15 to 1:
We figure it’s better to get the first one wrong than the fifteenth!
It was a pretty bleak game by all accounts and it was disappointing that West Brom couldn’t rediscover some of their early season form in front of goal. After notching in all but one of their games from August to the end of November, they’ve now gone three consecutive games without troubling the scorers. As THTP rightly mentioned in his picks, the old curse of the Manager of the Month award appears to have struck again.
Although West Brom hit the woodwork a couple of times, they threatened Jaaskelainen’s goal far too frequently, and despite his depleted squad, Big Sam set his team up well to earn the draw. The odds were enticing enough to get us interested in the home win this time but we expect it will be some time before we revisit a Baggies win for our 15 to 1 selection, especially while their drought in front of goal continues.