West Brom v Brighton: match preview

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West Brom need to beat Brighton as time ebbs away for them to save their season. Sam Allardyce appears to have finally shored up their defensive problems, only two goals conceded in West Brom’s past four games, with the introduction of Okay Yokuslu as a holding midfielder but West Brom are 11 points from safety and are not scoring enough goals to win matches. Allardyce will hope Brighton are still baring the scars of a gutting last-minute defeat to Crystal Palace. The incentive of not dropping further into danger should give Graham Potter ample motivation though. Potter can flex his superior tactical knowledge and deliver a welcome win. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue The Hawthorns

Last season n/a

Referee Lee Mason

This season G9 Y15 R0 1.66 cards/season

Odds H 33-10 A Evens D 12-5

WEST BROM

Subs from Lonergan, Button, Grosicki, Harper, Edwards, Kipré, Diangana, Livermore, Robinson, Grant, Peltier, Gibbs

Doubtful None

Injured Snodgrass (calf, Mar)

Suspended Ajayi (one match)

Discipline Y35 R4

Form LDLLDD

Leading scorer Pereira 5

BRIGHTON

Subs from Steele, Zeqiri, Walton, Sanders, Tau, Ferguson, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, Karbownik, Welbeck, Pröpper, Izquierdo, Jahanbakhsh, Lamptey

Doubtful Lamptey (thigh)

Injured Webster (ankle, Apr), Andone (knee, Apr), March (knee, next season)

Suspended None

Discipline Y34 R3

Form DWWDDL

Leading scorer Maupay 7