West Brom vs. Burnley Betting Tips: The Hawthorns to play host to a strong contest on Friday night
West Brom vs Burnley Odds
There's another quick turnaround between Championship fixtures this week, with the midweek action ending on Wednesday and West Brom vs Burnley kicking off the weekend's proceedings under the lights on Friday night over at The Hawthorns.
West Brom vs Burnley Tips
It's been somewhat of a contrasting start for these two teams. New appointment Vincent Kompany has Burnley sitting in third after seven games, having lost only once during his tenure so far.
Meanwhile, West Brom reside in 14th, with Steve Bruce undergoing a quite frankly stale opening to his first campaign start as Baggies boss, losing as many matches as Friday's counterpart but their five draws killing any chance for them to build momentum.
This clash in the midlands should be a good test for both teams and we've drafted in @LAHamalam to scan through the markets in search of some potential value.
The first multi-selection bet we're opting for is that both teams will score, there to be 3+ goals in the match for both teams combined and that both teams will receive at least one card each which is 2/1 with bet365.
Don't let the league table fool you; as mentioned previously, West Brom have lost as many games as Burnley have and their inability to convert draws into wins has been their ultimate undoing.
This is the type of contest that should be great for fans and neutrals alike, given West Brom's home advantage and counter-attacking style which will compliment the new assertive football that Kompany has indoctrinated the Claret faithful to.
When it comes to BTTS, backers have had success in Albion's last three league matches, with the bet only failing to land in one of their seven Championship matches - the only 0-0 washout either of these two sides have experienced during the 22/23 campaign.
Burnley's win over Millwall broke their three-game streak of both teams scoring, but the 13 goals they've notched and seven goals conceded in addition to WBA's 11 and nine should result in goals on Friday.
Despite only two of Burnley's fixtures this term seeing over two goals scored, they've also only dropped under that amount once in their season opener vs Huddersfield. As recent results have shown, they can be involved in some high-scoring affairs, with a 3-3 draw against Blackpool and a 5-1 away victory over Wigan standing out.
Steve Bruce's men have seen slightly more success in this field, with three of their last five clearing three or more match goals. And as stated further up, the match dynamic here is the type to breed goals.
Finally, both teams have received a card in all but one of West Brom's league matches this term, with the 5-2 mauling of Hull where they were 4-0 up inside 70 minutes being the exception.
It's an identical case for Burnley, with their midweek outing the only time both sides haven't been brandished with at least one card each. While on this topic, Burnley matches have seen three red cards so far, if that sort of punt takes your fancy.
Four or more West Brom corners, four or more Burnley corners, over 1.5 shots for John Swift and over 1.5 shots for Nathan Tella then make up our second multi-leg selection.
Albion's corner count has looked like this in their nine matches across all competitions so far: 2 vs Wigan, 4 vs Huddersfield, 10 vs Derby in EFL Cup, 12 vs Hull, 9 vs Cardiff, 5 vs Blackburn, 6 vs Sheffield United in EFL Cup, 12 vs Watford & 3 vs Middlesbrough. All four of matches on home soil have met this line.
For Burnley: 5 vs Millwall, 1 vs Wigan, 1 vs Shrewsbury in EFL Cup, 4 vs Blackpool, 6 vs Hull, 6 vs Watford, 11 vs Luton & 5 vs Huddersfield. Although the Clarets aren't particularly prominent in this department, they've still registered more than three corners on six out of eight occasions under new management. Their expected dominance of the ball should also see them land this one.
Next up 2022 arrival John Swift is second to only Karlan Grant for shots taken for West Brom this season, letting off 17 in seven appearances. He's cleared the line of 2+ in five of these fixtures, currently boasting a streak of 3, 3, 2 in his last trio.
For the visitors loanee Nathan Tella has fired 12 since joining from Southampton, with 11 of these coming in his last three matches where he's managed 70+ minutes on the pitch.
This pair look to be pivotal for their respective side's attacking output and are two individuals who aren't afraid to go for goal from a range of distances.
Tella was replaced during Tuesday's win at Millwall with an injury but he is expected to return for this one. If he isn't given the nod to start, take Josh Brownhill in his more advanced position under Kompany to match the same line in this four-legged bet builder which would then pay 7/2 at bet365 at the time of writing.
Please gamble responsibly.
You'll now receive any promotional emails around our Opta tool.