Fulham began the season encouragingly although Martin Jol’s team have won just one of their last twelve matches and that leaves the Cottagers sitting uncomfortably above the relegation zone and it’s hard to be confident that they will win at the Hawthorns on New Year’s Day.
The bookies are prepared to go 29/10 (BetVictor free bets) about the visitors and it seems a long time since Fulham won 2-1 at Wigan, with Swansea able to win at the Cottage on Saturday despite missing Michu from the line-up.
As for West Brom, they were also beaten at the weekend although a 2-0 reverse at Old Trafford is never any disgrace and Albion are currently having a season to remember, having accumulated 33 points from their first 20 matches.
Home form has been particularly strong with seven wins in ten matches and Steve Clarke will be urging his team to keep the momentum going, with supporters clearly delighted that any prospect of a battle against relegation has been avoided.
West Brom are a 21/20 chance (Paddy Power bookmaker) to beat their out-of-form opponents and the only downside to backing them is that they don’t have a prolific scorer in their midst.