These teams last met two seasons ago when Swansea won 1-0 at The Hawthorns before West Brom repaid the favour by triumphing 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium en route to getting promoted from the Championship.
Since then, Roberto Di Matteo has left the club and Roy Hodgson is in charge, with the former Liverpool boss having steered the Baggies clear of trouble last term and is now tasked with making the Albion a permanent fixture in the Premier League.
Sunday’s 1-0 win at Norwich will have come as a welcome relief to Hodgson who has seen his team’s opponents enjoy rubs of the green in previous weeks and another victory will be the order of the day against another of the promoted sides who are yet to score this season.
West Brom are as big as 2/1 (Stan James – £150 free bets) to claim victory and they could feasibly have twice as many points after taking the game to Manchester United, Chelsea and Stoke before losing all three of these matches.
Peter Odemwingie is a 6/1 chance to score the opening goal and the Nigerian was too hot for the Canaries to handle at Carrow Road, even if he missed a penalty which could have doubled the Albion’s advantage.
As for Swansea, trips to Arsenal and Manchester City were always going to be tough and they had chances to win games against Sunderland and Wigan, although keeper Vorm did save a penalty against the Latics.
Scoring a goal is becoming a bit of a problem for the Welsh side who were promoted through the play-offs last season after beating Reading 4-2 and hat-trick hero Scott Sinclair could be the likeliest player to find the net in this game.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are 8/5 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to claim victory, something which would see the Swans manager breathe a huge sigh of relief and enable his players to believe that staying in the division is a real possibility this term.