Steffen Schmidt - August 9, 2023
West Brom vs Swansea
Date: 12 August 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
West Bromwich Albion translated their poor preseason form to competitive matches as they showed little in a 2-1 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day.
The Baggies will be hoping to make amends on Saturday afternoon when they host Swansea City in the second round of the new Championship campaign at The Hawthorns.
There is really not much to suggest a turnaround for West Brom whose players were lucky to lose by a margin of just one goal seven days ago in Blackburn.
Their back line made numerous mistakes on the occasion and head coach Carlos Corberan will have to figure something out quickly before it gets too late for the team’s ambitions to be fulfilled.
Speaking of Corberan, he was sent off late in the game for dissent last weekend, which only speaks about his team’s powerless performance on the occasion.
Swansea did not show much more in their opening round stalemate against Birmingham but they at least did get the maiden point on board thanks to a second-half Yerry Yates equalizer.
Yates has thus scored on his debut for the Swans after completing a summer move from Blackpool.
Nevertheless, the Welsh outfit looked pretty much toothless in the final third last Saturday, failing to create much outside of the mentioned Yates’ strike.
Neither side showed enough in the final third on the opening day which is why we have to go for the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at The Hawthorns.
Alternatively, you can back Swansea to avoid a defeat at the 1.80 odds knowing West Bromwich Albion are winless in six consecutive matches this summer.
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