Hannover 96-West Brom Betting Preview: Baggies to kick off their pre-season in style

There's a first taste of pre-season action for Steve Clarke’s men this evening, with our tipster backing the Baggies to take care of their German opposition
West Bromwich Albion take on Hannover 96 tonight in their first friendly this summer.

Steve Clarke’s men will take to the field for the first time since their remarkable comeback versus Manchester United on the final day of last season, which saw them score late goals to draw 5-5.

Hannover will be no push overs tonight, though, finishing a solid ninth position in the Bundesliga last term.

Mirko Slomka’s men come into this match already having played six friendlies and enjoyed a run of successful matches before they faced PSV last time out.

The Dutch side tore Hannover to pieces, beating them convincingly 3-0. This was their first real test, after disposing of lower league German sides in the previous matches. Bet365 price them at 6/4 (2.50) to get back to winning ways this evening.

West Brom, meanwhile, will be full of confidence after a fantastic season in the Premier League.

Steve Clarke inspired his side to a top eight finish after a start that saw them keep up with the top four in the division. Despite one of their best strikers, Romelu Lukaku, returning to Chelsea, the Baggies have brought in Nicolas Anelka, who is a proven goal scorer. Bet365 cannot split the two sides, pricing West Brom at 6/4 (2.50) as well, with the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

Despite this being West Brom’s first friendly, they shouldn’t struggle against a Hannover side who were all out of sorts against PSV. It won’t be a walk in the park for the English side, but, with a strong team expected to line up, it’s certainly worth taking advantage of the 6/4 (2.50) price on offer for them to kick off their pre-season with a win.

West Bromwich Albion to win at 6/4 (2.50) with Bet365

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