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West Bromwich Albion Vs Burnley Preview, Predicted Line-Ups, Key Men And Odds

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Sourav Bhakat
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West Bromwich Albion will welcome Burnley tonight in what is expected to be a battle of equals between the 13th and 9th placed teams respectively. Burnley have been one of the surprise packages of this season as they have already pulled off a couple of upsets. A 2-0 win against Liverpool and a 0-0 draw against Manchester United adorns their achievements list of this season till now. Sean Dyche will be confident of getting his gameplan right and last gameweek’s away draw against the Red Devils will give them a boost going into this winnable fixture.

West Bromwich Albion would have been gutted with the International break coming right after their win against reigning Champions at the King Power Stadium. The result ended their 5-match winless run and Pulis would have been encouraged by the display. Both the teams are coming into the match on the back of positive results and will look to prolong that sequence here which will make it for interesting viewing.

TEAM NEWS

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

West Brom will continue to be without striker Saido Berahino, who has not played since September and will return to a conditioning camp in France as he continues to regain full fitness.

Salomon Rondon has recovered from a hamstring injury, but Nacer Chadli may miss out after minor knee surgery.

BURNLEY

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has no fresh injury concerns.

Defender Stephen Ward remains doubtful with the hamstring problem which kept him out of the win over Crystal Palace.

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

WEST BROMWICH ALBION (4-2-3-1)

Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Fletcher, Yacob; Phillips, Morrison, Brunt; Rondon

BURNLEY (4-1-4-1)

Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Defour; Arfield, Marney, Hendrick, Gudmundsson; Vokes

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KEY MEN

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

SALOMON RONDON

The Venezuela striker has recovered from injury and his return will give a huge boost to the team with Nacer Chadli expected to start from the bench due to a knee issue. Rondon is their 2nd highest goalscorer with 3 goals and an assist and if the Baggies are to pocket the 3 points it is expected Rondon will play a big part in that. Chadli’s potential absence will be felt but West Brom need to provide their striker with proper service to  Rondon.

BURNLEY

SAM VOKES

Vokes has thrived in a different role than what he is used to and will need to come up with the goods once again. He is their highest scorer this season and a lot of the attacking responsibility will be on him as with 4 goals he is way ahead of the others in the team with 4 players with a single goal.

BETTING ODDS

WEST BROMWICH ALBION- 10/11

DRAW- 12/5

BURNLEY- 15/4

 

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