West Brom take on Fulham at The Hawthorns this afternoon as they look to close in on automatic promotion to the Premier League.
The Baggies need seven points to be guaranteed promotion back to the top flight, but it could be less if Brentford fail to win each of their remaining games.
A win for the Baggies will also end Fulham’s hopes of getting into the top two, with the visitors currently five points behind Albion in fourth place.
The Baggies will be looking to bounce back and be more clinical in front of goal with their finishing being their downfall as they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
Fulham have bounced back well since their heavy defeat to Leeds and most recently defeated play-off hopefuls Cardiff City, and they will be buoyed by the return of Aleksander Mitrovic for this crucial game.
In terms of Albion’s team news, Kieran Gibbs is the a doubt for this game with a hamstring injury.
Here’s how we think WBA will line up:
GK: Sam Johnstone
Kept Albion at 1-1 late on with a brilliant one-on-one save against Blackburn. Should start again.
RB: Dara O'Shea
O’Shea has come back and stamped his place at the right-back spot with some tidy performances.
CB: Semi Ajayi
Ajayi was part of an unstable back line late on against Blackburn, but I expect him to start again for this massive game.
CB: Ahmed Hegazi
Hegazi was left on the bench for his return at Blackburn. With Bartley being partly at fault for the goal conceded at Ewood Park, I expect Hegazi to come back in and carry on his good form.
LB: Conor Townsend
With Gibbs still likely to be unavailable, Townsend should start again.
CM: Jake Livermore (C)
Livermore’s aggressive style of play will be needed for this game as Albion look to win the midfield battle.
CM: Romaine Sawyers
Sawyers’s ability to be composed under pressure should come in handy for this tense and tight encounter. I expect him to partner Livermore in central midfield.
CAM: Matheus Pereira
Pereira will be crucial in this game if Albion are to pick up three points with his creativity.
RW: Grady Diangana
Diangana was benched against Blackburn due to a tight hamstring but came on and looked bright. If fully fit, he should come straight back into the starting line up.
LW: Kamil Grosicki
Grosicki was a thorn down Rovers’s left side for the time he was on the field. Should start again to give Fulham the same problems.
ST: Charlie Austin
Crafted a wonderful assist for the Baggies’s goal at Ewood Park. His work rate will be needed in a high pace game and the striker will be looking to get on the scoresheet if he is given another start.