West Brom face a tricky test in their first game back in the Championship as they find themselves facing Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries underperformed somewhat last season and both of these clubs will be expected to challenge for promotion in what is likely to be another extremely competitive campaign.
Our Top Three Tips for Bournemouth vs West Brom
- Prediction one: Full-Time Result – Bournemouth to Win @ 7/5
- Prediction two: Both Teams to Score – BTTS @ 4/5
- Prediction three: Total Goals – Over 2.5 Goals @ 1/1
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Bournemouth to Win
Bournemouth are the favourites to win on Friday night but there isn't too much between the two clubs. The away team hasn't fared well when these two sides have clashed in recent years with Bournemouth securing the last away victory back in 2015. The Cherries have won their last two home games against the Baggies and have only lost one of their last five home matches against Friday's guests.
We're expecting goals at both ends of the pitch this Friday as both teams have scored in three of the duo's last five competitive encounters. Four of the Cherries' last five fixtures have also ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard and West Brom have scored in four of their last five away trips, so you can see just why we're predicting goals for both clubs.
Over 2.5 Goals
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in two of the last three competitive meetings between Bournemouth and West Brom, both of which ended 2-1. We're confident that there will be goals in this game as each of Bournemouth's last five matches have seen at least three goals scored and West Brom claimed a 4-0 win in their last pre-season friendly against Birmingham.
Bournemouth vs West Brom: Key Stats & Markets
These two former Premier League sides get the new Championship campaign up and running
While this is the opening game of the 2021/22 Championship season, Bournemouth have already played one competitive match, thrashing MK Dons 5-0 in the League Cup last weekend. Brooks scored twice in that game and Saydee, Billing and Solanke all got themselves on the scoresheet in what was a comprehensive display by the former Premier League side. Lewis Cook will miss the season's opener with an ACL injury and isn't expected back in action until November.
West Brom played all four of their pre-season friendlies away from home which should help them on Friday night in what is expected to be a tough 90-minutes. The Baggies didn't concede a single goal during the off-season and wrapped up a positive run of results with a 4-0 win over fellow Championship side Birmingham. Left-back Kieran Gibbs isn't expected to return from his hamstring injury in time to face Bournemouth.
FAQ – Bournemouth vs West Brom
- Who are the bookmaker's favourites? – The hosts Bournemouth are the favourites for this game.
- What was the score last time these two sides met? – West Brom 0-0 Bournemouth, 26/7/19.
- What time does the game kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.