Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 29 Goals 28 (50)
(22) 16 Assists 19 (36)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
27.9 Average Age 30
181.1 Average Height (cm) 184.3
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(45%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 53% (51%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.5)
(1.5) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Wes Brown Out N/A
James McFadden Doubtful 6
Player Reason Status Rating
Jerome Thomas Doubtful 6.28
Craig Dawson Doubtful 6.59
Ben Foster Doubtful 6.75
Gareth McAuley Doubtful 6.86

Team News

  • Wes Brown continues to miss out through injury, with James McFadden also a doubt, though Craig Gardner returns from suspension.
  • James McClean's state of mind is likely to be monitored by Martin O'Neill after it was revealed that the young winger had received death threats, so he may stay on the bench for now.
  • With no fresh injury concerns the Black Cats could field the same XI that won at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
  • Ben Foster remains a doubt through injury and may not be rushed back to action following the capable displays of Boaz Myhill in his absence.
  • Gareth McAuley missed the 2-1 win over Chelsea with a hamstring injury but should be back in contention to replace Tamas at the back.
  • Romelu Lukaku is back available after sitting out against his parent club but is unlikely to replace Shane Long, who starred in the win last weekend.

Prediction

  • West Brom are unbeaten in their last 5 matches against Sunderland, winning 4 and drawing the other 2-2 in this fixture last season at the Stadium of Light.
  • O'Neill's side have only lost 2 of their 7 home games this season and finally found their feet in front of goal last weekend to score more than once in a game for only the second time thus far.
  • The hosts will find it harder to do so against a West Brom side that have conceded just 13 goals in 12 games, though Sunderland have also been resolute at the back and this game, if at all, may be separated by a single goal.
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Comments (1)

 
  • lukaku is rated with 7 although he gave 1 assist scored one and shot on post even though he came in near the 70th min! in my eyes: underrated!

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