Monday night’s Sky-televised encounter pits West Brom against Everton and it could be defences on top at The Hawthorns. After all, the Baggies are keeping clean sheets for fun and the Toffees defence has been superbly marshalled by John Stones recently. Predictably, Under 2.5 Goals is odds-on although 7/10 with BetVictor looks a value bet and a wager on No Goalscorer at 8/1 (Stan James) must surely give us a run for our money.
Everton are the 11/8 favourites (bet365) and they produced the goods at Reading in the Capital One Cup when coming from behind to win. However, Albion are made of stern stuff these days and Winner.com’s 2/1 makes for plenty of appeal about a tough-tackling side playing in front of their own fans.
Paddy Power go 9/4 about the draw and the same firm offer a tasty even money about “No” on the Both Teams to Score market, with one goal potentially settling a contest between two teams set up to defend.
That man Saido Berahino nicked the winner at Villa Park and the Twitter rogue is 13/2 (William Hill) to break the deadlock again in this game, while West Brom will have to keep their eye out for Ross Barkley who is 12/1 (BetVictor) to continue his excellent start by scoring the opener.
No goalscorer – 8/1 (Stan James)