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West Brom v Everton: Away side can prevail as in-form sides clash

| 01.09.2012

West Brom host Everton at the Hawthorns in what promises to be a lively encounter between two of the Premier League’s form sides.

Hosts West Brom are unbeaten under new boss Steve Clarke, having bested Liverpool and drawn with Tottenham, and they are 15/8 to extend that run with victory here.

The Baggies have demonstrated resilience as well as a penchant for attractive football in the early stages of Clarke’s tenure, boding well for punters siding with the home side here.

However, in their visitors they face a side that have looked as good as any in the very early stages of the campaign.

Everton have beaten both Manchester United and Aston Villa en route to a six-point haul, and are 7/5 to make it three wins from three here.

Considering they beat West Brom on each of the three separate occasions they met last year too, the away side look an even more attractive prospect.

And some could even be tempted by the big 11/4 odds that Everton win to nil, as they did in either encounter opposing the Baggies last term.

Those who feel the teams will cancel each other out meanwhile can have 23/10 regarding the draw, and that scenario also seems plausible.

Both teams would appear to have a renewed cutting edge this season, and so whilst a low-scoring affair may materialise, it is reasonable to suggest that both will score.

It is 8/11 that each outfit is breached, whilst a stalemate in which both teams find the net is 3/1.

West Brom are 9/2 chances to win a game in which both teams score meanwhile, with Everton 4/1 to achieve the same feat.

In terms of first scorer options in this match, both teams possess several big attacking threats.

Much has been made of Marouane Fellaini’s early season contribution for Everton, and the towering midfielder is 9/1 to add to his two strikes so far with the opener here.

Alternatively, Kevin Mirallas is 7/1 to open the scoring on his Toffees league debut, and Peter Odemwingie is most favourable at 6/1 for the Baggies.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee