EPL Soccer Picks: West Brom to Escape with the Victory vs. Sunderland

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:01 PM GMT

The Baggies are firm favorites on the soccer odds board for this Saturday's home date with Sunderland. Let's review the lines and see where we should go with our soccer picks.

Odds Overview
At time of writing, the Baggies were priced at even money, listed at roughly -105 on the English Premier League odds board to win outright at The Hawthorns.

If you believe Sunderland is worth the risk this weekend, you can find an appealing price in the +300 to +340 range, while a draw is quoted at +230 or so.

 

West Brom
The Baggies went into the international break having lost three in a row, a run which dropped them to 17th in the EPL standings. 

Only two players have scored multiple league goals for West Brom this season, and we're already eight matches in. Those two would be James Morrison and Saido Berahino, who have each found the back of the net twice.

 

Sunderland
Pinned as one of the biggest favorites to get relegated, it's been a mess of a campaign for Sunderland thus far.

Sam Allardyce was recently brought on as the new manager, and we'll have to see if he can help the Black Cats move up from 19th in the table.

 

Premier League Pick
It's a little crazy to see West Brom as such a firm favorite, in spite of the fact they've lost three straight matches ahead of Saturday. That just goes to show you how bad Sunderland has been throughout the season, and it's clear oddsmakers aren't expecting much to change, at least this weekend.

We're inclined to agree. The Baggies will be eager to get back on track with a win following the long break, and they run into a Black Cats outfit that hasn't won in five consecutive matches across all competitions. We don't foresee a convincing win either way, but we do picture West Brom escaping with the victory as our soccer pick and thus being worth a look at the reasonable soccer odds on offer.

Predicted Final Score: West Brom 2 Sunderland 1

Premier League Soccer Pick: West Brom +104 at Pinnacle

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