West Brom vs Burnley Predictions – 3/1 Bet Builder and 7/1 First Goalscorer Tip for the Friday Night Football

West Brom predictions

Fresh from another round of midweek Championship games, we head to the West Midlands where West Brom take on Burnley at The Hawthorns.

I’ve picked out a Bet Builder and First Goalscorer bet for this big Championship clash.

The home side West Brom come into this one on the back of successive away score draws against Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic. They will be left frustrated not to have won either of those having dominated possession in both but can take positives from it as they are now unbeaten in their last four league outings.

Their issue seems to be at this early stage that they can’t seem to turn draws into wins, having drawn five of their opening seven Championship matches. They’ll need to turn that around if they’re to challenge for promotion this season.

The away side Burnley however will come into this fixture brimming with confidence, having beaten Wigan and Millwall in their latest matches. They’re finally starting to show why they were my 12/1 Championship League Winners selection this year. They themselves are unbeaten in four, so we could see a cagey affair on Friday evening.

 

West Brom vs Burnley Bet Builder tip

  • Both teams to score
  • Over 9 corners in the match for both teams combined
  • Over 5 goals in the first half for both teams combined
  • Both teams to receive 1+ cards

Odds – 3/1 with Bet365

 

Both teams to score

The last twice these two met in a league match both ended in 0-0 draws, however they were Premier League fixtures where neither were the most prolific of sides.

They find themselves in the second tier of English football now and neither have been goal shy this season.

Both teams to score has landed in 57% (4 out of 7) of Burnley’s matches, whilst the same result has occurred in 86% (6 out of 7) of West Brom’s games. Both sides like to play attacking football, so I expect both sides to find the net in this one.

 

Over 9 corners in the match for both teams combined

I tend to stay away from corners when looking at bet builders, however I think this selection provides some value in this fixture.

West Brom currently average 12 corners in front of their home fans this term, whilst Burnley currently average 5 corners on their travels.

As mentioned both sides will look to attack and I can see plenty of corners coming in this one.

 

Over 0.5 goals in the first half for both teams combined

With this selection, you’re looking for either side to score before the interval. Again, this has happened in 86% of West Brom’s matches and the same is the case for Burnley.

Across the Championship as a whole there has been a goal in the first half in 81% of games, so I think this is a pretty safe play. We would have to be rather unlucky for this one to be goalless at the break.

 

Both teams to receive 1+ cards

My last selection of the bet builder is for both sides to receive 1+ cards.

West Brom have had a total of 11 yellow cards this season, whilst Burnley have picked up 8 as well as 1 red card.

With both teams looking to dominate the ball, I can see some aggressive pressing tactics being displayed which can lead to gaps opening up with players needing to commit fouls to stop counter attacks. I can see referee James Linington being a busy man on Friday evening.

 

First Goalscorer tip

I’m going to have a small play on Jay Rodriguez to open the scoring on Friday night. He didn’t start for Vincent Kompany’s men at the beginning of the season but has since featured as one of their key men, scoring two in his last two appearances. He opened the scoring away at Wigan last weekend and I think 7/1 is value for him to do the same here. Give one of these free bet promo code deals a go and make your West Brom vs Burnley bet a risk-free one.

 

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