As founding members Premier League, West Bromwich Albion has spent much of their existence in England’s top division. Founded in 1878, West Brom — or The Baggies as they’re also known to its fanbase — won the championship in 1919-20 finished as runners-up twice. The team also captured the Second Division championship three times — its last coming in the 2007-08 season. It’s the FA Cup where West Brom has found much of its success, winning the coveted trophy five times, tied with teams such as Manchester City, Everton and Wanderers.
Their most recent FA Cup championship was in 1968 when West Brom topped Everton 1-0. It still stands as West Brom’s last major title. The club also captured the Football League Cup in 1966, the first time it had ever competed for the trophy. West Brom’s longest consecutive period in the top division was between 1949 and 1973 and from 1986 to 2002. The 2016-17 season was the 11th non-consecutive season in the top division since 2002.
Former West Brom forward Tony Brown, who played for the club from 1963 to 1981, is the franchise’s all-time leader in scoring with 279 total goals — 218 of which came in league action. William Richardson holds the record for most goals in a single season with 40 tallies during the 1935-36 campaign.
Brown is also the franchise’s all-time leader in appearances with 720 total matches played.
West Brom Betting Lines Today
Regardless if at home or on the road, league play or cup competitions, it’s very important to know who West Brom is playing next.
The Baggies performed stronger on home soil last season, where the club won six times and tied five matches.
Use the next game widget, which provides bettors with up-to-date live odds, as a helpful tool before putting your money down on West Brom.
West Brom Scores & Schedule
West Brom will have a favorable matchup in Week 1 when the Baggies travel to London to face Crystal Palace on Aug. 13.
The teams have played nine times previously, with Crystal Palace holding an edge with four victories to three. Week 2 also presents a winnable game for West Brom as they host Everton on Aug. 20.
It’s crucial to follow West Brom’s every game during the season in order to have the upper hand before placing your bets.
West Brom Standings Right Now
There won’t be any magical runs from West Brom in the 2016-17 season. That’s not to say the Baggies can’t sneak into the Premier League’s top 10 teams.
West Brom is +5000 underdogs to finish in the top six in the standings, which is a long shot. But keep an eye on the club to possibly finish between the 10th and eighth position this season.
Be sure to keep track of where West Brom and its upcoming opponents sit in the standings on a weekly basis before putting your money down.
How To Win At West Brom Betting
West Brom avoided relegation in 2015-16, but the team will be looking to improve from a 14th-place finish last year. Much of that was due in part of the team’s lack of goal production. West Brom netted just 34 goals last season, ranking them second last in that department.
The Baggies addressed their need for more goals with the addition of midfielder Matt Phillips from Queens Park Rangers. The 25-year-old scored eight goals in the League Championship last season and will be looking to carry it over to his new club.
West Brom will once again be a team in the middle of the pack when the Premier League season rolls out.
Bet365.com has West Brom as +150000 underdogs to win the Premier League outright, making them the biggest outsiders alongside Burnley and Hull City. The online sportsbook also has a +6600 line that West Brom will win the FA Cup and +5000 to capture the England EFL Cup.
Bovada has West Brom among the favorites to be relegated with a line of +225. What is more likely for West Brom is a bottom 10 finish, where the online sportsbook has a line of -1400.
Jose Rondon, who led the club in goals last season with nine, is a +10000 underdog to lead the Premier League in scoring in the upcoming season according to Bet365.com’s line.
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