West Bromwich Albion predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 1.98
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West Bromwich Albion betting (2020 updated)
West Brom are a bit of a staple of classic English football, but we’ll say it right out the gate – the odds of them sticking around the Premier League for long are slim. They’ve just been promoted after a 2-year stint in the Championships, and most top-flight leagues are harsh for newcomers.
Most of the world’s best online bookmakers tend to agree with this take. Priced at 1.50 to be relegated at the end of 2020/21, they only rank better than Fulham. As such, your options when betting on West Bromwich Albion are fairly limited. Not only are they not likely to come out on top on most occasions, but the record for H2H statistics against other Premier League teams is 3 years old at this point.
WBA Key Players
Coach Slaven Bilić has done what he could over the transfer period to ensure his squad can hold up to the high demands of England’s top flight, but his resources were limited. For starters, he brought in several young internationals to shore up his attacking wings. Namely, these include Sporting CP’s Matheus Pereira, West Ham’s Grady Diangana, and Sheffield’s Callum Robinson.
What remains of the squad that climbed out of the champions is a mix of prospective young players and a few Premier League veterans such as former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone contributed a lot to their below-average concession rate last season, as did team captain Jake Livermore. The remaining roster is mostly players on loan, such as Chelsea’s midfielder Conor Gallagher.
West Brom had a fierce rivalry with Aston Villa established in their early years, with three FA Cups being played between the two sides late in the 19th century.
However, it so happened that they haven’t often been in the same division since, and greater rivalry has risen with Wolverhampton Wanderers, referred to as the Black Country Derby. Birmingham City is also a club which they like to beat more than some, but it has never been in the same magnitude as the ones with Villa or Wolves.
In 1878, workers from the George Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich founded the club under the name of West Bromwich Strollers, and they renamed it to West Bromwich Albion two years later. They became a professional club in 1885, and in the next 10 years they played in five FA Cup finals, of which they won two. They were one of the 12 founding members of the Football League, which started in 1888. They moved to The Hawthorns in 1900, and it remains their home ground to this day.
Since those early days, they’ve been fluctuating between the top and the second tier of English football. They are among the clubs to have been crowned champions of England, winning the title in 1920. They have a total of five FA Cups to their name, along with the 1966 League Cup.
Since the late 1970s, WBA haven’t been able to compete for major trophies with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, and more recently Chelsea and Manchester City, but they remain relatively stable club that is positioned either in the top half of the Championship, or the lower half of the top tier. Since the reorganization which saw the First Division renamed to the Premier League in 1992, their best league finish so far was the eighth place in 2012/13.
West Bromwich Albion results
- West Bromwich Albion - Everton
- Manchester City - West Bromwich Albion
- HOME -2.5 ASIAN HANDICAP 1.75 at bet365
- Manchester United - West Bromwich Albion
- HOME -1.5 ASIAN HANDICAP 1.98 at bet365
- West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
- AWAY -1.5 ASIAN HANDICAP 2.48 at 888Sport