West Brom beat Stoke odds look a banker bet for their Championship clash on Monday.
The Baggies can go top with an away win over the managerless Potters who prop up the table.
Slaven Bilic’s boys went into the weekend top of the Championship, so this mismatch should be one-sided.
Only Preston North End – whose manager Alex Neil was refused permission to speak with Stoke – have scored more goals in this league than West Brom.
That rejection leaves ex-Potters cult hero Rory Delap in caretaker charge of the team for this tough test.
As Stoke have failed easier examinations than the Baggies, it’s hard to make a case for them.
Their home form is dismal with just one win in the Potteries this season. That was a major factor in Nathan Jones getting the sack.
With Albion averaging almost two goals per game and the Potters conceding a similar amount, there only looks to be one winner.
West Brom beat Stoke odds real value
That is why it’s surprising to find best West Brom beat Stoke odds of 29/20 with Betfred available.
Only fellow strugglers Luton Town and Barnsley have shipped more goals than the Potters.
Ten defeats from 14 Championship games is the worst record during the first third of the season too.
Stoke are also the joint second lowest scorer in the division. Only Middlesbrough have netted fewer than their 13 which isn’t even an average of a goal per game.
Everything points to a West Brom win here. Their away form is good against teams in the relegation battle.
Albion also did the double over the Potters last season, so they clearly have the beating of them from recent encounters.
Seeing bookmakers go odds against about the Baggies is a big surprise here. They are a strong fancy for three points.
Stoke have kept one league clean sheet all season, so shutting Bilic’s boys out looks a very tall order.
Bet of the Day: 29/20 with Betfred, West Brom beat Stoke City in the Championship.