Mark Lawrenson has predicted that West Brom will slump to another defeat to Tottenham on Sunday, with Spurs coming out 2-0 winners.
That would leave them still looking for their first win in the Premier League with Slaven Bilic’s position under fire.
Writing in his regular BBC column Lawrenson said, “Tottenham beat Brighton last week despite not being totally convincing, but I don’t mind that. They are getting better as a team and, while they are doing that, they are getting positive results as well.
“It is a different story with West Brom. They will need 36 points or so to stay up, but at the moment I don’t know where they are going to get them from with what they have got.
“The Baggies have had their moments in games, but they only seem to last 20 or 30 minutes and that is not enough to see them through.”
This is a critical game for West Brom, with John Percy claiming that Bilic’s job is in threat if they suffer a heavy defeat the hands of Spurs.
If a manager was looking to save his job, he wouldn’t appreciate looking at the fixture list and seeing Tottenham and Man United away as the next two fixtures.
Tottenham are third in the league at the moment and flying, with Harry Kane and Son scoring goals galore.
However, as Lawrenson says, they haven’t been totally convincing yet this season and Ole Gunnar Solskjær is having his own issues at Man United.
They’re only three places above West Brom who are themselves in the bottom three.
Bilic has called for his West Brom players to be more “streetwise” and “dirty” and it will be fascinating to see if he can get a reaction out of them.
If he can’t, it could be the end of the line for a manager who was celebrating promotion just a few months back.