Looking to pick up another Premier League scalp and book their spot in the quarter-final of this year’s FA Cup, West Brom will welcome Newcastle to the Hawthorns on Tuesday night.
While the Baggies may have seen their winning run come to an abrupt end against a struggling Wigan over the weekend, Slaven Bilić’s side still sit in pole position to end their top-flight exile having lost just one of their last seven matches across all competitions.
On the flip side, eventually playing out a 0-0 draw against Burnley on Saturday afternoon, Newcastle have continued on what has been a sluggish run of form over the past month.
Needing extra time to come past League One outfit Oxford last month, Tuesday’s guests have failed to win any of their last five Premier League appearances and now find themselves looking over their shoulder at the drop zone.
You might be interested to know that when the two sides last faced off back in 2018, West Brom picked up a 1-0 win and another victory for the Championship outfit can be found priced at 31/20 with Ladbrokes.
Baggies smelling an upset?
Missing out on what was a golden opportunity to once again extend their buffer at the top of the championship thanks to a shock 1-0 defeat against Wigan on Saturday, West Brom are simply looking for a response in midweek.
Still holding a one-point buffer over Leeds and dreaming of securing a Premier League return, the Baggies have still managed to win five of their last seven outings and should be boosted by what was an FA Cup upset last month.
Picking up a 1-0 win away West Ham, former Hammers boss Slaven Bilić could be calling on leading marksman Hal Robson-Kanu to lead their charge on Tuesday night.
Now the only player at the Hawthorns to reach double digits this season, the Wales international has been a standout performer for the Baggies this year and has now recorded three Championship goals in as many appearances.
You might be interested to know that the 30-year-old striker can be found priced at 12/5 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally against top-flight opposition in midweek.
The toothless Magpies
While Steve Bruce may have seen his side create a string of opportunities against Burnley over the weekend, Newcastle could only play out a 0-0 stalemate and have extended their Premier League winless run to five matches on the bounce.
With Matt Ritchie missing two golden chances on Saturday, there is no doubt that the former Sunderland boss will be most concerned by his side’s continued issues in the final third.
Failing to find the net in their last four top-flight matches on the spin, fans around the North East find their side in the midst of their worst attacking rut since September 2015.
With misfiring striker Joelinton managing to bag just a sole Premier League strike since his summer switch, Newcastle hold the worst attacking record in the top-tier with just 24 goals in their 28 appearances.
In fact, since the start of last season, Newcastle have played out seven goalless draws in the Premier League, more than any other side.
Failing to find the net in five of their last six matches across all formats, another Magpies blank can be found at 9/4 with Bet365.