THE FESTIVE ACTION CONTINUES!
Good afternoon and welcome along to our live coverage of this evening’s Premier League clash between West Brom and Leeds United from the Hawthorns.
Both sides come into this one on the back of positive results only two days ago.
Tonight’s hosts, West Brom gained a valuable point at the home of the champions on Sunday afternoon.
A late Semi Ajayi header was enough to earn a 1-1 draw at Liverpool after Sadio Mane had the Reds in front early on.
On the balance of play it was the least they deserved on their second half display.
It still keeps the Baggies planted in the bottom three but the confidence they could take from that result could be indispensable and get the fans believing that Sam Allardyce has them back on the right footing.
Leeds remain the team that most neutrals want to watch.
Their gung-ho style has them in mid-table at present, with no other team conceding more goals than Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
A 1-0 win over Burnley on Sunday showed they are capable of shoring things up at the back and there will be times when that will be the best approach in this league.
But for now, we’ll just enjoy them purely trying to outscore their opponents.
If there is a manager in the division that can stop the Whites scoring plenty, it’s Big Sam.
Though from a neutral standpoint, let’s hope it is another free-scoring encounter.
We are underway in the West Midlands at the slightly unusual time of 6pm, with team news and build-up before that!