West Brom will be praying for a Premier League derby miracle this weekend as they make the short trip over to Aston Villa.

Sam Allardyce’s side are nine points adrift of safety as it stands in the Premier League with the Baggies only having six games to turn it around.

And with the stakes sky high in this West Midlands showdown, Allardyce will rotate his options after midweek defeat to Leicester.

Semi Ajayi and Conor Gallagher are both set to come back in as reinforcements with Conor Townsend and Callum Robinson potentials to drop out.

As for Villa, Dean Smith’s side look set to stroll on to the end of the campaign with safety already secured and Europe now out of their reach.

And with little left to play for, Smith will also shuffle his pack, with Maty Cash suspended and Jack Grealish injured, meaning Ahmed Elmohamady, Ross Barkley and Keinan Davis are all pushing for a recall.

And this gets going at 7pm tomorrow night at Villa Park.

To hear this story on your smart speaker just say “Open Sport Social and play me the Aston Villa/West Brom Match Preview”.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

About the author

Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan

Football Broadcast Journalist
Arsenal realist on the Sport Social team. Weekend reporter for Sport Social and chief button pusher (and host) of the Premier League review show on the Football Social Daily Podcast – available daily via the Sport Social Podcast Network.
Follow @FeargalBren on Twitter
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related posts

Alisson secures dramatic late 2-1 Liverpool win at West Brom audio
Liverpool’s Top Four challenge remains on track this weekend amid ridiculous scenes in a last gasp 2-1 win at relegated West Brom.
Crystal Palace end Aston Villa’s Europa League hopes with 3-2 win audio
Aston Villa’s Europa League hopes have been ended as Dean Smith’s side caved in to lose 3-2 away at Crystal Palace.
Premier League Preview: West Brom v Liverpool audio
Liverpool will be aiming to move within one point of the Top Four this weekend as they head to already relegated West Brom.
Premier League: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa audio
Crystal Palace will look to return to winning ways on Saturday when they entertain an Aston Villa side still searching for a top half Premier League finish.
Say Hello to The Sport Social Podcast Network…
Athletics Basketball Cricket Fight Sports Football Golf Horse Racing Motor Racing Rugby Tennis
Create, Discover, Listen