Struggling West Bromwich Albion continue their uphill battle for Premier League survival when they entertain Brighton and Hove Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

The Baggies have a mountain to climb if they are to avoid the drop this season with recent form not doing a great deal to encourage supporters that they can pull off a great escape.

West Brom are winless in their last 7 Premier League matches and are second from bottom in the table, a huge 12 points from safety.

Their opponents Brighton have been in better form recently with just one defeat in their last 7, with victories over Liverpool and Tottenham in that time.

However, defeat last time out for the Seagulls was a tough pill to swallow, with Christian Benteke’s stoppage time winner for bitter rivals Crystal Palace condemning Graham Potter’s side to a 1-2 loss.

Brighton have been tougher to break down of late, particularly on the road, where they have lost just once in their last 6 Premier League away games.

Any result at the Hawthorns may need to be achieved without Tariq Lamptey and Adam Webster, both of whom are rated touch-and-go to play on Saturday.

Sam Allardyce also has some absentees in his West Brom squad, with Semi Ajayi missing out due to suspension whilst Kieran Gibbs and Robert Snodgrass are major doubts.

West Brom v Brighton is at 3pm on Saturday 27th February.

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