One Change Expected: Predicted 4-3-3 West Brom Lineup vs Nottingham Forest

Promotion aspirants West Brom host Nottingham Forest later tonight, and will want to make it two wins in two games.

The Baggies bagged all three points in their hard-fought 1-0 win over Stoke City away from home on Saturday, and are currently eight points ahead of their upcoming opponents.

West Brom Team News

Moore has no new injury concerns to worry of. Winger Matt Phillips is still out owing to an ankle problem, while midfielder James Morrison last featured for the side in early January and is yet to return from his ankle injury.

Predicted West Brom lineup

Defence

Sam Johnstone has nailed down his place under the bar for his side with consistent performances and is expected to be in goal as usual in the midweek fixture.

Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazy have mustered an excellent understanding in central defence and there is no reason for Moore to experiment at the back.

Hegazy has made 26 appearances in the league so far this campaign and, he averages 1.3 tackles, 6.4 clearances and 1.3 blocks per game.

Kieran Gibbs and Mason Holgate have been good on the flanks and have also shown immense maturity defensively, and should keep their respective position.

Midfield

Moore might use the three-man midfield comprising of Rekeem Harper, Gareth Barry and Stefan Johansen.

Barry has been industrious as usual this season, and has not only won possession back for his side regularly, but has also played a key role in initiating the counter-attacks.

Harper was dropped against the Potters, but might come back into the starting XI at the expense of Jake Livermore. Johansen’s ability to slice open a defence will come in handy when the Baggies break forward.

Attack

Jay Rodriguez has been in a spectacular form this season, having already plundered 15 goals in 30 league outings, and is expected to lead the line.

Dwight Gayle’s goal proved to be the difference against Stoke City during the weekend, and he is likely to start on the left-wing.

Jamie Murphy might keep his place on the right flank. He flattered to deceive against Stoke, and will to make his presence felt this time around if he starts.

Statistics Credits: Whoscored

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