Mark Lawrenson has backed West Brom to pick up another point against Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The BBC pundit has predicted that the Baggies will draw 1-1 against the Blades at the Hawthorns in an early-season six-pointer.

Both sides go into the game without a win under their belts, and they will be targeting this as a must-win clash in the midlands.

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Writing in his BBC predictions column, Lawrenson claimed that both sides could cancel each other out, despite both having a “big chance” to get that first win.

“There are various reasons why these two sides are the bottom two, and one of them is a lack of goals,” he said.

“The Baggies and the Blades are also the only sides yet to win in the top flight this season, and both of them have no doubt earmarked this game as a big chance to put that right.

“Things don’t always work out like that, though, which is why I am going for another draw.”

Three points around corner

West Brom are close to that first win, and every week they have been getting better.

With better officiating and much more luck, the Baggies could easily have been celebrating four or six points from recent games with Spurs and Manchester United.

Albion were superb against the Red Devils, and coming up against a struggling side such as Sheffield United could be exactly what they need to kickstart their season.

Bilic has confirmed that the Baggies are back to full strength, with Jake Livermore returning to the fold – a massive boost to have the skipper back.

Confidence will be high, and another improvement on last week will surely leave the Albion with three points, not just one.

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