West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Predictions
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- West Brom have lost just three of their last ten Premier League fixtures.
- Wolves have won only two of their last eight league games.
- West Brom beat Wolves 3-2 when the teams last met in January.
- Albion have lost just one of their last six home assignments.
Baggies ready for derby test
West Brom’s return to the Championship is all but confirmed, though the Baggies have retained a competitive edge in the campaign’s final throes despite their impending demotion to the second-tier.
Albion were unlucky to see three points slip through their fingers when Aston Villa notched the latest of levellers against them last week, and their run of just three defeats in their last ten Premier League assignments shines a light on Sam Allardyce’s considerable influence.
Big Sam would love to give the Baggies’ supporters one more thing to shout about before their relegation and a win in the Black Country Derby against Wolves on Monday would be just the ticket.
Wolves’ miserable campaign continues
Having steadied themselves with successive 1-0 wins over two of the division’s bottom three, Fulham and Sheffield United, Wolves returned to earth with a thump against Burnley last time out.
Wanderers were battered 4-0 by the rampant Clarets at Molineux – their third reverse on in four matches on their own patch – and the manner of their defeat will have softened their resolve ahead of another tough test against their local rivals WBA on Monday.
Baggies to claim bragging rights
Sam Allardyce secured his first win as WBA boss in the first Black Country Derby of the campaign back in January in a pulsating five-goal thriller at Molineux, and the Baggies can bookend their season in style with another derby win on Monday.
Wolves will have been flattened by their rout at the hands of Burnley and an Albion side playing with their tails up following some good performances will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of facing a Wanderers team low on self-belief.
West Brom have lost just one of their last six fixtures at the Hawthorns and they are worth backing to pocket another positive result there at Wolves expense, while our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the Baggies to hit the net multiple times for the fourth time in five Premier League matches.
West Bromwich Albion injuries and team news
Robert Snodgrass and Branislav Ivanovic are injury concerns for West Brom and Sam Allardyce could choose to keep faith with the same XI that almost snatched a victory at Aston Villa.
Wolverhampton injures and team news
Raul Jimenz, Pedro Neto and Jonny are all out for Wolves, while there are alsou doubts about the availability of Joao Moutinho and Marcal.