Reading have based their survival off of their home form this season pretty much. They have won their last two home games and a third in a row would ease their relegation worries. West Brom are still on course for a solid top six finish. Read our Reading v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom evens
* (Betting Odds were taken from Paddy Power on April 16th, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.)
Reading picked up a great three points from their last home game, a 2-1 success over Brentford. That is back to back wins that they have taken on home soil now and they have won three of their last four at the Madejski. Overall this season they have taken a W8 D4 L9 record at home and they haven’t managed to earn a clean sheet in any of their last six on home soil.
Each of their last four there have gone over 2.5 goals as well. Of Reading’s eight home wins, five of them have been by a one-goal margin. They have averaged at 1.4 goals per home game with 67% of their home fixtures going over 2.5 goals. They have struggled for clean sheets though with three managed all season at home. Over the last eight rounds of Championship action, only four teams had picked more points than Reading had done heading into the weekend action.
Reading have won their last two home games against West Brom in all competitions
West Brom collected a 4-1 home win over the Royals in October
Each of the last three meetings have gone over 3.5 goals
Reading are unbeaten in their last ten home games against the Baggies
The away form of West Brom hasn’t been great lately. They have lost three of their last four on the road, winning the other one. The win was over mid-table Brentford. The Baggies are at W11 D3 L7 this season on their travels in the Championship. They are one of the higher-scoring teams in the league and they have averaged 1.6 goals per away game this season.
West Brom have taken a clean sheet in a quarter of their away games this term. West Brom have only managed the three goals in their last four away games, failing to score in two of those. Of the eleven away wins that they have recorded, eight of them have been by a one-goal margin. They have not been involved in an away draw in their last 15 played now. They could face a tricky test at the Madejski.
Reading haven’t done bad on home soil recently and they may be able to dig out a point in this one. The Baggies haven’t had the best of time on the road recently so the draw in the match outright at 23/10 does have some appeal, especially with the Royals so badly not wanting to lose this* (Betting Odds were taken from Paddy Power on April 16th, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.)
20th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Baggies got an important win on the board last weekend to snap out of some losses. They look on course now for a top-four finish but this is no easy game for them. Hull are starting the weekend just the two points outside of the top six but can they get some away form going in this important clash at the Hawthorns? Read our West Brom v Hull betting tips for more.
West Brom 5/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 4:58 p.m.)
The Baggies got a good 4-1 home win over Preston on the weekend to keep their hot streak going at the Hawthorns. That is a three-match winning streak that they are on there at the moment in the Championship. They have scored at least three goals in each of those wins as well. West Brom have a home record of W10 D7 L4 this season and they have averaged 2.3 goals per home fixture this term.
62% of all league games at the Hawthorns this season have made it over 2.5 goals, around half going over 3.5 goals. West Brom are on a four-match scoring streak at home, scoring at least two goals in each of their last eleven there. 67% of their home goals have come after the half time break. Home and away, The Baggies have managed only the two clean sheets in their last ten played. In total, they have taken a clean sheet in just 14% of home fixtures.
Hull took a 1-0 home win over the Baggies in November
The Tigers have won one of their last six against West Brom (D2 L3)
West Brom won their last home game against Hull 3-1 in 2017
Four of the last five meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
The Tigers were really trending towards the play-off places but had a setback last time out. They lost 1-0 at Middlesbrough, snapping a three-match winning streak that they were on. Hull are still within touch of the top six but really have to produce a win in this one to boost their chances. They have only gone W1 D1 L5 from their seven away games against current top seven sides this season though. Their overall record in the Championship is W6 D4 L11 this season.
They have lost six of their last seven away games (W1) so it really is their home form which has put them in playoff contention. Hull have actually taken one win in their last eight on the road. They have tallied a clean sheet in just 14% of away games, scoring an average of 1.2 goals per road fixture. 57% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Hull have scored 60% of their away goals in the first half of fixtures.
West Brom have good home form behind them and this could be the telling factor here. Hull haven’t been that hot on their travels, highlighted by their recent loss at Middlesbrough. West Brom can collect the victory.
16th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom took a hit on the weekend as they suffered a loss at Millwall. That snapped a three-match winning streak that they were on in the Championship. They start midweek action still in fourth place though. Bristol City are just hanging on to six, but have games in hand over the top five and three points would be huge for their hopes of making the playoffs. Read our Bristol City v West Brom betting tips for more.
Bristol City 29/20
West Brom 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 4:02 p.m.)
Bristol city collected a point in a home draw against Wigan over the weekend. That was their fourth game in a row without defeat (W2 D2). They have only won two of their last seven Championship fixtures, and the Robins have drawn their last two home games. Bristol City have failed to pick up a win in any of their last four played at Ashton Gate. Overall this season, the Robins have a W7 D7 L6 record on the board at home. From their home campaign in the Championship this season, Bristol City have come up with an average of 1.2 goals per home fixture.
Across the course of the season on home soil, they have produced an average of 1.2 goals per home game. They have taken a clean sheet in 20% of their fixtures, but are without one in any of their last five. Only three times have the Robins been behind at the half-time break in a home fixture. 75% of the goals that they have scored at home this season have come after the half-time break. There are just two sides currently in the division who have better defensive records than what Bristol City have managed. The Robins have scored in all but one of their last 11 home fixtures.
West Brom were 4-2 home winners over Bristol City this season
The Baggies have won the last two meetings
Bristol City have won one of their last four at home against West Brom
Both teams have scored in eight of the last nine meetings
West Brom took a surprise hit on the weekend as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Millwall. They had a good stretch of form going before that, going undefeated in four. They were on a three-match winning streak in the Championship before the weekend’s defeat at the Den. West Brom have produced a W11 D3 L6 away record in the second tier this season. They have averaged 1.5 goals per away game as well on their travels. Their recent away form has been pretty good with five wins in their last seven played. However they have lost two of their last three and in those two defeats, West Brom failed to score.
The Baggies have claimed a clean sheet in a quarter of their away fixtures, while 8 of their 11 away wins have been by just the one-goal margin. The half-time record that West Brom have taken on their travels this season is W6 D10 L4. Albion have scored 64% of their away goals after the half-time break and they have not been involved in a draw in any of their last 14 away from the Hawthorns. Norwich are the only side to have outscored West Brom in the Championship this season and Norwich are the only side with better away record than that of West Brom too.
West Brom can have a good run at the three points out of this trip to Ashton Gate. They have been in pretty good shape on the road recently, even though they had that slip up on the weekend at Millwall. Bristol City haven’t done a lot of winning recently, so away win.
8th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Lions still can’t shake themselves free of relegation worries at the moment and they are in some poor form. They get a tricky home game on the weekend as they face up against West Brom. Albion seem to have recovered from a sticky patch of form, having put a three-match winning streak under their belt as they drive to a top six finish. Read our Millwall v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 31/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 4th, 2019 at 11:17 p.m.)
Millwall are in a spot of bother at the moment. They have lost five of their last six league games (W1). The lone win in that sequence of form happened out a Birmingham in a recent road game. Last weekend they battled hard at Elland Road against Leeds but fell to a 3-2 loss. Millwall have lost their last two league games at the Den, both of those 3-1 defeats against Preston and Norwich. They are winless in five currently on home soil in the league (D2 L3).
Millwall’s home form reads W6 D6 L6 this season in the Championship. During their home campaign, they have scored 22 goals, but have conceded a total of 24. From their three games at home this season against other top four sides, Millwall are D1 L2, but they did score in each of those. The Lions have scored in each of their last seven games in the Championship. They have one clean sheet in six. Five of their six home wins recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin.
West Brom are winless in their last four visits to the Den (D2 L2)
West Brom took a 2-0 home win over the Lions earlier this season
Millwall are winless in three against WBA (D1 L2)
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
The Baggies found themselves in a little bit of a slump recently which saw them sack boss, Darren Moore. They have recovered well though with a three-match winning streak going. In those three matches, they scored a total of seven goals as well, while Albion took a clean sheet in two of the three. Their record away from home reads W11 D3 L5 this season and they have been pretty strong on their travels. They have won five of their last six out on the road (L1).
The only defeat suffered in that sequence was at top-two side Leeds in early March. West Brom have averaged 1.6 goals per away game, and they do have four clean sheets in their last six road fixtures. Eight of the eleven way wins that West Brom have picked up this season have been by a one-goal margin. Their record at half time on their travels this season is W6 D10 L3. They have scored in 79% of their away fixtures this season and only leaders Norwich boast a better away record than West Brom. West Brom are also the second-highest scorers in the division.
WBA have just come back into form at the right time it would seem to strengthen their shot at a playoff place. Millwall are struggling badly in contrast and could slip under the pressure at home again. Away win.
5th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
These two Midlands rivals will scrap it out on Friday night to start another fantastic weekend of Championship football. The Baggies have turned their form around and are looking odds-on for a top six finish. Birmingham, on the other hand, have seen their form fall away and they were hit with a big points penalty. Read our West Brom v Birmingham betting tips for more.
West Brom 3/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 26th, 2019 at 4:42 p.m.)
The Baggies have started to improve their form again having taken back to back Championship wins over Swansea and Brentford. They needed that after only one point earned from their three previous games. So maybe they have settled back down and will be targeting a big three points out of this Midlands derby on Friday. West Brom though are not in great form at the Hawthorns with just one win in their last seven there. That lone win was in their last game, a 3-0 success over Swansea.
The Baggies have scored an average of over two goals per home game in the Championship and 58% of their home games going over 2.5 goals. Surprisingly though they have only earned a clean sheet in 16% of their home games. Of the wins that they picked up on home soil this season, only one of them has been by a one-goal margin. 68% of West Brom’s home goals have come in the second half of games. They have opened the scoring in 11 of their 19 home fixtures in the Championship this term. The Baggies are the second-highest scorers in the division currently.
West Brom earned a point in a 1-1 draw against the Blues earlier this season
The Baggies are undefeated in their last five against Birmingham
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings
This is the first meeting at the Hawthorns since the 2011 Premier League
It has not been great news for Birmingham recently. Their league form took a massive nosedive as they are currently on a four-match losing streak in the division. They didn’t hit the back of the net in any of those either, and it saw their outside hopes of battling for a top six finish, crash. However, on top of that, they were then slapped with a 9-point deduction which has seen them tumble down to 18th and only five points above the drop zone. So they really need to dig now against all this adversity.
Birmingham’s away form this season is at W6 D6 L7 and they have averaged 1.4 goals per road fixture. The Blues have lost back to back away games, going down without netting a goal against Hull and Preston. Birmingham have taken just two wins in their last seven road fixtures, picking up a clean sheet in a total of 21% of their away games. Birmingham don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last seven road games. Home and away, they are without one in eight played. Have they had the stuffing fully knocked out of them, or will they pull together?
Even though they haven’t won many home games recently, the home win for the Baggies makes sense. Birmingham’s form alone has been bad lately and then that hammer blow of a points deduction will really have knocked them back. West Brom to win to nil.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom gave themselves a good lift in midweek with a home win over Swansea City. That strengthens their place inside the top four. They head out on the road on the weekend as they make a trip to Brentford who are in the mid-table area, but they have some fine home form going behind them. Read our Brentford v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019 at 9:09 p.m.)
Brentford suffered a 2-0 midweek defeat out at automatic promotion contenders at Sheffield United. Still, Brentford have won five of their last eight league games played. They have some scintillating home form going at the moment as well which suggests that they can easily threaten the visiting Baggies. Brentford are currently on a five-match winning streak on home soil, going unbeaten in eight at Griffin Park. They have been a wonderful attacking side to watch this season and they have averaged 2.2 goals per home game this season.
They have also been tight at the back with just one goal conceded in their last three home games. Within their last four league victories, Brentford have beaten two of the current top eight with successes over Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. The Bees have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their home games this season. They are currently on an 11 match scoring streak on home soil in the championship. Brentford have opened the scoring in 12 of their 18 home games this season. Only the current top three in the table have a better home record than Brentford do this season in the second tier.
There was a 1-1 draw between these two earlier in the season at the Hawthorns
Brentford won their last league home game 3-0 against West Brom which was back in 1998
West Brom lead the overall head-to-head W11 D3 L3 against Brentford
West Brom earned a 3-0 home win over Swansea in midweek which snapped a three-match winless streak of form that they were on in the division. That was a good win for them because it strengthened their spot inside the top four in the table. West Brom have won more times out on the road in the Championship this season then they have done at the Hawthorns. Their away record is W10 D3 L5. They were on a four-match winning streak on their travels before suffering a 4-0 reverse at Leeds in their last away fixture.
West Brom have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season having taken a clean sheet in 22% of their road fixtures. They have earned a clean sheet in five of their last seven out on the road. Caretaker manager James Shan stays in charge for this weekend after the club sacked Darren Moore last weekend after a tame 1-1 home draw against bottom side Ipswich. Seven of West Brom’s 10 away victories this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Only leaders Norwich have scored more league goals and West Brom have done in the Championship this season.
The Bees have such good home form behind them that they are well worth a look in this game. Given how badly West Brom collapsed in their last away game and with the turmoil of losing their manager, the home win looks a solid proposition.
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom have only managed to take the one point from their last three Championship fixtures and need to get some momentum back. Their slump was enough to see boss Darren Moore sacked. They play host to Swansea in midweek, with the Welsh club having lost four of their last six. Can the Baggies make the most of home advantage? Read our West Brom v Swansea betting tips for more.
West Brom 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 12th, 2019 at 3:35 p.m.)
West Brom have taken one point from their last three played in the Championship and that was from a tie against bottom side Ipswich on the weekend. At home this season they are W7 D7 L4 but their last home success came back on Boxing Day. They are just D4 L2 in their last six league outings at the Hawthorns which is a huge drop in home form to what they produced over the first half of the season. They have consistently scored well though as they are still averaging over 2 goals per home fixture.
West Brom have only taken two clean sheets at home this campaign and both teams have scored in 83% of matches at the Hawthorns. They have not managed to take a clean sheet in any of their last on home soil. Their last two at home have both ended under 2.5 goals. Of the goals which they have produced at the Hawthorns, 68% of them have been after the half time break. The Baggies are the second highest scorers in this season’s Championship having scored in 94% of all their matches played.
The Baggies earned a 2-1 success at the Liberty Stadium in November
Things are even at two wins each and a draw in the last five meetings
West Brom are undefeated in their last four at home against the Swans
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings
The Swans lost 1-0 at Norwich on the weekend which was their third defeat in their last four (W1). They have been having a rough time of things on their travels because that defeat at Carrow Road was their fourth in a row on their travels. It leaves them at W5 D4 L9 away from the Liberty Stadium this season. Sania have scored at an average of just over a goal per game away from home in the second tier.
The Swansea have earned one point from their last five away games, winning just one of their last seven on the road. They have not managed to collect a clean sheet in any of their last nine away games. Swansea have been level at the halftime break in exactly half of their road fixtures this season. All nine of those half time draws away from home were 0-0 score lines. The Welsh club have conceded 61% of their away goals in the second half of games.
The Baggies have really been struggling to find their winning touch on home soil and the Swans may test their patience. But because Swansea have been poor on the road, a narrow home win by a one-goal margin for West Brom fits.
13th March 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Leeds had an upset in midweek as they were beaten out at QPR. That saw them miss the chance to back to the top of the Championship table. It was their game in hand over the two above them. So they have to rebuild in this tough home game against West Brom who are only a place behind them in fourth. Read our Leeds v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 19/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
A win for Leeds in this one would open up a seven-point lead over the 4th placed side in the division. At this stage of the season that would be huge. Leeds had started to up their form with back to back league victories, but that was unravelled in a 1-0 loss at QPR on Tuesday night. They will be searching for home comforts on Friday night as Leeds are W11 D3 L3 this season at Elland Road in the Championship. They have won their last two there, both 2-1 successes over Swansea and Bolton.
Leeds have averaged 1.65 goals per home game this term, while they have conceded under a goal per home game on average. Less than half of their home games have made it over 2.5 goals. They have had their wobbles lately. They are W3 L2 in their last five home games, for example, one of the losses against current leaders Norwich. Leeds are now without a clean sheet in seven, home and away. They have conceded in each of their last three at home. They do have the joint best home record in this season’s Championship.
West Brom thumped Leeds 4-1 at the Hawthorns earlier this season
The Baggies are on a four-match winning streak against Leeds
Leeds are winless in five against Albion
Five of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Baggies lost a big clash against Sheffield United on the weekend, a 1-0 home loss suffered against the Blades. While that leaves West Brom’s home form in a little bit of disarray, they have continued to go well on their travels. West Brom have won their last four on the road now in the Championship and three of those were with a clean sheet as well. West Brom have actually gone W8 L1 in their last nine league away games. That’s some away form.
They have an overall away record of W10 D3 L4 and they averaged 1.7 goals per away game. West Brom have scored at least two goals in five of their last seven on the road as well. They are currently on a nine-match scoring streak on their travels. West Brom have been level at the break in 9 of their 18 away games this season (W6 L2). They currently boast the best away record in this season’s Championship and only current league leaders Norwich have scored more. A win keeps them in touch with the top three.
Leeds will have their hands full at Elland Road against the tremendous away form of West Brom. Both had their wobbles last weekend and there isn’t going to be too much to choose between them. West Brom look value to avoid defeat though.
