West Brom vs Blackburn – Baggies may have to settle for draw

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It’s not often a draw takes precedent over either a home win or an away win, but the fixture between West Brom and Blackburn is surely set to end with a point for each team.

The last season the two sides met in the Premier League both fixtures ended in a point for each side, and three of the first four Premier League ties between these two sides finished 1-1.

Match Odds

The draw can be backed at 12/5, which offers punters plenty of value.

Blackburn have won just one of their last six away matches and offer little value at 10/3 considering their poor away form.

After a strong start West Brom have stuttered recently and while Roberto Di Matteo will be targeting a home win, priced at 5/6, he’d also take the point.

Total Goals

The last time the two met at the Hawthorns, it ended 2-2 and the same scoreline in this season’s encounter is priced at 14/1.

However, three of the five draws between the two sides have ended 1-1, and while both teams have been in decent scoring form in the Premier League, the 1-1 draw seems the most likely of results and is priced at 11/2.

This suggests that under 2.5 goals, priced at 5/6, is also a bet that offers plenty of value.

To Score At Any Time

Peter Odemwingie has been outstanding for West Brom this season and he is 6/5 to score at any time.

It may be worth a punt on Ryan Nelsen who has two goals to his name this season and could provide the breakthrough from a set piece in a scrappy game – he is 7/1 to score any time.

A £10 stake on Odemwingie scoring first and the game ending 1-1 would return £220. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.