West Brom vs Preston prediction, odds & betting tips 04/05/2024

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West Brom vs Preston prediction
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West Brom are set to face Preston on Saturday, 4 May in the biggest game of the Baggies season by far. The home side need a point to secure their place in the playoffs but if they suffer defeat then the door will be open for Hull City to leapfrog them into the 6th position. Preston, meanwhile, have nothing to play for but will do their best to spoil the party in the Midlands. Here is our West Brom vs Preston prediction.

West Brom vs Preston prediction: A nervy point *should* be secured

West Brom vs Preston predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Match result - Draw

⚽ Correct score prediction

West Brom 1-1 Preston

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Brandon Thomas-Asante

Key stats

  • West Brom have lost their last three Championship matches.
  • Preston have lost their last four Championship matches.
  • Brandon Thomas-Asante is West Brom's top goalscorer this season with 12 league goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Baggies predicted to come out on top

  • HOME: 10/21 (1.48) – 67.7%
  • DRAW: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

If you look at the West Brom vs Preston odds then you'd assume that the West Brom camp will be very relaxed coming into this fixture. The reality, however, is that 10/21 is extremely generous when you look at how poorly West Brom have been playing in recent weeks.

The baggies looked absolutely certainties for the playoffs in the middle of April but an unexplainable run of form that has seen them lose three matches in a row has left them needing a point on the final day to stumble into the post-season.

Luckily for West Brom, they are coming up against the perfect opponents on Saturday. Preston are in even worse form than them (four losses in a row) and have nothing to play for. Ever since the Lilywhites fell out of promotion contention, their players have seemingly downed tools which makes it hard to see them recording an away win on Saturday.

Bonus free betting tips for Swansea vs Millwall:

  • Both teams to score – 11/10 (2.10)
  • Under 2.5 goals – 5/6 (1.83)

Last five H2Hs: A split record

Another factor that will make West Brom a little twitchy ahead of this fixture is their record against Preston. The Lilywhites have proven several times over the past couple of years that they are capable of defeating West Brom and another one on Saturday would cause devastation at the Hawthorns.

England Championship 30/09/23

Preston

Preston

0
West Brom

West Brom

4

England Championship 29/12/22

West Brom

West Brom

2
Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 05/10/22

Preston

Preston

1
West Brom

West Brom

0

England Championship 26/01/22

West Brom

West Brom

0
Preston

Preston

2

England Championship 18/09/21

Preston

Preston

1
West Brom

West Brom

1

West Brom preview: Limping into the playoffs

West Brom boss, Carlos Corberan, is regarded as one of the very managers in the Championship but if his team blow the playoffs from the position was in then questions will be asked. On Saturday, he will stick with what he regards as his best starting XI with only two squad players (Molumby and Dike) missing through injury.

Predicted lineup: Palmer (GK), Furlong, Bartley, Kipre, Townsend, Yokuslu, Mowatt, Johnston, Diangana, Phillips, Thomas-Asante

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

Preston preview: An end to a season that promised so much

Preston manager, Ryan Lowe, will be dismayed with how his team have finished the season. It's in complete contrast to how they started it when they won their first six matches of the season. On Saturday, he could drop several first-team players including Will Keane while three players miss out through injury.

Predicted lineup: Woodman (GK), Whatmough, Lindsay, Hughes, Browne, Brady, Ledson, Millar, Mawene, Frokjaer-Jensen, Riis

UK Friendlies 17/07/24

W

Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge

0

Preston

Preston

3

UK Friendlies 16/07/24

L

Southport

Southport

2

Preston

Preston

1

UK Friendlies 12/07/24

L

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

West Brom

West Brom

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 29/04/24

L

Leicester

Leicester

3

Preston

Preston

0

Player to watch: Alex Palmer

alex palmer
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Coming into this game, West Brom know that a draw will see them reach the playoffs. Therefore, if they can keep the ball out of their own net then they will have taken care of business. Can Alex Palmer, the Baggies' number one, lead the defence to an invaluable clean sheet?

A top shot-stopper

Palmer is one of the best goalkeepers in the division and only Meslier at Leeds has kept more clean sheets than him this season. If he is in top form on Saturday, then Preston will do well to find the back of the net.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.