Probable Lineups

4-5-1
  • Long
  • 6.76735294117647
  • Huth
  • 6.97685714285714
  • Adam
  • 6.61148148148148
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(50) 28 Goals 21 (33)
(35) 18 Assists 14 (20)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
30 Average Age 28.7
184.3 Average Height (cm) 189
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(51%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 61% (59%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.4)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Foster Out 6.94433333333333
Craig Dawson Out 6.59
Player Reason Status Rating
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Marc Wilson Out 6.9121052631579
Andy Wilkinson Out 6.61458333333333
Michael Owen Doubtful 6.1375
Peter Crouch Doubtful 7.09970588235294

Team News

  • Ben Foster remains out after minor surgery on a groin injury so Boaz Myhill will start between the posts once again.
  • Youssuf Mulumbu and Jonas Olsson overcame knocks to play the full 90 minutes at Swansea in midweek and it seems both will be fine to start against Stoke.
  • Shane Long was rested for that match and despite Romelu Lukaku scoring the Baggies' only goal, Long will be odds on to start up front.
  • Gera and Brunt will vie fo the left midfield berth.
  • Peter Crouch was subbed off shortly before half time during the win over Newcastle in midweek with a knock to his head, and it is as of yet unclear whether he will be fit to play.
  • Kenwyne Jones and Cameron Jerome will be waiting in the wings if Crouch does not make it.
  • Otherwise Tony Pulis will field an unchanged starting XI with Shotton and Cameron at full back with Wilkinson and Wilson still out.

Prediction

  • After winning 4 matches in a row to take them up to third in the table, West Brom were thoroughly outplayed at the Liberty Stadium by an on-form Swansea side. They are still 4th but it remains to be seen how long they can stay in the top 4 with the competition really starting to hot up and many suggesting they won't be there for long.
  • Back on home soil the Baggies will be favourites, particularly against a Stoke side that have not yet won away from home and have only netted 6 times in 7 away games.
  • Stoke have won 4 of their last 5 games at the Hawthorns, but the tides are turned this season in terms of West Brom being the higher placed side in the table. They are playing the better football and look set to extend their impressive home run of 6 wins from 7 games.
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