Competition: Premier League – West Brom vs. Burnley
Venue: The Hawthorns – Monday, November 21 – 20:00 GMT (15:00 ET)
Match Odds: West Brom 10/11 – Draw 23/10 – Burnley 7/2
The Baggies most recent outing saw them pick up a 2-1 away win at last year’s champions, Leicester City – all the more impressive considering the Foxes hadn’t suffered a home league defeat for 20 games.
That win would have given West Brom a huge confidence boost following a run of five games without a win going into it.
Tony Pulis will hope his side have now turned a corner and can make a real challenge to finish in the top half of the table this season – a win here would be the first time they’ve recorded consecutive victories this season.
Confidence will be equally high in the Burnley camp after a dramatic last minute winner from Ashley Barnes secured a 3-2 win at home to Crystal Palace last time out.
The Clarets are undefeated in their last three games (W2, D1) and a win here would lift them into ninth place, sending out a real statement to anyone who thought they’d be this year’s whipping boys.
Sean Dyche will be hoping his side can improve on their poor away record however, as results have been hard to come by away from Turf Moor (D1, L3).
The last time these two sides played each other, it ended in a 2-2 draw at Turf Moor back in February 2015. The previous meeting at The Hawthorns saw West Brom run out comfortable 4-0 winners in September 2014.
West Brom could still be without both Saido Berahino (fitness) and Nacer Chadli (knee surgery), while striker Salomon Rondon should return to action following a hamstring injury.
Burnley defender Stephen Ward is a doubt as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury which kept him out of the home win against Crystal Palace a few weeks ago.
West Brom’s last five: D/D/L/L/W
Burnley’s last five: L/L/W/D/W
Key Stat: Burnley haven’t won at The Hawthorns since 1969. They’ve played there on ten occasions since then in all competitions, drawing twice and losing the other eight.
Key Player: Matt Phillips – He scored the winner for the Baggies at Leicester and really impressed. He’ll be looking to build on that with another fine performance here.
West Brom 1-1 Burnley – West Brom and Burnley will be confident from their previous results and a draw would probably be a reasonable outcome for both sides. Score draw.