Having won 4-0 against Preston in the last game, West Bromwich Albion face Sheffield Wednesday looking to build on their momentum.
- West Brom are unbeaten in last 5 games
- Sheffield Wednesday are yet to win a game this season
- Sheffield Wednesday have conceded the most penalties this season
There has been quite a bit of progress for West Brom in the league lately. They have only lost once in the last 8 games and things are starting to look promising. They face Sheffield Wednesday who are last in the league and haven't won a game yet.
Sheffield Wednesday Form
After gaining promotion from League One, Sheffield Wednesday had high expectations and excitement for the new season, but their thunder has faded in only a few weeks. They are currently bottom of the league without any wins in their column. From attack to defence, they have struggled on all fronts. They have lost seven of their nine games.
As they kicked off their season against Southampton, they demonstrated great fight and lost 1-2, but since then, they have rarely put up a good fight. In the last game, they were completely bonkered by Sunderland. Sheffield Wednesday also need to improve their discipline as they have conceded four penalties, which is unacceptable, given that they have played only nine games.
West Bromwich Albion Form
West Brom are slowly returning to their fiery form this season. They have only lost once in their last eight games. This season they have won three, drawn four, and lost two games.
In their last game, they beat Preston, one of the best teams in the league. They have only had a problem with their defense, which has not been clinical. In nine matches, they have conceded 11 goals, which has resulted in 4 draws that could have been won easily if defense had closed out the game.
It is West Brom who holds the advantage over Sheffield Wednesday in the head to head competition. In five games, West Brom has won two and drawn three.
The West Brom squad has three injuries. Adam Reach and Daryl Dike have been injured since the beginning of the season. Josh Maja is out with a sprained ankle.
There are two injury concerns in Sheffield Wednesday's camp. Mallik Wilks is out with a muscle injury, and Mohamed Diaby is nursing a leg injury.
This season, John Swift has been a real star for West Brom. So far, he has scored four goals and has been a rampant force in midfield for West Brom. As the man in charge of West Brom's midfield, Swift has been at his creative best. This game is a trailer designed for him to dominate proceedings against a weaker opponent.
Despite Sheffield Wednesday's big league struggles this season, Barry Bannan has been a standout player. Although Bannan has been struggling with a few injury niggles, his performance in the league has been excellent. He may man-mark John Swift for this match due to his symbolic movement off ball.
The favourites in this game are West Bromwich Albion. They have been impressive in their last few games, and against a bottom-placed team, they would fancy themselves to win. Sheffield Wednesday have not started off the season in the best way, but winning this match can turn their fortunes around.