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West Bromwich Albion FC vs Newcastle United, free match prediction 07 Mar 2021

07 Mar 2021 | 17:30 | West Bromwich, The Hawthorns
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West Brom can close the gap on woeful Newcastle this weekend with both battling for survival

  • West Brom are nine points behind Newcastle, and safety
  • They’ve lost just two of their last five but have 11 games to save season
  • Newcastle have sleepwalked into a relegation battle with one win from five

West Brom 1-1 Newcastle

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: West Bromwich, The Hawthorns

WEST BROMWICH ALBION FC vs NEWCASTLE UNITED Match Preview & Analysis

Being two of the dullest teams to watch in the Premier League, it’s no surprise that West Brom and Newcastle are battling relegation, with the home team strong favourites to go down in a couple of months’ time.

West Brom have been marginally better since the appointment of Sam Allardyce at the back end of 2020, but nowhere near the standard required to stay up in this league.

In their midweek fixture, they were beaten 1-0 by Everton, but had shown better form previous to that with five points from their last three matches.

Newcastle have been on the slide since 19th December when they sat 12th in the league. With nine defeats from their next 14 games, the Magpies have slowly but surely sunk towards the bottom of the table and are now in serious danger of going down.

With neither side known for their positive play right now, it’s hard imagining that this will be a classic.

Teams Preview

West Bromwich Albion FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): LDDWL

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Conceded just one goal in last five hours of football

     Good record against fellow bottom six clubs

Reasons to be fearful:

     Grady Diangana and Kieran Gibbs likely to remain out

     Conceded the most home goals in a season since 1964

West Brom’s form has certainly improved of late. Before their defeat to Everton in midweek, they had gone three games without defeat and have conceded just one goal in their last five hours of play.

Unfortunately, it’s what’s come across the rest of the season which has led the club to be on the verge of relegation. They’ve let in an extraordinary amount of goals, the most at home of any club at this stage of a campaign in almost 60 years.

Here, they’ll be without one of their talented youngsters, Grady Diangana, as well as they experienced Kieran Gibbs at full back.

If West Brom are to beat the odds and survive the drop, this is one of the games that they simply must win.

Star Man – Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Has great ability, and deserves more quality from his teammates right now. He can inspire his side to victory here.

Newcastle United Preview

Form Guide (all comps): LWLLD

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Beat West Brom in their first meeting of the season

     Lost just five of their 23 meetings

Reasons to be fearful:

     Missing their three top attackers

     Claimed just nine points from the last 45 available

It’s been a poor couple of weeks for Newcastle, both on and off the pitch, with a string of dreadful results drawing them closer to the danger zone, and reports of a training ground bust-up between the manager and his players making the headlines.

They’ve suffered eight defeats so far in 2021, level with Southampton, with just two victories coming since the turn of the year.

More bad news sees Saint-Maximin and Almiron join top scorer Callum Wilson on the treatment table, meaning that the Magpies’’ best three attacking players are unavailable.

Against West Brom, they are unlikely to throw caution to the wind and go for the win, though should they lose here, and Fulham win, then Newcastle will find themselves in the bottom three.

Star Man – Joelinton

Has only three goals this season, but in the absence of his injured teammates, must step up here


WEST BROMWICH ALBION FC vs NEWCASTLE UNITED Winning Prediction

     A match of few chances

     Both teams to miss injured players

     A draw the most likely result

A draw is the better result for Newcastle rather than West Brom here, with the home side surely sensing an opportunity for victory.

Neither side will completely throw off the shackles, knowing that defeat could be disastrous to their chances of survival.

With key strikers missing on both sides, a draw is likely here.

West Brom 1-1 Newcastle

Author: Ross B.