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Stoke v West Brom betting tips: Baggies seek Potteries hat-trick

| 28.09.2021

Preview and odds for Friday’s Championship clash

West Brom travel to the Potteries for a crunch clash between two promotion hopefuls on Friday night and we have scouted the odds for some Stoke v West Brom betting tips.

Stoke were held to a 1-1 draw at Preston on Tuesday evening while West Brom maintained their fine form with a 4-0 win at Cardiff.

Friday’s match, which takes place at the bet365 Stadium, kicks off at 7.45pm and is live on Sky Sports.

Stoke v West Brom match odds

Stoke maintained their good early-season Championship form with a point at Deepdale on Tuesday and should have taken all three points, such was their superiority.

The Potters had 21 shots on Preston’s goal but just had Nick Powell’s sixth-minute strike to show for their efforts.

That result put Stoke four points behind leaders West Brom after 10 games, but they will need to build upon their five points from a possible 15 on the road if they are to maintain their promotion challenge.

Stoke’s home form has been solid, winning four of their last five and being held to a draw by Barnsley in the other. They defeated Hull 2-0 in their last home game on Saturday and are 2/1 to defeat West Brom.

The Baggies are in flying form as they bid to make a quick return to the Premier League and are now 13/8 to win the Championship.

Unbeaten thus far, Valerien Ismael’s side followed up last Saturday’s 2-1 home win over QPR by demolishing Cardiff 4-0 on Tuesday. Goals from Karlan Grant, a Curtis Nelson own goal, Alex Mowatt and Matt Phillips gave West Brom their first win in the Welsh capital since October 1974.

They have now won six of their 10 games, with four drawn, and are 29/20 to beat Stoke.

Four of their last 18 meetings have ended in stalemate, and it is 23/10 for another draw on Friday in the Stoke v West Brom betting tips.

Stoke v West Brom head-to-head

The last three meetings have been won by the away side, with West Brom winning their last two at this venue the Britannia – including a 2-0 win on their last visit in November 2019 – while Stoke took the last meeting 1-0 at Yhe Hawthorns in January 2020.

West Brom have won seven of the last 11 meetings (D2 L2) and five of those victories were won to nil. It is 16/5 that West Brom win to nil this time.

Stoke have never lost three consecutive home meetings against West Brom and it is 4/7 that Stoke win or draw the game on the Double Chance market in the Stoke v West Brom betting tips.

Both sides have scored in just five of the last 16 meetings and it is evens that one or other fails to score this time.

There are seldom too many goals when these two collide. Three goals or more have occurred in four of the last 16 meetings and it is 3/4 that under 2.5 goals will be scored in total.

Stoke v West Brom key battles

West Brom have not kept back-to-back clean sheets since holding Burnley and Brighton scoreless in February 2021 – a run of 23 subsequent games – while Stoke have scored at least once in each home game this season, having failed to net in their last two at home last term.

Stoke are 4/11 to score at least once and 17/10 to score two goals or more.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Simon Milham