Lukaku to Return to The Hawthorns and Fire Everton to Victory?
Steve Clarke led West Bromwich Albion to eighth in the Premier League table last season and the main reason that he managed to pull the Midlanders so far up the table after the full 38 game calendar was thanks to the 17 goals scored by Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku. This season is all change as Clarke has been relieved of his post at The Hawthorns and Lukaku is now on loan at Everton, the visitors to the Midlands this evening and the young Belgian, who is Everton’s top scorer this season with nine EPL goals, will be looking to fire his new side to all three points at his stomping ground from last season.
GR88.com firmly believe that Lukaku and Everton will manage to take all three points this evening too, despite the fact that West Brom have their new manager, former Real Betis boss Pepe Mel, taking charge of the side for the first time, and their WBA v Everton match odds backs up their thoughts on this final match of the Premier League’s 22nd round of games.
WBA v Everton Match Odds:
Home Victory – 3.75
Draw – 3.20
Away Victory – 1.95
(Odds provided by GR88.com are current as of today but subject to change.)
West Brom come into this evening’s match 14th in the Premier League, just three points above the drop zone having taken just four wins in their 21 matches played so far this season – a joint Premier League low. They need to take all three points in this match, but they have suffered losses without a goal scored in both of their last two matches as Crystal Palace sent them crashing out of the FA Cup at The Hawthorns and a 66th minute Adam Lallana goal saw a 1-0 defeat in front of the Southampton faithful. With Shane Long having been snapped up by Hull City this week and their sponsors having pulled out of their deal with West Brom today due to Nicolas Anelka’s controversial gesture after scoring against West Ham last month, the omens do not look for Mel to get off to a winning start.
Although Everton were beaten here last season 2-0 this is their only loss in six games against the Baggies and they themselves are a much changed, and improved, side. Following the seemingly disastrous decision of David Moyes to move from Everton to Manchester United his replacement, Roberto Martinez, has come in and done wonders with the Toffees. Victory this evening will see them move to fourth in the Premier League table and extend their unbeaten run to five games in total and seven games on the road. They have won three of their last four matches and with them having scored 11 more goals and conceded nine fewer in their 21 matches this season they will believe that they can take all three points tonight.
I am certainly in agreement with both Everton football club and the match odds provided by GR88.com as I see the away win in this WBA v Everton clash tonight. I feel that, if anything, the odds on the away win are too generous as Lukaku alone has more goals this season than all of the West Brom strikers and I feel that he will be the difference between these two sides as he shoots his new team to victory against his side from last season.
Back Everton to take all three points at The Hawthorns tonight in this WBA v Everton match tonight @ 1.95 with the GR88 Sportsbook!