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Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Cardiff City - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s championship clash between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

West Bromwich Albion to host Cardiff city Wednesday night, we’re looking to win our first championship of the season.

In contrast, the Bluebirds have beaten the Hawthorns twice in three games and are currently ranked fifth.

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Steve Bruce He knows he’s under pressure to run a promotion campaign at West Brom as he’s had time to adjust to club life this season.

Two points and a winless start don’t make for particularly good reading, but the Blues team arguably had the toughest start of the 24 teams in the division.

Middlesbrough, Watford and leaders Blackburn Rovers have already been played, with Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Blackburn Rovers being the only blemish in the copybook.

The EFL Cup participation meant they had less recovery time than their hosts in form, so the setback wasn’t necessarily surprising and the Blues will feel the team is in good form heading into their next league match.

West Brom are striker-right due to injury, but Darryl Dykethere are still players Karlan Grant When Callum Robinson A proven goalscorer at this level.

Cardiff City manager Steve Morrison's reaction on 6 February 2022© Reuters

From Cardiff’s point of view, Steve Morrison Six points from three games is nice to see, even as he watched his side take the lead against Reading.

Seeing the club suffer a 3-0 home defeat to Portsmouth in the EFL Cup couldn’t have helped the mood in the dressing room after their league defeat, but the Bluebirds are headed in the right direction. It looks like

A 1-0 win over Birmingham City at the weekend put the team in fifth place and looks like they are laying the groundwork for a place in the playoffs.

Callum Odauda It has been a revelation that the playmaker has been involved in each of Cardiff’s three goals this season since arriving on a free transfer from Bristol City.

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Bruce may decide it ok yoksle Ready to make his first championship start since returning to the club early in the transfer window.

Kyle Bartley is also a central defensive substitute, but the Blues are unlikely to change much from their loss at Ewood Park.

Morrison may withdraw Max Watters A young man from the front line in Cardiff who will need to be replaced on Saturday due to illness.

Mark Harris When Kion Etete Both are looking for chances mid-attack that could prove to be the only change to the side.

in the meantime Vonte Daly-Campbell If he can reappear after a suspension, he will only be selected on the substitute bench at best.

Candidates for West Bromwich Albion’s starting XI:
Button; Harron, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend. Moranby, Yoxl. Wallace, Swift, Diangana.forgive

Cardiff City starters:
Allsopp; Romeo, Ng, Kipre, Collins. Wintle, Rhinomota, Sawyers. O’Dowda, Etete, Philogen-Bidace

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West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Cardiff City

Despite a strong start, goals are not Cardiff’s strong point. Home He’s Playing Territory West He may not be able to give them an edge against a team like Brom. Baggies has his own issues in the final third, but he still feels he has enough quality to claim all three points.

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