The Cottagers are sitting inside the top six, but they have managed to take just one point from their last two games. So they will be looking to rebuild after the international break. They get a tough game though as the unbeaten West Brom pay a visit to Craven Cottage, the Baggies starting in the top six also. Read our Fulham v West Brom betting tips for more.
Fulham even money
West Brom 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 10th, 2019 at 12:31 p.m.)
Just when Fulham looked to be getting things together with a three-match winning streak going, it fell apart a little for them just before the international break. They suffered a home loss against Nottingham Forest before being held to a 1-1 draw at Cardiff. That leaves the Cottagers, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, with a W3 D1 L2 record in this season’s Championship.
Incidentally, the loss against Forest snapped an 18 match undefeated streak of home form in the second tier that Fulham were on. A positive is that they have scored seven goals in their three home games (W2 L1) and their loss at Barnsley on the opening weekend is the only game in which they have failed to score.
The Cottagers have opened the scoring in two of their three home games. Fulham have also been leading at half time in two of their three at Craven Cottage this season. Top scorer for the Cottagers is Aleksandar Mitrovic with five goals already.
This is the first meeting since the 2013/14 Premier League
Four of the last six meetings have ended in a draw
Fulham are unbeaten in their last seven games against West Brom (W3 D4)
The Cottagers are undefeated in their last twelve home fixtures against West Brom
West Brom were expected to be one of the leading contenders for promotion to the top flight this season. Just like Fulham. They have looked the part for that as well with an unbeaten W3 D3 record under their belt. So a very solid start has been made by the Baggies who have taken a W2 D1 record away from home. Their two wins away from the Hawthorns were by a 2-1 scoreline over Nottingham Forest and Luton. Their draw came in 1-1 results against Derby in their last road game.
Both teams have scored in all six of West Brom’s league games this season, so that’s a decent betting trend to look at. All three of West Brom’s goals which they have conceded away from home have been in the first half of matches. Despite their unbeaten start to this season, West Brom have managed to open the scoring in just one of their six games. In each of their three road games, they conceded the opening goal inside the first fifteen minutes of action. They clearly have something to work on there.
This is going to be an interesting game because both of these have goals in them. That makes it a pretty tough game to call because both look likely to concede as well. The best option that we can see is the draw in the match outright. Neither look like losing.
11th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Saturday’s Championship action is going to start with a bang as Derby play host to West Brom. The Rams haven’t won since the opening weekend of the season, so need to get something going. Meanwhile, the Baggies have started the season strongly, unbeaten across their first four games. Read our Derby v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 9/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Rams had their first taste of defeat this season as they suffered a 2-1 home loss against Bristol City in midweek. That has left them with just one point from their two home games played and just one goal scored. So are they set for a difficult season at Pride Park? Too early to tell that of course, and a win in this one would give things a totally different perspective.
Derby opened the season with a win at Huddersfield and then it is D2 L1 since then. They played out a 0-0 draw with Swansea in their one home game this season. Martyn Waghorn and Tom Lawerence have two goals each for the Rams this season, while it was Jack Marriott who got a consolation for them against Bristol City in midweek. Three of their five games this season have made it over 2.5 goals.
The Rams won both league meetings with West Brom last season
Derby are on a three-match winning streak against the Baggies in all competitions
Each of the last five meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
West Brom are winless in six against the Rams in all competitions
It has been a steady opening for West Brom, taking eight points from their first four games. Their midweek action saw them play out a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns with Reading. That’s both of their home games this season having finished as 1-1 draws. But as a positive for their backers this weekend, is the fact that they have won their two away games. The trend there is that both wins have been by a 2-1 scoreline.
Of course, all that adds up to no clean sheet from West Brom this season so it’s probably worth a look at both teams to score. The two goals that the Baggies have shipped away from home in this campaign have both been in the first half of matches. Grady Diangana (2) is their top scorer following his second-half brace against Luton last weekend. A win at Pride Park would be a superb way to keep their early away form going.
They have been close calls, but West Brom are carrying away form and with Derby not up and running with a win yet at home, the away win has some appeal. Either way, this has the look of being a high-scoring and thoroughly entertaining lunchtime affair.
