Bet on West Brom vs West Ham – Appleton to end on a high
Michael Appleton has stated his desire to keep a clean sheet in his only game as West Brom manager and therefore they could be worth backing at 6/1 to triumph 1-0 in their crunch relegation clash with West Ham.
A dismal run of seven defeats in nine league games brought to an end the reign of Roberto Di Matteo as West Brom boss and Appleton has the immediate job of securing victory over bottom club West Ham.
Goal difference is only currently keeping West Brom out of the bottom three and they are 1/1 in the Premier League betting to give themselves some breathing space by beating West Ham.
However, despite their worrying league position, West Ham have only lost two of their 14 fixtures against teams in the bottom half of the Premier League table at present.
West Ham’s betting odds are 11/4 to beat West Brom, while the draw that would effectively help neither club is 12/5.
With Appleton calling on a clean sheet and all of the last ten league meetings between the pair either being settled by one goal or ending in a draw, a 1-0 home win looks likely.
However, with both clubs struggling to shut out the opposition this season, there are also cases to be made as to why the game could be far more high scoring.
West Brom have managed just one clean sheet all season, while West Ham have conceded in all of their last 21 away outings.
One more daring prediction is that West Brom win 3-2 at 25/1 and this is plausible as the hosts have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven Premier League matches at the Hawthorns.
A £25 stake on the scorecast of West Brom winning 3-2 and Jerome Thomas scoring first would return £3750. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.