This is a big top-five clash from the Championship on Friday night. West Brom are trailing the Blades by one point and they will be looking to extend their current unbeaten form to six in the second tier. The Blades have won two of their last three but have been finding the wins hard to come by at home recently. Read our Sheffield United v West Brom betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 6/5
West Brom 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 8:43 p.m.)
Sheffield United collected a good three points in a clean-sheet win at Reading last weekend. That leaves them with a W2 D2 L1 record in their last five games now in the Championship. Their home form has been pretty good this season with a W5 D3 L2 record at Bramall Lane but they suffered a loss in their last home fixture, a 1-0 reverse against Leeds. That defeat snapped an eight-match unbeaten streak of home form. The Blades haven’t hit the back of the net in either of their last two home games.
The Blades have earned a clean sheet in 30% of their home games but they have won just one of their home games to nil this term. Both teams have scored in 60% of all games at Bramall Lane this term. The bulk of the goals which the Blades have conceded at home this season in the Championship have been in the second half of games (80%). Only four sides have conceded fewer goals than the Blades have done in the Championship.
This is the first league meeting since the 2009/10 Championship season
West Brom took four points that season against the Blades
Sheffield United are unbeaten in two at home against the Baggies
Things are even at one win each and two draws in the last four meetings
The Baggies played out a 2-2 draw against Villa last weekend which leaves them with back to back drawn fixtures in the Championship. They have not suffered a loss in any of their last five league games now and out on the road they have gone W4 D3 L3. West Brom have managed to post back to back away wins though and both of those were by a 2-1 scoreline as well. West Brom have scored 15 away goals conceding 14.
50% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and none of their away wins posted this season have been with a clean sheet. Both teams have scored in 70% of West Brom away fixtures so far this term. They have been level at the halftime break in six of their ten games away from the Hawthorns. Home and away combined they have no clean sheet in 12 league games. As a positive, they have scored in each of their last five league fixtures.
The draw is our prediction for Sheffield United v West Brom. They should be evenly matched but while the Blades are favourites, their home form hasn’t been hot enough to suggest that they can take all the points off of the Baggies. Draw.
12th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
There should be a great encounter in the Midlands derby on Friday night in the Championship. Aston Villa make their way over to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom. The Baggies are have put together a strong season in a push for promotion, but just recently they will have seen some great form coming together from Villa. The visitors suddenly look to be a threat. Read our West Brom v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
West Brom 6/5
Aston Villa 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
West Brom dropped points in a home draw against Brentford last weekend at the Hawthorns. They had been on a three-match winning streak before that. The draw against Brentford also left them with a W6 D2 L2 record at the Hawthorns this term in the second tier. West Brom are the current top scorers in the Championship and on home soil they have come up with an average of 2.7 goals per game. It has played a big part in 70% of their home games going over the 2.5 goal line. While their scoring has been strong, they have struggled to earn clean sheets having picked up just the one on home soil all season long. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five home league fixtures. West Brom have scored in each of their ten home fixtures this term though.
Home and away they have no clean sheet in eleven league games. 74% of West Brom’s home goals this season have been scored in the second half of matches. They have been level at the half time break in half of their ten home games this season, while they have come up the first goal in all but three of their home fixtures. With Villa’s form on the rise, a home win in this one would see the Baggies at least keep a positive game between themselves and their rivals. West Brom are four points clear of the Villains going into the game.
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 EPL
In the last meeting at the Hawthorns there was a 0-0 draw
Three of the last four meetings have ended under 1.5 goals
West Brom are W2 D1 L1 in their last four against Villa in the league
The Baggies are unbeaten in six at home against Villa in all competitions
Villa took an impressive 3-0 win at Middlesbrough last weekend and that extended some terrific form which Dean Smith’s men have been on lately. After all their struggles this season they have hit top gear and have gone to a W4 D1 record in their last five games. That has seem them head into the weekend now just three points outside of the top six. Out on the road the Villains have produced a W3 D3 L4 record so far. The notable feature about their upturn in form is their high-scoring output. They have fired off 17 goals in their last five league games now. Aston Villa have produced at least two goals in each of their last five games
That impressive run of scoring form has helped them move to an average of 1.5 goals scored per away game this term. 60% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and also a factor in that has been the fact that Villains have only pikced up the two clean sheets away from home so far.The positive is, is that those two clean sheets have been in their last two league away games at Derby and Middlesbrough, two of the current top seven. The Villains have been level at the halftime break in six of their ten road games and 60% of villa’s away goals this season have been after the halftime break. Both teams have scored in 70% of Aston Villa’s away games and they have scored the opening goal in five of their ten road games.
