West Brom vs Bournemouth
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.
West Brom and Bournemouth will collide in the first round of Premier League season 2017/18. Both sides were successful in the previous campaign, but repeating the accomplishments won’t be easy for the two sides as the competition in Premier League is huge.
The home team had a rather disappointing preseason. West Brom registered only two victories out of nine preparatory games they played. At first, they were beaten by Slavia Prague, only to be beaten by Leicester City FC and Crystal Palace. West Brom’s campaign had an upward trend as they overcame Walsall and Burton, but then they were defeated by Bristol Rovers, Slough and Deportivo la Coruna.
West Bromwich finished the season in the 10th place with a point less than Bournemouth and unless they step up in the forthcoming period they might drift all the way down to the relegation zone.
Bournemouth had a memorable run in the previous season as they finished in the upper part of the table occupying the ninth place ahead of West Brom. Their preseason went significantly better – Bournemouth started off with three consecutive victories, over Estoril, Portsmouth and QPR.
Later they were beaten 0-1 by Valencia, but they got back on the positive track by beating Yeovil and drawing Napoli 2-2.
Bournemouth’s aspirations in the forthcoming season are similar as in 2016/17 – securing one of the top 10 positions would be a great success.
West Brom vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head
The two sides met only on four occasions in Premier League. Bournemouth inscribed two victories while West Brom won only one match in addition to a draw.
West Brom vs Bournemouth: Prediction
Both teams are still attempting to their find their proper form, particularly the home side. Bournemouth will be aiming to utilize on Brom’s form, but it won’t be easy. A draw wouldn’t be a surprising result on Saturday.
West Brom vs Bournemouth: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 1.72 @ Pinnacle.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for a Draw at the odds of 3.31 @ Pinnacle.