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”.

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Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan

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