22nd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom have come out strongly this season with seven points from their three games played. That is more than double the amount that the Royals have managed to get on the board. After losing their first two games of the season, Reading took a positive result on the weekend. Will, that kick start their campaign? Read our West Brom v Reading betting tips for more.
West Brom 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 19th, 2019 at 5:22 p.m.)
As expected, West Brom have looked strong this season. Their two wins in this campaign happened out on the road. Both were a 2-1 successes over Nottingham Forest and then Luton. In their one home game so far this season in the second tier, they played out a 1-1 draw will Millwall. So that’s both teams having scored in all three of their games.
The Baggies will be happy with their goal output, not so much their defence. Grady Diangana was the hero of the day for them with three goals in three minutes out at Luton on the weekend, which saw the Baggies recover from being 1-0 down at the break. West Brom were a good strong home team last season in the division posting a W12 D7 L4 record at the Hawthorns.
West Brom earned four points against Reading in last season’s Championship
The Baggies are W19 D10 L13 in the overall head to head against the Royals
Five of the last six meetings have ended in a home win
3 of the last 4 meetings at the Hawthorns have produced at least four goals
The Royals had their first taste of success in the new season with a 3-0 home win over Cardiff on the weekend. That was a thumping win for them, and a little surprising too after having suffered back to back defeats against Sheffield Wednesday and Hull. Not only a win but a clean sheet will have been a massive boost for them as well. Especially after having conceded five in their opening two games.
Can they follow it up with anything out of this tough away game? The Royals had a really difficult season in the 2018/19 campaign. They won only two away games (D11 L10) and averaged under a goal per game on their travels. With their loss out at Hull in their one road fixture this season, they need to find their away-touch quickly. Reading finished fifth from bottom in last season’s Championship.
The Baggies look in fine nick early on and at the Hawthorns, they should be winning games like this. Reading, as they have proven already, don’t look a particularly big threat. West Brom to win by we think it’s worth considering over 2.5 goals.
19th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Baggies are up and running for the new season as they claimed a 2-1 away win out at Nottingham Forest in a positive result. The Lions also produced three points in their opener as they picked up a home success against Preston. Will they survive a difficult trip to the Hawthorns though? Read our West Brom v Millwall betting tips for more.
It was a 2-1 win for Albion then out at Nottingham Forest on the weekend. They had to come from behind in the fixture as well. It was Kyle Edwards and Matt Phillips who got their goals. It was a good start for new boss Slaven Bilic who is charged with getting the club back up to the top flight. An away win is a good place to start. Can they follow it up? The Baggies did have a pretty good season on home soil last term. They posted a W12 D7 L4 record there.
West Brom scored an average of 2.3 goals per home game last season with 65% of home fixtures going over 2.5 goals. 48% of league games at the Hawthorns went over 3.5 goals. They did have their defensive struggles which were covered up by their output, as they kept a clean sheet in just 13% of their home games. The Baggies finished their campaign in some style at the Hawthorns, winning each of their last five, scoring at least two goals in each of them.
West Brom and Millwall traded 2-0 home wins last season in the Championship
The Baggies have won their last two at home against the Lions
Millwall are W3 D1 L2 in their last six home and away against West Brom
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
A good opening result was produced by Millwall who beat Preston North End 1-0 at the Den. That will have been a big relief for them because they had a rough time last season. The Lions finished one place outside of the drop zone and really had to sweat it. They lost three of their last four games, failed to win any of their last seven (D4 L3) but they managed to just get themselves safe. It was a miserable time of things that they produced on their travels, winning just three away games all season.
Millwall’s road record was W3 D5 L15 last season. They averaged under a goal per game in those fixtures, banking a clean sheet in just 13% of them. The Lions conceded at an average of 1.6 goals per away game. Despite their poor run of away form, only 39% of their away games went over 2.5 goals. Eleven of their fifteen away defeats were by one goal margin only, so they aren’t getting hammered. They were though losing at the halftime break in 11 of their 23 away games. They are off to a better start than last season at least when they drew their opener.
