Kick-off: 1730, 19/10/2020
Stadium: The Hawthorns
TV: Sky Sports Box Office
West Brom and Burnley have both struggled early on this season but we reckon the Clarets are better equipped to bounce back at The Hawthorns.
The international break couldn’t come soon enough for Sean Dyche’s injury-hit squad and they will hopefully be boosted by some players returning here.
We’re siding with the visitors to prevail at 39/20 for our first West Brom vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
Following heavy losses to Leicester and Everton, West Brom took plenty of encouragement from a 3-3 draw with Chelsea, despite letting a 3-0 half-time lead slip.
However, it was hard to glean any positives from Albion’s performance in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton last time out.
Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made three diving saves before Saints hit the front on 41 minutes and went on to secure a comfortable success.
Defender Conor Townsend told the club website: “The lads are disappointed and we all know we can and should be doing better than that.
“In previous games, we’ve started well, but we didn’t do that here and that’s down to all of us on the pitch. We need to improve on that.”
Hal Robson-Kanu suffered a broken arm at St Mary’s Stadium and the Baggies just seem short of attacking options, even though playmaker Matheus Pereira has caught the eye.
Looking at the West Brom vs Burnley odds, we think 7/2 for the visitors to oblige without conceding is good value.
The Clarets kept a clean sheet in 13 of last season’s 15 Premier League victories.
Last West Brom line-up: Johnstone, Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend, O’Shea, Livermore, Diangana, Sawyers, Edwards, Robinson, Pereira.
Callum Robinson was sent home from the Republic of Ireland camp last weekend as a close contact of an unnamed team-mate who had tested positive for coronavirus, while the game is likely to come too soon for new signing Karlan Grant.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley made the top half of the table last term but have kicked off with a trio of league defeats this season.
The Clarets were beaten 4-2 at Leicester, 1-0 on home turf by Southampton and 3-1 when visiting Newcastle.
However, Sean Dyche insisted he is not pressing any panic buttons just yet, stating: “It’s not worrying.
“We’ve got the most stretched squad I’ve ever had since I’ve been here, we haven’t activated where we’d like to in the market, so there is a reality to that.”
On the plus side, James Tarkowski and Ashley Barnes returned from injury at St James’ Park and more reinforcements will hopefully be on the way after a fortnight off.
Jay Rodriguez and Johann Berg Gudmundsson look most likely to benefit from the international break, while Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Matt Lowton are also improving.
Ashley Westwood told the club website: “We’ve not been our usual selves. We need to get back to that. We need to address the finer detail and move on.
“We’ve been here before. We know what it’s like. We’ll have a break and then get back to working hard and hopefully you’ll see what we do best.
“Hopefully, we’ll get even more bodies back and we’ll get back to what we do best and get some momentum going.”
Westwood marked his 100th top-flight appearance for the Clarets by scoring a fine goal against the Magpies.
Let’s finish off our West Brom vs Burnley betting tips by taking 14/1 for him to net in an away victory at The Hawthorns.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Long, Brownhill, McNeil, Stephens, Westwood, Wood, Barnes.
Southampton 2-0 WEST BROM
Newcastle 3-1 BURNLEY – Ashley Westwood
Head-to-head: West Brom 1-2 Burnley, Burnley 0-1 West Brom, Burnley 2-2 West Brom, West Brom 4-0 Burnley
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