Our prediction for this Championship match:
High-flying WBA will look to extend their winning run to six games when they take on Bristol City on Boxing Day. The Baggies made a slow start to the season, but they look unstoppable ahead of the trip to Bristol, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Both Semi Ajayi and Kyle Bartley are sidelined with injuries, while there are no fresh selection worries in the away team.
The Robins, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Stoke City, with the team dropping to 18th place in the standings. Given WBA’s splendid form in the English second tier, we do not believe that the hosts are capable of grabbing something from Monday’s encounter. Both Ayman Benarous and Tomas Kalas are out of contention with injuries. In the first half of the season Bristol City defeated WBA 2-0 at the Hawthorns, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Baker):
Nathan Baker is a product of Aston Villa football academy. The left-footed defender played 115 games for Aston Villa in the league and it has to be noted that he scored only goal for the club during his spell at Villa Park. Nathan Baker is used as both centre-back and left-back and the 189-cm-tall footballer is very good in the air.
Nathan Baker was born in Worcester, England on April 23, 1991 and he currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship. After ending his loan spell with the Robins, he signed a permanent deal with the club on July 28, 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Nathan Baker has yet to make his debut for England national team, but he has three caps for England U21 team.
Nathan Baker made his debut for the under-21 squad against Iceland back in 2011. The English footballer has a contract with Bristol City which expires on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.