West Brom can do a number on a Hull City side who largely look out of their depth in the Premier League
Hull City started the season with wins against Leicester and Swansea. They then came within a whisker of landing a point against Manchester United and it was little surprise when Mike Phelan was given Manager of the Month for August.
However, it’s been downhill since then for the Tigers. Realistically, it was always going to be a struggle against relegation this season and it’s a battle that they’re currently losing. Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light leaves them sitting eighteenth in the table, although they did beat Southampton in their previous home match.
There were mitigating factors for that victory, not least the fact that Southampton had been involved in Europa League competition. However, Hull really do look short of quality and it wasn’t helped by the departure of Bruce, nor the fact that Mohamed Diame was quick to up sticks as soon as Newcastle United came calling.
West Brom also looked to have their problems earlier in the season. However, despite the issues with Saido Berahino, there is plenty to like about West Brom and they produced their performance of the season on Monday when slaying Burnley by a 4-0 scoreline.
Tony Pulis will keep his players grounded although the attacking verve will please the Welshman, with James Morrison, Salomon Rondon and Matt Phillips looking especially sharp against a Clarets side who had no answers to the opposition.
On that basis we are going to back the Baggies to claim the points in this one and West Brom are a tasty 8/5 with Paddy Power to get over the line and record a third consecutive victory.
West Brom to win @ 8/5 with Paddy Power