Football Predictions shows Sunday’s Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.
Two teams struggling to avoid relegation from the Premier League face each other on Sunday afternoon, as West Bromwich Albion to receive Newcastle United for the Hawthorns.
West Brom are eight points from Newcastle, after one more game, and simply need to win this match if they want to have a realistic chance of overcoming the crash.
Albion’s 1-0 home loss to Everton on Thursday – Richarlison scoring the only goal in the game right after the hour – ended the series of three unbeatable games.
The draws with Manchester United and Burnley, followed by a 1-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion, gave hope that another big breakout was possible.
Although the loss to Everton has somewhat detracted from these prospects, Sam AllardyceThe team’s men could end this weekend with six safety points if they beat Newcastle.
The Magpies are under immense pressure towards this competition, having won just two of the last 15 Premier League games in a series that dates back to mid-December.
The 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend at least ended United’s two-game losing streak, but Steve Bruce you will know that more is needed.
Newcastle performed better, with 13 different players attempting a shot on goal, which is the maximum for a Premier League team since Arsenal in April 2018.
However, having already lost the top scorer Callum Wilson by the end of March, United are now without other strikers Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin until next month.
The problems continue to escalate for Bruce, although a victory at The Hawthorns takes a lot of weight off his shoulders before games with Aston Villa and Brighton.
United won the reverse game 2-1 at St James’ Park in December, but West Brom have won seven points in their last four Premier League home games against Newcastle.
One point will certainly not be enough for Albion if they want to make up the difference in 17th place, while Newcastle will also see this as a chance to put three points on the scoreboard, establishing what must be an animated game.
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West Brom has no problems with serious injuries or suspension to face, lateral Kieran Gibbs being your only doubt for this game with an injury that prevents you from playing since January.
Robert Snodgrass returned to action as a reserve in the second half against Everton, while Hal Robson-Kanu it was also brought up in the same game, and both will fight to get started.
However, that would probably mean Matt Phillips giving up, a player who has been directly involved in five goals in his last four Premier League games against Newcastle.
As for visitors, they are left without the aforementioned Wilson, Almiron and Saint-Maximin trio for a foreseeable future.
Joelinton is, therefore, nailed at the beginning of the top, with Arsenal on loan Joe Willock providing some support.
After clashing with Chief Bruce this week, Matt Ritchie – a second-half substitute against Wolves – he is unlikely to have any role in the West Midlands.
Possible starting lineup for West Bromwich Albion:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend; Snodgrass, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu, Gallagher, Pereira; Diagne
Possible initial line-up for Newcastle United:
Dubravka; Murphy, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Hendrick, Hayden, Shelvey, Fraser; Willock, Joelinton
Probability: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Newcastle United
West Brom coach Allardyce will see this as a final chance for West Brom to revive their hopes for survival, dragging Newcastle further into the mire of relegation.
The two sides were in similar form last month and drew the last time they met at The Hawthorns, so we can see this one ending in a draw – a result that neither team will like.
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