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West Brom vs Everton: Toffees fancied to go fourth

Kick-off: 1800, 04/03/2021

Stadium: The Hawthorns

TV: Sky Sports

Everton can climb into the top four, even if only briefly, by winning at West Brom on Thursday evening and get our vote to achieve that feat.

Albion are stubbornly clinging onto their Premier League survival hopes but may lack the quality to match in-form opponents on such a mission.

We’re happy to take 4/5 for the Toffees to prevail for our first West Brom vs Everton prediction.

A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds

West Brom are unbeaten in their last three outings after following up draws with Manchester United and Burnley by edging out Brighton 1-0 at The Hawthorns.

Kyle Bartley’s early effort ultimately proved decisive on Saturday, but it has to be said that the Baggies rode their luck from then on.

Referee Lee Mason disallowed Lewis Dunk’s first-half goal after initially allowing the defender to take a quick free-kick.

The visitors also wasted two penalties, with Pascal Gross and then Danny Welbeck both hitting the woodwork.

“It’s a massive win, especially given that it was against one of the teams around us,” Bartley told the club’s official website.

“There was a bit of confusion about their goal from the free-kick but, in the end, I think the referee came to the right conclusion and handed the situation well.

“At another stage of the season, we could’ve lost, but luck went our way and you have to be there to capitalise on that.”

However, that fortunate victory is unlikely to save second-from-bottom Albion, who are nine points from safety.

Sam Allardyce will try to keep things tight early on against one of his former clubs, but 15/4 for Draw HT/Everton FT appeals from the West Brom vs Everton odds.

Last West Brom line-up: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Townsend, O’Shea, Phillips, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu, Pereira, Diagne.

A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds

Everton followed up an emotional 2-0 win at Liverpool by edging out struggling Southampton 1-0 at Goodison Park.

Richarlison rounded the keeper after being put through by Gylfi Sigurdsson on nine minutes and that proved enough to decide a scrappy contest.

The Toffees can now climb up into the Champions League places with another win here, at least until Liverpool and Chelsea clash later the same night.

Carlo Ancelotti said: “It’s been a very good week. It’s been a very good performance.

“We were focused, defensively did really well and had a good combination up front. We deserved to win.”

Reflecting on the chance to go fourth, he added: “We would like to touch the position…we have to try to see how we feel if we are there.”

Richarlison has been hogging the headlines of late, netting in three straight matches, but Ancelotti was keen not to forget Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

“We have the luck we have two fantastic strikers with different characteristics,” beamed the Italian. “They are really effective.”

Calvert-Lewin hit a hat-trick when the Toffees beat Albion 5-2 at home in September and 13/5 for him to score first here completes our West Brom vs Everton betting tips.

Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Godfrey, Allan, Sigurdsson, Doucoure, Gomes, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Additional stats

Last result:

WEST BROM 1-0 Brighton – Kyle Bartley

EVERTON 1-0 Southampton – Richarlison

Head-to-head: Everton 5-2 West Brom, Everton 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 0-0 Everton, Everton 3-0 West Brom, West Brom 1-2 Everton

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