I think it will be a very interesting meeting because the hosts occupy the first position in the Championship, and the guests are struggling to stay in the Premier League, so theoretically there should not be such a big difference between the 2.
I will bet on the importance of the championship at the expense of the cup. .
It can be considered to be a performance that has reached this stage of the cup.
So far, Charlton has gone 1-0 and West Ham also 1-0, both games being away.
The form of the moment is quite good because in the last 5 games he has 3 wins, an equal and a defeat.
Interesting is that he has done much better on the move than on his own so far and this is an important detail.
I expect to focus quite a lot on the cup because in the championship it is very close to ensuring its presence in the Premier League and next season.
So far in the cup he has passed on his own at Rochdale with 4-1, but then he had great problems in the move to Oxford because after 90 minutes he was 2-2, Newcastle managed to qualify in the extension.
The form of the moment is modest because in the last 5 games he has 2 defeats and 3 draws.
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️West Brom (4-3-3): Johnstone – Towsend, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea – Krovinovic, Livermore, Harper – Robinson, Robson Kanu, Pereira.
▪️Newcastle (4-4-2): Dubravka – Rose, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo – Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Maximin – Gayle, Joelinton.
▪️West Brom: Diangana, Peltier, Sawyers (injured).
▪️Newcastle: Barnes, Gudmundsson, Lowton (injured).
⚽️History Direct confrontations.
The two teams have met several times, predominantly in the Premier League and in general there have been quite balanced matches.
They last met in 2018 and West Brom won 1-0 away.
Football Prediction of the Day West Brom vs Newcastle
Normally it should be a very balanced game as West Brom will benefit from the support of their supporters, and the live matches are fairly divided.
But I don’t think the hosts put much emphasis on the cup because the fight for promotion in the Premier League is very hot and that is their main objective.
On the other side, Newcastle have almost secured a place in the first league and next season and I expect to pull hard in the cup. That’s why I’m going to go on x2 in this confrontation.
Prediction Today: x2