A confident West Ham will be hoping to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Burnley when they host Sam Allardyce’s relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night at the London Stadium.
Michael Antonio marked his return to the starting XI in place of Sebastian Haller, who has now joined Ajax, with a spectacular performance. His first goal since October was crucial for the the Irons as they recorded their third consecutive win in all competitions.
West Ham will be eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet as a win for the Hammers will boost their chances of securing an European berth.
After a winless run of five matches, Sam Allardyce finally secured his first win as West Brom manager in Saturday’s Black Country Derby against Wolves.
Sam Allardyce’s side relied heavily on their dead-ball expertise again to claw their way back into the game against Nuno Espirito Santos’ side, and two spot-kicks from Matheus Pereira proved decisive at Molineux.
Big Sam has a huge task of saving the Baggies from the drop zone and he will hope that his troops will turn up once again like they did on Saturday against Wolves.
West Ham United vs West Bromwich Albion Head-to-Head
Tuesday’s game will be the 21st match between both sides in the Premier League with both side squaring off 106 times in the past. The Baggies have the slightest edge over their Tuesday opponents with 41 wins. West Ham United, on the other hand, have won 40 games, while 25 games played among the two sides have ended in a draw.
The last time these two sides played against each other was in January last year in the FA Cup in which West Brom won 1-0.
West Ham United Team News
West Ham could welcome back Fabián Balbuena after the Paraguay international missed the last four matches while self-isolating after coming into contact with a person who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Arthur Masuaku remains sidelined after undergoing surgery to remedy a long-standing knee injury for another two months.
West Brom Team News
Robert Snodgrass and Grady Diang could face their former club, while Conor Gallagher could return after missing the win over Wolves through suspension.
Striker Karlan Grant is out with a cracked bone in his foot, while goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and winger Matt Phillips are both out after testing positive for COVID-19.
West Ham United vs West Bromwich Albion Predicted Lineups
West Ham United Predicted XI (4-3-3):
Lucasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio, Said BenrahmaWest
Bromwich Albion Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):
David Button, Kieran Gibbs, Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, Dara O’Shea, Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers, Robert Snodgrass, Kamil Grosicki, Matheus Pereira, Callum Robinson
Referee: Graham Scott
Assistant Referees: Neil Davies and Simon Long
Fourth Official: Gavin Ward
VAR: Darren England
Assistant VAR: Stephen Child