WBA vs STK Dream11: Table-topper West Bromwich Albion will be looking to snap their six-game winless run when they host Stoke City in a crunch Championship match at The Hawthorns on Monday night (IST).
Form and recent results:
It feels like the Gods of Luck are with West Bromwich Albion as Leeds United have hit the wall at the same time when Albion find themselves wanting for wins. Elusive wins.
That's why they are still leading the table in the Championships, despite without a win in six league games.
The good thing for the Albion is that Leeds United lost again at the weekend. That means, the Albions can extend their lead at the top to four points.
Stoke City, on the other hand, are down at 21 heading into this game.
Long gone are the days when they were an established Premier League club. In the current context, they are fighting for survival, with only one point separating them from drop zone heading into this game.
Host: West Brom Visitors: Stoke City Competition: Championship Match Venue: The Hawthorns Capacity: 27,002 Match Timing: Tuesday, January 21, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
West Brom to win: 1.78 (39/50), Probability to happen: 56.18% Stoke City to win: 4.62 (181/50), Probability to happen: 21.65% Draw: 3.52 (63/25), Probability to happen: 28.41%
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West Brom vs Stoke City Team News:
West Brom Team News: Former Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs will miss the match for the Albions due to an injury. The hosts will also be without the services of midfielder Rekeem Harper due to an injury.
How West Brom may line-up?
Conor Townsend will start unopposed at left-back due to Gibb's injury. He should have Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley and Darnell Furlong beside him in a four-man backline.
Romaine Sawyers and Jake Livermore are expected to start as deep-lying midfielders, with Matheus Pereira in a no-10 role behind striker Hal Robson-Kanu.
Grady Diangana and Matt Philipps should provide the width.
Captain options and in-form players from West Brom:
Hal Robson-Kanu and Matt Philipps both are the joint top-scorers for the Albions with seven goals apiece. Either one or at least one should be the captain in your Dream11 Small League team.
Stoke City team news: For Stoke, centre-back Ryan Shawcross will miss the game due to an injury. He is the only injury absentee for the Potters ahead of this huge game.
How Stoke City may line-up against West Brom?
Wins have been hard to come by for Stoke this season, and the fact that they have collected four points from the last two games, means, the visitors are expected to name the same playing that lined-up in the last game against Millwall.
Who can affect the game from Stoke City?
Sam Clucas has impressed one and all from the left-wing, with his crossing and darting runs out on the flank causing problems for the opponents. He is also leading with six goals.
James McClean is another player with the wind in his sails this season.