Premier League: West Brom v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns

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The Hawthorns this weekend will see two of Premier League’s bottom four clubs go head to head, as West Brom take on Fulham on Saturday.

Fulham are routed to the bottom of the league table and recently removed Rene Meulensteen as manager in favour of Dutchmen Felix Magath. It is the second change of manager at Carven Cottage following Martin Jol’s sacking in December.

West Brom have also appointed a new manager in recent months with Pepe Mel taking over after Steve Clarke was shown the door also in December.

All change then for these two clubs since they drew one all back in September.

Both set of fans will be hoping the chopping and changing at their clubs with pay dividends come the end of the year and this game will be vital for either team’s chances of avoiding the drop.

Both sides put in positive displays against Liverpool and Chelsea respectively last time out but points are key at this stage of the season and West Brom and Fulham will should be striving for victory come Saturday.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3.00pm


Fulham 1 (Sidwell) West Brom 1 (McAuley), Premier League, September 2013

West Brom 1 (Lukaku) Fulham 2 (Berbatov, Kacaniklic), Premier League, January 2013

Fulham 1 (Berbatov (2), Sidwell) West Brom 0, Premier League, September 2012

Fulham 1 (Dempsey) West Brom 1 (Tchoyi), Premier League, February 2012

West Brom 0 Fulham 0, Premier League, September 2011



West Brom have the most draws in the Premier League this season (12)

West Brom have the fewest victories in the league this season (4)

Fulham have conceded 30 goals away from home, the worst in the league

Neither side has won in their last 6 games

Kostas Mitroglou had scored 14 goals in 12 league games for Olympiacos this season before joining Fulham in January


West Brom to win: 1.72

Fulham to win: 4.8

Draw: 3.7

TV: Highlights on Sky Sports 1 Match Choice from 10.00pm and BBC 1 Match of the Day at 10.30pm