West Brom take on Preston at the Hawthorns looking to further cement their position in the top six places. The Baggies are running out of contention for the automatic promotion spots due to a nine-point deficit to Leeds, who are in the second place. However, the Baggies remain under threat from the likes of Aston Villa and Bristol, who are only a couple of points behind in the standings. Meanwhile, Preston’s faint promotion hopes are almost over with the team dropping eight points behind the play-off places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
West Brom’s hopes of clinging onto the fourth spot have taken a major blow with the team losing 3-2 against play-off rivals Bristol City at the Aston Gate Stadium. This was the second successive defeat for the Baggies.
Preston have lost three consecutive matches in the league after Leeds United picked up a 2-0 victory at the Deepdale Stadium. Alex Neil’s men were hampered by Ben Pearson’s 49th minute red card.
The recent game between West Brom and Preston witnessed a 3-2 victory for the Baggies at the Deepdale Stadium. West Brom picked up a similar victory when the two teams last met each other at the Hawthorns – back in 2010. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Brom win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are making the trip to the Hawthorns after almost a decade. The club’s motivation levels will be quite low with the remaining five matches set to be dead rubber. Preston are set to finish in the mid-table without promotion or relegation worries. Meanwhile, West Brom’s back-to-back defeats have put the focus back on the club that seemed to be assured of a fourth place. Villa and Bristol are too close to comfort and West Brom will fervently seek a win in this match. Our preview would pick a victory for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Brom win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
West Brom vs Preston draw odds: 3.75
Preston win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
West Brom have been able to hit 10 goals in the last six matches, while Preston have managed just one goal in their last three matches. It is fair to expect a lower return of goals from Preston, who may not have much motivation to win the match. West Brom have come up with three goals in the last two matches at the Hawthorns. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Brom 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
West Brom have been able to provide significant entertainment for home supporters under the regime of James Shan. Preston have largely been involved in low scoring matches but the lack of away goals should not be a problem. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
West Brom have not taken a lead in any of the last three league encounters, but their top scorers – Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez – scored in the loss against Bristol. Rodriguez has a sensational run against Preston after scoring in all of his last four games against the club. This run includes the 29-year-old’s goals against Preston while playing for Barnsley and Burnley. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jay Rodriguez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jay Rodriguez at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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