West Bromwich Albion vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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West Bromwich Albion vs AFC Bournemouth Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

West Bromwich Albion host Bournemouth at The Hawthorns on 12/08/17 in a clash between two sides who will be targeting another top-ten finish this season. West Brom came out on top in this fixture last season, winning 2-1, however Bournemouth had a victory of their own after winning 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

These two sides finished last season with just a point between them and look evenly-matched once again this time around. Bournemouth have arguably had the better transfer window but the Baggies have home advantage on their side, and I’m expecting there to be nothing to separate the two sides. Score draw.

Draw - 11/5
1-1 draw - 11/2

West Bromwich Albion scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

AFC Bournemouth saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

05-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Swindon Town Team Logo Swindon Town

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 5 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

07-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

AFC Bournemouth Form Guide

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo

AFC Bournemouth

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 3 - 4

(HT 3 - 3)

D A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 5 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

West Bromwich Albion Preview

Tony Pulis will still probably be struggling to comprehend how his side failed to finish 8th last season, after occupying the spot for most of the campaign before a late drop-off of form cost them dearly. In terms of new arrivals, £15m Jay Rodriguez will carry the highest expectations to bolster their attack, in what has otherwise been a relatively underwhelming summer for the Baggies, who lost captain Darren Fletcher on a free to Stoke City. Many of the clubs in and around West Brom have strengthened significantly over the summer, making the task of finishing in the top half once again all the more difficult. Pre-season results should often be taken with a pinch of salt, but their results hardly made for positive reading for Baggies fans. West Brom won just two of their eight friendlies during the off-season and lost twice against English opposition in the Premier League Asia Trophy in West Brom and Crystal Palace.

West Bromwich Albion Team News

West Brom have a number of injury concerns in the squad, with Gareth McAuley (thigh), Jonny Evans (hamstring), Chris Brunt (calf), James Morrison (knee) and Nacer Chadli (calf) all hoping to shake off knocks to be involved in the game.

AFC Bournemouth Preview

For all the clubs in the Premier League, Bournemouth have arguably had one of the most successful transfer windows after strengthening their first XI with the signings of Asmir Begovic, Nathan Ake and Jermain Defoe. Quality over quantity appears to have been the message from boss Eddie Howe, who achieved a 9th-placed finish last season in just their second year of Premier League football. Pre-season proved to be relatively successful for the Cherries too, who lost just one game, a 1-0 loss at home to La Liga side Valencia. Bournemouth’s away form last season was far from ideal, managing just three wins on the road and lost a total of ten of their trips away from home. The added competition for places in the squad will only help further raise expectation levels this time around and Bournemouth themselves will be expecting to enjoy a competitive season once again.

AFC Bournemouth Team News

Junior Stanislas (hernia) and Callum Wilson (cruciate ligament) are still recovering from injuries sustained last season. New signings Asmir Begovic, Nathan Ake and Jermain Defoe will all hope to make their second debuts for the club, having all spent loan spells at the Vitality previously in their career.

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AFC Bournemouth Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

West Bromwich Albion vs AFC Bournemouth Sidelined Players

West Bromwich Albion
7 James Morrison Injured
AFC Bournemouth
13 Callum Wilson Injured
19 Junior Stanislas Injured
29 Rhoys Wiggins Injured

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ben Foster 193 79
2 LB Allan Nyom 188 81
25 CD Craig Dawson 188 78
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
11 RB Chris Brunt 185 84
5 CDM Claudio Yacob 181 77
10 LM Matthew Phillips 183 75
28 CM Sam Field 180 65
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
14 RM James McClean 180 70
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Asmir Begovic 199 83
2 LB Simon Francis 183 90
3 CD Steve Cook 185 83
5 CD Nathan Ake 180 71
11 RB Charlie Daniels 178 75
24 LM Ryan Fraser 163 70
8 CM Harry Arter 176 70
6 CM Andrew Surman 178 72
7 RM Marc Pugh 180 72
17 CF Joshua King 180 74
9 CF Benik Afobe 183 79