Sami Hyypia made full use of his squad on Wednesday night, and there were a number of creditable displays from those brought into the starting line-up to suggest that he may have a selection headache for Saturday’s match against Bournemouth.
The Cherries are buoyant after they followed their 8-0 demolition of Birmingham with victory at West Brom to send them into their first ever League Cup quarter-final, and the odds on offer from Sky Bet reflect that.
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Bournemouth have been installed as odds-on 17/20 favourites to take all three points in this televised fixture, with Albion unfancied at 3/1. However, it is the draw at 13/5 that interests me. Given that 50 per cent of Albion’s matches have ended in draws, this is undoubtedly overpriced and should be backed.
For a goalscorer, back Sam Baldock at (8/1), while I shall continue to back Paddy McCourt (22/1) for the last goal.
Away from Albion back Charlton to draw with Sheffield Wednesday at (12/5), while Huddersfield at (8/5) could prevail at home to Nottingham Forest.