West Brom

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The Hawthorns

07/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

Swansea

V

The Hawthorns

07/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: We take a visit to the Hawthorns and manager-less West Brom for this Premier League preview as the Baggies play Swansea.

Last time: Swansea took the points at the Liberty Stadium after a late goal from striker Wilfried Bony.

This time: West Brom are 29/20 for the win with Swansea at 2/1 and it’s 21/10 for the draw.

You might remember: The first Premier League meeting between these sides, which was back in 2011. The Swans enjoyed a 3-0 home win following goals from Scott Sinclair, Leroy Lita and Nathan Dyer.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon is one of the favourites to open the scoring against Swansea in Saturday’s Premier League encounter

The situation has become beyond desperate for West Brom. The Baggies are 10 points adrift of safety, with only one league win in 2018 and now without a manager after Alan Pardew left his position earlier this week. The home faithful at the Hawthorns have seen just two wins in the league this season but they may have a reason to hope for a third this weekend. Visitors Swansea have not won on the road this calendar year and West Brom start as slight favourites at 29/20, perhaps a good enough reason to go for a home win in your weekend Premier League predictions.

The Swans are picking up enough points to keep their heads above the relegation zone but a three-point gap is still too close for comfort. With relegation rivals and bottom three occupants Southampton and Stoke facing tough games this weekend, Carlos Carvalhal may view this as an ideal opportunity to give themselves breathing space. Swansea are overdue an away win and are 2/1 to triumph Saturday, and could represent a small gamble worth including in your football predictions.

West Brom currently boast the worst home record in the top flight and have drawn a joint-high seven league games on home soil. Swansea have drawn three out of their last five games on the road and have a habit of picking up useful points. With plenty of reasons to include a draw in your football prediction for this relegation battle, it is 21/10 to end all square.

There are three players all priced at 9/2 to bag the game’s first goal. For West Brom it is Daniel Sturridge and Salomon Rondon, while for Swansea it is young striker Tammy Abraham. Jay Rodriguez at 5/1 and Andrew Ayew at 6/1 follow closely behind.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

The stats point to a potential goal fest. West Brom have conceded at least two goals in their last seven Premier League matches and visitors Swansea have only managed one clean sheet away from home since September. It is 14/1 for a draw and over 2.5 goals.

2

We fancy:

Both teams to score and a draw at 7/2 is one of our top football predictions here. With West Brom’s home record and inability to keep clean sheets combined with Swansea’s recent away record this is a free football betting tip worth backing.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

It is fair to say that when searching football betting tips for the weekend a West Brom win will have been scarce this season. A change of face in charge can sometimes bring a surge of motivation out of players, it is 3/1 for West Brom to win to nil or 11/1 for a correct score of 2-0.

Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.