Author: Tony MacDonald
West Bromwich Albion
Published: 15:23 13/01/2015
Freebets.com previews the Monday Night Football clash between Everton and West Bromwich Albion as the Baggies look to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League under Tony Pulis.
We suggested that Albion would keep it tight against Hull last week and they did just that to land our correct score prediction when registering a 1-0 win at the Hawthorns thanks to a late strike by Saido Berahino.
Everton put a dent in Man City's title hopes by coming back from a goal down to draw 1-1 through a Steven Naismith at Goodison Park and they'll be hoping to go one better in front of their home fans in this one.
Who Will Win?
A glance at the recent form for both teams reveals that Everton have failed to win their last 5 matches in the Premier League, while West Brom have not won away from home in their last five attempts.
Prior to the 1-1 draw with Man City Everton had failed to score in 2 of their previous 4 league games and having shipped at least one goal in each of their last 11, can't be backed with any real confidence.
The Baggies will be feeling good under their new manager and despite Everton stopping the rot last time they can give the hosts a game, making bet365's top price of 13/5 the draw and 21/20 West Brom/Draw Double Chance both appealing bets.
Will There Be Goals?
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of West Brom's last 6 away games in the Premier League and with Everton misfiring at the moment, that could well be the case again in this match.
The corresponding fixture last season ended 0-0 and goals could be thin on the ground once again, so a punt on Under 2.5 Goals looks the way to go. That said, Everton haven't kept a clean sheet in the league since holding Swansea to a bore-draw on November 1st, the same day as West Brom's last away clean sheet at Leicester, so those who fancy a gamble on Both Teams To Score will get a decent price.
Who Will Score?
Romelu Lukaku was back among the goals against West Ham in the FA Cup, but hasn't scored in the league since the beginning of December, so perhaps the towering Belgian is best swerved here. Steven Naismith has scored 6 times for the Toffees this season and rates as a viable alternative in the First Goalscorer market, while Kevin Mirallas is worthy of consideration as an Anytime Goalscorer having nothed 5 Premier League goals this term.
Those fancying the Baggies to seize the initiative won't stray too far from Saido Berahino who will move his Premier League tally into double figures if scoring for a third consecutive game.
Correct Score Prediction
Everton 1-1 West Brom - 6/1 bet365