Aston Villa have done so well in front of goal lately and have certainly started to put things together so well. They will face a stern test at the Hawthorns though and we are going to shade things towards the Baggies who have come back into form well. West Brom to win by a one-goal margin.
5th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom will be looking for their fourth straight win in the league when they step out on a rare Monday night foray to take on Brentford at the Hawthorns. The Baggies have some strong momentum behind them again while things have gone the other way for the Bees. Brentford have slipped to defeat in five of their last six. Read our West Brom v Brentford betting tips for more.
West Brom 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 30th, 2018 at 3:17 p.m.)
West Brom made it three wins in three as they collected a good 2-1 away win at Swansea in midweek. They are at the Hawthorns this weekend where they have as W6 D1 L2 record this season. They are the top scorers in the Championship have averaged over two goals per game this term. A West Brom 2-0 correct score is at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 30th, 2018 at 8:06 pm). On home soil, the Baggies have come up with 26 goals in nine games and 56% of their home games have gone above 3.5 goals. The expectancy of goals is certainly there. But they have only banked one home clean sheet this season.
West Brom have scored 73% of their league home goals this season in the second half of fixtures. They have only been ahead at halftime three times on home soil. The Draw/West Brom half-time/full-time is at 4/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 30th, 2018 at 8:06 pm). In each of West Brom’s last three league games, there has been over 2.5 goals and West Brom have scored at least two goals in each of their last three played. Only Leeds and Wigan have better home records than West Brom this season, but both have played a game more
The Baggies last met Brentford in the 2003 League Cup and won 4-0 at home
In all competitions, West Brom are W11 D2 L3 against Brentford
The Baggies have won all nine previous home games against Brentford in all competitions
Brentford have scored in just three of their previous nine visits to the Hawthorns
It was a really solid start that Brentford has to the Championship season but they have since really gone off the boil. Badly in fact. They are now on a three-match losing streak after a midweek 2-3 home reverse against Sheffield United. That result actually leaves them at W1 L6 in their last seven. The Bees have collected only the one victory in their last twelve league outings now and are on the hunt for their first away from home (D4 L5). Brentford have scored eleven goals away from home this season with 44% of their away games going over 2.5 goals
Their defence has shipped a tally of 17 goals in nine games on the road and there has been a big trend in their recent defeats. The Bees have lost by a one-goal margin in all but one of their last seven league games. West Brom to win by a one-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 30th, 2018 at 8:06 pm). The Bees don’t have a clean sheet on their travels this season and both teams have scored in 78% of their away fixtures. Both teams to score is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 30th, 2018 at 8:06 pm). Despite not winning away from home yet they have scored the opening goal in five road games. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three league fixtures
West Brom looking convincing enough, especially in front of goal to get another three points in the bag. The Bees are struggling at the moment, but it’s worth backing them to at least get on the scoresheet. West Brom to win & both teams to score is our prediction.
1st December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Ipswich are floundering at the bottom of the Championship table and already they are a long way from safety. They could really use the boost of a big three points out of this one, but they are facing a top-five side. What could give the Tractor Boys a glimmer of hope though is that the Baggies have lost their last couple of road games. Read our Ipswich v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)
It has been a really difficult season for the Tractor Boys who have collected just the one win in their seventeen league outings so far this season. They have remained winless in their last five with a D2 L3 record. They are the second-lowest scorers in the second tier as well and really there’s not much going for them. They are D6 L2 at Portman Road as well from their eight home fixtures. They collected a point in their last home game, a 1-1 draw with Preston.
