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.
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.
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.