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West Brom vs Wolves – Missing strikers could mean lack of goals

| 18.12.2010

Backing under 2.5 goals could be the best betting opportunity as West Brom prepare to host fellow relegation frontrunners Wolves, especially as both teams will potentially be missing their star strikers.

Under/Over 2.5 goals

Wolves will head into the game knowing that three points will give them a strong chance of moving out of the bottom three in the Premier League places, but for a number of reasons this result is unlikely.

Mick McCarthy’s team are still awaiting their first away victory of the campaign and one of their biggest problems has proved a lack of goals on their travels.

Wolves have managed just five goals in their eight away games and this has resulted in them collecting just one point on the road all season.

Furthermore, they have failed to win any of their last seven games at the Hawthorns and have been toothless in front of goal on five of these occasions.

Another fact is that Wolves have failed to score more than once in any of their last 11 top flight away games.

Their task is unlikely to get any easier with Kevin Doyle struggling with a thigh injury, while West Brom could be without leading scorer Peter Odemwingie because of a groin problem.

Betting odds of 4/5 are available that under 2.5 goals are scored.

Match Odds

Wolves head to West Brom in their best form of the season with two wins from their last three games and it is 7/2 in the Premier League betting odds that they leave the Hawthorns with the three points.

West Brom are the 4/5 favourites to secure victory and this is likely to move them back into the top half of the Premier League standings.

A £10 bet on the scorecast of West Brom beating Wolves 1-0 and Chris Brunt scoring the goal could see a return of £350. New Ladbrokes customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.