Despite the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager yielding a couple of victories, West Brom will head to Everton as Ladbrokes’s lengthy 4/1 outsiders to acquire a maximum haul while the hosts are Stan James’s 5/6 favourites and it’s 13/5 (bet365) for the Baggies to pick up a point.
On the face of it, it’s easy to see why given that Albion have struggled on the road of late but the Toffees are toiling a touch at present, they’re winless in seven and have managed just one victory in a dozen outings in all competitions, so Pulis’s men can glean something from Monday’s Merseyside contest.
West Brom’s last trip to Goodison Park in last term’s corresponding fixture, finished goalless, a result that’s 10/1 via Skybet to be replicated in this one but defending hasn’t been the hosts’ strong point this season and BetVictor’s 9/2 about a score draw therefore represents better value.
More precisely, betway mark an enticing 13/2 against the teams netting once-each, it’s a safe-looking even money (William Hill) for both sides to get on the scoresheet and staying with goals, Saido Berahino – the Baggies match winner against Hull a week ago – looks huge at 13/5 with Paddy Power to notch at any stage.
Similarly, Blues marksman Romelu Lukaku, a former Albion loanee, stands out at 11/8 (bet365) in the same market.
Everton v West Brom score draw – 9/2 (BetVictor)