West Bromwich Albion Match Preview

Following the disappointment of only picking up a draw against Brighton and Hove Albion at The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday, West Ham United play their second consecutive away game tonight as they travel to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.

Due to results around them not going in their favour over the weekend, the Hammers are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table and will be looking to clinch a first win since the success over Burnley at Turf Moor on May 3.

The visitors will be wanting to get back to winning ways against Sam Allardyce’s men and should they do so, it will mean that they have amassed a club record ninth victory on the road this campaign. Not only that, they would have also completed their seventh double of the season after beating them 2-1 in the reverse fixture back on 19 January.

Although the Baggies were promoted at the end of last term, they have already been relegated after their return to the Sky Bet Championship was confirmed after their recent 3-1 defeat by Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium.

Craig Dawson is set to retain his place in defence against his former club, while Saïd Benrahma will hope to be restored to the starting line-up after getting his long-awaited first goal for the Irons against the Seagulls four days ago. If the Algerian is selected, then it could mean a change of formation for David Moyes with Jarrod Bowen dropping to the bench, leaving Michail Antonio to play the lone striker’s role.

Robert Snodgrass was ineligible to play when the two teams last met as an agreement had been struck between the two clubs before his transfer to the Black Country was completed and he will also miss this encounter due to a back injury, while it remains to be seen whether Grady Diangana will feature for the home side.

Tonight’s match is an 8:15pm kick-off with live coverage being screened by Sky Sports from 8pm. The referee is Michael Oliver.