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Next West Brom manager betting produced an active new market on Monday, as the Baggies parted company with Pepe Mel. The Spaniard, who brought in halfway through the season to replace Steve Clarke, didn’t strike the right chord with the squad at hand. Mel only won three of 17 matches that he was in charge of at West Brom and subsequently they only finished one place and three points above the relegation zone.

The Baggies were sitting in 14th when he took over in January, and Mel had to deal with some big issues in the dressing room. There was the sacking of Nicolas Anelka after the Frenchman had decided to quit following a fine and suspension for his ‘quenelle’ goal celebration. Then there was a much hyped fight between Saido Berahino and James Morrison.

While the Baggies managed to secure a fifth consecutive season in the English top flight, it was a massively disappointing season for them, especially having quite a decent looking squad at their disposal. So now the search for a new West Brom manager heats up.

Malky Mackay, who was sacked from Cardiff this season is trading as the early favourite in Next West Brom manager betting at 3/1 with Bet365. Brian McDermott, who left Reading last year to take over the reins at Championship side Leeds is priced up at 4/1.

Former Norwich boss Chris Hughton is trading at 4/1 as well, with Derek McInnes, Tim Sherwood and Neil Lennon at 8/1. The market options then start getting pretty long, from ousted Manchester United boss David Moyes as 12/1 and everyone else longer than that.

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12th May 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Premier League Betting

Sunderland v West Brom Betting Preview
All credit due to Black Cats boss Gus Poyet. After looking destitute and doomed in the early part of April, three wins on the bounce has given them a huge chance of survival. Can they follow up their win at Old Trafford on the weekend with at least a point at home against a West Brom side who are just about clear of relegation worries thanks to goal difference?

Sunderland v West Brom Betting Odds at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Sunderland Evens, Draw 2/1, West Brom 3/1

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Sunderland v West Brom Betting Tips:
The Black Cats are on a three match winning streak and this game in hand over the clubs beneath them, could be the one which sees them safe. A point would do the job because even if they then lost their final game, while Norwich won their theirs, Sunderland have a far superior goal difference to that of the Canaries. So there is a big light at the end of the tunnel and what an escape act it will have been. So they are unbeaten in four now (ten points) and seven of those points were accumulated against Man City, Chelsea and Manchester United. Now they remain at the Stadium of Light for their last two remaining matches. Their last home match produced a 4-0 win over Cardiff and that snapped a four match winless streak there. The Black Cats have only managed a W4 D3 L10 record at home this season, but they surely are going to have enough confidence now to retain their Premier League status.

Sunderland have scored in all six Premier League matches at home against West Brom, but they have only managed to win one of those. That would suggest that there could be some value in taking a shot at the Both Teams To Score Market for a price of 4/6 with Ladbrokes. Connor Wickham is the man of the moment for Sunderland, who has scored five and assisted one in his last four Premier League games. Wickham is trading at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. If the Black Cats can get a win on the board, it will be the first time since 2000 that they will have recorded four successive Premier League wins. Question marks? Well Sunderland have won only two of their 16 Premier League games against sides currently in the bottom half D5 L9. Against teams currently in the bottom half, Sunderland have only scored five goals in seven games. Four of those game in the recent 4-0 win over Cardiff.

West Brom have won seven and drawn one of their last eight Premier League against Sunderland, scoring 22 times in the process. The Baggies are only one point above Sunderland heading into this one, and suffered a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. The Baggies have only won one of their last four in the league and they have only posted three away wins all season. They have lost their last two on the road (at Man City and Arsenal) and have lost six of their last eight away games. West Brom’s last two wins in the top flight both came by a 1-0 scoreline. This game doesn’t scream out as if it will be a high scoring one, not with the Black Cats just need a draw. Under 2.5 goals is trading at 4/5 with Ladbrokes. The Baggies have drawn the most Premier League games this season (15) but haven’t posted one on the road in 2014.

Prediction
The Baggies took a 3-0 win over Sunderland at the Hawthorns earlier in the season. The Black Cats have struggled against the Baggies in the Premier League but are confident enough here. Would just stick this one under 2.5 goals for even money.

