West Brom v Everton
Thursday March 4, 18:00
Live on Sky recreations
fighting Baggies still look condemned
Although it needed to be seen to be thought, West Brom won their Premier that is first League at home since November at the weekend – against the ridiculously luckless Brighton.
The visitors had a goal that is perfectly good chalked down by a very confused Lee Mason and additionally they were able to miss not just one, but two penalty kicks, becoming 1st part in Premier League history to miss two charges by striking the woodwork in one single game.
It was just one more game dominated but eventually lost by the Seagulls aided by the xG reading West Brom 1.13, Brighton 3.14. So wacky was the total result that West Brom boss, Sam Allardyce couldn’t help but chuckle when interviewed after the game.
“I’m just laughing because of how bizarre the game was, what happened during this game but obviously the most important thing for was a sheet that is clean.
“Lots of opportunities at both ends, we got ours in and additionally they handled not to ever get any one of theirs.”
The result views West Brom move six points free from bottom club Sheffield United nevertheless they’re nevertheless nine points behind Newcastle and security plus they’re still just 1.091/11 become relegated.
The Baggies host Newcastle on Sunday in a game title that may be construed as a genuine six-pointer but first they meet Everton on Thursday evening, looking simply their fourth victory for the period and* that is( Allardyce is far from happy about the timing of the fixture, which was originally scheduled for March 20.
“If I don’t rest players on Thursday I will have to rest them on Sunday – that is an fact that is absolute i am needing to consider both games not just one.”
The grumbling proceeded himself an early excuse as he maybe gave.
“for it but one thing’s for sure is that there is no need for this game on Thursday if we don’t get the results, I will get the blame. There was clearly another room where it may are built in – soon after the break that is international
“Why couldn’t it happen then? It is* that is( completely and utterly strange from our standpoint. It feels as though a kick that is double the teeth. It feels in the Premier League, we aren’t bothered about you.”
What like we don’t want you Allardyce doesn’t give consideration to is Everton likewise have a fixture against Aston Villa that requires fitting in at some phase and that wont be easy this season, particularly if they see through Manchester City into the FA Cup.
Travelling Toffees a force to be reckoned with
Everton will journey to the Midlands regarding the straight back of two Premier League victories – 2-0 away to Liverpool and 1-0 at house to Southampton, since recently as Monday evening, with Champions League certification nevertheless in their own personal arms. Although presently just 7th into the dining table, should they win their game at your fingertips, they would rise right back above western Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool to sit 4th.That could be a bonus that is huge quite a sizable surprise as they’re still trading at around 8.07/1 to finish inside the top-four but having also reached the quarter-finals of the F.A Cup, there’s little doubt they’re having a successful campaign under Carlos Ancelotti and
the Goodison faithful must be wondering what could have been if they’d have found any sort of consistency at home.
Goodison is usually a very tough ground to go to but it’s been far from a fortress this season and the Toffees have performed far better on the road. They’ve won just five of 13 at home but eight of 12 on their travels.
As an indication of how much better they are on the road, Everton languish in 12th place in the Premier League Home table but are placed fourth in the Away table, behind the two Manchester clubs and Leicester.
Visitors value for another victory on the roadUnder 2.5 is the favourite in the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market
and I can see why. There have been less than three goals scored in each of West Brom’s last four Premier League games and in three of the last four featuring the Toffees. The Baggies hadn’t kept a sheet that is clean the Premier League given that they beat the Blades 1-0 at home in November but Allardyce has tightened things up at the rear of belated and following their 0-0 draw at Burnley and their lucky success during the week-end, they are now looking their 3rd in-a-row but Everton will simply take some keeping out
.The Toffees, who’re in search of these sixth away winnings in seven
within the Premier League, are finding the web in most but certainly one of their 12 away games and additionally they’ve scored at the very least two inside their final four away within the competition, therefore the likelihood of western Brom maintaining their 3rd sheet that is clean in the Premier League since 2015 look decidedly slim.
West Brom have only won two of their 13 home games – against bottom club, Sheffield United, and Brighton on and Everton have lost only two of their 12 away games this season saturday. Back-to-back fixtures as long ago as and November against Southampton and Newcastle october. The omens look good for the visitors and so do the stats that are historic
West Brom have won only 1 of these final 12 against Everton plus the site visitors are unbeaten during the Hawthorns in all of their final five visits (W3 D2). The Toffees also have won their last four away games against newly promoted opposition.Allardyce having one thing to show against their old club could possibly be one thing for Baggies fans to cling to but it doesn’t actually hold water either provided he is lost four of their final seven Premier League games against edges he is previously handled into the competition and
Everton look an extremely bet that is fair just a shade of odds-on.At The Toffees are trading at the same price as Brighton were before their visit to West Brom on Saturday and that just looks wrong given their brilliant away form this season.(* around(*)1.9(*)10/11(*))