The EFL Championship begins at the Vitality Stadium where Bournemouth host West Brom in a season that both teams will have their hearts set on promotion to the Premier League.
In preparation for their second season in the Championship after relegation from the top tier of English football, AFC Bournemouth played three pre-season friendlies, beating Spanish side Linense before suffering defeats to both Granada and Chelsea.
Bournemouth have also begun their EFL Cup campaign with a 5-0 win over League One’s MK Dons, which will give them a huge confidence boost heading into the first game of the Championship season.
West Brom managed to squeeze in five pre-season friendly matches during the summer, losing 3-1 to local non-league side Tamworth before beating Woking and Sheffield Wednesday, drawing with Watford, then beating local rivals Birmingham City 4-0 away at St Andrew’s.
The last time the Cherries and the Baggies faced each other was in a pre-season friendly match in July 2019 where the game ended in a 0-0 draw. The last time they played each other competitively was in a Premier League match in March 2018. Bournemouth won that game 2-1 at home with an 89th-minute winner.
Odds For AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
As would have been expected, odds between Bournemouth and West Brom are fairly tight, however, it is Bournemouth that are the favourites to win this match with the best current price sitting at around 27/20.
AFC Bournemouth being favourites for this particular match slightly contradicts the fact that West Brom are second-favourites to win the league behind Fulham. In this outright market, Bournemouth are fourth-favourites behind Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United, all of which were relegated from the Premier League last season.
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AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion Teams
Heading into this match between Bournemouth and West Brom we can expect each club’s manager to be fielding their strongest starting eleven in an attempt to get their seasons off to the perfect start in what looks to be a promotion six-pointer.
New Bournemouth boss Scott Parker has yet to bring in any new players during this transfer window but there is still plenty of time remaining. With interest growing for striker Joshua King and the club releasing Jack Wilshere, Scott Parker may have his eyes on possible replacements if need be.
West Brom also have a new manager in the shape of Valerien Ismael, who has also yet to make any signings this summer, however, The Baggies have managed to keep hold of all of their players so far, meaning they’re currently second-favourites for the league title behind Fulham.
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