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Prediction: West Brom vs Burnley

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 30 Mar 2018

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Verdict: Away win

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

While it may not be the most glamorous of games available across Europe this weekend, West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley is vitally important at both ends of the Premier League table. Sean Dyche’s men will be looking to further their chances of securing a place in the Europa League, meanwhile, under Alan Pardew, the Baggies will be desperately attempting to salvage what has been an utterly disastrous season.

West Brom

It seems as if West Brom are a sinking ship that nobody can save at this point, with their fate seemingly being to drop into the Championship for the first time in nearly a decade. Things haven’t improved since Pardew has walked through the door, and moving forward, it feels like bringing in a new boss at the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign will be necessary. With that being said, a win here would go a long way to convincing people that they can indeed pull off the great escape one more time.

Team News

Gareth Barry and Sam Field will both sit on the sidelines for this one with injuries alongside Sturridge and Chadli.

Burnley

While people always knew that Burnley were a solid Premier League outfit, few could’ve expected that they’d reach the heights they have this season. With just a handful of games remaining they’re still in with an incredibly realistic chance of achieving European football, and when you consider just how badly Arsenal’s season has gone up to this point, anything is possible. Despite being away from home, the confidence will be high among the Clarets as they head to The Hawthorns.

Team News

Ward, Gudmundsson and Heaton could all make appearances despite recent injury concerns.

Factors to Consider

  • Burnley have lost just one of their last six Premier League games.
  • If West Brom lose, they’ll break a club record with eight consecutive Premier League defeats.
  • Burnley are just five points off a place in the top six.
  • West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten against Burnley in the Premier League era.
  • If WBA lose the rest of their league games, they’ll officially have the 5th worst points total in Premier League history.

Conclusion

These two teams are heading in completely different directions, as evidenced by their recent results. There’s only one way this is going to go and that’s a win for the visitors, and we’re going to say it’ll be a convincing 3-1 triumph for Burnley.

Verdict: Away win

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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