West Brom vs Everton: 101 Great Goals prediction – West Brom 1 – Everton 2
Whilst West Brom are still waiting for their “new manager bounce” under Alan Pardew.
Everton continue to pick up the points under the stewardship of Big Sam Allardyce.
Recent form really suggests only one result here.
West Brom vs Everton: Who will win?
West Brom are rated at 11/8 to win this match. Everton are 2/1 with Paddy Power.
Draw at half-time and Everton to win at full time is an attractive looking 6/1.
Wayne Rooney, who missed the Chelsea game due to illness, is 6/1 to score the first goal.
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West Brom vs Everton Premier League match preview
With half the season gone and in the midst of the iconic Boxing Day fixture list, this feels like a pivotal match for West Brom.
Alan Pardew has been in charge of West Brom for five matches and there simply has not been an upturn in fortunes.
West Brom have played Liverpool and Manchester United in this time, performing impressively in those games.
Yet, West Brom have also endured defeats to Swansea and Stoke, two of the worst teams in the division on current form. Both of whom are suffering at the bottom of the table.
Perhaps Pardew simply needs to get to the January transfer window to bring in new players that can turn things around?
Everton: A touch nut to crack under Big Sam Allardyce!
Sam Allardyce may not have been Everton’s first choice to take over from Ronald Koeman, but the former Bolton and Crystal Palace boss has made an immediate impact.
Everton are yet to lose under Big Sam and draws with Liverpool and Chelsea in recent games shows the Toffees are a tough and well organised side to play.
Against Chelsea on Saturday, Everton undoubtedly rode their luck but this goalless draw simply wouldn’t have happened under Koeman.
Everton will be confident of getting something from The Hawthorns thanks to their own attacking threats as well as the deficiencies shown by West Brom at Stoke on Saturday.
Can West Brom turn things around?
With the two sides directly above West Brom playing each other (Bournemouth vs West Ham) this is really a huge game for the Baggies.
Successive home games versus Everton and Arsenal provide West Brom with the potential platform to start moving up the table.
Salomon Rondon’s first goal in just under a month at Stoke may also give cause for West Brom optimism.
West Brom team news vs Everton
Besides the defeat at Stoke, the manner of Nacer Chadli’s injury also disappointed Alan Pardew.
Chadli came on at half-time and lasted just 15 minutes. The Belgian attacker has been ruled out for the clash with Everton.
West Brom remain without James Morrison due to injury.
Everton team news vs West Brom
Wayne Rooney confirmed he missed the Everton match on social media due to flu.
The flu bug also affected Ashley Williams and Mason Holgate, neither of whom started against Chelsea.
Idrissa Gueye, a crucial part of the Everton side, went off injured against Chelsea and has been ruled out for at least two weeks by Sam Allardyce.
Phil Jagielka is also likely to be rested with Allardyce confirming the defender was not supposed to play the full 90 minutes versus the Premier League champions.
The Everton injury list is seriously lengthy, including Leighton Baines, Maarten Stekelenburg, Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori.
West Brom predicted line-up vs Everton
Everton predicted line-up vs West Brom
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