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Form (all competitions)
Sunderland LLDWWW, West Brom LDWDLW

Stat Attack
Sunderland have won one of six Premier League home games against West Brom
The Baggies have won seven and drawn one of their last eight EPL games against Sunderland
Sunderland have won 2 of 16 games against sides currently in the bottom half this term
The Black Cats have taken more points from their last three games that in the previous 11
West Brom have drawn the most games this season in the top flight


5th May 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

Man City v West Brom Betting Preview
The Citizens have gone off the boil at the wrong time of the season and saw their Premier League title dreams slip through their fingers in a home draw against Sunderland in the week. The Baggies, still with a game in hand over almost everyone beneath them, still have to be a bit concerned about relegation.

Man City v West Brom Betting Odds at online bookmaker Boylesports
Man City 2/9, Draw 6/1, West Brom 11/1

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Man City v West Brom Betting Tips:
This should be a winnable home game for the Citizens, but they were expected to do the number on Sunderland during the week. That didn’t happen. So now they are realistically out of the title picture, so will just have to push towards confirming a top three finish and prepare for next season. They start this one as favourites as they have only lost the one home game this term and have netted at an average of 3.4 goals per game at the Etihad. Pretty immense and they have only conceded 0.75 per game too. Top stats all around. As 75% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, would shoot for that at a price of 1/3 there. City pretty much have nothing left to play for now so they will probably relax into this one.

Sergio Aguero has netted three goals in four EPL games against West Brom. Aguero is trading at a price of 1/2 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko both at 4/5. The Citizens have only won one of their last four Premier League matches, but will be expected to land three points here. The last time that they went two Premier League home games without a win was back in December of 2012. They have only failed to score in one of their last 66 Premier League home games and in that run, they have netted 177 times. Something has happened to their defence though as they have conceded seven goals in their last four league matches and that was after posting five clean sheets on the bounce prior to that.

But are the Baggies strong enough to capitalize on any weakness at the back from City? The Baggies have only won one of their last four, like City have. They definitely haven’t been a good away side this term as they have won just three times on the road, but two of those wins have come in their last three games outside of the Hawthorns. The Baggies are unbeaten in their last three and have continued their penchant for drawing matches. Two of their last three games have ended in 3-3 draws which doesn’t say much about their defence. They blew a 3-0 lead at home against Tottenham last weekend. City should be able to punish them therefore. They have only taken away two points from six previous Premier League matches at the Etihad so certainly are not any bankers there to grab a win. Even though they have a game in hand, they aren’t out of the relegation weeds just yet.

Prediction
Should be a fairly routine home win, especially after the Citizens slipped up at home during the week. You have to imagine that there will be a response from them there. City won 3-2 at the Hawthorns earlier in the season and would expect them to do the double. May be worth pushing the boat out to over 3.5 goals for a price of 5/6

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Form (all competitions)
Man City WWDWLD, West Brom LWLDWD

Stat Attack
Sergio Aguero has 3 goals in 4 EPL games against the Baggies
West Brom have taken a D2 L4 record from six Premier League visits to the Etihad
WBA have taken six points from their last three away games in the league
City have conceded seven goals in their last four games


19th April 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Hoolahan (Norwich)

The relegation battle in the Premier League got a whole lot more interesting on the weekend, with wins for Fulham and Cardiff. Both of them still remain side the bottom three though, but have given themselves a huge lifeline. After looking doomed for relegation for most of the season, Fulham earned themselves a massive three points on Saturday as they inflicted another defeat on Norwich, who are now just two points clear of safety.

The floundering Canaries, who sacked Chris Hughton recently, are now trading at 1/2 to take the drop, because of having a horrible run in. Norwich have to face Liverpool (home), Manchester United (away), Chelsea (away) and Arsenal (home) to complete their season, so their prospects don’t look good. The only way that they look as if they are going to be able to survive is if Cardiff and Fulham can’t get wins on the road either.

A couple of weeks ago, Fulham were trading as 1/7 favourites to take the drop, but have now been drawn in to even money. Cardiff are at 4/11, but did themselves a huge favour on the weekend with an unexpected 1-0 success away at Southampton. While the Whites and the Bluebirds were rejoicing, their respective results spelt more doom and gloom for rock bottom Sunderland, who suffered their fifth defeat on the bounce to remain in huge trouble at the bottom of the pile. The Black Cats are now 1/10 to get relegated after their loss against Everton.

West Brom, Swansea and Aston Villa could all still be sweating though. The Villains suffered their fourth defeat in a row with a loss at Crystal Palace and are just four points above the drop zone, while West Brom, in throwing away away a 3-0 lead at home against Spurs to draw, while Swansea’s home loss against Chelsea has left them both on 33 points, just three points from safety.

 


14th April 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Eden Hazard (Chelsea London)

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Preview
The league-leading Blues get out of the comfort of Stamford Bridge and head to the midlands for what bookies are expecting to be a winnable game for them. Chelsea’s defence is in tip top shape at the moment, and Eden Hazards is the man of the moment in driving them forward with stunning performances recently. The Baggies were pulled into the relegation zone in the weekend, now winless in their last five.

West Brom v Chelsea Betting Odds at online bookmaker Boylesports
Chelsea 1/2, Draw 10/3, West Brom 5/1

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West Brom v Chelsea Betting Tips:
The Baggies are slumping at the moment, but really is has been their away form which has been letting them down the most, losing three on the bounce away from the Hawthorns, including a 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on the weekend. The Baggies are unbeaten in their last four in the league at home though, so punters may be looking for them to get a draw out of this one. A West Brom – Draw Double Result is up at 6/4 with Boylesports, not bad for a home side. Of course, the draw part of that is more likely to be played out than a West Brom win.

In their last four at the Hawthorns for the Baggies, three of them have been drawn, all by a 1-1 scoreline, which may tempt punters in the Correct Score market. There is another trend running here too in that all four have gone under 2.5 goals as well, which could be worth looking at for some profit too. The Baggies have been getting on the scoresheet lately, their defence just can’t stop leaking goals at the other end of the pitch though. They have kept one clean sheet in their last fifteen Premier League matches. The Baggies have posted a W3 D5 L4 record at home this season, so haven’t been terrible, there’s just not been a lot of consistency there.

To their huge credit, West Brom took a big point at Stamford Bridge back in November in a 2-2 draw. You would get the feeling that they would be pretty happy with another point here. Suddenly every point looks highly valuable to them as they weren’t expected to be embroiled in a relegation battle this season, given the quality of their squad. Chelsea have lost on their last two visits to the Hawthorns in the Premier League, losing both of times by a 1 goal margin. So there is reason to be cautious from them. However, Mourinho’s men are just humming along at the moment.

Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Newcastle on the weekend, showed great character in coming after that 1-0 win they took at Manchester City. They are fully in title mode at the moment and it’s hard to see them slipping up badly here. They aren’t the most prolific side of course, but their defence and organisation under Jose Mourinho looks immense at the moment. They have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine matches in the Premier League, three in their last three. So that should be a factor which keeps the score low as well. Eden Hazard is on fire at the moment and probably worth looking at in the anytime goalscorer market at 7/4 as he is their most influential player at the moment, netting a hat trick on the weekend too. Chelsea have won their last three on the road too in the league, and haven’t conceded in four away games, and two of those were at Arsenal and Man City. Title favourites?

Prediction
Given the way that they are just ticking over like a well oiled machine, Chelsea should be able to pull out a win in this one. The main factor is that you don’t really see them being breached, certainly not more than once and they have enough confidence going forward to come out tops if they do let in one. Can see Chelsea doing a professional job and going under 2.5 goals is priced nicely at 5/6 with Boylesports.

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Form (all competitions)
West Brom LLDLDL, Chelsea WWWDWW

Stat Attack
West Brom have won one of their last seven Premier League matches at the Hawthorns
The Blues have kept clean sheets in their last four away games
Chelsea have lost on their last two league visits to the Hawthorns
Three of West Brom’s last four home games have ended in a 1-1 draw


10th February 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Popov (West Brom)

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Preview
A scrappy Midlands derby looks on the cards for this one and both sides could use the points. Both are far from good winning form, having managed just one win each in their last eight in the top flight. Villa hold a two point lead over the Baggies in the league standings and as both have posted the exact same record over their respective last four matches, punters will probably be leaning towards a draw.

Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Odds at online bookmaker Betfair
Aston Villa 6/4, West Brom 19/10, Draw 9/4

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Aston Villa v West Brom Betting Tips:
These are usually pretty interesting and tough games. The two sides played out a good 2-2 draw back in November at the Hawthorns, and the draw looks a probable outcome in this one. Villa have managed to post just the one win in their last eight league matches now, a 1-0 win away at Sunderland. Frankly their home form is terrible, going winless in five at Villa Park, losing three of their last four. Of great concern is their lack of goals, having scored just two in their last five home matches in the top flight. A terrible return, but last time out they went to Anfield and played a fantastic match and was unlucky a bit to be pegged back to a 2-2 draw. At home this season, Villa have only managed two wins, and have racked up seven defeats in their eleven played. Their problems in front of goal can be clearly seen in their average goals scored of just 0.7 per game at home. That is eight goals in eleven games.

So you don’t go to the goalscorer markets at all where Villa are involved, but you can probably head straight to the Over/Under 2.5 goals market and go below the mark for a price of 4/5 with Betfair. Just 36% of Villa’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, so worth punting under. Since Paul Lambert took charge at Villa Park, Villa have scored just 31 goals in 30 Premier League home matches. At the other end, Villa have shipped 55% of all goals this season in the first half of games. Tough to see them as backable in this one. West Brom aren’t going much better, having only managed one win in their last twelve played in the top flight. They have fallen into the habit of drawing games though lately, which again adds weight to this Midlands derby ending up in parity. The Baggies have drawn four of their last six played.

The Baggies have only managed one win on the road this season in a W1 D6 L4 record, and they are on a streak of eight away games without a win now. They have conceded in each of their last seven on the road too, but they will take heart from a 1-1 at home against Everton last time out. The Baggies have won only eight of 36 Midlands derby matches in Premier League history (W14 L4). Villa on the other hand have only lost six of 29 derby matches (against the Baggies and Birmingham) in the Premier League. Christian Benteke looks to have finally woken up for the Villains, now having scored in consecutive Premier League appearance after having posted a run of eleven without a goal. He is trading at 6/4 in the Anytime Scorer market.

Prediction
Everything points to this one going under 2.5 goals. Seven of West Brom’s last eight have gone under, combined with three of Villa’s last five. Trading up at a price of 4/5 with Betfair, Under 2.5 Goals looks a pretty solid route to go down, that or punt for an outright draw.

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Form (all competitions)
Aston Villa LDWLLD, West Brom DDWLLD

Stat Attack
Villa have only lost 6 of 29 Midlands derby matches in the Premier League
The Villains have scored just eight goals at Villa Park this season
West Brom have won only eight of 36 Midlands derby matches in the Premier League
The Baggies have one win in their last twelve in the top flight


27th January 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Crystal Palace

West Brom v Crystal Palace Betting Preview
Tough to see either side being too heavily interested in this fixture to be honest. Palace are fighting hard against relegation threats, while West Brom are still trying to find their feet after getting rid of Steve Clarke. The home side will still have the backing of most punters here though.

West Brom v Crystal Palace Betting Odds at online bookmaker Stan James
West Brom 3/4, Draw 11/4, Crystal Palace 17/4

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West Brom v Crystal Palace Betting Tips:
The managerless Baggies are actually four games unbeaten in the Premier League now, taking three draws and a win. That win, their only one in their last eight, came against Newcastle on New Year’s Day and it was a very welcome one too, pulling them away from the concerns of the drop zone. So there is a bit of resilient form there creeping in and they are strong favourites here. That is because they do have a great squad and some proven goal scoring talent. In the Anytime Goalscorer Market, there is good value to be found in Shane Long and Nicolas Anelka right off the bat, both of which are trading at the mark of 11/8. Long, who should be back from injury has scored five goals in his last seven FA Cup appearances. Quite why the Baggies haven’t been better this season has to be down to the tactics and team selection from Clarke, because there is great potential from the club.

The clutch of recent draws and a win to kick off the new year will at least have given them some renewed positivity. The two sides met on November 2nd in the Premier League and there was a comfortable 2-0 victory for the Baggies at the Hawthorns. Saido Berahino and Gareth McAuley were on the scoresheet on that occasion. Palace will have far less interest in this, the last thing that they need is the distraction of a long cup run. They need to secure points in the Premier League and Tony Pulis’s men have been showing a fair bit of fighting spirit. They picked up a home draw against norwich on New Year’s Day and on the road this season in the top flight, they have taken just two wins, but both of those have come in their last five road games, both by a 1-0 Scoreline.

There is a lack of goals for Palace, and that is why they are in the hole that they are in. Still, defensively they have been getting better and they have kept five clean sheets in their last ten games. So that is their big strength at the moment and there is no-one up front for them to back confidently in the goalscorer markets. Palace can dig in and grind things out but Pulis is likely to not push things hard with his strongest side here. It should hand a comfortable victory to West Brom and that would be the likely outcome if the Baggies were facing a full strength Palace side.

Prediction
The Baggies are just at a good enough price to back in the outright market here. You just can’t see a lot of interest coming from Palace on the road in a fixture like this. Would definitely look under 2.5 goals for a price of 3/4 with Stan James as six of the last seven meetings between the two have gone under.

Form (all competitions)
West Brom LLDDDW, Crystal Palace WLLWLD

Stat Attack
Palace have won just one of their last nine FA Cup matches against sides from the same division
The Baggies have made it to the fourth round in five of the last seven seasons
Palace have won two and lost one of their last six against the Baggies
Six of the last seven meetings between them have gone under 2.5 goals


3rd January 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Sam Allardyce (West Ham)

West Ham v West Brom Betting Preview
This is going to be a massive scrap for some survival points at Upton Park. The Hammers sunk to second bottom on Boxing Day, while the Baggies picked up a point to sit just three points above West Ham. So this is more of a game that neither are going to want to lose, and it could mean that a low scoring scrappy affair is on offer.

West Ham v West Brom Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
West Ham 6/5, Draw 11/5, West Brom 12/5

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West Ham v West Brom Betting Tips:
The Hammers found themselves a goal up at home against Arsenal on Boxing Day, despite being second best in all aspects. However, the Gunners put the Hammers to the sword in the second half, burying three goals past them. Now Sam Allardyce’s men have to try and find a response from somewhere against the Baggies on the weekend, having won just one of their last nine Premier League games now. You are best served by looking at Carlton Cole in the Anytime Goalscorer market from West Ham’s point of view at a price of 2/1, because there is little else there to really make an impact in front of goal. They did create some chances on Boxing Day and had Arsenal rattled for a short period of after the goal, but couldn’t convert more and there wasn’t enough of the sustained pressure. West Ham had kept clean sheets in their two previous home matches in the top flight, so it’s not so much defensive problems for them, as killing teams off up at the other end. So it’s not totally unreasonable to look at a West Ham To Win To Nil price at 11/4. So don’t see chances coming thick and fast in this one.

The Hammers have now posted a W2 D2 L4 record at home this term, so nothing to write home about. West Brom aren’t going to threaten them with the weight of attack that Arsenal did, that’s for certain, so there will be a chance for them to battle things out in the middle of the park. West Ham are also unbeaten in their last four at home against West Brom in the Premier League. The manager-less West Brom still need some work. They have a good squad, they just need to find a little more composure. There was a good determination by West Brom on Boxing Day, as they ground out a point at White Hart Lane against Spurs despite being outplayed for most of the game though, managing only 36% of possesion. Still, they dug in and got some reward, but West Brom have now gone eight games without a win in the top flight. There has just been the one victory in the last twelve now.

On the road, the Baggies have only managed the one win all season and are winless in their last five away from the Hawthorns. They have only managed to score two goals in their last four matches played (three in their last three away games) but the bonus here is that it may not take too many to beat down a low scoring West Ham. This really is likely to be settled by a one goal margin and you can take West Ham at 3/1 on that, or 4/1 for the Baggies. You are likely to be better served though by dipping into the Asian Handicap market, with a West Brom +0.25 trading at around Even Money. Pushing for the Baggies to win may be a little bit of a stretch as they have only won one of the last nine Premier League against the Hammers. An outright draw may not be a bad shout.

Prediction
There should be some value in looking under 2.5 goals for this one, an option which is priced at 4/5 with online betting site Bet365.

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Form (all competitions)
West Ham LLDWLL, West Brom LLLLDD

Stat Attack
The Baggies have won just one of their last nine Premier League games against West Ham
West Ham have won just one of their last nine league matches
West Brom are without a win in their last five away games
The Hammers have two clean sheets in their last three home matches

 


27th December 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Trainer Roberto Di Matteo

Steve Clarke became the latest managerial casualty in the Premier league on Saturday, as his West Brom slumped to a fourth defeat in a row. The Baggies lost 1-0 against Cardiff on the weekend, sinking to just two points above the drop zone. It has been a fairly tough calendar year for West Brom, after winning just seven of their 34 Premier League games since the start of the year. That  was enough for Chairman Jeremy Peace, who fired 50 year old Clarke on Saturday.

