West Brom v Arsenal : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 01-01-2021 9:56 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 1-01-2021 09:56 PM (2 months ago)

Date Saturday 2nd January,2021
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium The Hawthorns
Referee  Martin Atkinson (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

West Brom
West Brom will again be without the services of Conor Townsend through injury, while Jake Livermore is still absent as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension.

Kieran Gibbs is also a doubt to face his former club, having picked up a thigh injury ahead of the Leeds clash, while Kyle Bartley and Hal Robson-Kanu are likely to be unavailable.

Allardyce is expected to recall Matheus Pereira to his starting XI on Saturday, while Branislav Ivanovic and Filip Krovinovic are also in contention. The experienced manager is likely to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes, though, despite the disappointing showing against Leeds.
West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, O'Shea, Peltier; Robinson, Pereira, Sawyers, Gallagher, Diangana; Grant
West Bromwich Albion Premier League form: LLDLDL

As for Arsenal, Thomas Partey and Reiss Nelson are both still absent through injury, while Gabriel Magalhaes will again miss out, with the centre-back recently testing positive for coronavirus.

Willian and David Luiz should be available following illness, although it would not be a surprise to see both players on the bench as the team have performed impressively without them.

Bukayo Saka is expected to be fit despite picking up a slight issue against Brighton, meaning that the Gunners could be unchanged from Tuesday's clash. Alexandre Lacazette for Gabriel Martinelli is a possibility, but the former has been excellent since his return from injury and could therefore keep his spot.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Elneny, Xhaka; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Aubameyang

Arsenal Premier League form: LLDLWW
Arsenal form (all competitions): LDLLWW

Prediction: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Arsenal

Posted: at 1-01-2021 09:56 PM (2 months ago) | Hero