West Brom remain winless under new boss Pepe Mel, who is already under pressure after only six games in charge at the Hawthorns and indeed, the Baggies manager looks a touch more vulnerable now that his team’s plight has led to the departure of director of technical performance and scouting David McDonough, who was instrumental in bringing Mel to the club.
Just a place and a solitary point above the relegation zone, Albion are now just 11/4 with Winner.com for the drop and the worrying news for Baggies fans is that bookies are confident things will get worse before they get better given that Mel’s troops entertain champions Manchester United this weekend.
Admittedly, David Moyes’s men are currently languishing in seventh spot but they’re nevertheless odds-on favourites for the points at 5/6 courtesy of BetVictor while the Baggies are Betfred’s 4/1 outsiders and Ladbrokes make the top-flight’s draw specialists 11/4 to register another stalemate.
Albion prevailed 2-1 in the reverse fixture but curiously, despite their woes this term, United are one of the division’s best travellers and they should avenge that Old Trafford reverse against a home team that are desperately short of form.
Moyes’s charges of course, don’t exactly look water tight at the back so punters seeking to boost the odds where an away win is concerned, can tackle Coral’s 16/5 about the visitors prevailing but also conceding.
Man Utd win and both teams to score – 16/5 (Coral)