Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield, WBA suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester United in front of home fans at the weekend. The Baggies recorded their last league win back in August and, no doubt, they are desperate to give fans something to cheer about. West Brom fans have faith in new coach Alan Pardew and they believe that the time has come for the former Crystal Palace tactician to record his first win with the Baggies. The Potters have been totally out of form of late and they head into Saturday’s football match following a 3-0 loss to West Ham. Stoke City sit in the danger zone in the Premier League standings and seeing that they are on a three-game losing run in the national championship, we predict WBA are going to put an end to their 16-game winless run in the English top flight.
Highlighted Player (Xherdan Shaqiri):
Another impressive player who emigrated to Switzerland, Xherdan Shaqiri is a midfielder with excellent technical qualities, very strong in taking players on and creating chances for his teammates, while also being a danger from set pieces. The Serbian-born footballer formed an excellent midfielder pairing with Granit Xhaka at FC Basel, before making a high-profile move to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2012. Shaqiri went on to prove a great deal of potential at Allianz Arena, scoring 11 goals in 52 Bundesliga matches, but he decided to leave in search of first team football, first joining Inter Milan and then moving to Stoke City. It was at Britannia Stadium that the attacking midfielder rediscovered his form and if he continues playing at such a high level, it won’t be long before he returns to the biggest stage. Even when he was not playing regularly at club level, Shaqiri would always reserve his best performances for the national team, as witnessed by 17 goals in first 50 caps. The midfielder was especially impressive at the 2014 World Cup finals, where he scored no fewer than three goals.
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich Albion):
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 colours of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.