West Brom vs Bristol City prediction, odds and betting tips 16/03/2024

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West Brom vs Bristol City prediction
Both sides hoping to improve on the previous 0-0 outing – Photo by Icon Sport

If West Brom are serious about getting into the play-offs this season and not bottling it like last time out, then winning at home to mid-table Bristol City is a non-negotiable.

West Brom vs Bristol City prediction: Baggies hoping to maintain good home form

West Brom vs Bristol City predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

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⚽ Correct score prediction

West Brom 2-0 Bristol City

⚽️ Anytime goalscorer

Grady Diangana

Pre-game odds and win probability: West Brom expected to stroll to victory

Home: 4/5 (1.8) – 55.6%

Draw: 5/2 (3.5) – 28.6%

Away: 18/5 (4.6) – 21.7%

The bookies only see this game going one way and that's in favour of the Baggies. So with very little value in the outright winner betting market, remember we offer far more extensive free betting tips across various leagues.

We have tipped the Baggies to win 2-0 in this fixture, so you may well wish to dive into the first goalscorer market – much as we have done for the upcoming FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Liverpool on our betting insights page – with the likes of Grady Diangana a solid option.

Last five H2Hs: Bristol City have often had the upper hand

Bristol City have only lost one of their last five clashes against West Brom which has seen them grab the upper hand. However, looking more closely there has only been one occasion in the last five games in which both teams have scored.

England Championship 16/09/23

Bristol City

Bristol City

0
West Brom

West Brom

0

England FA Cup 28/01/23

Bristol City

Bristol City

3
West Brom

West Brom

0

England Championship 26/12/22

Bristol City

Bristol City

0
West Brom

West Brom

2

England Championship 18/10/22

West Brom

West Brom

0
Bristol City

Bristol City

2

England Championship 19/03/22

Bristol City

Bristol City

2
West Brom

West Brom

2

West Brom preview: Baggies in must-win territory

Last season's scars of missing out on the play-offs will be raw in the memories of many West Brom fans, so seeing their side go on a run of just one defeat in nine games will have them dreaming of a return to the Premier League.

Predicted lineup: Palmer (GK) – Reach, Kipre, Bartley, Furlong – Yokuslu, Mowatt – Johnston, Diangana, Wallace – Fellows

England Championship 17/05/24

L

Southampton

Southampton

3

West Brom

West Brom

1

England Championship 12/05/24

D

Southampton

Southampton

0

West Brom

West Brom

0

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

West Brom

West Brom

3

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

3

West Brom

West Brom

0

Others 22/04/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

0

West Brom

West Brom

0

Bristol City preview: Relegation is not out of the question

After a shocking recent run of form that's seen Bristol City win one of their last five league matches, they're not out of the woods when it comes to relegation, especially given the form some teams below them are in.

Predicted lineup: O'Leary (GK) – Pring, Dickie, Vyner, McCrorie – Gardner-Hickman, Williams – Mehmeti, Knight, Sykes – Conway

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Stoke

Stoke

4

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

England Championship 27/04/24

W

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Bristol City

Bristol City

2

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Norwich

Norwich

1

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

England Championship 13/04/24

D

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

England Championship 10/04/24

W

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

Bristol City

Bristol City

5

West Brom's Grady Diangana
Grady Diangana has been West Brom's most creative player this season in the final third – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Grady Diangana

Grady Diangana is one of the most exciting and technically gifted players in the Championship this season and when he was away at AFCON 2023, West Brom certainly missed him failing to win two of the five matches he was absent for.

West Brom's main creative spark?

Despite having missed five games earlier this calendar year due to his involvement in AFCON 2023, Dianga is leading the way in some important metrics within the Baggies' squad.

Diangana is top of the goal-creating actions in the Championship for West Brom with 12 while also sitting second for shot-creating actions per 90 minutes out of players to have started more than three league matches.

So, if West Brom can get Diangana on the ball early on, build his confidence and scare the Bristol City defence, he could be set for a huge evening at the Hawthorns.


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