Feb 23, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​The Hawthorns
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Lukaku (35' pen., 75')
Lukaku (76'), Morrison (78')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Sessegnon (79')
Bramble (40')

Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland

Preview: West Brom vs. Sunderland
© PA Photos
Sports Mole previews Sunderland's trip to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion host Sunderland on Saturday as they look to reignite their push to qualify for Europe next season.

The Baggies have endured a poor start to 2013 that has seen them drop to ninth place in the Premier League table, but they did pick up their first victory of the year with a 2-0 triumph over Liverpool at Anfield.

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench during that match to score his 10th goal of the season and that could be enough to see him recalled to Steve Clarke's starting lineup.

Sunderland remain six points above the relegation zone, despite picking up just one point in their last three league games.

Martin O'Neill has seen his side fall to narrow defeats to Reading and Arsenal, but he will be hopeful of taking advantage of Albion's poor home form since the turn of the year.

The Sunderland boss may hand Danny Graham his first start in a Black Cats shirt after his arrival from Swansea City during the transfer window.

Recent form

West Bromwich Albion: LLDLLW

Sunderland: WLWDLL

Possible starting lineups

West Bromwich Albion: Foster; Reid, Olsson, Ridgewell, McAuley; Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu; Lukaku

Sunderland: Mignolet; O'Shea, Bramble, Rose, N'Diaye; Cattermole, Gardner, Colback, Johnson; Graham, Fletcher

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher after scoring against Reading on December 11, 2012
Read Next:
Fletcher: 'I can adapt to any formation'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account