West Bromwich Albion will take on Bristol City in the Championship on tonight at the Hawthorns.
Less than a year after being appointed, veteran manager Steve Bruce was fired due to the hosts’ rocky start to the season.
However, they went on to defeat Reading 2-0 away thanks to goals from Matt Phillips and Taylor Gardner-Hickman in either half to record their first victory since Bruce’s departure.
With 14 points from the same number of games, West Brom is 20th in the standings. They are only one point above the drop zone, and this week they plan to try to increase that distance.
After a solid start to their campaign, Bristol has since battled for success. They were pretty lacklustre in attack and lost their most recent game, 2-1, against Millwall.
Bristol only had one shot on goal the entire game, and it was an own goal midway through the second half that gave them the victory.
Date and kickoff time
Tuesday October 18th 2022
UK (BST) 8:00 PM
CEST: 9:00 PM
Eastern Time: 03:00 PM
Central Time: 02:00 PM
Mountain Time: 01:00 PM
Pacific Time: 12:00 PM
Gulf Standard Time: 11:00 PM
Indian Standard Time: 12:30 AM midnight October 19th 2022.
West Brom vs Bristol City TV channel and live stream
UK and Ireland: Sky Sports Red Button, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra
International: WBA TV
For West Brom, Karlan Grant can replace Brandon Thomas-Asante in the middle of the attack, but Tom Rogic and John Swift are anticipated to miss out in midfield.
For the first time this year, Cameron Pring might start at left wing-back or in the back three, while Tomas Kalas is also vying for a spot following an injury.
Max O’Leary, the backup goalkeeper, will continue to play in the net, and Andy King could make a comeback to the midfield.
West Bromwich Albion championship form:
D, L, L, D, W
Bristol City Championship form:
L, D, L, W, L
West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Palmer; O’Shea, Kelly, Pieters; Phillips, Livermore, Gardner-Hickman, Townsend; Wallace, Thomas-Asante, Diangana
Bristol City possible starting lineup:
O’Leary; Vyner, Klose, Atkinson; Sykes, Weimann, Scott, King, Dasilva; Wells, Semenyo
West Brom 2-1 Bristol City
With their most recent victory breaking a nine-game losing streak in all competitions, West Brom will now want to build on that success. However, they have only won one of their seven league home games this year, so that they might struggle here.
Bristol, meanwhile, has won just one of its previous seven games and has lost two of its last three contests. A narrow win seems to be on the cards for West Ham