West Brom v Arsenal Match Preview & Predicted Score to kick off 2021

West Brom will play host to Arsenal in tonight’s Premier League match up, in hope of putting their recent heavy defeat behind them.

Sam Allardyce’s side were hit for five by Leeds United on Tuesday in the same stadium as tonight’s clash, and will be keen to avoid another trouncing.

The recently hired manager helped his side to secure a 1-1 draw away at Liverpool, sandwiched between two bad losses in his opening three matches for his new side. Brom also secured a 1-1 draw away at Man City the match before he was brought in. I’m not sure whether to believe they are worse at home than away, or whether their players are able to raise their game against the big teams, but we will see for ourselves this evening.

Arsenal have put their dreadful form to bed since Christmas, winning both of our two matches against Chelsea and Brighton, and will be expected to secure the three points again today.

Regardless of how well West Brom play, our team is far superior, and will need to avoid getting frustrated by the tactics employed by our opponents, who will most likely be hoping to defend themselves until the death and hope for a breakaway goal.

This will be the first time that Mikel Arteta has come up against a side managed by his English counterpart, but he will know about his managerial style from his time as a player.

I’ll be going for a 3-1 win at the Hawthorns this evening. Our side hasn’t kept too many clean sheets in recent months, and West Brom have scored a fair few despite their league position, but they definitely lack something at the back.

A win today should mean we can put our woes from before Christmas behind us, having gone seven league matches without a victory, but we should be more than capable today.

What are your predictions for the late kick-off? Comfortable win surely no?

Patrick

Tags Sam Allardyce West Brom

17 Comments

  1. Jax says:

    If we’re going to stick it up anyone you’d want it to be Allardyce.

    1. Sue says:

      😄 Can’t stand the Baggies, Jax 👍

  2. towny254 says:

    It will be a tough game you cannot hide today

    1. Davi says:

      Spot on. If we go out thinking this game will be easy, it will become very tough and could easily end in embarrassment.

  3. Vinay777 says:

    Look for rugby style tactics, high balls and manhandling of our players. If the ref is not strong enough and we’re not prepared, it could be a very long evening.

  4. emeka Frederick. says:

    At the end of the game…Arsenal wins and get three points and the New Year going.

  5. Reggie says:

    3-0 bare minimum.

    1. Innit says:

      For me any win bare minimum. Don’t mind if it’s 1-0, 5-0, 2-1, 4-3 etc. A win is a win and 3 points

  6. Godswill says:

    We have to eliminate the goal deficit today.

  7. lcebox says:

    I think he might change tactics for this one and play like the away team and sit back.
    It’s worked against us all season so.
    But I think with some luck we should at least get 1 pt.
    1-0 tho I think we will win.
    Unless our confidence kicks in then it could be the perfect booster.
    If so then 4-1.

  8. Sirteddy onyebuchi says:

    Arsenal is coming out victorious tonight

  9. Mogunna says:

    Obviously superior but based on team selection we lose or draw.

    If we see Luiz & Willian, can’t predict a win, if he also adds ceballos, useless to watch in pain all game long but we love Arsenal & can’t help.

    Look forward for right team selection, a sign that Arteta learned looking at team on 3 last games

    If same played 2 days later, they are more rested even accumulation, some were rested subed…

    Luiz and William not fully fit be best news.

  10. Vinod says:

    Leno
    Bellerin Holding Mari Tierney
    Ceballos Xhakha
    Saka ESR Martinelli
    Laca

    I think the youngsters are more comfortable playing alongside Laca than Auba.

    We have to score within first 20 min. otherwise it could become a long boring night.

  11. petros Kaleka says:

    All the best my team at the same time let wish you all happy new year.

    My today’s prediction. ….Arsenal 2-1 West Brom.

    From Malawi

  12. kori says:

    a 2 nil win would be great with us keeping the clean sheet. a win with us dominating west brom would also give the team more confidence moving forward.

  13. RW1 says:

    A win … but if we can’t look like a decent football team against this lot then we have made no progress under a year of arteta … that be simple really …

  14. jon fox says:

    “WBA HAVE SCORED A FAIR FEW DESPITE THEIR LEAGUE POSITION” Interesting interpretation of a fair few”, as the fact is they have scored just 11 in 16 games, the 18th most in thr Prem

    Shame to let inconvenient FACTS get in the way of loose rhetoric, eh PATRICK!

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