West Brom vs West Ham – Saturday 16th September 2017 – 15:00 

West Brom are 5/4 with Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon at 9/2 to score first.

West Brom face West Ham at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, in the last of the 3pm kick offs.

The Baggies come into this match in mixed form, after losing 3-1 to Brighton last weekend.

Pascal Gross sketched his name into the history books, scoring Brighton's first ever goals in the Premier League.

The German scored two goals one on the stroke of half time (45), the second coming just three minutes after the break (48).

Gross then turned provider in the 63rd minute, setting up Tomer Hemed to make it 3-0 just past the hour.

James Morrison pulled one back for the Baggies 13 minutes from time (77), merely a consolation goal.

It was a historic day for Brighton, and at the fourth time of asking they have registered their first win as a PL side.

Tough Follow Up

It will be a tough season for Tony Pulis, especially after the club over achieved in last seasons Premier League.

That defeat means they have now lost their unbeaten tag, but they are still well placed heading into this match.

They have taken seven points from their opening four matches, although their last win came nearly a month ago.

This match represents an excellent chance to secure another three points, with home advantage crucial.


Baggies Favourites

West Brom come into this match as favourites, with home advantage decisive for the bookies.

Tony Pulis' men will be looking to secure a win here, with a poor result in their last fixture.

The Baggies will be looking to make it three matches unbeaten against the Hammers.

West Brom

Hard Fought Win

The Hammers come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win against Huddersfield, a welcome win for Slaven Bilic's side.

The deadlock was broken late in the second half, with a lucky deflection helping the Hammers.

Pedro Obiang's shot deflected off unlucky Huddersfield defender Zanka, before hitting the post and going in off the post (72).

Andre Ayew (77) scored what proved to be the winner just five minutes later, giving the Hammers a much-needed win.

For Huddersfield, it is the first defeat in four matches, but they have had a dream start to life in the top division.


Tough Start

West Ham have had a tough start to this campaign, losing the first three opening fixtures.

Slaven Bilic will be delighted with the result against Huddersfield, the performance was also excellent.

The Hammers have struggled defensively, so to keep a clean sheet is an excellent result for his side.

West Ham moved off the bottom of the table with that win, moving up to 18th place in the Premier League.

Hammers Underdogs

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match as underdogs, despite an excellent result this week.

This will be a tough match for West Ham, with the Baggies a tough proposition at the Hawthorns.

West Ham will be looking for a first win in three matches against West Brom.

West Ham are 9/4 with Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll at 5/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Rondon to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1

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