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Match Preview – West Brom v Swansea

Match Preview – West Brom v Swansea


West Brom will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat at the weekend when they host improving Swansea on Wednesday.

Tony Pulis’ men were unbeaten in four before going down 1-0 at Chelsea on Sunday but have enjoyed some good results in recent weeks at the Hawthorns.

A spirited second-half display saw Swansea beat relegation rivals Sunderland 3-0 on Saturday and they will be hoping to kick on at a ground where they have often enjoyed themselves in recent years.

Baggies boss Pulis saw his tactics questioned in the early part of the season but appears to have unlocked some flair within his squad.

Having won three of their last five at home, WBA are the 1/1 favourites to improve that record, while ComeOn! are offering 33/10 for them to score over 2.5 goals for the third straight game in front of their fans.

Providing more service to Salomon Rondon has been one of the keys to their success and although he has only netted four times this season, will fancy himself against Swansea’s shaky defence.

After scoring a late equaliser in this fixture last season, the Venezuelan is the 7/2 favourite to grab the opener on Wednesday.

Swansea head to the Black Country having avoided defeat in three of their last four games and moved off the foot of the table with their win over Sunderland.

A second away win this season is 29/10, while the draw is 12/5 with ComeOn!

However, their most recent away trip saw them go down 5-0 at Tottenham and although that outcome is unlikely to be repeated, it does highlight some of their defensive issues.

They do have quality in attack though and playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in three of their last four.

Having also netted last season at the Hawthorns, the Icelander is 11/5 to add to that run at anytime.

Over 2.5 goals has been a feature of their recent away outings and that outcome is 20/21, but they will take confidence from the knowledge that they have won three of their last six at the Hawthorns.

This fixture ended 1-1 last season and a repeat result is 23/4 but West Brom’s strength at home will give them plenty of belief and a Baggies win with both teams to score is certainly tempting at 59/20.


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