David Prutton predicts West Brom clash v Millwall
West Brom host Millwall on Saturday when Championship action resumes after the international break, and David Prutton is predicting a home win.
Valerien Ismael’s side are yet to lose a league game in 2021-22, winning four and drawing once so far, and they are one of the early favourites for promotion.
On the other hand, Millwall have won just once, drawing twice and losing twice, and Prutton does not see them leaving The Hawthorns with a result.
The Sky Sports pundit wrote in his weekly column before predicting a 3-1 win in the favour of the hosts: “West Brom proved against Peterborough before the international break that they can win the types of ugly, scrappy games you need to if you are going to push in this league.
“It was the kind of victory you may well look back on as pivotal at the end of a promotion-winning season.
“Millwall got their first win of the campaign against Blackpool before the break, but two weeks off and a tough trip to The Hawthorns may well halt any momentum they could have built from that. Home win for me.”
The Baggies may have secured a hard-fought win the last time out, but they are not likely to struggle against the visitors tomorrow.
They have lost Dara O’Shea to a long-term injury, but have brought in free agent Kean Bryan as a replacement and that should not be an issue.
O’Shea has been one of West Brom’s best players this season, though, scoring twice and helping the team to two clean sheets in their first five Championship games of the season.
Ismael’s side will be keen to prove that they have enough depth in their squad, and facing Millwall without their centre-back gives them a chance to show that.
While a straightforward victory is expected for the hosts, Gary Rowett’s side will be looking to show that they have what it takes to string back-to-back league wins together this season, and coming up against such a motivated team could prove tricky for West Brom.
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