The Lions were losing a lot last season, just not getting beaten heavily at all. This is going to be a difficult away game for them though. That doesn’t look to be in question. West Brom should have the winning touch on home soil, likely to nil as well.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Forest got themselves a top ten finish in the Championship last season. They just couldn’t string enough together at the end to make a playoff push. West Brom did get to the playoffs, but couldn’t battle their way through to the finish. Will they be strong enough to push for promotion once again? Read our Nottingham Forest v West Brom betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 13/10
West Brom 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 28th, 2019 at 1.31 p.m.)
Nottingham Forest settled on a ninth-place finish the last term. It was their inconsistencies which really hampered them over the second half of the season. Their away form in particular really tanked. Their record on home soil through read W13 D4 L6 and they did handle themselves pretty well at the City Ground against top-half of the table opposition. Defensively Forest did concede at under a goal per game in their home fixtures.
Of the thirteen home successes that they managed to get on the board, eight of them were by a one-goal margin. They scored 65% of their home goals in the second half of the fixtures. In more than two-thirds of their home games, they were either at 0-0 or 1-0 up at the half time break. Nottingham Forest went W3 D2 L2 in their seven pre-season friendly matches from the end of June through to the end of July. Forest have a new man in charge and that is former Ivory Coast head coach Sabri Lamouchi.
There were two league draws between them last season
West Brom are W57 D32 L45 in the head to head
Forest are undefeated in the last three against the Baggies
Both teams have scored each of the last three meetings
The Baggies were very solid last season until the back end of the campaign. Out on their travels, they posted a W11 D4 L8 record. Their push for an automatic promotion really slipped when their away from tanked from March onwards. They went W1 D1 L4 in last six road fixtures. The Baggies have Slaven Bilic now in charge. He was handed the keys to the Hawthorns on June 13th this summer.
That’s quite a good capture for the Baggies because the former West Ham boss will have some pulling power in the transfer market. They haven’t been doing a great deal though to that effect but have had a big clear out with the likes of Gareth Barry, Craig Dawson, Wes Hoolaham, Boaz Myhill, Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez going out of the door. It’s rebuild and reboot time for them as they pursue a place in the EPL once again.
This should be a great game and should light up the first Saturday night action of the new season. Forest are not going to be a pushover on home soil against a new-look West Brom. The Baggies may need a little time to get going under Bilic. Home win.
1st August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This tie is still very much in the balance after the Villains took a 2-1 home win in the first leg of this semi-final tie. Will that be enough for them to defend as they head out to the Hawthorns? West Brom have been carrying some massively strong home form recently and may well be able to mount a fightback in this Midlands derby. Read our West Brom v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
West Brom 7/5
Aston Villa 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)
The Baggies have some home form behind them and that away goal in the first leg could prove to be crucial. It would have been a long way back without that one. West Brom have won their last five home games in a row, undefeated in seven now at the Hawthorns. It’s not just that, but they have been on fire in front of goal as well. Albion have netted at least two goals in each of their last five home games, so have enough in their current scoring form to turn this tie around. Each of the last five games played at the Hawthorns have ended up going over 2.5 goals. West Brom scored 68% of their home goals in the second half of matches but did also conceded 65% of goals after the break.
West Brom averaged 2.3 goals per home game this season, with 65% of games there making it over 2.5 goals. What should make this exciting is that they didn’t particularly have a great season of things in defence. West Brom only managed a clean sheet in 13% of their home games this season. That led to 83% of fixtures at the Hawthorns seeing both teams score in the game. Of the twelve home wins that West Brom took during the season, eight of them were by a margin of at least two goals.
The Villains are on a fantastic run of seven matches undefeated away from home. It has been brilliant stuff from them, with Villa picking up a win in five of those seven games. That was a five-match away winning streak that they had been on before they picked up a 1-1 draw at Leeds in their final away game of the regular season. The Villains though did fail to take an away win in any of their four games against the teams who finished above them (D2 L2). One of those was a 2-2 draw at West Brom, which would suit them just fine if it happened again. The overall away form of Villa during the regular season was W9 D8 L6.
