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Premier League Preview and Prediction: West Brom vs Everton

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton Preview and Prediction

Competition: Premier League – West Bromwich Albion vs. Everton

Venue: The Hawthorns – Monday, September 28 – 20:00 BST (15:00 ET)

Match Odds: West Brom 19/10 – Draw  23/10 – Everton 7/5

Match Preview

West Brom host Everton in this week’s Monday night game in the Premier League with both sides looking to continue fairly good runs of form.

West Brom are playing well and are now unbeaten in their last three in the Premier League, despite a slow start.

Their season looked doomed on deadline day as they looked set to lose young striker Saido Berahino to Tottenham but they managed to keep hold of him, and just as well as he scored the winner against rivals Aston Villa last time in that 1-0 away win.

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However, they will have to improve on a poor record against Everton to have any luck here, having not beaten them in the tip flight since 2012.

West Brom’s record in the Premier League: P6 – W2 – D2 – L2

Everton could be in trouble for this trip as they may be without defenders John Stones and Seamus Coleman, who are both integral to the Toffees defence.

They are yet to hit full flight this year but this Everton side don’t have to worry about the Europa League this season and should make forward movements in the league as a result.

Everton’s record in the Premier League: P6 – W2 – D3 – L1

Also unbeaten in three, it’s hard to see either side taking all three points this time out in what could be a cagey game.

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Team News

West Brom only have one first team player on the injury list and that is England goalkeeper Ben Foster, who is still out with a serious knee injury.

Everton are without Leighton Baines, Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar, Tom Cleverley, Bryan Oviedo and Muhamed Besic through injury. Seamus Coleman and John Stones are doubts but should be fit to start.

Key Points

West Brom’s last five: D/L/W/D/W

Everton’s last five: W/L/D/W/D

Key Stat: West Brom have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches in the Premier League.

Key Player: Ross Barkley – Barkley is quickly becoming one of the brightest talents in the Premier League. His ability to dominate and dictate Everton’s attacking play was demonstrated against Chelsea. He is vital to Everton.

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Score Prediction

West Brom 0-0 Everton – After the solid defensive displays by both sides recently, we struggle to see either of them breaking the deadlock. A cagey draw without a goal could be on the cards.

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About Jamie Ives (324 Articles)
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