West Brom vs Everton
THU 4 MAR 2021 – KO 18:00
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Thursday evening, West Brom host Everton, with Big Sams looking to put a dent in his former sides top-four challenge.
Sam Allardyce’s side are in better form of late, having not lost a game in their last three. They beat Brighton 1-0 last time in what was a very lucky win with The Seagulls missing two penalties and having a goal wrongly ruled out.
West Brom are currently nine points from safety with 12 games to play. They need to start turning their draws into wins or they will be relegated sooner rather than later.
Against Everton, it’s going to be a tough game for Big Sams side. They are going to have to defend well and be clinical with any chances they might get. West Brom are the third-lowest scoring side with three goals in their last five so are going to have to be on top form either end of the pitch to get anything from the game!
The Toffee’s backed up their big win in the Merseyside derby with another win against Southampton. They beat the Saints 2-0, in a result that saw them go two points off the top four with a game in hand.
Everton now are right in the fight for European football and maybe even the Champions League. This would be a fantastic season for them but if they get to carried away on trying to win every game to get there, it could put them out of a Europa League spot.
Against West Brom, Everton knows they are going to try and soak up pressure and hit them on the counter. Ancelotti’s side will need to try and get the early goal and force the opposition out. If not it could be a long evening against a side fighting for their lives.
Snodgrass is missing for the hosts, whilst Kieran Gibbs is also a doubt.
Yerry Mina is still out with injury along with Gbamin.