The threat of relegation to the second tier of English football is a real possibility for West Brom.
Without a win in seven league games, ten points adrift of safety and morale at an all-time low, it would be nothing short of a minor miracle for them to escape the drop. But can they against all the odds retain their Premier League status? We, Rush Football, take a look at their coming games…
Home v Burnley
Next up is a home tie against high-flying Burnley. The Lancashire club go into the game in high spirits following back-to-back wins against West Ham and Everton respectively. Those results being preceded by a respectable draw at home to runaway leaders Manchester City. That said, this will be a match Alan Pardew and co will be looking to take all three points.
Home v Swansea
A must win game for West Brom. Although Swansea have drastically improved under Carlos Carvalhal, losing just twice in ten Premier League matches under his management, they remain in the midst of a relegation dogfight. Anything but a win for the home side could prove costly leading into the final games
Away v Manchester United
Following on from the winnable games against Burnley and Swansea, West Brom travel to Old Trafford. On their past four visits to the red side of Manchester, the Baggies have fared remarkably well, losing just once and leaving with victories on two of those occasions. Those making the trip will be hoping for at least a point to keep their slim chances of survival alive.
Home v Liverpool
After facing Manchester United away there is no respite as Liverpool come to the Hawthorns. Depending on Liverpool’s result against Manchester City in the Champions League, Jürgen Klopp may look to rest a number of key players ahead of a potential semi-final. Regardless of whether Liverpool progress into the next round, defeat is not an option for the Albion.
Away v Newcastle
An away match at St James’s Park is a daunting task at the best of times, let alone when you’re staring relegation in the face. With a home tie at Tottenham to follow, a victory here is needed to keep the Baggies within touching distance of safety going into the final two matches.
Home v Tottenham
In their penultimate game of the season West Brom take on Tottenham at the Hawthorns. In their past sixteen matches against Tottenham, the Baggies have won on just one occasion. However, the Albion’s fate may have already been sealed depending on their results prior to this.
Away v Crystal Palace
On the final day of the season the Baggies make the trip south London to face relegation rivals Crystal Palace. In what could prove to be the difficult and costly game of the season, both on and off the field. It is crucial that West Brom remain in touching distance with safety leading into this match.
Relegated. It’s just too much to ask…
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