West Brom vs Stoke
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 20 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
The toppers of the table West Brom are at home, and are taking on a relegation-threatened Stoke. On top of that West Brom have been the dominant team in recent h2h clashes as well. I hope it goes without saying who the favorite is this Sunday.
West Brom vs Stoke Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brom are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
- Stoke failed to score in the last two clashes.
- Seven of the former eight wins had gone to West Brom.
- The hosts won four of the previous five encounters at this venue, and the remaining fifth battle had ended in a draw.
West Brom vs Stoke Match Preview
West Brom had made it to the top-most tier the last season after some stupendous performances. Still, they had to make do with the fourth spot.
Had they finished in the top-two, the team right now would have been plying their trade in the Premier League. Instead, they had to wade through the harder path of the playoffs, and there, they were eliminated by the eventual winners Aston Villa, that too via penalties.
This time around they are adamant to not let such a thing happen, and are gunning for nothing but direct-promotion. So far they have done justice to their objective, and fans hope the players will keep going on till the very last.
West Brom vs Stoke Prediction
West Brom were away from home the last match-day, and had locked horns with Charlton. In the four-goal affair, either team scored twice to split the points.
Elsewhere, Stoke played at home, and were held to a goalless draw by Millwall.
In regards to result this match-day, West Brom are the obvious choice. They are the toppers of the table, and the frontrunners to obtain promotion at the end of the season.
On top of that they have the home advantage, and are pitted against Stoke, who are hanging above the relegation line by a thread.
Moreover, West Brom have scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition, and coupled with the away handicap, Stoke will find it hard to challenge this team.
In addition, West Brom are on a three-match winning run against this opponent, and kept clean sheets in the last two. Also, they had registered wins in seven of the former eight games, and won four of the previous five meetings at this venue.
Furthermore, West Brom have been going through an unimpressive run in the league, and the rest of the teams have started to catch up. The team need to ensure their lead at the top, and a home game against a relegation-threatened squad cannot just be left unused.
By all means expect the hosts West Brom to deliver a convincing win this Sunday, and get back to their winning ways.
West Brom vs Stoke Betting Tips
West Brom to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
To Score in First Half: West Brom @ 1.83 (5/6).