Villa averaged 1.4 goals per away game, conceding at just over a goal per game. Of the wins that they took, six of the nine were by a margin of at least two goals. Aston Villa are on seven match scoring streak on their travels, scoring in each of their last fourteen games played now after the first leg of this semi-final. The Villains were sat level at the break in 14 of their 23 away games for the season. They produced 66% of their away goals in the second half of matches. Aston Villa finished the regular season as the third highest scorers in the Premier League games. One of the two teams to score more was West Brom.
West Brom do have the home form to get themselves back into this tie, with plenty of goals having been put on the scoreboard recently at the Hawthorns. However, Villa are a threat and it’s not going to be that easy for the home side. West Brom to win by a one-goal margin.
12th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Aston Villa make another attempt at the Championship play-offs, just as they did last season. The Villains who finished the season in pretty strong form will be taking on their Midlands rivals West Brom in what should be a heated play-off tie. There is not likely to be too many quarters given between them in this one. It should be a fiercely competitive nailbiter. Read our Aston Villa v West Brom betting tips for more.
Aston Villa evens
West Brom 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)
If you’re back towards the end of last year they didn’t look as if Aston Villa were going to be anywhere near the playoffs. However, when the start of March came along the Villains managed to put together a massive 10 match winning streak in the Championship. That got them over the finish line. They failed win either of their last two games in the regular season, claiming an away draw at Leeds before losing their very final game of the season against Championship winners Norwich. They won’t care about that though, they are in the playoffs with another shot at getting back to the top flight. During the course of the regular season, Aston Villa produced a home record of W11 D8 L4.
During the course of those games, Aston Villa averaged over two goals per home game and 74% of all fixtures at Villa Park went over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored in 70% of league fixtures there. Aston Villa have scored in each of their last 13 league games and in each of their last six on home soil. The Villains were also leading at the halftime break in 11 of their home fixtures this season. Aston Villa were on a five-match winning streak in the league at home before their final day reverse against Norwich. Of the goals which they did concede at home during the regular season, 64% were in the second half of fixtures. Aston Villa opened the scoring in 14 of their 23 home fixtures.
West Brom have won their last two visits to Villa Park
West Brom have three clean sheets in four against Villa
Villa are winless in four against the Baggies
Both teams have scored in one of the last five meetings
West Brom put together a pretty strong finish towards the end of the season, winning three of their final five matches (D1 L1). They did suffer a loss out at Derby, another of the playoff teams, on the final day of the season now. What really pushed them towards the finish was some powerful form at the Hawthorns. Funnily enough, they were going so strongly away from home up and still around mid-February and then things started to fall apart a bit with their away form. West Brom have claimed just one victory in their last six away games, losing four of those in a sequence. So that is a bit of a question mark over them for this first leg.
The overall away form of West Brom this season is W11 D4 L8 and they did win three of their four away games against other top five finishers this season (L1). That includes their 2-0 away victory at Villa Park. During the regular season campaign, West Brom averaged 1.5 goals per away game but this struggle defensively with a clean sheet in just 26% of fixtures. The Baggies have earned just one clean sheet in their last seven games out on the road. Of the 11 away wins that West Brom took during the regular season, eight of those were by a one-goal margin. West Brom were just one of two sides to score more league goals during their Championship campaign them Aston Villa.
This should be some fantastic play-off semi-final action between these two. There should be plenty of goals flying around over the course of the two matches. Perhaps West Brom’s away form isn’t quite there at the moment, so it may well be Aston Villa who claim an advantage in this fixture. Home win.
7th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Derby missed a chance in midweek to lock down the final playoff spot. They could only manage a draw at Swansea, meaning that they can still be caught now on the final weekend by either Middlesbrough or Bristol City. So the Rams have to sweat. This is no easy game for them either against the in-form Albion. Read our Derby v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)
The Rams claimed a point in a 1-1 draw at Swansea in midweek, which was their game in hand over the others in the playoff race. If they had won that they would be sitting three points clear of Middlesbrough with a massive goal difference advantage over Boro. So they would really have claimed the sixth spot. They didn’t win though and now they need a big shift at home against West Brom. Derby are W12 D7 L3 this season on home soil in the second tier, they have won their last three at Pride Park.
