Everton v West Brom betting tips – Baggies won’t trouble Toffees goal

Can West Brom return to winning ways this weekend at Goodison Park?

Everton v West Brom betting tips – Baggies won’t trouble Toffees goal

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Glen Laidlaw

February 12th, 2016

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Some pretty dismal performances have left West Bromwich Albion floundering in the wrong half of the league table, but can they improve their position with a win at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon?

Tony Pulis’ men are having a hard time of things at the moment, needing extra-time to see off a determined Peterborough United in an FA Cup fourth round replay after the League One outfit held the Premier League side to a 2-2 in the original tie at the Hawthorns. The Baggies’ last top-flight outing finished with a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park and a much improved performance will be needed on Merseyside if West Brom are to get anything from this weekend’s fixture.

The Baggies head into this game on the back of a five-match winless run in the Premier League with a mere three points secured from a possible fifteen and as such, we don’t expect them to manage anything against an Everton side which are enjoying a decent run at the moment.

Everton’s defeat of League Two side Carlisle United last month in the FA Cup ended a four-match losing run and this victory was a catalyst for some excellent performances which involved a 3-0 win against Newcastle United and another win by the same scoreline against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium last weekend. Will it be more of the same for the Toffees at home this weekend? We certainly think so and it is hardly a surprise that the hosts start as favourites with William Hill going 8/15 for a home win on Saturday.

We’ll be looking for something slightly meatier than this however and with West Brom failing to win any of their last seven away games, we don’t expect them to pose many problems for the Toffees’ defence. As such, we’ll be backing an Everton win-to-nil at odds of 6/4 with Ladbrokes, given that the hoists have kept three successive clean sheets heading into this encounter.

Looking at goalscorers, who else could we choose but Romelu Lukaku. The player has found the back of the net some twenty times for Everton since the start of the season and despite failing to score more than once since the 2-1 win over Manchester City last month, we feel that he can add to his tally by getting his name onto the scoresheet on Saturday afternoon. Back Romelu Lukaku to score in an Everton win at 5/4 with Sky Bet.

 

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