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West Brom vs Bournemouth Prediction & Betting tips
West Bromwich Albion vs. Bournemouth is not a duel where you will be sitting at the tip of your seat, but at game level one is always nice to see where the teams stand.
West Brom :
Tony Pulis takes the game against AFC Bournemouth in any case very seriously. The WBA Exercise Master has visited many of Bournemouth’s practice matches to get an idea of Howe’s tactics and set-up. Unfortunately for him, it will not be very good, because Howe has a lot of roles and played again and again with a different arrangement. The tactics will be similar to those of last year, and WBA should be well.
Last year, WBA won quite easily from Bournemouth at home, and this was mainly due to WBA’s physical game. Bournemouth had no answer. WBA has been able to keep the selection reasonably well-known and has been strengthened with two spikes: Jay Rodriguez and Zhang Yuning. The former has been out for a long time due to problems with his knee, and it is only questionable whether he can get his old level.
He will have to play well, because WBA can use a good rush. Mostly, one who also makes goals, because in the last four stages of preparation, WBA has no more goals than his opponent. That means losing WBA from, among others, Slough Town (Non-League), Bristol Rovers (League One) and Deportivo La Coruna (Primera Division) and played against Port Vale (League Two). Maybe Pulis could focus more on his own team than on the opponent.
Last year Bournemouth finished ninth in the Premier League and of course nobody expected it. A great achievement, but it was very close to each other in the ninth place. It is therefore not in line with Bournemouth’s expectation to match that performance this year, but The Cherries’ entrance to the Premier League has proved very successful and Bournemouth can definitely grow into a nice subtopper.
So far, Bournemouth has done nice business in the transfer period. The popular Nathan Aké left a total of 23 million euros from Chelsea and also goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will strengthen the ranks. He competes with Artur Boruc. The most important asset may be Jermain Defoe. The English spit has been 34 years, but was the only highlight of the degraded Sunderland last year. The English striker is always always a guarantee of goals.
There are also few players left and the selection has remained pretty intact. This means that Eddie Howe can build on the core now, and that could prove a successful formula. In preparation, Bournemouth still managed to match 2-2 with Napoli and afterwards, defender Steve Cook already indicated that the entire selection could be trapped to start the Premier League.
West Brom vs Bournemouth head to head matches
25.02.17 PL West Brom Bournemouth 2 : 1
10.09.16 PL Bournemouth West Brom 1 : 0
07.05.16 PL Bournemouth West Brom 1 : 1
19.12.15 PL West Brom Bournemouth 1 : 2
28.10.14 CC Bournemouth West Brom 2 : 1