West Bromwich travel to Bloomfield Road to face Blackpool this Tuesday looking to return to winning ways in the Championship while Blackpool look forward to take advantage of West Brom’s stuttering form.
The Baggies are currently third in the Championship table having won nine, drawing five and losing four of their 18 matches to collect 32 points. They are are now eight points behind second-placed Bournemouth and nine behind leaders Fulham.
Valerien Ismael has received flak for persisting with a tactic that has borne little fruit of late as his team have lost four straight away games and have only actually won one of their last four in the second tier, which came at home to Hull City on November 3rd.
They then drew at home to Middlesbrough before suffering a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town on Saturday. In the match they had 64% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Blackpool on the other hand have won seven, drawn five and lost six of their 18 Championship matches this season to collect 26 points and are now placed in the 10th position. Blackpool have been on a winless run in the last three matches and their last success came away to Sheffield United.
Blackpool were promoted back to the Championship from the League One playoffs last term and have proven a point that they are worth in the league.
Blackpool vs. West Bromwich Albion head to head
In the 7 head to head encounters between the two sides, the home team have only won twice while West Brom have won 5 times. There were also plenty of goals scored in those games. West Bromwich have lost 4 away matches in a row. Heading to this fixture, Blackpool have also not won at home in their last 2 league games.
- Blackpool 3-2 West Bromwich 09/01/21
- West Bromwich 3-2 Blackpool 15/01/11
- Blackpool 2-1 West Bromwich 01/11/10
- West Bromwich 3-2 Blackpool 13/03/10
- Blackpool 2-3 West Bromwich 03/02/10
- Swansea 1-1 Blackpool
- Blackpool 1-1 QPR
- Blackpool 0-1 Stoke
- Sheffield 0-1 Blackpool
- Blackpool 2-0 Preston
- Huddersfield 1-0 West Bromwich
- West Bromwich 1-1 Middlesbrough
- West Bromwich 1-0 Hull
- Fulham 3-0 West Bromwich
- West Bromwich 3-0 Bristol City
Blackpool team news
Luke Garbutt, Richard Keogh, Kevin Stewart, Grant Ward, Chris Maxwell, CJ Hamilton and Matty Virtue are unavailable with injuries.
West Brom team news
Kean Bryan, Rayhaan Tulloch and Dara O’Shea remain on the treatment table while Jake Livermore is suspended following his red card against Huddersfield.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (Draw/ West Brom win)
- Goals over 2.5
- Both sides to score