Bournemouth

V

Dean Court

17/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

West Brom

V

Dean Court

17/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: It doesn’t feel like the most enthralling match is in prospect here, but we can still have fun with these football betting tips for the weekend.

Last time: Bournemouth won 1-0 in September 2016, thanks to a goal from Callum Wilson. However, West Brom have won both meetings at The Hawthorns since then. Football predictions are tough, but it’s hard to see the visitors making it three in a row.

This time: Bournemouth are 10/11 to win with West Bromwich Albion at 19/5 and the draw 13/5.

You might remember: West Brom winning 4-1 at Dean Court back in 2011. The League Cup tie was emphatically settled in their favour thanks to goals from Jerome Thomas, Simon Cox and a pair from Marc-Antoine Fortuné, but it’s probably a scoreline to avoid this time when it comes to football score predictions.

Up to £100 in Bet Credits

What makes bet365 leader of the pack?

Find out more…

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Is this renowned name back to its best?

Find out more…

Team News

Betting Tips & Predictions

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth are mid-table but only six points clear of the Premier League’s bottom three

This Premier League preview will aim to establish if West Brom can get the result they need to stay in touch with the other sides at the bottom of the division. Football prediction is a difficult business, but the form book suggests the Baggies haven’t got a prayer of staying up this season.

Bournemouth are 10/11 to win, and have won three of their last five home games in the league. However, they haven’t taken three points in any of their last four in total, but even so they should have too much for the league’s bottom club.

West Bromwich Albion are available at 19/5 to head home with the points. Since winning their first away league match in 2017-18, the Baggies have drawn four and lost 10 of their 14 trips since. They have lost their last six in total, so arrive on the south coast in desperately poor form.

The draw is priced at 13/5. These two sides are ranked joint-sixth and second respectively for most draws in the Premier League this season, and with neither team in particularly good form, they could easily cancel each other out.

Callum Wilson can be backed at 9/2 to open the scoring, or 6/4 to bag a goal at some point. With seven league goals in 2017/18 he is the top scorer on either side. Wilson has scored three goals in his last nine starts so is in reasonably good goalscoring form at present.

Salomon Rondon is 13/5 to add his name to the score sheet, or 7/1 to net the opener. The Venezuelan is West Brom’s top league scorer this season with five, and the only one of their players who has scored more than once on the road in this campaign. He has four goals in his last 10 appearances and with Wilson could come into consideration in the both teams to score predictions market.

No matter how badly one side is doing, Premier League predictions are never easy, but this definitely feels like it will end in a home win.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

A low card count. Football predictions are always aided by a little research, and referee Graham Scott is the most infrequent issuer of cards when it comes to the current Premier League whistlers.

2

We fancy:

Bournemouth to win to nil, at 23/10. West Brom’s last three away matches in the league have resulted in home wins with clean sheets, and it’s easy to see the same thing happening here.

3

It's a long shot, but:

West Brom to win 2-1, at 14/1. Football score predictions are always tricky to get right, but as Bournemouth have the second worst home defensive record in the Premier League and the Baggies are desperate for the points, then maybe this one will come to pass.

Up to £100 in Bet Credits

What makes bet365 leader of the pack?

Find out more…

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Is this renowned name back to its best?

Find out more…

Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.