IT MAY not be the glamour match of the weekend but there is plenty of value to be had at the Hawthorns on Sunday.
West Brom host Stoke, who stunned Arsenal last week and have impressed despite whispers that they could be candidates for the drop this term.
The Potters start the game at 11/5, which appeals.
Check back here later for our expert’s full betting preview for the game, which kicks off on Sunday at 1.30pm and is live on Sky Sports.
Until then, our stat pack should give you an early steer in your weekend betting plan.
West Brom v Stoke betting stats preview
- Since Tony Pulis took over as West Brom boss, the Baggies have won four and lost none of their five Premier League meetings with his former side Stoke (W4 D1 L0).
- Stoke won their first five Premier League trips to the Hawthorns, but haven’t won a single point there in their last three league trips (W0 D0 L3).
- Five of the six goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between WBA and Stoke have been netted in the final 30 minutes.
- West Bromwich Albion have scored just one goal in their last five Premier League matches at the Hawthorns, but this did give them a 1-0 opening day victory against Bournemouth.
- In these last five matches at the Hawthorns, WBA have attempted 63 shots overall with 20 of these being on target but only scored once (1.6% conversion rate). Their xG total in these five games is 4.6, meaning that on average they should have scored closer to five goals from those chances.
- Just under half of Tony Pulis’ 31 Premier League wins as West Bromwich Albion manager have been by a 1-0 scoreline (15 – 48%).
- In fact, since Pulis took charge of his first WBA game in the Premier League back in January 2015, the Baggies have won the most matches 1-0 in the competition (15).
- Stoke City have found the net just three times in their last nine Premier League away matches; failing to find the net in seven of these games.
- Striker Saido Berahino hasn’t scored in any of his last 28 Premier League appearances over a spell at both of these clubs (13 games for WBA & 15 games for Stoke).
- Should Jesé score in this match for Stoke City, he’ll be only the second player to score in his opening two Premier League appearances for the club after Ricardo Fuller.
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