Premier League betting preview: Stoke v West Brom
West Brom travel to Stoke tonight knowing that a win will lift them out of the relegation zone.
Victory for Roy Hodgson’s men would seem them jump from 19th to 16th, overtaking West Ham, Wolves and Birmingham in the process. The Baggies are boosted by the news that midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu should be available after overcoming a hamstring problem, while defender Jonas Olsson should have recovered from illness in time to play. Goalkeeper Scott Carson is available after his own recent illness.
By avoiding defeat 11th-placed Stoke would climb one position in the table, although victory by a highly unlikely eight-goal or greater margin would be enough to displace Newcastle in ninth. Winger Matthew Etherington is a big doubt with a back injury while defender Abdoulaye Faye is unlikely to be available as a result of an ongoing hamstring problem.
Bet365 make Stoke the 10/11 favourites to win the match, with West Brom offered at 16/5. The draw is priced at 12/5.