Sam Allardyce has a proud record of never being relegated from the Premier League as a manager.
Barring a miracle, that record is going to end in the next few weeks but Allardyce does look to have done enough in his time at the Hawthorns to be given the chance to lead the Baggies’ charge for an instant return from the Championship next season.
He’ll need a whole lot of spirit from his team next season and will ask for a fully committed performance in the Black Country derby against Wolves in which we think the West Brom win is well priced at 7/4 with bet365*.
|Match Name||West Brom vs Wolves (Premier League)|
|When||Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6 PM|
|Where||The Hawthorns, West Bromwich|
|Best Bet||Get 7/4 on West Brom to Win @ bet365*|
|How To Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
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Allardyce knows all about the importance of this derby having grown up a Wolves fan.
That old allegiance means he had to work very hard to win over the West Brom fans and he made it clear in the local press that he’d hammer home the importance of this fixture to his players so that they are ready for battle when they step onto the pitch.
There is, however, a chance that the West Brom players won’t face a fight anywhere near as ferocious as Allardyce has prepared them for.
The lack of fans will temper emotions and this is a Wolves team who look desperate for a break.
After enjoying the last three seasons together, Nuno Espirito Santo and his players have very much endured this one and with goals drying up and a spark missing it would not surprise us to see West Brom win 2-0 which you can back at the generous price of 12/1 with Betfair.
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For all that Allardyce is talking about not giving up the fight, he is a pragmatist and will surely be making plans for next season.
He’s suggested that recent additions Mbaye Diagne and Okay Yokuslu are unlikely to remain at the club but will very much hope that he can persuade Matheus Pereira to hang around for at least one more year.
The Brazilian’s performances are vital to West Brom and Pereira looks a good bet to score first at 7/1 with Paddy Power.
*Please note that all odds are correct at time of article publication.