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West Brom XI vs Sheffield United Predictions: West Brom line-up

West Brom will welcome promotion rivals Sheffield United at the Hawthorns in a Championship game on Saturday.

The Baggies are currently in fourth position, but find themselves only one point behind Yorkshire pair Leeds United and Sheffield United.

Sheffield United are second on the table and a win at Hawthorns would be a massive boost to their promotion hopes at the weekend.

Team News

Dwight Gayle has completed his two-game ban and will return to the squad that faces Sheffield United.

Probable West Brom XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Darren Moore

Sam Johnstone (GK)

Johnstone has been West Brom’s undisputed no.1 in goal and should start the game on Saturday.

Mason Holgate (RB)

Holgate has made the right-back position his own since joining from Everton on loan in January.

Craig Dawson (CB)

Strong as a nail and robust in the challenge, Dawson will look to keep the United attackers at bay.

Ahmed Hegazi (CB)

The Egyptian has blown hot and cold this campaign but will partner Dawson in central defence on Saturday.

Kieran Gibbs (LB)

Gibbs is an energetic presence on the left, capable of delivering wonderful crosses into the box. He will retain his place in the team.

Jake Livermore (CM)

Livermore does the dirty job in midfield that allows the attacking players to express themselves freely.

Stefan Johansen (CM)

Johansen has seamlessly slotted into the West Brom XI since moving from Fulham on loan last month. He will partner Livermore in the middle of the park.

Jefferson Montero (LW)

Montero’s pace, unpredictability and directness could pose a number of problems for the United backline. He will start on the left flank.

James Rodriguez (CAM)

Rodriguez could play a withdrawn role behind the main striker against the Blades and will look to link up play between the midfield and the attack.

Jay Rodriguez

Jacob Murphy (RW)

On the right it could be Murphy, whose blistering pace and dribbling skills could cause problems for the visitors’ defenders.

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Dwight Gayle (ST)

Having served a two-game ban, Gayle will return to the starting XI and is likely to lead the West Brom attack. He will look to make himself a nuisance for the Blades’ defenders and get on the score-sheet at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.

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