With Leeds United beginning to fall apart, again, West Brom have been handed a golden opportunity to gain some much-needed ground on their Championship rivals tonight when Stoke City come to town.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 19, 2020
A win tonight will see the Baggies go four points clear of Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the Championship table and eight points above the play-off spots, and Slaven Bilic has done his best to hype up supporters for today’s now-massive game against the Potters, who come to the Hawthorns in 21st place.
Are West Brom going to bottle their position in the top-two?
No, we're too good to drop out
Yes, we're beginning to wobble
Three points will be crucial for West Brom in their quest for promotion back up to the Premier League, and Bilic’s comments leading up to tonight seemed to have done their job with plenty of supporters on social media now buzzing for today’s must-win game.
Here’s what plenty of West Brom supporters had to say on Twitter about tonight’s match…
We can beat any team in this league when we move the ball quickly and play forward facing the goal
We’ve recently played quite reserved, slow and backs to goal
Maybe Dianganas injury was the turning point in the change but hopefully tomorrow we can turn back and get back on track
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) January 19, 2020
Don’t worry boys! We are going to be promoted from the
first Champion position! Stoke will be run over tomorrow.
— Zoran Mirković (@ZoranMirkovi9) January 19, 2020
How can u not just love this man
— Ben Harvey (@BenHarv64635082) January 19, 2020
— Stuart blade (@BladeStuart) January 19, 2020
3-0 win or something along those lines tomorrow please
— Callum (@CallumWBA_) January 19, 2020
Exactly Slav…We are a seriously reduced threat when Grady is out…but otherwise steady we you go…
— Dickos (@RichardHenbury) January 19, 2020
West Brom are yet to win a Championship game in 2020, meaning there is some pressure tonight for the Baggies to deliver.