Date: 14th September 2018 at 7:00am
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West Bromwich Albion make the short trip this Friday evening to St Andrew’s Stadium to face off against local rivals Birmingham City.

We come into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory over Stoke City prior to the September international break kicking in, whilst the opposition played out a scoreless draw with Queens Park Rangers.

Sitting in ninth place in the Championship table with three wins in the last five, we’re six points ahead of Birmingham and they are still searching for their first win of the 2018/19 league campaign and given relative form it would take a brave man to think that’ll change this weekend.

Football isn’t always that easy to call though, but form certainly favours us so far this year.

Head coach Darren Moore has no fresh injury concerns to contend with that I’m aware of as I type, so I don’t expect to see any changes from the last game.

Johnstone,
Hegazi, Bartley, Dawson,
Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, Gibbs,
Barnes,
Rodriguez, Gayle.

The front three especially should have more than enough about them to ensure victory on this one with their pace and movement and although I don’t expect changes for this one given the derby nature of the game, if Moore is considering some rotation, I think he’ll save that for the midweek clash against Bristol City if he wants to get minutes into others.

 

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