West Bromwich Albion v Burnley tips – Clarets can avoid defeat tonight
We'll be backing the Clarets to get something from their trip to the Hawthorns this evening
November 21st, 2016
The weekend Premier League action concludes tonight with a clash between West Bromwich Albion and Burnley in the West Midlands, however a tough assignment awaits both sides in a hard-to-call encounter.
Both of these teams have been inconsistent since the start of the season but of the two it is Burnley who have impressed many with their determination to grind out results. Their reward has been a climb up the Premier League table and victory in the West Midlands tonight would propel them into the top half of the table, no mean feat for a side which were until recently favourites to make the drop to the Championship at the end of the season.
Indeed, Sean Dyche’s men head into tonight’s game on the back of a three-game unbeaten run in which they have secured seven points thanks to their wins over both Everton and Crystal Palace and draw with Manchester United, the latter result denting further any ambitions the Red Devils have of claiming the Premier League title.
West Bromwich Albion managed their third top-flight win of the season when they left Leicester City’s King Power Stadium with the three points in the bag courtesy of a 2-1 win. Nevertheless they have otherwise displayed the inconsistency which has plagued them over recent campaigns and they currently sit just three points above the relegation zone.
The West Midlands outfit have drawn two blanks in their last eight outings and as such they should manage to get themselves onto the goal-trail in tonight’s game. Similarly Burnley are having few problems finding the net as demonstrated when putting three past Crystal Palace in their final match before the international break. Does that mean that we’ll be seeing a few goals tonight? We believe so and as such Bet365’s 10/3 on Over 3.5 goals looks great value to us.
Burnley should nevertheless edge this encounter. The Clarets have been returning some excellent results of late and confidence will be high in the visitors’ camp. A win over a West Brom side which are winless at home since September would see Dyche’s men move just two points behind Manchester United, something which would have been considered near-impossible just a few short weeks ago. Could there be a better incentive than that for the Clarets? Perhaps not, however we’ll be stopping short of backing them to seal the three points and instead we’ll be backing Burnley-Draw on the Double Chance market at odds of 19/20 with Coral.