West Brom have been made odds-on favourites in bwin’s football betting markets for their friendly against Portland Timbers.
The Baggies’ pre-season tour of the US got off to a disappointing start last week as they went down 2-1 to San Jose Earthquakes, with keeper Boaz Myhill being embarrassingly lobbed from 80 yards by opposite number David Bingham.
However, Roy Hodgson’s men are rated as a 4/5 chance to notch their first victory stateside against the Timbers, who are available at odds of 13/5 to triumph, with the draw listed at the same price.
The fixture is sandwiched between two domestic away matches for the MLS outfit, which makes it highly likely that manager John Spencer will field a weakened team.
If that proves to be the case, football betting fans who back West Brom with their £25 free bet for joining bwin will feel confident about seeing a £45 return from their initial stake.
Furthermore, under the guidance of former Chelsea striker Spencer, the Timbers have been in poor form of late, with a seven-match winless streak finally coming to an end with a 1-0 victory at Chicago on Saturday.
And despite five of their six league successes to date coming at home, they have not picked up three points at Jeld-Wen Field since seeing off Columbus Crew in May.
Punters looking beyond the 3Way betting market should note that the Timbers have played 18 MLS matches so far this term and, amazingly, every single one has contained three or more goals.
With the Baggies not exactly renowned for their defensive solidity and boasting a huge attacking threat in the shape of Peter Odemwingie and Chris Brunt, getting stuck into the 3/5 odds on over 2.5 goals being scored surely looks to be a safe play.
Similarly, football betting enthusiasts can place a wager on both teams scoring at 12/25, while over 3.5 goals being scored in the match is priced at 29/20.
Recommended bets: West Brom to win at 4/5, over 2.5 goals to be scored at 3/5.
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