12/5, Birmingham 3/1

Birmingham v West Brom Predictions

So hard to make a call in this one, and that is where the draw option suddenly looks extremely good value to be backing. Neither have strong enough stats to warrant backing heavily, but Birmingham are probably a side who should be a little bit shorter priced in the market. That makes them a little more value to have a wager on if you do want to pick out a winner. Their current home from is good enough.

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23rd January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting


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Sky Bet are offering enhanced odds of 5/1 from 7/2 on Chelsea, Man City and West Brom to all win their respective matches this weekend.

All three are respective favourites to win their fixtures on the weekend, with Chelsea being the shortest priced of them all at a quote of 1/5 with Skybet, as Jose Mourinho’s men will be out for revenge over Newcastle, one of just two sides to beat the Blues this season. With Chelsea’s perfect home record this season in the English top flight and lean defence at the Bridge, punters aren’t really expecting a repeat of their loss at St James Park, as the Blues are being backed heavily.

Manchester City will be enjoying the timing of their trip to Goodison Park to face and out of form Everton. The Toffees are slumping on a four match losing streak in the top filthyrx, and are unlikely to find too much solace in having to go up against Manchester City, who are bombing along in terrific form at the moment, even with a depleted front line.

So what about the Baggies? They are the dodgy variable adding the value to the Skybet enhanced odds. With poor form at home, they are still managing to go as 21/20 favourites against Hull, because the Tigers have failed to score in eight of their last twelve league matches. You would imagine that even West Brom can find a way to beat that.

10th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football Betting

Last season Crystal Palace secured survival in the Premier League thanks to a bold gamble which they made by changing manager in November. On that occasion they drafted in former Stoke man Tony Pulis to rescue them and it paid off in spades as he landed them a finish 12 points above the drop zone in 11th after the Eagles had been in the drop zone when Pulis had joined.

New Palace are back risking it all again on another managerial change to save their season, after they gave Neil Warnock the push. With Palace finishing the 2014 calendar year third from bottom, the club have put all their stock in getting Alan Pardew from Newcastle, the two clubs already having settled compensation.

So it is likely that Pardew will start his tenure at Selhurst Park soon and the bookmakers have reacted, with online bookmaker Bet365 easing the Eagles from 13/8 to 7/4 in Premier League relegation betting.

Burnley remain the favourites for the drop, despite their shock point earned against Manchester City on Sunday at the Etihad. The Clarets are 4/9 favourites to take the drop, with Leicester at 1/2 followed by Palace, Hull, QPR and West Brom who are all at a 7/4 quote in Premier League relegation betting.

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31st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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West Brom gave Alan Irvine the boot from his job at the Hawthorns, so they are back in the position that they were in during the summer, when they were dragging their heels looking for a new manager. Next West Brom manager betting is open and agian and it seems to be a narrow field, with a two horse race between Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood to fill the roll in the West Midlands club, who are sitting 16th in the Premier League.

Back in the summer, former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood was actually interviewed for the job, which was ultimately given to Irvine. So that could two ways. Either the club weren’t totally convinced by Sherwood first time around, or that after coming close to getting the job, he may be high in the list for consideration again.

Standing in his way is former Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis, who seems to be the favourite to head to the Hawthorns. He took over at Crystal Palace in November 2013 with the Eagles in the bottom three, but guided them to an 11th place finish. That is the kind of positive return that the struggling West Brom will be looking for.

Sherwood and Pulis in duel to be next West Brom manager

However, there was a disconnect between Police and Palace because Pulis didn’t have full control over transfers, and at West Brom, technical director Terry Burton and sporting director Richard Garlick are responsible for pulling the trigger on bringing in new talent. So there may have to be some bending from the club to lure Pulis, who will want full control.

The Welshman was initially at a quote of 2-1 with bet365 and second in the market behind Tim Sherwood, but Pulis has since been backed into favouritism and is 4/6 with Bet365 for the Hawthorns vacancy.

So it looks to be a two horse race between 4/6 shot Pulis and 6/4 shot Sherwood. Beyond that you are looking at bar 33/1 on names like Victor Pereira, Derek McInnes and Ally McCoist in next West Brom manager betting.

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31st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Premier League Betting

West Brom v Manchester City Betting Preview

The Baggies may struggle to pick something out of this, with comical defending and a lack of goals blighting their season. City roll into the Hawthorns on Boxing Day and will be expected to pick up another three points in their title defence. The stats all lean towards the Citizens taking a win in this one, even with them being a little lightweight up front still.

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West Brom v Manchester City Betting Tips

Things aren’t going well for the Baggies, and that’s a bit of an understatement. The only positive they have had recently was a Midlands derby victory over Aston Villa. But that has been their only win in their last seven in the Premier League (W1 D1 L5), so boss Alan Irvine is feeling the heat. They haven’t had an easy time of things at the Hawthorns either this season, winning just two in a W2 D3 L4 record on home turf. They have lost three of their last four top flight games at home as well, and have scored just the two goals in that sequence. The Baggies have failed to score in four of their last seven games in the top flight (home and away).

West Brom have only won the four home league matches during the 2014 calendar year. So it’s been pretty rough there. Just to sum up their lack of scoring power, Craig Dawson (2) is the only WBA player other than leading scorer Saido Berahino (7) to have netted more than once in the Premier League this season. Seven players have scored once. Therefore, it’s not really worth looking at any Baggies players in the goalscorer market, but Berahino is a 5/2 quote there. Just to make the reading even more difficult for Baggies backers, they have won just of one their last eight Premier League games played on Boxing Day, losing five of them. They are however, unbeaten in their last three Boxing Day games.

