It is a big Midlands derby to light up Saturday afternoon. The Baggies are still holding their ground in a push for promotion but have won only two of their last six. Can Aston Villa, who have drawn a lot of games lately, break them? Read our Aston Villa v West Brom betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 6/4
West Brom 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)
Aston Villa suffered a late defeat at Brentford in midweek which leaves them with just the one win in their last eight league fixtures. They have put together a four-match undefeated streak at home, but only going W1 D3 in that sequence. Overall this season Aston Villa have produced a W6 D8 L2 record on home soil in the Championship. They have posted a great average of 2.3 goals per home game and have scored at least two goals in each of their last nine at Villa Park.
62% of Aston Villa’s home games this season have ended up over 3.5 goals. Both teams have scored in 81% of Aston Villa’s home fixtures. A huge positive for Aston Villa has been their scoring, as they have hit the back of the net in each and every home league game played. Only two sides in the division have scored more league goals than Aston Villa have. Defensively is where Villa have fallen down because only two sides in the league have conceded more than they have done this season.
There was a 2-2 draw between them at the Hawthorns in December
Each of the last two league meetings have been drawn
Two of the last six meetings only have ended over 2.5 goals
West Brom won their last league visit to Villa Park 1-0
West Brom were involved in an entertaining 2-2 draw at home against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. That leaves them with a W2 D2 L1 record in their last five league fixtures. Overall this season away from home in the Championship, West Brom are at W8 D3 L4. The Baggies will be looking for their third straight away success in the division, and they have actually won six of their last seven away from the Hawthorns.
So they are a side in pretty decent form at the moment and of course will be up for this big derby match. West Brom have improved to three clean sheets in their last four away games after not managing a single one in their opening 11 away games. West Brom have scored in each of their last 15 league fixtures, including a seven-match scoring streak on their travels. None of West Brom’s last nine away games have ended in a draw. There are still the top scorers in the Championship, and only the top two of Norwich and Leeds have earned more away points then the Baggies have done.
The draw looks a good fit for the Midlands derby here. West Brom don’t look likely to lose, but just aren’t quite delivering enough wins overall in current form. Aston Villa certainly know how to stick in there for a point. Draw in the match outright.
14th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom have found wins hard to come by at the Hawthorns recently in the Championship. They will be looking to turn their fortunes around as a play host to Nottingham Forest. Forest are on the fringes of the play-off places they can’t afford to fall any further behind. Read our West Brom v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
West Brom 4/5
Nottingham Forest 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)
West Brom took a 1-0 win at rivals Stoke on the weekend, but they have failed to win any of their last three on home soil in the division (D2 L1). In their last home game, they suffered a 2-3 reverse against Middlesbrough in a top-five clash. Overall this season West Brom are W7 D5 L3 at home in the Championship. The recent defeat there against Middlesbrough snapped a seven-match undefeated streak of form that they were on at the Hawthorns. West Brom have won only one of their last six on home soil.
A positive though is that they have averaged 2.3 goals per home game this season, with 47% of their fixtures at the hawthorns going over 3.5 goals. West Brom have taken only the two home clean sheets this season. Both teams have scored in 87% of West Brom’s home games. Interestingly only one of their seven home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin. West Brom have scored in all of their home games this season, and home and away combined have netted in each of their last 14.
The Baggies played out a 1-1 draw at Forest earlier this season
Things are at one win each and one draw from three previous Championship meetings
Both teams have scored in two of the three previous Championship games
Nottingham Forest collected a 2-1 home victory over Brentford on the weekend. Their continued a good run of form that they are at home. On their travels, though things are not looking so good for them as they are on a three-match losing streak. Overall this season away from home in the Championship Nottingham Forest have returned a W3 D8 L4 record. They are currently winless in their last six on the road, losing three of those.
Nottingham Forest have taken a clean sheet in a third of their away games this season. Home and away combined as they are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine played though. Their last two away defeats have both been by a 2-0 scoreline. Of the eight away defeats which they have suffered this season all but two of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Forest start the midweek action five points outside of the play-off places.
West Brom have the chance to get back to winning ways at the Hawthorns in this one. Nottingham Forest have not been performing on their travels and West Brom to sneak this win by a one-goal margin is a good proposition.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke will be looking to knock their rivals West Brom down a peg as they play host to the Baggies on Saturday evening. Stoke’s season hasn’t quite lived up to expectation, whereas West Brom are on a big promotion push. Read our Stoke v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 8th, 2019 at 2:33 p.m.)
