Bournemouth 1-0 West Brom
West Ham 2-4 West Brom (Michail Antonio(2))
Kick Off: 15.00, 17/09/2016
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Head-to-head: West Brom 0-3 West Ham, West Ham 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 4-0 West Ham, West Ham 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 1-2 West Ham
West Brom: Out – Chris Brunt
Doubt – None
West Ham: Out – Andre Ayew, Aaron Cresswell, Diafra Sakho
Doubt – Andy Carroll
* West Brom to win @ 8/5
* Over 2.5 total goals @ 23/20
* Saido Berahino to score (check prices)
* West Ham have won none and lost three of their four away matches so far this term
* West Brom’s last three home matches against West Ham have all seen at least three goals scored
* Saido Berahino has scored four goals in his past five starts against West Ham
A look at West Brom’s betting odds
Having taken just one point from three games since winning 1-0 at Crystal Palace on the opening day of the Premier League campaign, the Baggies desperately need to take advantage of faltering visitors to the Black Country.
West Brom chief Tony Pulis must still be feeling sore from going down to 3-0 defeat to West Ham on this ground last April, but his first Hawthorns fixture against the Irons resulted in a 4-0 FA Cup victory in the previous campaign.
Slaven Bilic’s side have not even hit second gear so far this season and look awfully vulnerable after seeing a 2-0 lead at home to Watford turn into a 4-2 loss last time out.
The hosts are slight favourites at 8/5 odds in the betting and look good value at that.
A look at West Ham’s betting odds
Bilic seems to have plenty of goodwill stored up in east London, after leading the Irons to seventh in the Premier League season thanks in no small part to awesome summer 2015 signing Dimitri Payet.
The French wonder was up to his old tricks with a sublime rabona to assist Michail Antonio against Watford, but Payet needs a few of his teammates to get back up to speed quickly or it’s going to be a tough first season at the London Stadium.
After their capitulation against the Hornets, West Ham cannot be trusted to deliver at 7/4 odds here, especially considering the aforementioned win over West Brom here in April was their only away victory in the past nine attempts.
Opposing Bilic’s side is advisable until they start to show some of their 2015/16 resilience.