Assistant head coach Keith Downing will take temporary charge of the club until they instill a new permanent manager. There is a feeling, that despite some bad luck in games this term, the West Brom squad have been underperforming and the sword fell on Clarke. West Brom currently have their highest wage bill in history, while they spent big in the summer in bolstering their troops to fulfil ambitions. Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe were big captures for the Baggies.

West Brom finished eighth in the Premier League last year, having been carried by the goals of Romelu Lukaku. But they haven’t quite been firing this season without him and so Clarke becomes the fourth Premier League manager to lose his job this term, following the exits of Paolo Di Canio from Sunderland, Ian Holloway’s departure from Crystal Palace and Martin Jol’s sacking at Fulham.

The question of course now, is who will take over at the Hawthorns? The early market leader is Roberto Di Matteo, who many feel was unfairly sacked from West Brom back in 2011. Online betting site Skybet have the Italian priced at 5/1 in the market, with Martin Jol trading  as second favourite.

Next West Brom Manager Betting Odds at Skybet
Roberto Di Matteo 5/2, Martin Jol 4/1, Ralf Rangnick 8/1, Paul Clement 10/1, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 16/1, Nigel Pearson 25/1, Keith Downing 25/1


15th December 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Premier League Betting

West Brom v Aston Villa Betting Preview
An all West Midlands affair adds to the derby matches in the top flight this week. This is Monday night’s big match and there’s usually no quarter given between these two sides. Both head into the weekend sat in mid table, level on fourteen points each and the only thing splitting them is the Baggies having scored more one. So this has the making of a being a pretty tight and tense derby match at the Hawthorns.

West Brom v Aston Villa Betting Odds at online bookmaker Stan James
West Brom Evens, Draw 5/2, Aston Villa 11/4

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West Brom v Aston Villa Betting Tips:
So nearly the Baggies came away with a big three points from Stamford Bridge last time out, until they were denied by a late dodgy penalty decision deep into stoppage time, a decision which the referee apologised to them. The Baggies are showing good resilience, having lost just one of their last eight in the top flight now. They really do need one of their strikers to up their game, as no-one has managed to get past the two goal mark for the season for West Brom so far this term. Their home form has been patchy, having posted a W2 D1 L2 record for the season, but it has been picking up for them, unbeaten in their last three at the Hawthorns. They also have some good form going against Villa as well, going unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches (W2 D3) against their rivals.

If they manage to avoid defeat in this one, it will be the first time in over a year that the Baggies will have gone unbeaten in four matches at home in the league. It may be worth looking over 2.5 goals for this one at odds of 5/6, because Monday night games this season have averaged 3.6 goals per game. In the Correct Score market there is a big trend in Premier League meetings between these two, and that is a 2-1 scoreline. There have been fourteen matches played between the Baggies and Villains in the Premier League and seven of them have been drawn. All seven victories (five for Villa, two for West Brom) have been settled by a 2-1 scoreline. A West Brom 2-1 Correct Score is trading at 8/1, with a Villa 2-1 win coming in at odds of 12/1 with Stan James.

Aston Villa aren’t a side who you look to for consistency, but they are unbeaten in their last two, and they have produced better form on the road than they have done at home this season. Paul Lambert’s men have lost just once on their travels this season (at Stamford Bridge) and have drawn their last two away games by a 0-0 Scoreline. The problem for Villa is finding goals. Christian Benteke has now gone five games without a goal, his longest goal drought ever in the Premier League. So he may be due one and is trading at a price of 2/1 in the Anytime Goalscorer market. While Villa have failed to find the back of the net in four of their last five league matches, they have managed to keep three clean sheets during that same run.

Prediction
You would imagine that it will be the Baggies doing most of the pressing in this one. 10 of their 14 goals scored in the Premier League against Villa have come in the second half and it may be worth pushing for a Draw/West Brom Half Time/Full Time wager for a price of 4/1 with Stan James.

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Form (all competitions)
West Brom WDDLDW, Aston Villa WDLLDW

Stat Attack
Half of all Premier League meetings between these two have ended in draws
Villa have failed to score in four of their last five league matches
The Baggies are unbeaten in their last five against Villa in the Premier League
Monday night games this season has averaged 3.6 goals per game

 


21st November 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting










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