Relegation battling West Bromwich Albion welcome Arsenal to The Hawthorns within the first Saturday Evening Soccer of 2021.
Victory would see the Baggies transfer nearer in the direction of security however their purpose distinction will maintain them second-bottom no matter what occurs right here, whereas Arsenal may leapfrog Wolves with a win if the latter lose at Brighton at teatime.
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Kieran Gibbs is a doubt for West Brom after withdrawing from Tuesday’s defeat to Leeds with a thigh pressure throughout pre-match warm-up.
Kyle Bartley (calf) plus Hal Robson-Kanu (wrist) are nonetheless in competition to function however Conor Townsend (knee) and Jake Livermore (suspension) stay absent.
Arsenal may have Bukayo Saka accessible for choice regardless of the teenager struggling a leg harm throughout Tuesday’s win at Brighton.
David Luiz and Willian are again in competition after recovering from sickness however Gabriel (Coronavirus) and Thomas Partey (thigh) are nonetheless absent.
- West Brom have taken 4 factors from their final 5 conferences towards Arsenal (W1, D1, L3).
- Arsenal have gained simply certainly one of their final 5 journeys to The Hawthorns (W1, D2, L2).
- 4 of final 5 conferences between West Brom and Arsenal at The Hawthorns noticed each groups rating with exception of a 1-0 win for the Gunners in November 2014.
- No Arsenal participant has been caught offside on extra events this season than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been offside on 11 events in 14 league appearances.
- West Brom have conceded a league-high 35 objectives of their 16 league video games this season.
After a shambolic defensive show on Tuesday towards Leeds regardless of displaying respectable power when attacking, I hope we see extra spirit from West Brom right here which was evident of their draw at Liverpool final weekend.
Arsenal in the meantime had been sloppy of their win over Brighton on Tuesday with poor defending and an absence of ending with exception of Alexandre Lacazette’s winner, so I anticipate to see enchancment right here in the event that they need to push for a win.
West Brom although have essentially the most enchancment to make so if Arsenal can produce an attacking efficiency like they did on Boxing Day, I can see only one end result coming right here.
Prediction: WBA 0-3 Arsenal