May 16, 2021

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West Brom XI v Wolves predicted – squad, injury news


West Brom heads into tonight’s clash with their big rivals Wolves knowing the game is inescapable or relegation to the Championship is all but confirmed.

The Baggies are winless in two games and that saw them drop 11 points adrift to safety, with just five games to go.

What is your prediction for West Brom vs Wolves?

Albion wins

Draw

Draw

Wolves win

Wolves win

Sam Allardyce will need to secure his team selection spot, but what kind of line-up could we see at the Hawthorns tonight?

Here’s our XI predicted as Albion takes on Wolves in the Black Country Derby …

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Given the lack of solid options at his disposal, the 66-year-old boss was only able to make two changes to the side which drew 2-2 with Villa last time around.

One of them will surely come in defense after losing five goals in the last two games.

At Villa Park, Semi Ajayi replaced Dara O’Shea, which was perhaps a bit tough considering the Irishman’s performance in the Premier League, so he could come back but instead change his central defensive partnership , he could instead replace Darnell Furlong at right-back.

Conor Townsend is likely to keep his spot on the left, with Kieran Gibbs set to leave for MLS this summer, and those four fullbacks will be ahead of coveted goalscorer Sam Johnstone.


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The other change could come in the midfield as 21-year-old Chelsea jewel Conor Gallagher faces the ax after making his first start in four games last weekend.

Matty Phillips will push for a start under Big Sam, but his inclusion would come at a cost in the middle, as Matheus Pereira would surely move to center alongside Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with Callum Robinson continuing on the other flank.

So the lender valued at £ 10.8million could be the one to step aside.

At the top, Mbaye Diagne will likely remain the Baggies’ target man, which means Karlan Grant and Hal Robson-Kanu once again have to settle for a place on the bench.

AND in other news Journo drops a disturbing claim over West Brom’s “big game player” Big Sam will be gutted …