After accruing 14 points from their first seven games West Brom came crashing back to earth after losing in the dying seconds against Manchester City last week. Steve Clarke’s men will be hoping to return to winning ways at Newcastle where they have enjoyed s good record of late.
After scoring within two minutes in last week’s Tyne-Wear derby, Newcastle could only come away with a point from The Stadium of Light but, like West Brom, the Magpies will be looking for three points as they have not won in the league in four games.
Alan Pardew’s side warmed up for the game with a 1-0 win over Belgians Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday despite resting some of his key men for Sunday’s clash with West Brom.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
West Brom 1 (Long) Newcastle 3 (Cisse 2, Ben Arfa), Premier League, March 2012
Newcastle 2 (Ba 2) West Brom 3 (Odemwingie, McAuley, Scharner), Premier League, December 2011
Newcastle 3 (Taylor, Lovenkrands, Olsson OG) West Brom 3 (Tchoyi 3), Premier League, May 2011
West Brom have only kept one clean sheet in their last 20 away Premier League matches
However, The Baggies are unbeaten in their last three trips to St James’ Park
Demba Ba has netted four times in three appearances against West Brom
On the final day of the 2010/11 season, West Brom's Cameroon international Somen Tchoyi scored a hat-trick at St James Park in a 3-3 draw. Tchoyi's last-minute equaliser meant the Baggies left the North East with a share of the spoils.
Newcastle to win: 1.90
West Brom to win: 3.75
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