West Brom vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 19 October 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns.
After a promising year, the Clarets seem to have lost their magic touch. They were in contention for a spot in the Europa League the last season till the very last match-days. However this time around, they have made a mess of their opening stretch of games, and are placed in bottom tier of the table.
The team is desperate now, and they need to get out of this slump at any cost. They do have a potential breakthrough coming up, in the form of the Baggies.
Slaven Bilic’s men were promoted to the top flight just at the end of the previous campaign, and expectedly they have struggled to adjust to the high quality of football here. They are winless in this new league so far, and have also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the tournament.
On top of that, Sean Dyche’s men have also been the better team in h2h clashes in the past two-three years as well.
Likely, expect Burnley to make the most of this easier match-up this Monday. They simply have no other go.
West Brom vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, the Clarets had won 1-2, on the road.
- They have been unbeaten against this rival since 2017.
- 11 of the previous 12 overall encounters had three or more goals.
- Since 1994, not once have the hosts failed to score at this stadium.
- And since 2003, the home team has scored two or more goals in all but one meeting.
West Brom vs Burnley: Prediction
Bilic’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Southampton. In the meanwhile, Dyche’s men lost 3-1 away from home against Newcastle.
Going on, the Clarets have the experience of dealing with Premier League football far more than that of their counterparts, as the Baggies had just been promoted. On top of that, not only were Dyche’s men one of the best the last season, but they are also desperate for a positive result this weekend.
We can count on them to leave their 100% on the pitch, and secure a favorable result for themselves – especially since they have been the better team in h2h encounters over the past three years.
In addition, Bilic’s men have been the worst defensive side in the whole of EPL in 2020-21, and their opposite number have conceded a total of eight goals in their three games so far.
Furthermore, not once have the hosts failed to slot in goals in h2h meetings over the past three decades, and 11 of the former 12 overall h2h clashes have had three or more goals as well.
By all means, expect at least two goals to be scored this Monday.
West Brom vs Burnley: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Burnley or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).