The goal in that game snapped a three-match sequence at home with no goal scored by Ipswich. Under 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:28 pm). Just one of their home games in the Championship this season have managed to get over 2.5 goals. In total, they have come up with the six home goals and they have the worst home record in the division. Ipswich have shipped 80% of their goals in the first half of games. Both teams not to score is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:28 pm). Ipswich start the game five points from safety.
Ipswich won the last meeting 1-0, a 2010 League Cup game
The last league action between them was in the 2009/10 Championship
West Brom took four points from the last two league meetings
Five of the last six meetings have produced a home win (one draw)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five league meetings
West Brom showed a strong hand in their last game before the recent international break as they banked a 4-1 home win over Leeds. That left them in second place in the Championship. Away from home, this season in the division West Brom are at W2 D3 L3 and they have actually not picked up a clean sheet away from the Hawthorns. But they are facing a low-threat from Ipswich and West Brom to win to nil is at 11/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:28 pm)
The Baggies have lost their last two away games and are winless in their last three away games. They have also failed to hit the back of the net in their last two games away from the Hawthorns. Overall home and away combined they are the clear front-runners in the goalscoring charts in the Championship. West Brom have scored 82% of their away goals in the second half of matches this season. A Draw/West Brom half time/full time bet is at 15/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:28 pm). In six of their eight away games the Baggies have been level at halftime.
West Brom is our prediction for the Friday night action in the Championship. They have the scoring edge and the Tractor Boys are just floundering badly. The appeal for the game is the draw/West Brom half-time/ full-time prediction.
20th November 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
A great clash here at the Hawthorns on Saturday evening in the Championship. West Brom are floundering a bit at the moment with three defeats in their last four games and they get a tough fixture this weekend. League leaders Leeds pay a visit and will be looking to build on a good away win which they posted last weekend. Read our West Brom v Leeds betting tips for more.
West Brom 8/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 5th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)
Things have been going a bit sour for the Baggies with three defeats in their last four Championship games (D1). They lost last weekend against a Hull side who are second from bottom in the table. The form of the Baggies at the Hawthorns in the league this season is W5 D1 L2 and they have managed to pick up just the one point in their last two league games there. The goals have been drying up for them a bit as they have scored just two in their last four league games. 75% of their home games though have gone over 2.5 goals this season. 50% of them have gone over 4.5 goals.
Over 2.5 goal is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 7th, 2018 at 7:32 pm) The Baggies have done well in front of goal at home for the most part as they have an average of 2.75 goals per game at home this season. They do only have the one clean sheet though which is a mark against them. The Baggies have scored in all of their home games in the second tier so far this term and of the home goals which they have produced, 68% of them have cropped up in the second half of matches. Can the Baggies give themselves a much-needed lift in the best possible fashion against the league leaders?
This will be the first meeting since the 2006/07 Championship season
West Brom have won the last two league meetings
The Baggies are unbeaten in four games (all competitions) against Leeds (W3 D1)
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Leeds took a 2-1 win at Wigan last weekend as they moved out to a three-match undefeated streak of league form. They have only suffered the one loss in their last seven league games now in a W3 D3 L1 record. Out on their travels in the second tier, they have produced a W4 D3 L1 record. In total they have done well in front of goal as well away from Elland Road, having produced an average of 1.9 goals per game this out on the road. 62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Leeds are on an eight-match scoring streak on their travels in the second tier.
Kemar Roofe is on a three-match scoring streak in the top flight for Leeds and is 7/5 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on November 7th, 2018 at 7:32 pm). Leeds have already been to two of the top seven sides in the league and have produced big wins (at Derby and Norwich). Their weekend opponents West Brom are the only side to have scored more league goals in the Championship this season than Leeds have done. Both teams to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on November 7th, 2018 at 7:32 pm). Leeds have only been leading twice at half time away from home. 62% of the goals that Leeds have conceded on the road have been in the first half of matches.
Leeds have the better form and it is worth having a look at them getting the away win. The Baggies are no longer delivering and their home form has slipped as well. The goals have dried up for the Baggies and Leeds can edge it.
8th November 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This should be a good clash near the top of the Championship on Wednesday. The Baggies have been running along in good form and will be looking to snap back to winning ways at the Hawthorns in midweek after a loss away from home on the weekend. Derby got a fantastic win over Sheffield United to give them a real boost of a move into the top five. Read our West Brom v Derby betting tips for more.
