West Brom will be hoping to force their way back into the play-off places on Friday night when they come up against local rivals Birmingham City.

The Baggies are currently sat in 9th place but with the top half still extremely tight at this early stage of the season, Darren Moore’s men will sense an opportunity to force their way back into contention with a win at St Andrew’s.

West Brom will head into the clash full of confidence after seeing off Stoke City 2-1 at the Hawthorns prior to the international break.

Birmingham, meanwhile, are in the midst of a treacherous run of form, with the Blues failing to win a single match in the Championship so far this season. Garry Monk’s men have clinched three draws and lost on two occasions at this early stage.

West Brom have been playing well in recent times and will hope to defeat Birmingham on their home turf. Here’s our predicted Baggies line-up.

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