Home and away the Rams have suffered just one defeat in their last eleven league games now, winning five of those games in that sequence. Derby have produced an average of 1.7 goals per home game this season, claiming a clean sheet in 36% of fixtures. Derby has scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games so have that going for them. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five though, home and away. The Rams have been level at the half time break in 10 of their home games this season. A point in this one won’t guarantee them the sixth place, so they have to push for a positive result.
Derby claimed a 4-1 away win at West Brom in October
The Rams are W1 D1 in their two previous CHampionship home games against WBA
West Brom have won one of their last five against the Rams in all competitions
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
The Baggies have locked down a playoff spot and they could finish third if they win and third-placed Leeds lose. West Brom have come into a bit of form with three wins in their last four games played (D1). West Brom have scored at least two goals in four of their last five league games now and out on the road they have taken a W11 D4 L7 record this season. Even though their form has been going well, it’s interesting that each of their last five wins have been against teams who are 12th or lower in the table.
West Brom average 1.5 goals per away game this season and they are winless in three on their travels, winning one of their last five away games. They have actually failed to scored in two of their last three away games now. They played out a 0-0 draw at Reading in their last road fixture. In total West Brom have earned a clean sheet in 27% of away games, but home and away they have managed just one in their last seven fixtures. Of their eleven road victories this season, eight of them have been by a one-goal margin. Five of their seven away losses have been by a one-goal margin.
Huge pressure is on Derby and this is a difficult home game for them on the final day of the season. There has to be nerves going on here. West Brom will be a threat and the Baggies may well have enough about them to deny the Rams that win. Draw.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom have done enough to secure themselves a playoff spot already this season, so this is just about keeping some positive momentum going before heading to those playoffs. The Baggies have hit a better steak of form. Rotherham are in desperate need of a win to keep their survival hopes alive. They will be sunk if they don’t get a point in this one. Read our West Brom v Rotherham betting tips for more.
West Brom 13/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 26th, 2019 at 6:58 p.m.)
The Baggies were held to a 0-0 draw at Reading last weekend, which was a surprising result for them. West Brom had won their two previous games in the league before that. The home form of West Brom is strong at the moment as they are on a four-match winning streak at the Hawthorns in the league. They scored at least three goals in each of those four successes as well. Overall they are now unbeaten in their last five on home soil in the second tier. The overall home record of the Baggies this season is W11 D7 L4. They have averaged 2.3 goals per game there.
64% of league games at the Hawthorns this season have made it over 2.5 goals. Actually half of their home games have gone over 3.5 goals and that is largely down to their scoring. But they haven’t been watertight at the back with a clean sheet earned in just 14% of home games. Both teams have scored in 82% of Albion’s home games. West Brom are on a five-match scoring streak at home at the moment and they have scored 67% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures. They have also conceded the majority of their home goals after the halftime break.
West Brom were 4-0 winners at Rotherham in December
The Baggies have won three of the last four meetings (L1)
West Brom’s last home game over Rotherham was a Carling Cup 4-3 win in 2009
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
To say Rotherham are desperate is an understatement. They really need to win at the Hawthorns. They started the weekend three points behind Millwall who are fourth from bottom. However, Millwall have a far superior goal difference to that of the Millers. So basically Rotherham have to better whatever Millwall do on the weekend. That’s not the end of their problems though because Millwall have a game in hand over them as well. Rotherham could be down this weekend, even if they get a win. But what’s the likelihood of them pulling out a victory? Given their current form, not high.
They have lost all five away games played against the current top six sides, so that doesn’t bode well for them. Overall this season the Millers have won one away game only (D8 L13). They have lost three of their last five away games (W1 D1). But they are on a four-match scoring streak away from home so that is some kind of positive from them. The trouble is they have no clean sheet in seven road games. Rotherham have averaged under a goal per away game this season and they have conceded at a rate of almost two goals per road fixture. The Millers have been losing at half time in 11 of their 22 away games.
West Brom should have enough in attack to take down the Millers. It’s been a tough season for Rotherham and going into such a difficult away game at this stage of the season is far from ideal. West Brom to win & both teams to score.
26th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
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