West Brom 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 21st, 2018 at 11:40 p.m.)
The Baggies suffered a bit of a surprise defeat last weekend as they were beaten 1-0 at Wigan. They were undefeated in their seven games previous to that though and they still have home form going for them. They are on a five-match winning streak of league form at the Hawthorns and they have scored at least two goals in each of those wins. They have averaged 3.3 goals per game at home this term. Despite that great form they have only managed the one clean sheet at home so far this season and with that in mind a West Brom 2-1 correct score option is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 12:38 pm).
83% of West Brom’s home games this season have made it over 2.5 goals. Therefore for West Brom v Derby betting tips, over 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 12:38 pm). Each of West Brom’s last three home wins have been by a margin of at least two goals. Striker Dwight Gayle has certainly been enjoying home games for the Baggies as he has netted in each of their last five league home games, bagging a total of seven goals in that run. Gayle is at 6/5 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 12:38 pm). This will be the first home game this season for West Brom against a side currently in the top nine.
This will be the first league meeting since 2010
West Brom earned four points from their last two league games against Derby
Derby are winless in six league trips to the Hawthorns
From four previous Champions meetings with Derby West Brom are W2 D1 L1
Derby beat West Brom 1-0 in the 2007 Championship playoffs
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings
Their most recent meeting with a 2017 FA Cup tie which Derby won 2-1 at the Hawthorns
Derby weren’t showing a lot of winning form over their recent form, but they shook that off to bank a fantastic 2-1 home success over the dangerous Sheffield United on the weekend. That really should have been a big lift for them but their away form is still a bit questionable. Derby are only W1 D1 L3 in their last five road games in the Championship and they have scored just one goal in their last three. In total, they have only managed to net six times in their away games, but their defence, which has only conceded seven road goals, has kept them in matches.
Of the half dozen away goals that Derby have come up with so far, two-thirds of them have come up in the second half of matches. They are on the lookout for their first clean sheet away from Pride Park this season and none of Derby’s away games this season have been settled by a margin of more than one goal. West Brom to win by a one-goal margin is at 11/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 12:38 pm). They have yet to pay a visit to any side who are currently sat in the top nine in the division and so this will be a big test for them. They have posted an overall record of W2 D1 L3 this season on their travels. Both teams have scored in all but one of their last five games so back in the both teams to score option isn’t a bad proposition.
West Brom have the appeal to come away with the three points in the fixture here. They have some good home momentum behind them while Derby at the end of the day, had a good win on the weekend, but that is their only success in their last four. West Brom to win to nil.
22nd October 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Sheffield Wednesday collected a good point in a Yorkshire derby against Leeds over the weekend and that continued the good vein of form that they have been in lately. They stay at Hillsborough in midweek for another tough match as they face up to league leaders West Brom who are on a three-match winning streak. Read our Sheffield Wednesday v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom even money
Sheffield Wednesday 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2018 at 11.35 p.m.)
The Owls have put together a good run of form since a bit of a dodgy start to the new campaign. They have gone W4 D2 L1 in their last seven league games and last weekend played out a 1-1 draw in a Yorkshire derby against Leeds. That extended their unbeaten home form for the season to give them a W2 D3 record at Hillsbrough. So they are a tough side to take down at Hillsborough but despite all of that, they have yet to earn a clean sheet on home soil.
Both teams to score is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 9:39 pm). In fact, the Owls haven’t kept a clean sheet either home or away this season. Even though they are unbeaten at home this term they have been losing at half time in two of their three at Hillsborough so have shown some good character as well. Of the goals that they have conceded at home this season, two-thirds of them have been in the first half of matches. The Owls are on a seven-match scoring streak in the Championship and 70% of their matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
The Baggies seem to have really found their feet now with a three-match winning streak going. They have won six of their last eight league games (D1 L1) so they are firing well at the moment They collected a 3-2 win out at Preston last weekend and they have scored at least two goals in all but two of their last eight games. On the two occasions they didn’t, they failed to win. So the Owls would do well to keep a clean sheet out of this game.
Still, under 2.5 goals may not be a bad option at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 9:39 pm) for the game. The Owls are in good enough home form to keep West Brom at arm’s length. Away from home the Baggies have produced a W2 D2 L1 record this season and they have won just one of their last three (D1 L1) so they have shown a few vulnerabilities on the road. Dwight Gayle is on a three-match scoring streak in the second tier and is enjoying a great season for West Brom. He is the first goalscorer favourite for the game at 9/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 9:39 pm).
This will be the first meeting between Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom since the 2009/10 Championship season. The Baggies collected back to back wins over the Owls on that occasion and are on a three-match winning streak against Sheffield Wednesday, each with a clean sheet. The Owls are winless in four against the Baggies. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five league meetings.
The Baggies are going well but they are going to be facing a very good home side in this one. The Owls proved themselves against Leeds over the weekend and can be trusted enough to stifle the Baggies. Draw.
30th September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom has made steady progress so far this season in the Championship but will be looking for a little bit more as they start the midweek action in eighth place. Bristol City has hit top form with a four-match winning streak going and will prove to be a stern test for the Baggies at the Hawthorns. Read our West Brom v Bristol City betting tips for more.
West Brom 19/20
Bristol City 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2018 at 11:22 pm)
West Brom haven’t had a bad season but they have just struggled to get a good stretch of consistency going in the division. They are W3 D1 L1 in their last five games so it is pretty decent from them. They have won their last two home games, scoring nine goals in total in those two fixtures against QPR and Stoke. The concern for the Baggies really is that they haven’t taken a clean sheet yet this season and both teams to score is at 8/11 odds for the game* (betting odds taken from September 17th, 2018 at 11:00 pm).
Four of their seven games in the Championship this season have ended over 2.5 goals and that’s probably an option worth looking at for this one. Over 2.5 goals is at 9/10 odds* (betting odds taken from September 17th, 2018 at 11:00 pm). All three of their fixtures at the Hawthorns have done that one. They could well have Tyrone Mings in action for the first time this season following his signing. Over the weekend they picked up a draw against the struggling Birmingham and the Baggies probably played their worst game of the season, being dreadful in possession. If they don’t step it up then they could be at risk.
The Robin have strung together a four-match winning streak in the league and have flown up the table. They have scored nine unanswered goals in that sequence as well. They are actually unbeaten on the road with a W2 D1 record and both wins in that sequence of away games have ended with a clean sheet for them. We are not fancying them to get a clean sheet on the board in this one a 2-1 win for City is at 12/1 odds* (betting odds taken from September 17th, 2018 at 11:00 pm) and will have some appeal in this one considering how well they are playing.
They took a narrow win over Sheffield United on the weekend and will likely send out the same starting eleven as well. Bristol City have Andreas Weimann in hot scoring form for them with five goals to his name this season. He is at 13/5 odds in the anytime goalscorer market for the game* (betting odds taken from September 17th, 2018 at 11:00 pm). This would be a big marker laid down by the Robins if they can make it five on the bounce.
The last time these two were together was in early 2016 when they met in the FA Cup. West Brom won the replay 1-0 out on the road. Their last league meeting was back in the 2009/10 Championship season when they traded home wins. From the four previous Championship meetings between the two clubs, there have been three home wins and a draw. The Baggies are undefeated in their last five home games against the Robins, winning three.
We are going to roll with the draw in the match outright here. West Brom can’t be as poor as they were against Birmingham last weekend, and Bristol City carry a good enough threat, but there will be easier away games than this for them. Draw.
17th September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Both West Brom and Stoke will have expected to have had better starts to life down in the Championship than they have respectively had. The Baggies are doing better though having picked up two points more than the Potters have done. Still, for two of the pre-season strong contenders for promotion, it hasn’t quite happened for either. Read our West Brom v Stoke betting tips for more.
West Brom even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Baggies are at full strength so there is going to be no reason for them to go changing things up too much. They lost out at Middlesbrough last weekend, but it was only a 1-0 loss after having been level at half time. The half time draw at bet365 appeals greatly in this one at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and that is because West Brom have been level at half time in all five of their league matches this season. So a good trend is there.