Stoke are really going through a rough patch of form lately as they have lost five of their last seven (W1 D1). That has seen them lodge themselves firmly in the bottom half of the table. This massive collapse has been after they were unbeaten in ten games in the second tier. So it has gone downhill quickly. Stoke are W7 D3 L5 at home this season in the Championship now. They have lost two for their last three at home, both of those were 2-0 reverses against Bristol City then Preston.
Stoke have actually failed to score in five of their last seven league outings, so there’s a clear problem there. Only five teams have scored fewer league goals than they have managed this season. Four of their last five league losses have been by a 2-0 scoreline. Just 33% of Stoke’s home games this season have gone above 2.5 goals. Stoke have opened the scoring in eight of their fifteen home games.
There was a 2-1 home win for West Brom over Stoke earlier this season
West Brom are W2 D2 L1 in their last five against the Potters
Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six clashes
Stoke are unbeaten in two on home soil against Albion (W1 D1)
The Baggies haven’t quite been at their best lately eight though. They lost a top clash against Middlesbrough last weekend, going down 2-3 at home against Boro. That leaves the Baggies with only the one win in their last five (D2 L2) so there have been vulnerabilities creeping in. However, if you break it down and look at their away form, they have won three of their last four out on the road (L1). Overall this season the Baggies are W7 D3 L4 on their travels.
West Brom have averaged 1.7 goals per away games, but have only taken the two clean sheets away from home. Those have both been in their last three road fixtures. West Brom have scored in each of their last thirteen league outings (home and away combined) and they are still the top-scoring side in the division. Albion have been level at the break in 8 of their 14 away games and they boast the fourth-best away record of all Championship sides.
Stoke just haven’t been scoring and they have fallen badly out of form. It hasn’t been the greatest spell from West Brom, but they may be able to go and collect a valuable three points against their rivals. West Brom to win and under 2.5 goals looks a solid proposition.
8th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Bolton v West Brom Championship Preview, 21st January 8.00pm
Bolton still have huge relegation concerns hanging over their heads as they go into the weekend second from bottom and four points from safety. They need to grab every point they can get at the moment and will be looking to make the most of home advantage on Monday. West Brom are still fighting for a shot at automatic promotion. Read our Bolton v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 18th, 2019 at 7:47 p.m.)
The Trotters lost 2-1 at Bristol City last weekend in the Championship
It is back-to-back defeats in the second tier that Bolton have suffered
Bolton have only taken one victory in their last 17 league games
Overall the season on home soil the record is W3 D3 L7
In a sequence of home matches, they have produced only the eight goals, conceding 16
The Trotters have only lost one of their last four at home (W1 D2)
Bolton have earned just two home clean sheets
In attack, they have failed to score in 54% of their Championship form fixtures
Just once this season have they been leading the halftime break in a home game
Of the eight goals that they have scored at home 62% of them have been in the second period of fixtures
Just five times on home soil this season have Bolton opened the scoring in a game
Bolton have the worst home record in the season’s Championship and they are also the lowest scoring side in the division
Bolton took a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns in early August over West Brom
The Trotters have lost only ten fixtures against the Baggies
There have been eight draws in the last thirteen meetings
West Brom are winless in their last seven visits to Bolton
West Brom are still on a big promotion push but are winless in three games
They played out a 1-1 draw against Norwich last weekend
The Baggies have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 league fixtures
The low defeat in that sequence happened in their last away game which was at Blackburn on new years day
West Brom have been on a four-match winning streak on their travels before that
They have scored at least two goals in four of their last five away games
Overall this season they have averaged 1.7 goals per away game
62% of their away fixtures in the Championship have gone over 2.5 goals
West Brom have managed just one clean sheet away from home this season
Five of the six away wins that they have recorded have been by a one-goal margin only
West Brom have scored in each of their last 11 Championship fixtures, home and away combined
Surprisingly the Baggies have open the scoring in just three away games
West Brom are the top scoring side in the Championship
Bolton really are not offering up much in the way of attacking form at the moment and with the goals that West Brom are able to deliver, our prediction for the fixture is the straightforward away win in the match outright.
