These sides are separated by just two points and with Bolton already in the relegation zone they will both be looking anxiously over their shoulders.
West Brom were on a run of four matches unbeaten and two consecutive wins before they suffered back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal. They have only scored three times at home but will hope to gain some points from this very winnable fixture at The Hawthorns.
The Baggies are the favourites at 20/19 (Boylesports – £40 free betting) and they should be helped by the return of the dangerous Peter Odemwingie. He is 11/2 with Sky Bet to score first and given he has two Premier League goals and always poses a threat this looks a good bet.
Bolton have been very unpredictable this season, no more so than when winning 5-0 against Stoke last time out. They had a very tough opening set of fixtures but then, prior to the Stoke match, when the easier games came along they failed to cash in. Sunderland beat them at home and a week later they lost against Swansea.
The victory over Stoke will have been a huge confidence booster and their odds of 3/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to win this one could be worth a dabble. The timing of the international break will have been no help at all to the Trotters, but their strong away record offers encouragement. They have scored nine times on the road this season and won twice and manager Owen Coyle may view a point as the minimum requirement.
All five of Bolton’s away games have been high-scoring affairs, with four of them having four goals. Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (Betfred) seems a good shout and for the adventurous the 2-2 draw at 14/1 (Ladbrokes) may be of interest.