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Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion 1st place at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon after both scooped seven points from their first three championship games.
While the Rovers ousted Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening, the Baggies beat potential promotion rivals Sheffield United with a 4-0 result.
Prediction for this match
With chief playmaker Matheus Pereira After leaving the Hawthorns earlier this month, some West Brom supporters would have believed their side could fight for goals in the first few weeks of the season.
However, the Baggies have scored nine times in three games, including four clean sheets against a Sheffield United side that haven’t adapted to life below Slavisa Jokanovic.
While the Blades seem to be grappling with their own problems, full credit should be given Valerien Ishmael and a group of players looking motivated to make an immediate return to the Premier League.
Goals are scored from all areas of the pitch, especially from Callum Robinson showing signs that he can make the difference at this level.
While more additions and exits are likely to take place before the end of the month, West Brom and Fulham are currently looking a class above the other.
Still, Blackburn will have a different perception of recent events as they have accumulated the same number of points as the visitors.
All in all, with wins against Swansea City and Nottingham Forest, Rovers emerged as a surprising place in the top 6.
With a believable draw at Millwall in between, Tony Mowbray will be full of optimism before some new faces arrive at the club.
While Mowbray will be careful to challenge the status quo with just one change in three games, further increases in numbers can only benefit the rovers in the long run.
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Fitness issues later aside, Ismael can feel comfortable choosing the same West Brom players who faced Sheffield United.
While Semi-Ajayi, Adam Reach and Matt Phillips are all options, if Ismael prefers to introduce fresh legs, they are more likely to stay on the substitute bench.
Despite Blackburn’s success at Forest, Mowbray will consider moving to a chain of three that match the line-up of the guests.
However with Ryan Nyambe struggling with an Achilles tendon injury, he can stay with the team that was presented at the City Ground.
Leighton Clarksonwho recently arrived from Liverpool is expected to remain among the substitutes.
Blackburn Rovers possible starting line-up:
Kaminski; Carter, Lenihan, Ayala, Pickering; Travis, Rothwell; Gallagher, Buckley, Brereton Diaz; Dolan
West Bromwich Albion possible starting line-up:
Johnstone; Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Clarke, Townsend; Diangana, Livermore, Mowatt; Robinson, Grant
Probability: Blackburn Rovers 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
With Blackburn playing with confidence and character right now, this game might prove closer than some people expect. That said, we can’t fight the Baggies right now, who should be strong enough at either end of the pitch to win this game.
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