Even with Man City having a striker shortage, they are still heavy favourites to go and win matches like this. It speaks volumes about them and how well they are playing at the moment. They have won their last eight in a row in all competitions have kept clean sheets in four of their last five Premier League matches. That will be good enough for a lot of punters to back City heavily in this one. They put up a 3-0 win over Palace last weekend without having a recognised striker on the pitch, but there is a chance that Stevan Jovetic will be back for this one. He is at even money along with youngster Jose Pozo. Just to add more weight to City’s strengths in this one, they have also won five and lost one of their last seven Boxing Day fixtures.

West Brom v Manchester City Betting Odds

Man City 8/15, Draw 7/2, West Brom 11/2

West Brom v Manchester City Predictions

The Citizens are ticking along nicely now, bang in form and they should be able to keep up the pressure on Chelsea by taking three points from this fixture. The Citizens have lost none and won eight of their last nine in the Premier League against West Brom, so expect them to keep their unbeaten streak going, and given West Brom’s lack of goals and City’s clean sheets, it may be worth backing City to win to nil.

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24th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

There is a big clash in the Midlands and it doesn’t immediately have the look of being a goal fest. Between them they have played thirty games this season and the Baggies and the Villains have managed just 24 league goals combined. No team has kept more Premier League away clean sheets this season than Paul Lambert’s men too.

So who will find the prowess in front of goal on Saturday in the Premier League for West Brom v Aston Villa betting?

The Baggies are on the slide, just a point clear of the drop zone after winning just one of their last eight in the top flight. They have managed to pick up just the one point from their last five played and the goals have been deserting them, having returned just the one goal in that poor stretch of form.

With a home record of W1 D3 L4 at the Hawthorns, Alan Irvine’s men can be backed at even money at online betting site Bet365 to take the win.

After losing six straight league games, Aston Villa have managed to turn things around and they are now unbeaten in their last five (W2 D3). The visitors are priced up at 3/1 to take the win and the stats suggest that if either side do manage to take a win, it will be by a one goal margin at best. None of the last sixteen meetings between the two Midlands rivals have been won by more than a single goal and

Half of the last sixteen Midlands derby matches contested between Villa and West Brom have been drawn. Four of the last five Premier League games between Villa and The Baggies have ended as draws with the other match being a Villa victory (4-3) so there is reason to seriously consider parity in this one at a price of 9/4 with bookmaker Be365.

There is one trend which may be worth considering as well, and that is come from behind efforts. In the last three meetings between the two of them, one has pulled out a two-goal lead and have ended up failing to pick up all three points. With Villa looking for their sixth game in a row without defeat, backing the Villains to come from behind to win or draw at a price of 9/2 may be worth a dabble. New customers registering an account with online bookmaker Bet365 can get up toa free £200 bet as a welcome bonus and take advantage of superb acca bonus payouts on winning threefolds or bigger!

12th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

West Brom v Arsenal Betting Preview

Two sides searching for form at the moment, as both have lost their last two meetings. The head to head form between the two of them is all with the Gunners though and even though they have had a poor season by their standards, they should be strongly backed this weekend, as they try and play their way out of mid table obscurity.

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West Brom v Arsenal Betting Tips

Even though both have lost their last two league matches, the difference between them is that Arsenal do at least look like scoring goals. West Brom have looked very poor in their last two outings and they failed to find the back of the net in defeat against Newcastle and Chelsea. But is has been the level of performance which has to be most worrying for Baggies fans. Tough to see them getting any change out of Arsenal because they have looked such a poor side. A glance at West Brom’s overall home form has seen them lose just one of their last four league matches played at the Hawthorns. But there has been just the one home win for them, which came against Burnley.

West Brom have failed to score in five league games this season, and of the thirteen league goals that they have netted, ten of them have been at home. On the last two occasions that West Brom have hosted Arsenal in the league, the games have ended in a 1-1 draw. Given the fact that both are in losing form and will want to avoid defeat, a 1-1 Correct Score option for a price of 7/1 may be tempting. Seeing West Brom pull out a win is unlikely as they have won none of their last seven Premier League matches with Arsenal, losing five of those. The Baggies are out of touch at the moment, having put one win on the board in their last six games in all competitions. That was a 1-0 win at Leicester. Saido Berahino, who has been in good form all season, is a 2/1 shot in the anytime goalscorer market for the home side.

Arsenal may have been boosted by a clean sheet win over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. In the Premier League, the Gunners have won just two of their last six played, suffering three defeats in that stretch. They have only managed to post wins against strugglers Sunderland and Burnley. Defeat at the Hawthorns would see Arsene Wenger’s men lose three on the bounce in the top flight, and their away form this season is nothing better than average at W2 D2 L2. Still, they are scoring goals and they have averaged 1.5 goals per game on the road.

In their last five Premier League visits to the Hawthorns, Arsenal have picked up three wins and two draws. They haven’t suffered a defeat in their last seven visits there in all competitions, winning four and drawing three. So even with the Gunners looking a long way short of title contenders, they are still looking a solid bet for three points. So the Gunners, even with their stuttering this season are completely backable for their road trip to the Midlands. Alexis Sanchez has been carrying Arsenal all season, and is even money in the anytime goalscorer market, while Olivier Giroud, who made a successful goalscoring return from injury last weekend, is a 6/5 shot to net.

West Brom v Arsenal Betting Odds

Arsenal 4/5, Draw 11/4, West Brom 3/1

West Brom v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal are completely backable in this one, unbeaten in their last seven at the Hawthorns. West Brom look to have gone backwards immensely in their last two league matches and Arsenal, even with some dodgy defending this season, the Gunners are good enough for what should be a comfortable three points.

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27th November 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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