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- Both teams have scored in five of WBA’s last seven league games.
- Both teams have found the net in six of West Ham’s last eight league fixtures.
- West Ham have dropped points in four of their last five league matches.
- West Brom have lost just two of their last eight league games at home.
Baggies still showing some fight
West Brom came to within a whisker of earning what would have been a deserved share of the spoils against Liverpool on Sunday after they were denied a draw by a remarkable-headed equalizer from keeper Alisson.
The Baggies performed well for long spells against the Reds, just like they did in their defeat to Arsenal just before that, and despite their relegation already being confirmed, Albion are enjoying playing for pride.
That in turn has made their games entertaining spectacles for the most part and five of their last seven assignments have produced goals at both ends.
West Ham’s dreams up in smoke
A run of just one win in five Premier League fixtures has left West Ham’s hopes of securing European football in tatters, though they still have plenty of incentives to win their final two games of the campaign.
A sixth-place finish would represent the Irons’ best top-tier return since their fifth-place berth in 1999, though they will need to rediscover their waning goal-scoring touch to beat Burnley.
Jesse Lingard – who hasn’t score from open play in his last five appearances – has gone of the boil in particular, though the loan star has a couple of career goals against Albion.
Goals at both ends at the Hawthorns?
West Brom have been happy to go toe-to-toe with their opponents under Sam Allardyce in the final two months of the season, and both teams have hit the net in five of their last seven games as a result.
On Wednesday, the Baggies will be aiming to trade blows with a West Ham team whose game have produced action at both end in six out of their last eight matches, and bettors are advised to stick to the same market this week.
WBA were denied what looked a perfectly good goal against Liverpool and had it stood, they would have scored at least twice for the fifth time in seven league games.
Our 2-2 correct score prediction tips Albion to get the rub of the green this time in what could develop into an exciting end-of-season tussle in the West Midlands.
WBA have lost just two of their last eight matches on their own patch and a West Ham oufit with their confidence draining by the game could drop more points against their dogged hosts.
West Bromwich Albion injuries and team news
Branislav Ivanovic and Robert Snodgrass are WBA’s only injury worries, so expect to see the crux of the same XI that played against Liverpool last time out.
West Ham injures and team news
Manuel Lanzini and Arthur Masuaku are both rated as doubtful for West Ham, though David Moyes has a clean bill of health elsewhere. Said Benrahma could come into the XI following his goal-scoring heroics off the bench against Brighton.
- 18 Jun