West Bromwich Albion have the possibility to place their current disheartening 1-0 defeat towards Birmingham Metropolis behind them as they welcome AFC Bournemouth to the Hawthorns for his or her newest Championship conflict.
A second-half purpose from Birmingham’s Lyle Taylor was sufficient to safe the win for the Baggies’ Midlands rivals final trip, in a recreation that noticed Steve Bruce’s facet fail to register even one shot on course.
Now with West Brom again on the Hawthorns as they put together to tackle the Cherries in entrance of their house crowd, they’ve an excellent alternative to provide these followers one thing to shout about by beating tonight’s opponents.
When it comes to what the beginning XI may seem like for the house workforce, right here’s how we predict Bruce may line up his facet, with some huge adjustments probably on the horizon.
In purpose, regardless of retaining simply two clear sheets in his previous eight league games, we predict that Sam Johnstone will nonetheless preserve his place within the workforce on this event.
For a again three, we anticipate Bruce will as soon as once more keep on with the trio of Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley and Matt Clarke to see if they will preserve Bournemouth from discovering the again of the online.
With the Cherries scoring 20 extra objectives than the Baggies this time period, this can certainly be a troublesome ask for these three defenders.
For the 2 wing-back positions, although he gave the penalty away towards Birmingham, we predict Bruce will preserve Conor Townsend on the left-hand facet with Darnell Furlong on the correct.
Within the center, the Baggies boss ought to make a change and take Taylor Gardner-Hickman out of the facet, leaving Alex Mowatt and Jake Livermore in central-midfield.
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Coming in for Gardner-Hickman, we predict that winger Grady Diangana will come again in to make his first start since February towards Swansea Metropolis, to see if he can freshen issues up from what was a dismal attacking show towards Birmingham.
Having been praised for his “magnificent” kind previously by Lee Hendrie, that is precisely what he’ll have to be to not solely assist his facet seize a win but additionally persuade his supervisor he ought to be an everyday starter any further.
For the ultimate two positions, we predict Callum Robinson will drop out after being “non-existent” on the weekend, with Andy Carroll coming again in subsequent to Karlan Grant.
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