Preview: Cardiff City vs. West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion's Scottish manager Steve Clarke awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on September 1, 2013
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Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to stop a run of three defeats in a row when they take on Cardiff City in Wales on Saturday.

Steve Clarke's side will head to the Cardiff City Stadium having conceded seven goals in their last three matches, finding themselves just two points above the relegation zone in 15th.

Malky Mackay's Cardiff are also struggling to win at the moment and are currently a point behind the Baggies in 16th, only one better off than 18th-placed Fulham.

However, the Bluebirds do have decent form at home, having won two and drawn two of their seven league fixtures so far, while West Brom have registered just one victory on the road all season.

The Welsh outfit will also be boosted by the return of Craig Bellamy and Neil Taylor from their respective injuries for Saturday's clash, both of whom could start the encounter.

West Brom are still without the injured duo Nicolas Anelka and Ben Foster, although Jonas Olsson will return from suspension and Scott Sinclair has recovered from a torn hamstring after spending almost two months on the sidelines.

Recent form

Cardiff: WLDLDL

West Brom: WDDLLL

Possible starting lineups

Cardiff: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor; Cowie, Medel, Mutch, Whittingham, Kim; Bellamy

West Brom: Myhill; Jones, Olsson, Lugano, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Sinclair; Anichebe

Sports Mole says: 2-0

West Bromwich Albion's Scottish manager Steve Clarke awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on September 1, 2013
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