This Wednesday sees Swansea City travel to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion for their 36th EFL Championship game of the season.
Swansea suffered a 1-0 defeat at Norwich on Friday night and will go into Wednesday’s round of games sitting in 15th place in the Championship table.
Swansea did play some excellent football at times in their game at Norwich, but once again lacked the attacking threat or potency in their side without striker Oli McBurnie who will once again be missing for the game at The Hawthorns due to illness.
The 22 year old Scot, who is the leading Swans goalscorer this season with 17 goals in all competitions, will be buoyed by the announcement yesterday of his inclusion in the Scotland senior squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers.
West Brom were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich Town on the weekend, in what proved to be Baggies’ manager Darren Moore’s last game in charge of the club.
The sacking of Moore has left much of the football world baffled with Albion currently sitting in 4th place in the Championship as they bid to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking after their relegation last season.
West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at the Hawthorns is as follows:
Games played: 20
Swans wins: 4
Baggies wins: 11
Swans Goals: 23
Baggies Goals: 44
Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs since their first meeting way back in 1927, when the Baggies comfortably beat the Swans 5-2 in Division 2, on our West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City Head to Head Statistics page.
West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City Match Referee
Newcastle official Scott Duncan will be the referee for the Baggies v Swans Championship clash this Wednesday evening.
This will be only the second time that the north-east based official has ever been the referee for a Swansea City game. His other appearance was the drab goalless draw with Nottingham Forest at the Liberty Stadium earlier this season.
Duncan has only officiated one West Brom game this season, the 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns with Blackburn Rovers back in October.
During his 21 Championship games to date this season, he has averaged just under 3 yellow cards per game, but has handed out 5 red cards and awarded 2 penalties – both to the home side.
West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City Match Predictions
Darren Moore’s sacking has been seen as harsh by much of the media, but there is no escaping the fact that West Brom’s recent home form has been poor, with only 1 win in the last 8 games at the Hawthorns.
Albion are without a home win in all competitions since the 5th January and this has contributed to the Baggies slipping at least ten points away from the top three sides in the table.
Unfortunately, for us Swans fans I do feel that West Brom are good value to reverse this form with a victory over the Swans which can be backed at 10/11 (1.91) with BetFred.
West Brom have scored 68 goals in the Championship this season (the 2nd highest in the league) and have two real quality strikers at this level in Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle at their disposal which Swansea will struggle to keep at bay for 90 minutes.
This, when combined with the problems Swansea have in an attacking sense without McBurnie, lead me to (sadly) believe the Baggies are value for the win this evening.
West Brom can also be backed at 27/11 (3.45) to win the game to nil with 188Bet for the reasons noted above.
For Swansea fans who prefer to back their team, then I would suggest the value in the game is selecting Daniel James to be the first goalscorer in the game.
Graham Potter opted to play Dan James as a striker with Oli McBurnie missing at Norwich and his pace and movement was a real worry for the Canaries.
I’d assume Graham Potter would use Dan again in this role against the Baggies and odds of 23/2 (12.5) with UniBet and 888Sport are certainly of value.
Our ACCA for Wednesday night is Liverpool, Birmingham, Norwich and West Brom. MarathonBet offer odds of 23.17/1 (24.17) for the four fold.
West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City Betting Tips
If you’re planning on having a little flutter on the Swans this weekend, here are my recommended betting tips.
- West Brom to win at 10/11 (1.91) with BetFred and BlackType
- West Brom to win to nil at 27/11 (3.45) with 188Bet
- Daniel James to score the first goal at 23/2 (12.5) with UniBet and 188Sport
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