Corberan brutal with changes as winger dropped - West Brom predicted XI gallery v Middlesbrough

Here’s how we predict West Bromwich Albion to line up against Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

West Bromwich Albion face another tough clash in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon as they take on promotion chasers Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns. Fresh off the back of a frustrating 3-2 defeat at Watford and with just one win in their last five, the Baggies are battered and bruised.

The wheels have come off Carlos Corberan’s dream start somewhat with Albion falling away from the top six once again. As is the nature of the Championship, though, this was to be expected at some stage and West Brom will no doubt get back to their best soon.

Whether this comes against Boro is another question, however, as Michael Carrick’s team are in outstanding form heading into this one. With five successive league wins, Middlesbrough are statistically the best team in the entire English second tier as it stands and they look it, too.

With 14 goals scored, just three conceded and 15 points earned out of the last 15 available, Boro could well be one of the most challenging opponents Albion will face for the remainder of the season – if not the most. With that in mind, here is the strong starting XI we think Corberan will select on Saturday.