West Brom – Newcastle: Steve Bruce and Sam Allardyce have matched wits 18 occasions, however few carry the import of No. 19, scheduled for Sunday when Newcastle visits West Brom on the Hawthorns (begin time 7am ET on NBCSN and on-line through NBCSports.com).
Newcastle opens the day simply three factors above the underside three with a match-in-hand on 18th-place Fulham and a nine-point benefit on West Brom with the identical match-in-hand.
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The Magpies have simply two wins since beating Slaven Bilic’s Baggies 2-1 on December 12 however are coming off a 1-1 draw with Wolves.
West Brom fell 1-0 to Everton on Thursday, a primary loss in 4 outings to thwart Allardyce’s bid to keep away from his first ever Premier League relegation.
Remarkably, Bruce and Allardyce maintain matching 7W-4D-7L data towards one another and Sunday marks the primary time Brucie and Huge Sam have managed towards one another since a 3-0 West Ham win over Hull Metropolis in 2015.
West Brom is wholesome and has been enjoying significantly better in latest weeks, although the Baggies will pay attention to the seven subject gamers to go 90 minutes at Everton on Thursday.
Newcastle’s assault has been decimated, with high gamers Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson, and Miguel Almiron out for some time and placing emphasis on Joelinton, Andy Carroll, and former Baggies star Dwight Gayle to ship targets.
Fabian Schar can also be out for Newcastle. Emil Krafth and Federico Fernandez are query marks whereas Javi Manquillo is predicted to overlook out.
Odds and ends (full odds offered by our accomplice, PointsBet)
Huge Sam’s Baggies is perhaps coming off a Thursday match however they’re favored to win at house towards the injury-hit Magpies. West Brom pays +140 for a win and +215 comes for a draw, whereas a Newcastle victory nets +200.
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It’s acquired 0-0 or 1-0 written throughout it, and don’t be stunned if it comes right down to a second of magic given the standard of West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Newcastle’s 1-2 punch of Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow. The perfect playmaker left for Newcastle is Jonjo Shelvey, whereas West Brom has a bonafide creator in Matheus Pereira. However this one’s extra about defending and each units of fullbacks may be challenged by crosses. Is there a objective right here? West Brom 0-1 Newcastle.
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