West Brom vs Fulham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns.
The Baggies have conceded the most number of goals so far in the whole competition – 48. In fact, the next worst record goes for Crystal Palace, who have let in 36. Such is the state of the defense for Sam Allardyce’s men.
They have won just two times this whole season, and are placed 19th in the table. They are also a newly promoted team, and are finding it hard to get used to the intensity of the top flight.
Meanwhile, the Cottagers too have won just two times this league campaign. They are also one of the worst teams in the contest, and are placed 18th in standings.
They are also one of the only two teams to stay winless in the past five match-days in the league, and they have been on a dismal run on the road for the past several months as well.
Moreover, they too are a newly promoted squad, and are desperate to avoid a quick return to the Championship.
Realistically speaking, this is one rare opportunity for either team to record a win this season, as both are on equal footing here. Almost any other day both these teams would be considered huge underdogs.
Likely, expect a fierce clash between the two teams, and plenty of goals since defense on either side is weak.
West Brom vs Fulham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the former six encounters had goals from both teams.
- The latest meeting had ended in a 2-0 win for Scott Parker’s men.
- Only twice have the hosts failed to score at this venue in the past 16 years.
- It’s been 19 years since the Cottagers have recorded a victory at this stadium.
West Brom vs Fulham Prediction
The Baggies lost 0-5 at home the last match-day, against Manchester City. In the meantime, Parker’s men were held to a goalless draw the past game week, by Brighton.
Going on, Allardyce’s men were winless in 25 of their preceding 28 overall fixtures, and they had conceded two or more goals in nine of their last eleven match-ups.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on an 11-fixture winless run, and they were winless in ten of their former eleven road trips as well. Note that the Cottagers had kept clean sheets in just one league match this whole season.
And finally, most of the h2h clashes over the years also had goals in huge numbers.
By the looks of things, expect a goal-fest this weekend at the Hawthorns.
West Brom vs Fulham: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).