19th January 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is just about the top clash in the Championship this weekend. Norwich are holding on to second place in the table but have won just one of their last five played. West Brom could draw level on points with the Canaries if they get the win. But the Baggies suffered a shock defeat at the start of the year, losing to Blackburn. Read our West Brom v Norwich betting tips for more.
West Brom 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 5:20 p.m.)
The Baggies are sitting fourth in the Championship after a loss at Blackburn on January 1st
That snapped a nine-match undefeated streak of league form
They are unbeaten in their last six home games in the league (W2 D4)
They have scored 32 home goals at an average of 2.46 per game
46% of their games at the Hawthorns have made it over 3.5 goals this term
They have only managed the two home clean sheets though
Both teams have scored in 85% of West Brom’s home games
Their overall home form reads W7 D4 L2 this season
West Brom have scored in every league home game played
Of the goals, they have scored at home 72% of them have been in the second period of matches
They are the highest scoring side in the Championship
West Brom have the second-best home record in this season’s Championship
They have scored the opening goal in 8 of their 13 home games
West Brom won a 4-3 thriller out at Carrow Road in August
The Baggies have won three of the last four league meetings
Each of the last five league meetings have produced an away win
Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven clashes
The Canaries picked up point in a 1-1 draw with Brentford last time out
They are winless in three now (D2 L1) in the league
Their away form for the season is W6 D6 L1
Norwich have remained undefeated in their last eleven road games
They are currently on a seven-match scoring streak in the Championship
Norwich have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season
They have conceded at under a goal per game on average
Their clean sheet tally on the road is at four for the season
The Canaries have earned a clean sheet in two of their last four away games
Over half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
Four of their six away wins have been by a one-goal margin
They have been level at the halftime break in nine of their thirteen road games
Of the away goals Norwich have scored, 73% of them have been in the second half of matches
Norwich have the best away record in the Championship
Only two sides have scored more league goals than Norwich this season
What an opportunity for the Baggies to get themselves into the hunt for the automatic promotion places. That loss against Blackburn should have woken them up and this is a good time for them to be hosting the Canaries. Home win.
9th January 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Blackburn suffered their third straight league defeat on the weekend as they lost heavily at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United. They get another tough fixture on their hands to start the new year as they face West Brom. The Baggies are on a great unbeaten stretch of form inside the top three. They have winning momentum on the road as well at the moment. Read our Blackburn v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2018 at 2:58 p.m.)
Rovers suffered a 3-2 loss at Sheffield United on the weekend
That was their third straight league defeat after losing to Leeds and Norwich
Blackburn are winless in five league games now (D2 L3)
They have conceded at least two goals in six of their last eight league fixtures
Overall this season at Ewood Park Blackburn have a W4 D6 L2 record
The two home defeats have been against current top-four sides, West Brom are third
Rovers had a five-match unbeaten home streak snapped before Christmas as they lost to Norwich
Less than half of league games at Ewood Park the season have gone over 2.5 goals
Blackburn have no clean sheet in four on home soil
They have conceded in each of their last nine league games
Blackburn have been drawing at half time in nine of their twelve home games
They have scored 81% of their home goals after half time
They have shipped 79% of their home goals in the second period of matches
Only three teams have a worse defensive record than Rovers in the Championship
The Baggies and Blackburn played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the season
West Brom are undefeated in three league games against Rovers (W2 D1)
Their last meeting at Ewood Park was in the 2011/12 Premier League
Rovers are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games against West Brom
The Baggies earned a point in a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend
That moved them on a good nine-match undefeated streak of form
The Baggies have scored in each of their last nine league outings
Their form on the road is a four-match winning streak at the moment
The Baggies have an overall away record of W6 D3 L3 this season
They have produced at least two goals in each of their last four away games
In total, they have averaged 1.75 goals per away game this season
A third of their away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals
Each of their last four road games have gone over 2.5 goals
There has been just the one away clean sheet collected by West Brom
Both teams have scored in two-thirds of West Brom’s away games
The Baggies have been level at half time in seven of their twelve road games
West Brom are the top scoring team in the Championship
Only Leeds and Norwich have a better away record than the Baggies do
West Brom have done well on the road lately and with Rovers so badly out of form at the moment, we can only see the away win. The Baggies look strong enough to collect all three points at the moment in a low-scoring game.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
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