This is West Brom’s third home match of the season having lost to Bolton and then having smashed QPR 7-1 at the Hawthorns so far. They had produced good back to back wins before that slip against Boro last weekend, so there were signs that they were starting to get it together. Jay Rodriguez has been in some great scoring form recently and he makes for a great anytime goalscorer option in this game at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
The Potters have been struggling along for the large part of the season only picking up two points from their first four games. They posted their first win of the season last weekend in beating Hull at the Bet365 Stadium so that will have given them a bit of confidence. Their defence hasn’t looked good though really though and they may struggle to bag a clean sheet in this one. We are going to push for both teams to score at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
They will get Ashley Williams back into service as he returns after his suspension. Benik Afobe and Bojan both came off the bench last weekend against Hull but may be pushed into the starting line up. Stoke have shipped the five goals in their two away games so far, a heavy loss at Leeds and then a draw out at Preston. They were trailing at half time in both of those games and two-thirds of their goals overall this season conceded have been in the first half of matches.
Stoke picked up four points from their two Premier League meetings with West Brom last season. This corresponding fixture last season produced a 1-1 draw. That is the only win that the Potters have picked up in their last seven games against West Brom in the league. The Baggies have a W3 D1 record in their last four home games against Stoke.
We are going to back West Brom to get the home win here just because they are on home soil. They lost last weekend but that was a tough match against Middlesbrough and may get more opportunities here against a Potters side who haven’t checked yet.
30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Middlesbrough have set their stall out this season in the Championship in fine fashion having dropped just the two points from their opening four games. That’s been a strong positive start, but they will face another of the early in-form teams. West Brom appear to be picking up the pace after back to back wins and they fired off seven goals in their last game. Read our Middlesbrough v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.)
It has been a flying start from Middlesbrough this season with ten points from twelve collected so far. So it has been huge positives from them and they have won their two home games played, taking clean sheet victories over Sheffield United and Birmingham at the Riverside. Because of that a Middlesbrough to win to nil option is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.) and is one of our leading Middlesbrough v West Brom betting tips for Friday night. Boro have collected a clean sheet in each of their last three games in the second tier having won 2-0 at Bristol City over the weekend. They will be pretty keen to keep this early momentum going.
They have averaged exactly two goals per game this season and Middlesbrough 2-0 correct score option may tempt because of that. It is a big 10/1 odds option in the correct score market at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). There is another nice trend which is running with Middlesbrough at the moment and that is they have been winning at both half time and full time in each of their last three matches as well. Top scorer for them is Martin Braithwaite with three goals on the board already this term. Britt Assombalonga has two goals and they clearly have plenty of scoring power in their ranks. Last season in the Championship Middlesbrough produced a fine W14 D3 L6 record.
It was a slow start the new season for West Brom who opened with a loss at home against Bolton and then could only manage 1-1 draw out at Nottingham Forest. But they have kicked things up a gear with eleven goals scored in their last two games. They got their first win of the season on the board with a thrilling 4-3 win at Norwich and then last weekend they smashed QPR 7-1 at the Hawthorns. There has not been a clean sheet yet for them though which is going to have to be worked at. But they are taking on a very good side here and were are going under 2.5 goals at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). Norwich and QPR haven’t had great starts to the season respectively so that does have to be put into context as well.
Jay Rodriguez has come up with four goals for them this season to currently stand as their top scorer and that is two in each of his last two games for them. Because of that strong form then it is worth having a look at him for a 2/1 price in the anytime goalscorer market for the fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). The temptation of course now for boss Darren Moore is to keep the starting eleven that thumped QPR together. The stats between Middlesbrough and West Brom this season look pretty even, but the Baggies have been far more accurate with their passes than Boro have been. But that game against QPR last weekend may well have skewed the stats of the Baggies a bit.
The last time that Boro and West Brom were together was in the 2016/17 Premier League. There were two drawn matches between them during the season. Each of the last three game set between the two clubs have gone under 2.5 goals. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings overall and Boro have actually failed to score in five of the last six meetings with West Brom.
We are going to side with Middlesbrough staying strong at the Riverside for our Middlesbrough v West Brom betting tips. The defence of West Brom just hasn’t shown up yet this season and we have to back Boro to get the win by a one-goal margin.
23rd August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting