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Premier League Betting

Arsenal v West Brom Betting Preview

The Gunners have to settle for a third place finish in the league (unless they lose their seven goal advantage over Manchester United and drop to fourth), after being held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home against Sunderland during midweek. So that means that really now neither of these have anything to play for, but the Baggies may give this a pretty good go as they are bang in form and hammered Chelsea last Monday. Can they cause another upset?

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Arsenal v West Brom Betting Tips

Well clearly Arsenal have gone off the boil. They are counting the cost of an end of season slump, because their draw against Sunderland in the week ensured that they couldn’t finish second. They will finish third (albeit not having their seven goal advantage over Man Utd turned around on Sunday) and they have won just one of their last five Premier League matches. The stats clearly show that Arsenal have stopped producing and five of their last six have gone under 2.5 goals. You take this one to go under 2.5 goals for a price of 5/4, and the Gunners are without a win in their last three home games (D2 L1) without having managed a goal in any of those games. Arsene Wenger may also take the chance to rest players for the FA Cup final, taking even more spark out of them. In the anytime goalscorer market, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck are all around the even money mark at online betting site Bet365.

Arsenal v West Brom

In contrast to Arsenal’s end of season form, West Brom are flying at the moment. A big 3-0 win over Chelsea on Monday boosted their current form which has also seen them take a draw against Liverpool and a win over Manchester United. They have lost their last three visits to Arsenal without having scored, but they should be good enough to take a point this go around. The Baggies are unbeaten in their last five played now, and are running on a WDWDW sequence, another thing which lends itself to them taking a draw. Saido Berahino is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer quote and he was brilliant against Chelsea. West Brom have won two of their last three away games (W2 D1) and have suffered just the two defeats in their nine away from the Hawthorns. With four clean sheets in their last five, they are value to take a point, and a low scoring draw in the Correct Score market should be tempting.

Arsenal v West Brom Betting Odds

Arsenal 4/11, Draw 4/1, West Brom 15/2

Arsenal v West Brom Predictions

Their recent wins over Manchester United and Chelsea suggest that the Baggies could well be decent value to come away with a draw. They have boosted their resilience and with Arsenal having had the stuffing knocked out of them against Sunderland by missing out on a chance at second place, the Baggies could frustrate them a bit further to close the season out. Look for a draw.

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21st May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Preview

A Monday night fixture which may not get the excitement levels raised to close the Premier League weekend out with. Chelsea have the title in the bag of course and with a good rest since last weekend, will be favourites to win the game. But it is likely to be a pretty tight, low scoring affair at the Hawthorns with the Baggies having gone unbeaten in their last three home fixtures against the Blues.

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West Brom v Chelsea Betting Tips

West Brom have certainly steadied the head to head ship at home against Chelsea recently in the Premier League. They are now unbeaten in their last three at the Hawthorns against the Blues. That has been a big improvement from them after they had lost their opening five games there in the Premier League against Chelsea. They have settled into some solid form again, and have looked pretty tight at the back. They are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches, which includes wins on the road at Crystal Palace and Manchester United, with draws against Liverpool and Newcastle in there too. However, Tony Pulis’s men have failed to win any of their last three home games, their last one there ending in that stalemate with Liverpool at the end of April.

West Brom have posted a home record of W6 D4 L8 so far this season, which isn’t good. When they hosted the Blues last season they earned a 1-1 draw, and you can back a 1-1 correct score option with online betting site Betfair for a price of 6/1. It doesn’t have the look of being a high scoring game, and you can taken a bet of under 2.5 goals happening at a price of 8/11. The Baggies, thanks to a much improved defensive effort, have bagged three clean sheets in their last four (one goal conceded in total). West Brom have conceded a league-high 20 goals from set pieces this season (including penalties), but only Chelsea have managed more cleans sheet than West Brom this season.

So while West Brom are holding their own in the recent head to head with the Blues, Chelsea have won won five and drawn two of their seven Premier League matches against WBA under Jose Mourinho. Time and again we see the influence of The Special One. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last sixteen Premier League outings now, with eleven wins and five draws. They are in top form away from Stamford Bridge at the moment too, having won six and drawn one of their last seven. It’s been an efficiently impressive end of season run in. Diego Costa is running at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Eden Hazard a tempting 15/8 price there, with Loic Remy at 7/4. Chelsea have scored as many goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this campaign as West Brom have netted in the entire first half (15). Chelsea have scored at least one goal in 89% of their away games this term.

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea evens, Draw 5/2, West Brom 10/3

West Brom v Chelsea Predictions

It should be a tight game so look for the game to go under 2.5 goals because of West Brom’s improved defence and Chelsea not likely to be busting a gut in this one. Mourinho has had the edge over the Baggies in the top flight, so while the draw is a very tempting proposition, there is value too in a Chelsea one goal margin victory.

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18th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Newcastle v West Brom Betting Preview

Every game looks like a mountain to get over now for Newcastle. They head to the weekend just two points above the drop zone and just three games in which to save themselves. Confidence is low, performances are low and it’s hard to see where they are going to find salvation. West Brom took a big three points at old Trafford last weekend, and look solid enough to cause the Tyneside giants even more relegation woes.

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Newcastle v West Brom Betting Tips

It’s now or never for Newcastle. They could be sucked into the bottom three on Saturday, but a win could leave them breathing a huge sigh of relief, with enough clubs in the survival scrap to give them a bit of a buffer. So it is eight games now on the bounce that Newcastle have lost in the top flight and they have scored in just three of those eight games in the sequence. Will we see some fight from them on Saturday? They do actually have a decent record going against West Brom, and the Magpies beat them 2-0 earlier in the season at the Hawthorns.

The Magpies have won 10 and lost just three of the 17 Premier League matches against West Brom. A positive, but John Carver’s side have won just one of their eight Premier League games at St James Park under his guidance (W1 D2 L5) and lost the last four in a row. Only once before in their league history have they ever lost five home games in a row (October 1953 when they lost six on the trot). They have lost eight successive league games for only the second time in their history (10 in Aug-Oct 1977 the most). Papiss Cisse is a 7/4 quote in the Boylesports anytime goalscorer market for them, and he has scored three goals in just 199 minutes of Premier League action against West Brom.

Watch in-play for late goals, as Newcastle United have conceded the most goals in the 90th minute or later in the PL this season (7) and haven’t scored themselves at this point of games. After their mini slump of three straight defeats, West Brom have steadied the ship with a W2 D1 record in their last three. The two wins there were on the road against Crystal Palace and Manchester United, while there was a comfortable 0-0 home draw against Liverpool sandwiched in there, so on current form, you would have to suggest that they decent enough value to avoid defeat.

Victor Anichebe has scored more Barclays Premier League goals against Newcastle United than he has versus any other opponent (4) and is 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market, which is headed up by Saido Berahino at 6/4 with online bookmaker Boylesports. The baggies have only lost two of their last eight away games in the top flight, and with their recent success, should have a decent crack at three points. The last four between these on Tyneside have gone over 2.5 goals which is an 11/10 quote for the weekend.

Newcastle v West Brom Betting Odds

Newcastle 16/4, West BRom 15/8, Draw 23/10

Newcastle v West Brom Predictions

hard not to just throw the money at West Brom, given Newcastle’s horrendous form. The magpies have both scored and conceded in each of their last three home games, and with West Brom picking up the pace again, shoot for both teams to score and look over 2.5 goals. A draw wouldn’t be a total surprise here as Newcastle just don’t look good enough to win.

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8th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Manchester United v West Brom Betting Preview

A game where Manchester United will be looking to get themselves back on track. After suffering back to back miseries on the road, they will be happy you would think, to get back to Old Trafford, where their form is pretty solid. The Baggies haven’t found the Theatre of Dreams to be a happy hunting ground recently, although they did spring a surprise in this corresponding fixture from last season.

The goals have dried up for United and West Brom aren’t a powerhouse going forward. Therefore there could be some value in taking Bet365’s 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance on the game. The bookmaker will refund lost stakes as a free bet from losing pre-match correct score, scorecast and half time/full time bets. New customers registering an account with Bet365 can also get up to a free £200 bet as a welcome bonus.

Manchester United v West Brom Betting Tips

United have to put some improved work in if they are going to finish second this season. They head into the weekend down in fourth now, trailing Man City and Arsenal by a couple of points. Their drop has been because of back to back away defeats in the top flight, so they will be happy to get back to Old Trafford. Their home form is immense having won their last six on the bounce at Old Trafford. Their defeats at Chelsea and Everton recently weren’t total shocks given how tactically inept they have largely looked on the road this season. But seeing United fail to score in back to back games is a surprise. The last time that they failed to score in three consecutive games was back in August 2007. You would back them to net on the weekend. Wayne Rooney would be your man in the goalscorer markets, and he is 5/6 quote in the anytime goalscorer market.

Rooney has scored in each of his last six Barclays Premier League starts against West Brom (seven goals total) and he has netted 15 in his last 16 Premier League games at Old Trafford. The United defence has shipped a goal in each of their last five games in the top flight, so is that enough to push for even money value on both teams to score at online betting site Bet365? By and large United have been more than comfortable in Premier League fixtures against the Baggies and they have kept ten clean sheets in their last 13 at home against them. They did slip up at home in last season’s corresponding fixture, going down 2-1, but that is just a little blip in their overall form against the Baggies.

Uncharacteristically for a Tony Pulis side, the Baggies shipped ten goals in a string of three defeats on the bounce. However, they have managed to arrest that form as they took a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend, and then looked more than comfortable in their 0-0 home draw against Liverpool in the week. Half of West Brom’s sixteen away games this season have seen the Baggies drawing at half time in them. The win at Selhurst Park last weekend also snapped a ten match winless streak on the road for West Brom. Their clean sheets against Palace and Liverpool suggests that they are back to their usual selves, and could push the score under 2.5 goals in this one. Saido Berahino scored the winner at Old Trafford last season and netted again in the 2-2 draw with the Red Devils at the Hawthorns earlier in the season. He can be backed at a 3/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market.

Manchester United v West Brom Betting Odds

Manchester United 4/11, Draw 4/1, west Brom 8/1

Manchester United v West Brom Predictions

You have to consider that at the end of the day the Baggies have won just one of their last 21 league matches against Manchester United (W1 D4 L16). However, they could dig in and be value for a draw at half time, especially with United looking a bit off the boil up front. The result should go in favour of United at the end of the day given their strong home form, but they will be made to work hard for it.

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30th April 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Football Betting

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Preview

Another Midlands derby after the two clashed at Villa Park in the Premier League during the week. Villa won that duel in dramatic fashion and looking at the FA Cup stats for this one, it is reasonable enough to expect the Villains to do another number on the Baggies. Will be a doubly good week in the Midlands derby battle for Tim Sherwood’s troops?

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Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Tips

It was thanks to late winner from Christians Benteke that Villa took a 2-1 home win over the Baggies in their midweek Premier League meeting. Big three points for Villa in their top flight survival, can they dispatch the Baggies to make it through to the FA Cup semi finals? Villa have actually won nine of their last 10 home FA Cup matches (L1), so have strong form going in the competition. They have handled themselves well in tricky FA cup matches this season. Twelve times before they have ran into West Brom in the FA Cup, with Villa having won nine times in those ties, once after a replay.

So it was a late winner for Villa in the week and four of the seven goals in Aston Villa’s three FA Cup ties this season, have been netted in the 88th minute or later. So expect some late drama again then and a draw/Aston Villa half time/full time bet is running at a 5/1 quote with online bookmaker Bet365. It could be that tight again to be at parity at half time, because we all know that Villa do struggle for goals, and the Baggies are reasonably tight at the back. Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last 19 FA Cup matches, so it could just be worth floating towards the value of  11/10 on both teams to score. Christian Benteke is trading at 7/4 in the anytime goalscorer market.

Sadio Berahino has five goals and four assists in three FA Cup appearances this season and he is also a 7/4 option in the anytime goalscorer market. Under Tony Pulis, West Brom have become a much tighter unit, but their natural tendency has been to go defensive on the road. It’s a dangerous game to invite pressure on to yourself, and they couldn’t get out of that mindset at Villa Park during the week. West Brom have won just five of their last 19 FA Cup matches against teams from the top two tiers of English football (W5 D7 L7) as well. Interestingly in 18 Premier League meetings between these two teams, eight have been draws and the 10 wins have all been by a single goal margin (seven for Villa, three for WBA).

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Odds

Aston Villa 9/5, West Brom 7/4, Draw 11/5

Aston Villa v West Brom Predictions

You feel that West Brom will have learned from their defeat in midweek, just when they thought they had earned a point. But all the stats lean towards Villa pinching this one in a narrow win. Look for nothing more than a one goal margin, but Villa should be the more confident of the two, with the Baggies preferring to sit back on their heels.

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6th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football Betting

It is down to the final eight in the FA Cup for the season and everything looks as if it is going to be pretty tight all the way. The big tie of the round of course is on Monday night, when a lot of punters will be fine tuning the Cheltenham Festival 2015 betting selections with the Festival starting the very next day. Manchester United v Arsenal is the mouth watering clash of the quarter finals and many expect that the winner of this year’s Cup will come from this match.

Really tough to split the two but with United having won nine and lost none of the last 10 matches against Arsenal at Old Trafford, then that looks likely to be the kind of fine hair by which this tie is settled. But United haven’t played well all season and Arsenal are in a confident run of form (Champions League aside). There could be value in them getting a replay out of this because if they play as well as they did on their last trip to Manchester when they took a 2-0 league win at City, then Wenger’s men could be value to avoid defeat against a disjointed United side. A draw is tempting at a quote of 5/2 with online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Again, everything in FA Cup quarter final predictions 2015 looks tight. The weekend opens on Saturday lunchtime with Bradford v Reading, a match which will guarantee that there will be one side from outside of the English top flight in the semi finals. Bradford, who have conquered both Chelsea and Sunderland on their way to the final eight are the lowest ranked side left, and the League Two side take on Championship outfit Reading. Who knows what to expect from the Bantams this season, and with the Royals struggling for goal lately, this should be pretty even. Who would write off Bradford at this point after what they have been through? Worth a flutter at 13/8?

There is a Midlands derby of Aston Villa v Blackburn on Saturday evening, which comes less than a week after they met at Villa Park in the Premier League, with the Villains taking a surprising win thanks to a last minute strike from Christian Benteke. Would expect Tony Pulis’s West Brom to have learned from that game, and for them to play a bit better than they did. Again, between these two, it’s not hard to picture a draw or a winner by nothing more than a one goal margin. West Brom still do look the better of the two sides and offer value at 12/1 with online bookmaker Paddy Power on the road.

Sunday sees Championship side Blackburn head to Anfield as they look to claim their third Premier League scalp of this season’s competition after having taken out Swansea and Stoke already. Those wins for Rovers both came at Ewood Park though and with Liverpool looking in fine form at the moment, including a win over Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend, this one looks the most clear cut of the four quarter final ties. It should be a win for Liverpool who will deliver on their 3/10 supremacy for the game.

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6th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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

Football Betting

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

Football Betting

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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