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Betting Tips for Today: Late goals offer value between Bristol City and West Brom

09:01 BST 09/04/2019
Kieran Gibbs West Brom
Two promotion contenders square off at Ashton Gate and the statistics suggest backing an action-packed second half is the best angle for punters

Both Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion will harbour ambitions of playing Premier League football next term.

If either side are to be promoted from the Championship though, it is likely to be through the play-offs, such is the gulf between the top teams and the chasing pack.

Despite their lofty standing, the home side have the 18th best home record in the second tier this season with just 28 points from 20 games. 888Sport are 7/5 (2.40) about a Bristol City win here but that looks worth avoiding based on the season-long results.

By contrast, West Brom have taken 36 points from their away games this term, a tally only bettered by table-topping Norwich City.

It has been at home where Baggies have failed to produce often enough. The visitors, who sacked Darren Moore last month, are outsiders here at 39/20 (2.95) with the draw available at 9/4 (3.25) with the same firm.

James Shan has taken over as caretaker boss, winning three of his first four games in charge but the West Midlands outfit were beaten at Millwall last time out.

With little value in the match odds options, punters should turn their attention to the second half goals market as this game promises fireworks aplenty after half-time.

Bristol City have scored 69 per cent of their Championship goals in the second half of matches this season. What's more, 75% of the Robins' goals at Ashton Gate have come after the interval.

West Brom for their part have netted 48 times after half-time compared to just 27 goals prior to the break, that’s 64% of their strikes for the campaign coming in the 46th minute or later.

It's 21/20 (2.05) that there are over 1.5 second half goals in this game with 888Sport and that looks well worth backing given the statistics.

This is a selection that paid out when the pair met at the Hawthorns in September and appears overpriced once more as two play-off hopefuls go head-to-head on Tuesday evening.

Over 1.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport