West Bromwich Albion will seek to add to their weekend win when they travel to West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday night. Sam Allardyce picked up a first win in charge of the Baggies when they beat Wolves away at the weekend 3-2, an impressive improvement given they had to rally after the home side at gone in ahead at the interval.
A midweek win would take West Brom up above Fulham into 18th, two points from safety – albeit having played more games than both the Craven Cottage side and Burnley, who are 16th.
There’s also a considerable challenge facing them with an in-form West Ham team, who have not lost in the last four and have just one defeat in eight across all competitions.
David Moyes’ side beat Burnley last time out and have racked up clean sheets in each of their last four outings, including the FA Cup, and can move into a potential Europa League spot if they claim another victory here, highlighting the great strides made this season by the Hammers after battling against relegation for much of the second half of last term.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
The game takes place on Tuesday, 19 January and kicks off at 6pm.
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. The game can also be streamed via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
Arthur Masuaku and Fabian Balbuena should be the only injury absentees for West Ham, who hope to have Michail Antonio available.
West Brom are without Karlan Grant and Grady Diangana, both injured, while it remains to be seen whether the duo of Matt Phillips and Sam Johnstone recover from positive coronavirus tests.
WHU: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
WBA: Button; O’Shea, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs; Sawyers, Livermore; Snodgrass, Pereira, Grosicki; Robinson
The Hammers have been extremely solid of late and should be optimistic about picking up another three points. West Ham 2-0 West Brom.