16th Jan 2021 | Premier League
Big Sam Gets Down To Business
West Brom and Sheffield Utd need to defy history to stay up but the new Baggies' boss will be pointing out that a few sides above remain, surprisingly, within reach with a half a season remaining.
Amidst a few calamities, it’s easy to forget that West Brom have claimed hugely unlikely 1-1 draws away to Manchester City and Liverpool, as recently as last month.
Big Sam will have identified this derby as another opportunity and we’re backing a draw with under 2.5 goals in the match at best odds of 11/4 with PaddyPower.
Wolves have only won 1 of their last 8 in the league with Raul Jimenez perhaps the most missed player in the Premier League so far this season. They are 14th because they have scored fewer goals than every team above them.
It would have been even worse had it not been for the recent goalscoring form of centre-back Saiss. Indeed, the 3 goals against Brighton came from him, an own goal and a penalty. It looks unsustainable and a new striker is needed badly at Molineux.
The Baggies are desperate, and limited themselves of course, but this match represents an opportunity to build on.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:47 16th Jan, 2021 but subject to change