West Brom manager Slaven Bilic is predicted to make three changes to his starting line-up for the match against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night.
Albion will travel to Hillsborough without scoring in any of their last four Championship matches and desperately in need of a win to spark fresh life into a stuttering bid for automatic promotion.
In an effort to address West Brom’s poor form, we expect Bilic to make a number of changes and switch to a 4-3-3 formation he used before the season was suspended.
Matt Phillips, Grady Diangana and Hal Robson-Kanu are all predicted to be dropped from Bilic’s side with Filip Krovinovic, Callum Robinson and Charlie Austin coming in.
Diangana is unlikely to be able to play two matches in less than a week as he only returned to the West Brom starting line-up for the first time since January when he started against Brentford on Friday. Robinson is an obvious replacement if Bilic opts to drop the on-loan West Ham winger.
Phillips has been in poor form and he’s the one who could be sacrificed so that Bilic can bring Krovinovic back in and play a 4-3-3 formation.
Up front, Robson-Kanu could be replaced by Austin, who was an unused substitute at Brentford on Friday.
We predict Sam Johnstone to start in goals behind a back-four of Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Ahmed Hegazi and Kieran Gibbs.
Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers and Krovinovic could line up in the midfield with Matheus Pereira on the right-wing and Callum Robinson on the left in support of striker Austin.
In other West Brom news, Bilic is eyeing up a move for this West Ham defender.