Tony Pulis’ West Brom would host West Ham in this game with the visitors eager to build a winning run following their first win of the season on Monday. The Baggies started the season in fine form beating both Bournemouth and Burnley in their opening two games, before eliminating Accrington Stanley from the League Cup however, they have failed to win any of their last two games, drawing at home to Stoke City before losing their last game 3-1 to Brighton.
West Brom is famous for being a defensive side but they have made some key attacking signings over the past two seasons which has seen them alter their approach to the game in a small way. They would be looking to get back to winning ways in this game.
West Ham made a return to winning ways last week when they beat the previously unbeaten Huddersfield Town 2-0.
While that was a great birthday gift for their manager, the Hammers are too unconvincing and we see them struggling to replicate that performance in this game particular against a defensive oriented West Brom side.
The Hammers’ major problem is their defending, while they have some good performers in the attack, their defenders don’t enjoy playing with each other and their lack of understanding means they are unable to defend as a unit.
This game may have limited opportunities for both teams, but we believe West Brom would win