The Baggies welcome Blackburn to Hawthorns hoping to bounce back from a recent slump in form. West Brom seemed likely to take the top spot in the Championship 2018-19 table but they have now dropped two points behind the trio of Leeds United, Middlesbrough, and Sheffield United. West Brom are also coming under pressure from Derby County and Norwich. Meanwhile, Blackburn are making a push for the play-offs with the team just three points behind sixth-placed Norwich. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
The international break has been bad for West Brom, who lost for a second consecutive game in the midweek action. Derby County picked up a 4-1 victory at the Hawthorns to inflict the heaviest defeat of the campaign for West Brom.
Blackburn’s winning sequence could not be sustained after the team lost 3-1 against Swansea during the midweek action. This was the third defeat of the campaign for Tony Mowbray’s men.
West Brom picked up a 3-0 win over Blackburn when the two teams last met each other back in 2012. Both clubs were in the Premier League during that fixture. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Brom win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn are at odds of 5.25 to win the game as Tony Mowbray looks to get one over his former club. Ironically, this will be Mowbray’s first game against West Brom – a club where he spent his second-longest spell as a manager – as an opposition manager. Blackburn may be quite happy to see West Brom lose back-to-back matches, but the promotion contenders are not likely to dwell on these results for long. West Brom have picked up five wins in seven matches at home and our preview would back a victory for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Brom win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
West Brom vs Blackburn draw odds: 3.75
Blackburn win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
The Baggies have come up with a remarkable 21 goals in the seven home matches. The four goals conceded against Derby County have certainly affected the club’s defensive record at home. However, Darren Moore has done an excellent job since coming as the unlikely candidate to head the team towards the end of last season. Blackburn are quite mediocre in away matches and our correct score prediction would go with a West Brom 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Brom 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Hawthorns has witnessed tremendous amount of entertainment since the start of the campaign. The narrow home victory over Luton Town in the early rounds of the League Cup is the only match at the Hawthorns this season to produce less than 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction expects this match to stick with this trend of high-scoring games.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dwight Gayle was quite poor in the loss against Derby County. He is now the joint top scorer at West Brom with eight goals – the same as Jay Rodriguez, who put in a much more impressive performance against Derby. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Rodriguez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jay Rodriguez at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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