Premier League Soccer Picks for West Bromwich vs. Everton

Nikki Adams

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:24 PM GMT

Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 7:24 PM GMT

Three games into the season and both West Bromwich and Everton are still searching for their first win of the season. Here’s a breakdown of this clash complete with soccer free picks. 

West Brom and Everton Winless
West Bromwich and Everton are off to a poor start on the season, boasting identical records (0-2-1) that have them flirting with relegation. It’s early days, loads of time to turnaround their Premier League  fortunes yet.

West Bromwich (18th) opened the season with a 2-2 draw against Sunderland and then went on to settle on a scoreless draw with Southampton on the road. Most recently, they are after a 3-0 defeat to Swansea City on August 30th. On a brighter note, they are through to the next round of League Cup after beating Oxford United on penalties.

Everton opened the season on back-to-back, 2-2 draws with Leicester City and Arsenal. The former result was a huge disappointment when carrying the bulk of the betting money in the markets, not to mention it was a missed opportunity to take the crucial win over a beatable, promoted side. At the face of it, taking a point at the expense of Arsenal, a big four side, is a good result. But it wasn’t really considering they had the 2-0 lead going into half time and conceded two goals late in the second half (83’ A. Ramsey and 90’ O. Giroud) to settle on the draw.

Most recently, they succumbed to a 6-3 defeat to Chelsea at Goodison Park, a forgettable fixture that most would chalk to just one of those bad days. Besides, Chelsea are the top favourites to win the Premier League this season, so where’s the shame in losing to an established market standard.

 

West Bromwich vs. Everton Soccer Betting Line, Tips and Picks
West Bromwich Albion +½  -130, +250, 2½ O-111 U-111, Draw +235
Everton FC -½  +110, +120, 2½ O-111 U-111, Draw +235
Venue: The Hawthorns
Match: Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Soccer Betting Analysis
Despite boasting similar records, the odds makers favour Everton to win straight up at the expense of West Bromwich Albion. That market stance has a lot to do with their respective 2013-2014 seasons: the Baggies barely survived, missing the cut only just by finishing in 17th spot. Everton, meanwhile, enjoyed a season to remember when they finished in the top six. That being said, their last two fixtures resulted in draws – a scoreless draw at Goodison Park in August and a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns in January. You can back the draw at +250 soccer odds at Bet365 on your soccer picks.

Everton have won three of their last six meetings with West Brom, drawn twice and lost once. You can back Everton to the win at +120 soccer odds while the home win (the least likely result) to the Baggies is trading at +250.

West Brom have only scored twice in three league games and not since their season opener, all while conceding five goals. Everton have conceded a staggering ten goals (the worst in the league), although that number is skewed significantly by Chelsea’s six in their last fixture. Overall, offense looks good with Everton scoring seven goals in three league games, three against the Blues. Over 2.5 is matched at -115.

 

Soccer Betting Verdict
That these two teams are level on points and neck-and-neck in the table is misleading. Arguably, Everton have had a tough start to the season because of a rough schedule. Truth of the matter is there is a wide gulf in talent, quality and skill between the benches. What’s more, Everton have managed to score seven goals in three games while the Black Cats have been firing blanks. This is going to be a tough game for the hosts to win or draw. Therefore, Everton to right the ship to break the duck and clinch their first win on the season is our recommended soccer pick at +120. Over 2.5 at -111 is another soccer pick we fancy in this game given Everton’s offensive prowess.

Soccer Picks: Everton at +120 at 5Dimes; Over 2.5 at -111. 

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