Baggies Move Into Third with Win at Bolton
West Brom are up to third in the Championship table as they continue their push for promotion straight back to the Premier League under Darren Moore. A 2-0 victory over Bolton last night secured that move after Sheffield United lost on Saturday, leaving the door open for West Brom to take advantage of. It was a relatively easy night for The Baggies, who showed they had far superior quality on the field compared to Bolton, who look as though they could be in trouble.
Ahead of the game last night, Bolton fans gathered outside of the stadium to protest against owner Ken Anderson and how he has handled the club. They also threw tennis balls onto the field ahead of the game in a very unpleasant night at the ground, and a show of just how strong the feeling is against Anderson and what is happening to the club. With just 22 points on the board, Bolton are in the relegation zone and doing nothing to show that they are capable of getting out of it. Something drastic needs to change with them, and quickly, otherwise a drop to League One beckons for them and that could make the situation off the field a whole lot worse.
Back to West Brom, and they are now just three points behind Norwich in second and four off Leeds at the top of the league. Gaps are beginning to appear further down the table, and that increased the chances fo West Brom making the playoffs considerably, so a return to the Premier League could not be too far off for them.
With the FA Cup taking place at the weekend, West Brom are not in league action, although other clubs around them, including the two above them and Sheffield United directly below them are all involved. The next time West Brom are playing in the Championship is in two weeks, when Middlesbrough visit The Hawthorns. West Brom are favourites for that clash at 11/10, while Boro can be backed at 13/5 to take three points and put a dent in the automatic promotion chances of The Baggies.