27th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Another big game for the Baggies who have found themselves really closing in on the top three. The start the weekend just the one point behind second-placed Sheffield United. So this is equally as big of a game for the Blades in the battle for automatic promotion. Read our West Brom v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
West Brom 13/10
Sheffield United 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 21st, 2019 at 3:27 p.m.)
West Brom have won back-to-back League games and they are currently undefeated in four (W3 D1). However, while they are running in some pretty hot form out on the road, their form at the hawthorns does leave a little bit to be desired. Albion have not won any of their last four on home soil (D3 L1) and have taken just one win in their last seven League fixtures there. So the title challenge seems to be existing on their red-hot away form. But still, West Brom have suffered only the one defeat in their last nine League home games.
The Baggies have drawn five of their last seven League home games which points to their defensive problems. West Brom have only managed a clean sheet in 4% of home games this season. There are goal-scoring output has been fine as they averaged 2.3 goals per home game. 50% of their fixtures at the Hawthorns have ended up over 3.5 goals.
Both teams have scored in 88% of West Brom’s home games. West Brom have scored in each and every home game played this season, while overall home and away combined they are on a 17 match scoring streak in the championship. West Brom have scored 70% of their home goals this season in the first half of matches.
West Brom claimed a 2-1 win at Sheff Utd earlier this season
The Baggies are unbeaten in four against the Blades (W2 D2)
Each of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Blades are W1 D2 L2 in five previous Championship meetings
This will be a big test of Sheffield United’s character again. There are currently on a five-match undefeated streak of form and they have faced tough games recently against Norwich and Middlesbrough. But they came through those tests unscathed. Overall this season Shepherd United have away form of W7 D4 L5. Sheffield United’s current form is pretty much the reverse of that which West Brom have. Sheffield United are steaming along at home, but their away form isn’t quite as hot. The Blades have won only one of their last four away from home (D3 L1).
They have drawn their last two which was at Norwich and then Aston Villa. 62% of Sheffield United away games in the championship have ended up over 2.5 goals. The Blades have averaged 1.7 goals per away game, which has been a good return. Sheffield United have not managed a clean sheet in any of their last three away games and they have conceded at least two in each of their last two away fixtures. While Sheffield United can’t match West Brom in the goalscoring Department, they do have a much better defensive record.only two sides have conceded fewer championship goals this season than the Blades have.
This is a huge game for both of them and we can see it being just a little bit cautious from both. Neither will want to walk away from this empty-handed. It looks all about balanced with West Brom being a better away side and Sheffield United being a better home side, the reverse of what both need in this game. Draw.
22nd February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
QPR tumbled out of the FA Cup on Friday night as they lost against Premier League side Watford. It is back to the league action where they will be looking to snap a winless streak of form. West Brom are still pushing hard to reach the top two. Read our QPR v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:25 p.m.)
It has been a poor run of form that QPR have put together lately. They suffered an FA Cup exit on Friday and losses have been a big part of their recent form. QPR are on a five-match losing streak in the Championship, winless in seven. They have at least scored in five of their last six league fixtures, but their defence has been having big problem. The R’s have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their last six too.
Overall this season on home soil they have a W7 D2 L6 record at Loftus Road. They are currently witness there in league action, losing their last two. The R’s have conceded exactly four goals in each of their last two home games. 60% of league fixtures at Loftus Road have gone over 2.5 goals. Still, they have taken a clean sheet in 40% of all home games played this season. They are without one in any of their last six home and away. Only four teams have a worse home record than QPR in the Championship.
West Brom took a 7-1 home win over QPR earlier this season
There have been at least five goals in each of the last three meetings
QPR are W3 D1 L1 in their last five against the Baggies
West Brom have won only one of their last five trips to Loftus Road
The Baggies won their Midlands derby out at Aston Villa over the weekend to keep themselves strong in the promotion push. They have won three of their last five league outings (D1 L1) and will be looking to make it four away wins on the bounce in current form when they visit Loftus Road. In each of their last three away wins, West Brom have not conceded either. Overall this term they are at W9 D3 L4 on their Championship travels.
Leaders Norwich are the only side in the division to have scored more goals than they have. West Brom have won seven of their last eight away games (L1) so have been immensely strong and that’s better than their current home form. Albion have four clean sheets in their last five away from the Hawthorns. The Baggies have hit the back of the net in each of their last sixteen Championship fixtures (home and away). They are on an eight-match scoring streak on their travels.
It’s pretty cut and dry as to who the form team is out of these two. It has to be a straight forward shot at backing the Baggies for another away success.
17th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting