West Brom vs Swansea City
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
West Bromwich Albion are officially in a crisis. They took just one point from last three league affairs. It is a streak which eliminated them from the race for the top-two finish and an automatic promotion to the elite class football. The Baggies still sit fourth in the league ladder, but are now nine points short of Leeds United in second.
The continuation of a poor form might put their top-six finish in jeopardize as well. WBA lost back-to-back ties to direct promotional rivals Sheffield United (0-1) and Leeds United (4-0). They went on to drop two points in a disappointing home draw to rock-bottomed Ipswich Town on Saturday evening in spite of having a lead as early as four minutes into the game.
West Brom vs Swansea City: Head-to-head
Swansea City have a positive head to head record with the Baggies (11 wins and 7 defeats), but they lost this term’s clash at Liberty Stadium (1-2).
Five of last six head to head affairs between these two likes produced goals at both ends.
Swansea City took four points from two H2H games with WBA last season in the Premier League (a 1-0 win at home and a 1-1 draw on the road).
West Brom vs Swansea City: Prediction
The sudden drop in form caused the managerial change for West Bromwich Albion. Darren Moore is no longer the head coach after the weekend’s home draw to last-placed Ipswich Town. James Shan popped up as solution for the interim manager position and he will lead the team in this tie with the Swans.
The visitors hold 15th place and practically have nowhere to go in remaining games. They did improve their performances of late with wins over Brentford (4-1 in the FA Cup) and Bolton Wanderers (2-0 in Championship).
The Swans lost four on the spin on the road, but defeats came against the likes of Bristol City (2-0), Leeds United (2-1), Sheffield Wednesday (3-1) and Norwich City (1-0).
WBA are favourites by the look at the standings, but we do not expect a one-way street for them here. We’ll thus go with a narrow home win as the main betting prediction.
West Brom vs Swansea City: Bet Tips
West Brom to win by one-goal difference @ 3.75 (11/4)
HT/FT Draw/West Brom @ 4.75 (15/4).